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.

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:

MBSR, MSC, & MBHC, Mindfulness for Beginners & Special Events

7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Fee-Based Non-Residential Retreats (note: Donations are non-refundable)

>7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Residential Retreats

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $100
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $175
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $300
< 2 weeks – No refund

Residential Retreats with Financial Support:

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $75
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $100
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $200
< 2 weeks – No refund

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Connect with the natural world and bring your inner nature into harmony with outer nature. This half-day retreat will take place mostly outdoors, on the back patio of the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. 

Mindfulness practices will include seated meditation, walking meditation in a peaceful canyon setting, gentle yoga and Qi Gong movement practices.

Harmonizing Inner & Outer Nature
Join Robert Lurye, trained Eco-Chaplain via the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, and Elliott Law, Mindful USC teacher and certified yoga instructor for body and mind practices to foster harmony between our inner and outer nature.

Discussions will include growing awareness about ecological change and best practices for managing eco-anxiety. Explore ways to foster non-harming through mindful action and mindful consumption, through the lens of ancient wisdom and modern science. 

Who is this half-day retreat for? 
This half-day retreat is for anyone who would like to encourage a more kind and tender relationship between their own inner and outer nature, themselves and the natural world around them.

Practices on this half-day retreat are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Movement practices will be accessible for all body types. 

Where is this retreat located?
Harmonizing Inner and Outer Nature takes place in person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. Find directions, parking and accessibility information here. Please read the notes on where to park, and where not to park.

 

Robert Lurye, MEd Teacher

Robert Lurye is an artist, educator, and meditation practitioner who loves teaching the ancient wisdom and modern science of mindful living. He is a certified MBSR teacher through Brown University Mindfulness Center and UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Robert became a certified Mindfulness facilitator through InsightLA and is also a qualified facilitator for Dr.... Read more

Elliott Law, MS, CYT-200 Teacher

Elliott Law has studied mindfulness since 2011 and maintains a dedicated practice. At InsightLA, Elliott teaches Unwinding Anxiety and Mindful Eating Mindfulness-based Habit Change courses, Essentials of Mindfulness courses, and co-facilitates the LGBTQ+ Practice Group.  A graduate of InsightLA’s Mindfulness Facilitator Training program, Elliott is also a certified yoga teacher and qualified behavior change facilitator... Read more

Pricing Options
Class Fee $65

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.

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