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. 


8-WEEK WORKSHOPS: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Spring 2015: Three workshops begin May 17, 18, & 21 in Winchester, Front Royal, & Leesburg,

May 17 – July 5: Sundays, 9-11:30 a.m., The Dharma Studio, Winchester
May 18 – July 6: Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m., Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal
May 21 – July 9: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, Leesburg

Fall 2015: Two workshops begin Sept. 27 & Oct. 1 in Winchester

Mar. 21: Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
May 9: Claiming Our Innate Belonging: The Truth of Interconnection
Aug. 15: Finding Grace Through Facing Fear
Oct. 17: Discovering the Ease of Equanimity

March 27-29: “The Blessings of Self-Compassion” Weekend Women’s Retreat
Claymont Court Mansion in Charles Town, WV

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation workshops:
Apr. 10, Fri., 10-12 a.m., Hood College in Frederick, MD
Apr. 15, Wed., 6-8 p.m., at Wellspring in Winchester, VA
Apr. 17, Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA

Mindfulness in Nature
Apr. 24, Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Apr. 27, Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, VA
May 7, Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA

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



Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life
And wait there patiently,
Until the song that is your life
Falls into your own cupped hands
And you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how to give yourself
To this world
So worthy of rescue.

-Martha Postlewaite