Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support self-identified people of color, members of marginalized groups (queer people, transgender people, and  people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible). 

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

Find out if spots are available by clicking REGISTER NOW on the event you are interested in.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please email support@insightla.org to be added to the financial support waitlist.

In addition, we offer Payment Plans in a variety of amounts and durations (ie: If the class is $100 you can make 2 monthly payments of $50 or 4 monthly payments of $25). For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org

Safety 

We work to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.

Cancellation & Refunds

We reserve the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date. If you cancel, we apply a 5% credit processing fee and the refunded amounts are listed below:

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – 95% Refund

<24 hours – No Refunds

Class Series

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – 95% Refund 

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

This Online retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. We will work primarily with the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness – mindfulness of the body. The “32 Parts of the Body” meditation has rarely been taught in the West; you will be introduced to it from an Insight perspective of the true nature and wonders of the body. This practice has also been used for healing illness and most importantly to help eradicate the erroneous view of self. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

We will follow the usual format of an Insight Meditation (Vipassana) retreat, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, as well as qigong sessions for further exploration of mindfulness of the body. Each day there will be a talk and systematic meditation instructions that are embedded in lovingkindness. These teachings and practices will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity, wisdom, and compassion; and foster the depth of practice. 

This retreat is appropriate for the general public, health professionals, and mindfulness teachers or in training.  

Please note: These retreats are accepted as a part of the requirements of MBSR teacher trainings at both Brown University Mindfulness Center and UCSD (University of California San Diego) as well as for the MMTCP (Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program) by SoundsTrue.

Schedule (PT):
Monday Sept 14th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday Sept 15th – Saturday Sept 19th 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday Sept 20th 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sample 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Schedule:
8:00 Qigong
9:00 Sitting and 32 Parts Instructions
10:00 Walking Meditation
10:45 Sitting Meditation
11:30 Walking Meditation
12:15 Sitting Meditation
1:00 Lunch
3:00: Qigong
3:45 Sitting and 32 Parts Instructions
4:30 Walking Meditation
5:15 Dharma Talk
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Sitting Meditation
8:00 Rest or Continued Practice

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Continuing Education (CE) (Optional)

Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program when working with clients. 

Based on the content of this workshop, health care professionals will be able to:

  • Integrate the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation in ways useful to clients;
  • Communicate to clients, and incorporate in a professional setting, the positive effects of deepening the quality of concentration in order to reduce stress and improve well-being;
  • Use, and describe to clients, ways to identify and ease mental and physical compulsions by developing kind, open, and non-judging attention;
  • Incorporate practices when working with clients to identify and establish a greater balance of compassion for oneself and others;
  • Incorporate skills to work more effectively with stress, and be able to share these skills with clients;
  • Utilize non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness of the relationship between the body and mind, in ways that may be shared with clients;
  • Incorporate mindfulness meditation skills with clients to improve their sense of well-being and personal life control.
  • Identify at leases 4 benefits of mindfulness meditation that are useful in health care;
  • Describe the relationship between a health care professional’s mindfulness practice, and improved clinical outcome;
  • Incorporate mindfulness of breath practices to develop presence moment awareness, and to calm the mind in preparation for, and when working with clients.
  • Utilize a variety of qigong movements in preparation for clients or patients in ways that may reduce stress and improve patient care.
  • Utilize a variety of qigong movements after working with clients or patients to cultivate qi in ways that may prevent burnout and emotional exhaustion.
  • Utilize qigong techniques to strengthen the endocrine and immune systems, in ways that may reduce anxiety and tension.

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by theAmerican Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 16 CE credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 16 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal throughthe California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 16 contact hours.

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Pricing:

This is a dana retreat. The Base Cost includes InsightLA’s administration fees only and it does not include compensation to the teachers. There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to give a donation/dana to the teachers. 

Pricing Options
Base Cost
$150
Base Cost with CEs
$300
Supporter
$300

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Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support members of marginalized groups (people of color, queer people, people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible).

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

You’ll see the financial support options after clicking the Register Now button.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please email support@insightLA.org to be added to the financial support waitlist.

For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org.

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