Day Retreats & Workshops

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.

Beginner's Mind: Introduction to Mindfulness

With Jackie Johnson

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Explore the basics of mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, body scan, and mindful communication.  

Spring Day of Mindfulness: Planting Seeds of Transformation

With Miranda Chapman

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Take a day in retreat and through meditation and sharing, explore what wants to be planted in your life during this fertile season.
Mindfulness | Movement | Connection

Mindfulness for Health Professionals and Caregivers:
How the Science and Practice of Awareness
Supports Resiliency and Well-Being

With Auguste Fortin, M.D. and
Tara Healey, M. Ed.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
This half-day program offered in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will teach clinical professionals restorative techniques, rooted in mindfulness and meditation, which they can begin employing immediately for the purpose of increasing their capacity to be present with their patients and in all other aspects of their lives.
Mindfulness | Health Care

Breathing Out Fear:
Facing the World with Equanimity and Courage

With Nadia Colburn

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
We live in a world full of great change, challenge and insecurity as well as great love and joy. How do we meet these challenges without getting swept away by them so that we can be present for and cultivate the great gifts of being human?
Mindfulness | Movement

Mandala Workshop

With Beth Malley, CZT

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1–5 p.m. 
Unlock your creative energy! Relax and enjoy the ancient practice of creating a mandala or “sacred circle.” No art experience required.
Mindfulness | Arts

Community Movement Experience:
Meditation In Motion

With Miranda Chapman and Sandrine Harris

Friday, May 6, 2017, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
One of the most powerful ways that we can connect to ourselves in the present moment is through moving our bodies.
Mindfulness | Movement

What You Seek is Seeking You:
The Wisdom of Rumi

With Dr. Brandon Nappi and Helen BetGivargis

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Explore the central spiritual themes in Rumi’s poetry, including love, loneliness, letting go and embracing challenge, and finding your life’s purpose.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

World Labyrinth Day Celebration:
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

An Evening in Community
at Copper Beech Institute

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate World Labyrinth Day by joining in the ancient tradition of walking the labyrinth to foster compassion, generosity and peace in the world.

The Yoga of Connection

With Nancy Murray

June 3, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m 
Celebrate summer with some inspiring outside yoga! We will practice yoga outside while focusing on our connection to nature and to the larger world.
Movement | Spirituality

Inviting Change by Letting Go:
Gently Moving From Impossible to Possible

With Sharon Gutterman

June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come and deepen your experience of well-being, compassion, and personal freedom with nourishing teachings and heartfelt conversation to help transform your life no matter what your circumstances.

Connecting from the Inside Out

With Sandrine Harris

July 9, 2017 from 1–5 p.m.
Explore heart-opening experiences of the present moment through gentle movement, meditation and walking in the outdoors. 
Mindfulness | Movement

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 Crepes Under the Stars

With Kate Callahan and Le Petite France Bakery

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of guided meditation, a labyrinth walk, fresh dessert crepes, 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 10 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

The Joy of 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 Dr. Brandon Nappi

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

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. 

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

With Marcie Swift

November 5, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Join us in an exploration of the challenge of transitioning from high school to college. For parents and high school students. 

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.”  

In the Spotlight

Loving Life:
A Mindful Approach to Happiness,
Health, and Love Within

Maria Sirois
June 2–4, 2017

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