September 2020

27Sep6:30 PM8:30 PMFall Middle School Meditation Series - Online onlyALL TWEENS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ARE WELCOME6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Gavrila Abramson; Andrew Chaikin No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: 5 Sundays; September 27–October 25, 2020; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Class Dates: Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; class time is the same for all 5 Sundays.
Sliding Scale: $80 – $180. Code: TE6C20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

Registration limit: 25 students; pre-registration is strongly recommended, as this series often fills. Registration will only be available through September 27th. No late additions unless by teacher approval.


Has this been a challenging time for you? You’re not alone.

Come join our group of great people your age! We’ll explore ways to relax, handle stress, and cultivate peace through mindfulness and meditation. We’ll learn wonderful practices for loving and accepting ourselves and others with joy and compassion. We’ll play games, make art, and jump around a bunch. We’ll connect deeply, share our truths, and grow a true community of trust and care — exploring creative, vibrant ways to be together online.


  • Andrew Chaikin

    Andrew Chaikin

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  • Gavrila Abramson

    Gavrila Abramson

    Gavrila is a devoted mindfulness practitioner, educator, and writer. She organizes and facilitates workshops and retreats devoted to decolonizing oppressed voices and bodies and learning how to live in a way that is fully alive and connected. Gavrila staffs and teaches mindfulness to teens in collaboration with Spirit Rock Meditation Society and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. In addition, Gavrila offers mindfulness classes to incarcerated women at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. A certified mediator, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Gavrila is dedicated to bringing the power of non-harming, kindness, and clear seeing to all who are ready to receive. She has worked with diverse groups and spiritual communities around the world to invite people into the radical space of reflection, liberation, ritual, and grief tending. Originally trained as a University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineer with experience in optimizing the food industry, Gavrila found her heart's work in meditation and embodiment work. She devotes much of her time to participating in silent meditation retreats and sharing these practices. Gavrila is a member and contributor of the Evolutionary Leadership Community and the Wild Feminine Collective.

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