The IMCW Family Program invites you to join our 6th annual Mid-Atlantic Family Retreat, our favorite event of the year. Gift your family quality time together to relax and reconnect in supportive community amidst the beautiful Shenandoah foothills. The retreat is open to parents, grandparents, and guardians with children age 5 to 19 interested in cultivating deeper presence, joy, resilience, and connection in everyday family life.
Both beginning and experienced mindfulness practitioners are welcome. This IMCW family retreat balances engaged activities with free time. There will be time for collective family practice as well as time for parents, teens, tweens, and younger children to break-out into groups and engage with peers. Adults will have opportunities to practice meditation together and engage in facilitated adult discussion. Teens will spend a portion of their time serving as Teen Mindful Leaders (MLs), assisting Senior MLs in leading activities for the younger children. Community service hours are available.
Activities include mindfulness-centered skits, games, songs, art, movement, nature activities, a bonfire, meditation, and dharma-based talks offered by senior teachers. During free time, optional activities may include sports, dancing, crafts, tubing, nature activities, Qi Gong, and parent workshops.
“This retreat is a rare opportunity to unplug from our tech-saturated lives and connect with what is true in our family relationships… This is one of the few retreats available in the country focused on families with school-age kids.” ~ The Fagan-Smith family
“Exactly what I needed… remarkably engaging for kids… poetry in motion.”
Enjoy this 5 Day Retreat with Teachers
This fantastic family event will sell out so sign up today.