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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Grief can be a painful and lonely journey. At the same time, grief offers us the opportunity to connect more intimately to ourselves, our communities, and the profound teachings of loss.    

Join grief counselors and mindfulness meditation teachers Brian Stefan and Karen Cryer for a shared exploration of grief in a safe, supportive group setting.

The Grief Journey
Most of us know it’s unhelpful to avoid or suppress our experience with grief. But we may not know how to best acknowledge and embrace grief as a natural and necessary process. It’s common to wonder if we’re doing it ‘right.’

Mindfulness, movement, and community are supportive for grief because they assist us in being present with this moment. By learning to recognize how grief shows up in our mind, body, and heart, we can soften to pain instead of feeling defeated by it.

Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for anyone who is ready to experience grief not only through the lens of loss, but as a journey with great meaning and purpose.

Everyone is welcome to join, including beginners. The mindfulness, meditation and movement practices on this retreat will be suitable for all levels.

Where is this retreat located?
This event will take place in person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. Find directions, information on what to bring and more on this link.   

Please note: In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.

 

Moving Together Through Grief: A Mind & Body Retreat

Grief can be a painful and lonely journey. At the same time, grief offers us the opportunity to connect more intimately to ourselves, our communities, and the profound teachings of loss.     Join grief counselors and mindfulness meditation teachers Brian Stefan and Karen Cryer for a shared exploration of grief in a safe, supportive group setting.... Read more

Karen Cryer Teacher

Karen Cryer has been helping clients through integrative bodywork, muscle therapy and Eastern healing practices for over 17 years. Her educational background includes emphasis on studies in bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, and yoga therapy. Her interest in adding yoga & qigong to mindful movement sprang from personally not being able to find a yoga class that... Read more

Pricing Options
Class Fee $95

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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