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Nature-Based Young Adult Retreat

| Earthstar Property in Warner Valley, CA | hosted by Youth Passageways Extended Community
Contact: Sarah Argeropoulos
Cost: $1500 (some scholarships are available on a need basis)
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This community-oriented retreat will be held on the “Earthstar” property in Warner Valley, California in the shadow of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. The set-up is quite rustic – much of the retreat will be held outdoors in the elements.

Accommodations include 8-10 person hexayurts with composting toilets and outdoor showers. We’ll have access to nature and trails as we explore our connection to the earth and each other. Participants should be prepared to be outdoors in the sun and wind – the land will serve as our meditation hall and home for the days we’re together.

We will practice formal sitting and walking meditation, relational mindfulness activities, and have engaged conversations about how mindfulness can support us as leaders and collaborators for working towards positive change. There will also be opportunities to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes.

This retreat is for young adults, ages 20-32. We greatly encourage iBme teen retreat and wilderness retreat alumni to join us for this special retreat.

  • Learn meditation practices to cultivate greater self-awareness and mental clarity, and support well-being.
  • Explore how mindfulness can support individual and collective work that leads towards positive change.
  • Build community and connection to the natural world through practice and play.
  • Engage in relational mindfulness activities that support relationships and deepen capacity for compassion and resilience.

iBme welcomes and celebrates human diversity in all forms regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ability, personal appearance, or religious/spiritual affiliation.

College Credit is available through UCLA – contact Marv Belzer for more info: mbelzer@mednet.ucla.edu

Please be aware that space for our retreats is limited. Applications will be processed according to the date they are received. For any questions regarding the retreat or application, please contact registrar@ibme.info or call 978-254-7082.

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