Residential Trainings are multi-day intensive forms of our 8-week classes. We offer Residential Trainings for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). You will receive all of the content, practices and experiences of these 8-week classes in 5 full days of training at an overnight training venue. Meals and lodging are included in your registration.
Residential Trainings are excellent if you cannot attend our 8-week classes or simply prefer the more intensive format and appreciate the way a Residential Training gets you away from your daily routine with space to focus.
We also offer silent teacher-led Residential Retreats - please see What to Expect at Residential Retreats for more information.
3-hour classroom sessions are offered morning and afternoon of most days. Participants are expected to attend all classroom sessions and follow the printed schedule you will receive on site as fully as possible.
There are periods of silence in our Residential Trainings even though they are mostly interactive with talking. Early morning and breakfast are usually held in silence, for example. Participants are expected to follow guidelines around silence and participation.
Mindfulness and compassion training programs involve our personal stories and emotions. Instructors will work with the group to establish clear guidelines for safety. Participants are expected to be sensitive and responsive to these guidelines and the needs of fellow participants as fully as possible.
Several of our venues keep costs down, reducing your registration fee, by asking that event participants wash dishes, sweep floors, clean bathrooms, and do other chores around the facility. Final camp clean up chores before leaving are also done. Participants are asked to do chores as fully as you are able. If you have physical limitations we will help you find a suitable chore assignment.
This all contributes to creating a strong and seamless container from which the whole group benefits.