The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) retreat includes meditation instruction, short talks by mindfulness expert Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC, as well as guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice, including sitting meditation, walking meditation, movement exercises and opportunities to practice mindfulness in everyday activities. Participants will keep Noble or Grand Silence throughout the five days. There will also be opportunities for individual conferences with the retreat facilitator.
NOTE: Prior experience with a personal meditation practice is highly recommended. If you are new to mindfulness practice or would prefer an introductory program, you may consider the one-day introductory workshop, a weekend retreat and/or the 8-week MBSR course.
*Medical Disclaimer: The Mindfulness programs are for educational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice and/or treatment.
*Please also let us know if you have mobility issues, as the retreat location involves climbing steps and walking on a gentle slope.
Mark Dannenfelser is founding director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta, whose mission is to increase the well-being and healing of those experiencing chronic stress and psychological/physical distress, as well as to increase optimal functioning in the areas of health, education, spirituality and work. www.mindfulnesscenteratlanta.com. Mark is a licensed professional counselor in private practice and an adjunct lecturer in the graduate theology program at Spring Hill College.
This five-night retreat begins on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 6 pm and concludes on Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1 pm.
The cost for this five-night retreat is $1,295. This fee includes a private room and bath, delicious, healthy meals and access to our 20-acre forested campus and walking trails.