Mindfulness Meditation With Insight Teacher Shell Fischer

3f909365e1563d73a0abe3d48ad26f46Warm 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 more calm, joy, and sense of well-being through the practice of mindfulness.

While offering the teachings of Insight Meditation, we place great emphasis on the metta (loving-kindness) practices. Our hope is to guide students in nurturing even more kindness and compassion for themselves, others, and for all the situations they find themselves in throughout their lives, through the heart-teachings and practices of mindfulness meditation.

With peace, Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher

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**Learn More:
What is MBSR?

Omega_Institute_Yoga_Girl_WordcloudFALL: Two workshops offered in Winchester, VA
Sept. 25 -Nov. 13 Sundays, The Dharma Studio
Sept. 22 – Nov. 17 Thursdays, Winchester Medical Center
*Daylong Retreat included: Sat., Nov. 5 in Stephens City, VA

 *A free public 2-hour “Introduction to MBSR workshop” will be offered Thu., Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Winchester Medical Center for anyone interested in learning more about the Fall workshops

WINTER: One workshop offered in Winchester, VA
Jan. 15 – March 5, 2017
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Dharma Studio, on the downtown walking mall
*Daylong Retreat included: Feb. 25 in Stephens City, VA

**Learn More: What Is A Retreat Like?
Sept. 17: The Freedom of Self-Forgiveness
Nov. 12: Facing Truth: Finding Freedom
Jan. 21: Finding Peace in the Chaos



0101Mar. 10-12, 2017, Women’s Weekend Retreat
Finding Grace Through Facing Fear
Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV


arial-of-lighthouseJuly 20-24, 2017, A 5-Day Meditation Retreat
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
w/co-teachers Ruth King and Mary Aubry
Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA



Every Tuesday, 7-8:45 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley
Stephens City, VA



An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Thursday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Winchester Medical Center
*This 2-hr class is free, but registration is required.

Guest Teacher at Jonathan Foust’s Class in Arlington, VA
Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (*This is a 200+-person class)
3 upcoming classes: Sept. 12, Nov. 14, May 1
Unitarian Universalist Church
Arlington, VA

Mindfulness in Nature: A Guided Walking Meditation
Wed., Oct. 19, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Blandy Experimental Farm at the Virginia Arboretum
Boyce, VA