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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  • Location Big Bear Retreat Center
  • Experience Levels Experienced, Introductory
  • Date Starts Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Ends Monday, March 4, 2024

    4 nights

Refund and Event Policies

BBRC Logo Big Bear Retreat Center

Hosted by Big Bear Retreat Center

For more details and specific date options in 2024, visit Big Bear Retreat Center’s Calendar 

YOUR RETREAT AT YOUR PACE AT BIG BEAR RETREAT CENTER:
THE PERFECTION OPTION FOR SELF-RETREATS AND SELF-PRACTICE
Comfortable accommodations, nourishing meals, and limited well-being programming

*2-night minimum stay, flexible dates within selected date periods
registration closes 1-week before start dates

February 29 – March 4

March 14 – 18

March 21 – 25

This is the perfect opportunity to remove distractions and engage in activities that will enable your spiritual growth. Surround yourself in a serene and calming environment and bond with nature.

Build your own schedule filled with quiet meditation, writing, creative outputs, or be on retreat with loved ones or friends. This time is minimally structured and any organized activities are optional. This is also a great time to gather as a team and bond and enjoy collective reset and renewal. Meeting spaces for groups are available and must be scheduled in advance.

Dates are flexible, however, we require a 2-night minimum stay.

 

COST:

Single room with private bath $230/night

Single room with shared bath $190/night

Double room with shared bath $150/night (per person)

Are you looking to book an entire cabin for yourself or group? Please contact us retreatmanager@bigbearretreatcenter.org for more details and availability.

Entire Cabin (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms): $570/night for up to 3 guests
*$150/person/night for each additional guest

 
DAILY SCHEDULE:
8:00 am Morning Meditation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Daily Hike
12:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Breath work or Guided Meditation
4:30 pm Welcome Walk
5:30 pm Dinner

*1:00-4:00pm* Arrivals + Check-in
Schedule subject to change

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Big Bear Retreat Center offers nourishment, rest and spacious land to hold you. Our buildings are carefully tended, calm and comfortable. Rooms are simple, single or shared. Our tranquil land, originally tended by the Yuhaviatam (“People of the Pines”), is nestled in 1,400 acres of ancient Juniper woodland to help you recollect and realign with what matters most. The Center consists of several single-story buildings and cabins for dining, meditation and sleeping.

Residential Cabins: we offer 11 cabins on campus (35 bedrooms total). Each cabin is equipped with bedrooms (3-4), bathrooms (2), a kitchen, living room, wifi, and private deck in nature. Our cabins and rooms are simply furnished with a balance of comfort and simplicity. All beds are twin, and all bedding is provided by the center. Rooms are single or shared. We offer 60 beds total on campus.

THE MEDITATION HALL:
Our beautiful meditation hall is a large room that accommodates most meditation and movement retreats. We have supplies for most participants, but guests are always welcome to bring their own supplies (not required). Guests can typically expect to have access to a zabutan (large cushion), zafu (small cushion), yoga mat, blocks, a meditation chair, a blanket and a selection of other yoga and meditation props with limited supplies. If you’re unsure, please contact us or visit our welcome guide for more details.

MEALS:
The Center provides fresh, healthy meals made with seasonal and organic ingredients to support a nourishing time in retreat. Meals begin with dinner on arrival evening through to breakfast on departure morning. For this retreat, meals will be offered to support meditation retreat practice with a simple medium breakfast, hearty lunch, and light dinner (typically soup and salad). All meals will be vegetarian, and we accommodate most major dietary restrictions. Snacks will be available in the dining hall 24/7, including teas and coffees. The Center has refrigerators in the cabins and dining area for guests to store their own snacks – please bring any foods that might support your time here.

*Extra Meals on Departure day: The last meal included on your departure day is breakfast.  Lunch and/or dinner may be added for an additional fee.
Dinner NOT available January 22nd. Extra Meals must be reserved during the registration process or by emailing guestservices@bigbearretreatcenter.org. 

Covid Policies: For this retreat we are requiring a rapid test on arrival day. Masking and vaccines are optional. Guests are asked, when possible, to bring their own rapid tests or test before travel on arrival day. Tests will be available at center for those that did not bring.

For any questions please contact guestservices@bigbearretreatcenter.org or visit our website bigbearretreatcenter.org

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat- bigbearretreatcenter.org/cancellation-policy

> 8 weeks   $100
4-8 weeks   $175
2-4 weeks   $300
<2 weeks    No Refunds

Pricing Options
Nightly: Single room with private bath $230
Nightly: Single room shared bath $190
Nightly: Double room shared bath (per person) $150
Nightly: Entire cabin (up to 3 people) $570
Nightly: Each additional guest to rented cabin (up to 3 additional) $150

Register Now

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.

Register Now

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