Day Retreats, WORKSHOPS & events

Day retreats and workshops are a convenient way to step back from the daily rhythm of life and renew. A wonderful way to visit for the first time or many times throughout the year, our day retreats and half-day workshops offer practical ways to be nourished by learning, practice and community. Day retreats include lunch.

Presence and Play: Meditation in Movement

With Miranda Chapman

July 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Connect with the playful and creative energies of summer through guided and silent meditation, mindful movement, outdoor time and sharing. 
Mindfulness | Movement

Create Wellbeing and Thrive:
A Mindful Retreat for Women

With Cheryl Jones

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore mindfulness meditation practices and wellbeing activities designed to help you thrive, lower stress and build resilience.

Mindfulness, Music and Chocolate Under the Stars

With Kate Callahan

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of guided meditation, a labyrinth walk, locally made chocolate, and an outdoor concert with singer-songwriter Kate Callahan, Connecticut’s state troubadour. 
Arts | Mindfulness

Beginner's Mind: Introduction to Mindfulness

With Jackie Johnson

Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Explore the basics of mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, body scan, and mindful communication.  

Annual Autumn Open House Retreat

With the Copper Beech Staff

September 17, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Our entire campus will be open, offering the opportunity to sample the Copper Beech retreat experience. 

Introduction to Zen Practice

With Paul Bloom

September 23, 2017
Learn meditation techniques in the Zen tradition, including sitting, walking, work meditation, and chanting.

Living with Pain:
Finding Wisdom in Discomfort

With Miranda Chapman

September 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pain can be one of our greatest teachers. Explore your relationship with pain and how to open experience in new ways.

Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion

With Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Discover the transformative nature of mindfulness combined with self-compassion. 
Mindfulness | Connection | Continuing Education

Qigong: Return to Peace

With Risa Gaull Brophy, BS, MQT

October 22, 2017 1–5 p.m.
Learn simple Chinese healing exercises that you can practice in just a few minutes each day to feel more centered, grounded, and peaceful. 
Mindfulness | Movement

Living Mindfully in the Second Half of Life

With Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D. 

October 28, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tap into your deep well of primal energy and wholeness through mindfulness in a day of sharing, discovery, friendliness and support.  

Autumn Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

With Miranda Chapman

October 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
Join with others in a candlelight labyrinth walk to foster compassion, generosity, and peace. The evening includes meditation, mindfulness teaching, gentle yoga and dessert.
Mindfulness | Movement

Copper Beech Institute Annual Harvest Celebration: Cultivating Compassion

With Renowned Harpist and Singer Erin Hill.
Hosted by Kara Sundlun

November 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Join our annual fundraising celebration featuring farm-to-table food, a cocktail reception and silent auction with emcee Kara Sundlun, cohost of Channel 3’s Better Connecticut.  

Mindfulness Wisdom from the Sea

With Brandon Nappi

November 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In this day of mindfulness practice on the shore, we’ll draw lessons from the sea that can help us deepen awareness in our daily lives. 
Mindfulness | Shoreline

Riding the Waves with Grace and Grit:
A Workshop for High School Students

With Marcie Swift

November 5, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Join this workshop for teens in an exploration of the challenge of transitioning from high school to college. 

Mindful Healing:
Turning Pain into an Opportunity for Transformation

With Paul Epstein

November 10, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This retreat will explore how the teachings of the Buddha, mindfulness meditation and compassion practice can be integrated and applied in the process of healing. 

Mindfulness and the Practice of Patience

With Kate Mitcheom

November 12, 2017 1-5 p.m.
Learn how you can find your peaceful center in any situation and increase your capacity to sit with the unknown and “let be.”  

T'ai Chi: Welcoming the Quiet of Winter to Deepen Our Practice

With Tom Cushing

December 2, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Practice mindful t’ai chi to find the renewing, quiet spirit of winter within yourself. 
Mindfulness | Movement


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