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

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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date/Time Sunday, April 12, 2020
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

Refund and Event Policies

Being with Grief: How Mindfulness, Self-compassion, and Nature Connection can help us to live with our pain

There are some pains that cannot be taken away. The grief we feel when we lose someone or something of great significance to us may be overwhelming and prompt a desperate search to find a way out of the suffering we are experiencing. But no matter how hard we try; we cannot make it better.

In this 3 hour on-line retreat we will offer practices and a ritual that can help us to find freedom in our suffering. This approach based on mindfulness, self-compassion, and nature connection will help us to find a way of being with our pain that lessens its intensity as we experience compassion, a greater sense of meaning, and deep, heart-felt connection.

Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. She is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. Her book ” Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion “, with a foreword by Jack Kornfield published by Shambala Publications.  Website: www.radhuleweiningerphd.com

Michael Kearney, MD, is a physician with over 40 years’ experience in palliative care.  He is the medical director of the palliative care team at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.  His latest book entitled “The Nest in The Stream: Lessons From Nature on Being with Pain,” offers an ecological model of self-care and resilience. Website: www.michaelkearneymd.com

Alexis Slutzky, MFT is a mentor, educator, guide and facilitator whose work supports cultural restoration through listening and mindfulness practices, nature connection, grief tending, dream work and community ritual. Alexis holds a Master’s Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology, is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University and offers programs, retreats and one-on-one mentoring. She is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. Website: www.WildBelonging.com

 

This event will be utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom information. You’ll be provided a link to access video and dial-in number that will allow you to join by phone if preferred. The Zoom info will also show this page (if you are logged in to your InsightLA account).

We will also be teaching on April 19th 2-5pm: Tending Our Grief. Both workshops work in conjunction with each other and for the best cumulative effect we encourage you to attend both (not required).

Pricing Options
Base
$35
Supporter - to support fellow practitioners who cannot afford the base price
$55
Subsidized - for those who cannot afford the base price
$25
Sponsored - for those experiencing severe need and cannot afford the subsidized price
$10
Service Workers - for professional caregivers and service industry (healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, grocery, restaurants, etc.) experiencing financial hardship
$0

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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