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 Benedict Canyon Retreat House
  • Experience Levels All
  • Dates
    • Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Refund and Event Policies

“From the night can arrive the sweet dawn.” -Lauryn Hill 

Our lives are bound together.

The more we wake up to the injustice, violence and destruction happening in our world, the easier it is to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of it.

It takes extraordinary courage to stay open, connected and hopeful in these difficult times. And it takes practice. 

In order to remain compassionate and responsive to the world, it is critical that we find ways of coming together collaboratively to promote care, justice, equity, and flourishing. 

Even as the world burns, we can hold in our awareness the truth that there is also love and beauty all around. While we engage in truth-seeing and truth-telling about the manifestations of greed, hatred and delusion all around us, we must also practice inclining our awareness to see and celebrate life-giving qualities of joy and pleasure. This is not a call to put on rose-colored glasses or bypass the challenges before us, but to instead help us remember that there is always more than suffering here.

When we can stay in touch with the fact of suffering, while also not losing sight of the truth of beauty, love and deep ‘okayness,’ we can move through the world with the kind of resilience and hope needed to sustain ourselves and our ability to respond to the challenges before us.

In this 2-day workshop, we will engage somatic and contemplative practices developed by the Courage of Care Coalition in order to help us: 

-center, resource and reconnect through relational compassion practice; 
-recognize our “stress shapes” or habitual embodied patterns that show up in challenging contexts; 
-heal and transform our “stress shapes”; and
-embody a more compassionate, grounded stance in the midst of conflict. 

Location and Dates

The workshop will be held at InsightLA’s Benedict Canyon Retreat House in LA.. 

The retreat will run from 9am – 4:30pm on Saturday, April 25th and 9am – 4:30pm on Sunday, April 26th. Light vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be offered as part of your registration. 

Continuing Education Units

We are excited to announce that we can offer 11 CE credits for this program for the professional affiliations listed below. Participants interested in receiving CE credits should first register for the program, and then register for CE credits at this link: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3236. Please be sure to carefully review the CE credit completion requirements and covered professional groups prior to registering for CE credits. The CE fee is in addition to the program fee.

Registrations

We offer a sliding scale registration fee for our courses and workshops in service of economic justice. 

Supporter: $250

We ask those with access to financial resources (eg. making more than $65,000/yr) and/or access to organizational professional development funds to please consider paying this rate. This practice of solidarity giving enables us to cover costs and to provide financial support to others with less financial resources, thereby building and strengthening our community.

Base Cost: $150

We invite those with less class privilege (eg making less than $62,000 per year) or with limited financial resources or recent financial hardships to consider paying our base fee. This enables us to cover basic costs and to provide ongoing community support.

Subsidized Rate: $95

We invite those with less class privilege (eg making less than $45,000 per year), extreme financial hardship and/or those representing historically marginalized identities for whom the cost to attend is not possible, to register at our subsidized rate.

Should you need additional support, there are spots reserved on a pay what you can basis. Please click one of the financial support categories on the registration page.  

Pricing Options
Supporter
$250
Base
$150
Subsidized
$95

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.

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.