December 2018

27Dec01JanNew Year's Teen RetreatOpen to ages 15 - 193:00 PM - (January 1) 1:30 PM Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito CA Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, Marvin Belzer, Dawn Scott Off-SiteNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, December 27, 3:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 1:30pm
Sliding Scale: $1400 – $700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 226R18.
Location: Point Bonita YMCA

This retreat is in progress.

Open to: Teens ages 15 -19 years old.

Retreat Description:
Get your head straight, chill out, learn to focus and appreciate life to its fullest! Explore your heart and mind. Connect with other teens in a positive, meaningful way. Reflect on the mystery and truth of your life.

This retreat will be an opportunity for teenagers to explore mindfulness practice through guided periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, small group discussions, creative activities and unstructured free time. Besides learning meditation practices, there will also be time to go for walks, playing music, telling stories and enjoying each others’ company. Since meditation practice may be new to some teens, each period of sitting and walking meditation will be limited to 30 minutes.

Facilitators will be available to give extra support to teens whenever needed. Meals are vegetarian and are prepared with the tastes and preferences of young people in mind.

Scholarships are available for this retreat. All applications go through an initial screening process. Once admitted into the retreat, there will be an opportunity to request scholarship funding.

General Information

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.


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