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 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.

Refunds for Donation-Based Events (requested by the student)

95% Refund – the 5% is to cover the cost of our payment processor


Register NowMonthly Donations Save for Later Please log in or create an account to be able to use this functionality.

Sign Up for Group Newsletter

  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Sunday, February 4, 2024
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM PT
  • Next Available Date Sunday 11 February 2024

Refund and Event Policies

Find peace in the presence of chronic pain. Slow down, quiet the nervous system and embrace even that which can be so unpleasant, all while being held by a supportive community.

Sitting with Chronic Pain and Illness

Community has a way of opening the heart and softening the body and the mind. There is something special that happens when taking refuge in the sangha with others who are also discovering a way to find relief from chronic pain and illness.

Pain can be a support to deepen our mindfulness meditation practice, inviting us to live more in the present moment. Explore this possibility with sitting and walking meditation, and time spent contemplating the teachings that come with chronic pain.

Who is this practice group for? 

The chronic pain and illness practice group is for anyone who is ready to expand the mind with mindfulness principles such as acceptance, surrender and compassion while in the company of others who are seeking the same thing. 

Previous meditation experience may be helpful but is not necessary.

For more information or if you have questions, please email

Where is this practice located?

This is an online practice group. Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home. The Zoom link (and call-in information) will be sent via email to everyone who registers.

By Donation:

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Suggested donation: $15



Denise Bardovi Teacher

Denise has been studying and practicing meditation since 2007. She started with MBSR with Christiane Wolf for Chronic Illness and Pain Management, which has had a profound impact on her life. She has taken many classes at InsightLA and in 2014, she completed the Teacher’s Practicum for MBSR. Denise has been a body oriented psychotherapist... Read more

Thanks for stopping by!

Sign up for our newsletter to hear about new events and we’ll send you a FREE GIFT “Guided Meditations to Steady the Heart” by Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield

Sign-Up for Our Newsletter