Mindfulness and MBSR in the Shenandoah Valley

Warm greetings; thank you for visiting us, and for your interest in pursuing mindfulness in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These offerings are available for those new to mindfulness, as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. All are welcome.

Along with 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops  – offered in partnership with Valley Health’s Integrative Care Program – we offer a variety of Insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats, workshops, and classes throughout the valley and in the greater Washington D.C. area – all designed to help you reduce stress and pain (emotional and physical), and discover your deepest self through the practice of mindfulness.

We also offer tailored meditation workshops and classes for groups and businesses, as well as private sessions for experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. 


*Please click on the event links for more information, or to REGISTER

8-WEEK WORKSHOPS: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Fall 2015: Registration open 
Sept. 27 – Nov. 15: Sundays, 9-11:30 a.m., The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA
Oct. 1 – Nov. 19: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA
*Daylong for both: Sat., Nov. 7

**Learn More: What Is MBSR?

Aug. 15: Finding Grace Through Facing Fear
Oct. 17: Discovering the Ease of Equanimity

**Learn More: What Is A Retreat Like?

Aug. 21-23, 2015, Women’s Weekend Retreat
“Awakening Pure Joy” at Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV

April 29 – May 1, 2016Weekend Retreat w/co-teacher Trisha Stotler
Seven Oaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA
*Save the date! More information soon.


Guest Teacher for Jonathan Foust’s class in Arlington, VA
Aug. 17, Mon., 7:30-8:45 p.m. Shell will be the guest teacher at the Monday evening sangha of her teacher, Jonathan Foust, in Arlington, VA.  This class is normally attended by 150-180 people. It is donation-based, and open to all.

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Sept. 9, Wed., 6-8 p.m., Wellspring in Winchester, VA

Mindfulness In Nature: A Guided Walk at Blandy Experimental Farm
Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. This popular 2-hour guided meditation walk fills early!

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Sept. 23,  Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., FREE class at Winchester Medical Center

7-8:45 p.m. in Stephens City, VA

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Home of the Meditation Group: Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, Stephens City, VA