Copper Beech in the Media

West Hartford Chiropractic Sponsors Copper Beech Institute's Annual Harvest Celebration

November 15, 2016 - West Hartford Chiropractic is honored to be a bronze sponsor for the Annual Harvest Celebration, taking place on Thursday, November 17th. Dr. Moshe Laub and his team support community events and initiatives and hope that all residents in and around West Hartford can attend the Annual Harvest Celebration, hosted by the Copper Beech Institute. Read here>>

Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford To Hold Harvest Celebration

November 7, 2016 - The Copper Beech Institute’s third Annual Harvest Celebration fundraiser will feature farm-to-table food, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and focus on the theme of resilience and its impact on health, happiness and wellbeing. Read here>>

Healing the Soul of America

November 6, 2016 - In a harsh political season, Copper Beech Executive Director Brandon Nappi offers perspectives to help heal our political wounds. Published on Huffington Post. Read here>>

Mindfulness Wisdom From The Sea

August 5, 2016 - Copper Beech Executive Director Brandon Nappi shares the realization that the best lessons are those our children learn on their own. Published on Huffington Post. Read here>>

An Invitation from Oscar Brockmeyer

June 29, 2016 - Reverend Oscar Brockmeyer invites us to all slow down and appreciate the moment, reflecting on the many opportunities provided on the campus of Copper Beech Institute, which shares a with three fellow non-profits: Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, Spiritual Life Center and the Golden Thread Galley. Read here>>

Mindfulness Can Help Parents Stay Grounded in this Busy World 

June 20, 2016 - Fox61 shares a video highlighting Copper Beech Institute and how the mindfulness courses and offerings provide support in everyday life. As Deirdre Galbo, a mother of 3, shares, the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course she and her husband completed at Copper Beech Institute helped them be more present in the "velocity and pace" of their lives. Watch here>> 

Teaching Parents Mindfulness Skills

June 16, 2016 - The Hartford Courant shares the story of Deirdre Galbo, who along with her husband, completed the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford, CT. The newfound skills Galbo developed from the MBSR course are ones that Copper Beech Institute strives to share through their many offerings with all in the community, including "moms and dads [who can] apply mindfulness skills to the joys and challenges of parenting, in order for them to stay connected to their children" Read more>> 

Miranda Chapman Leading Candlelight Meditation Group at Copper Beech 

June 9, 2016 - The Hartford Courant features participants in a candlelight meditation group, guided by Miranda Chapman (at center in October in the public chapel of the Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford) Patrick Raycraft | Read more>> 

Copper Beech Institute will offer Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

April 4, 2016 - shares the news of Copper Beech Institute's Annual World Labyrinth Day celebration event on May 7, 2016. Read more>>

St. Patrick’s Day Memoir

March 14, 2016 - A daughter grows quickly without her father’s notice—until he notices. A Huffington Post blog entry by Dr. Brandon Nappi. Read more>>

Connecticut sees Emergence of Mindfulness and Meditation Centers

February 14, 2016 - CT Health I-Team reports on the news of emerging mindfulness and meditation resources in Connecticut. The article highlighting the offerings at Copper Beech Institute, sharing a video featuring Founder and Executive Director, Brandon Nappi, and why so many are finding a home and place to support their meditation practice at Copper Beech Institute. Read more>> 

Mindfulness Moves in to the Connecticut Mainstream

February 14, 2016 - The New Haven Register reports on Connecticut seeing the emergence of new mindfulness centers and meditation groups, noting Copper Beech Institute, which opened in West Hartford in 2014. Read more>> 

Waking Up Sick

January 21, 2016 - Sometimes in life we are powerless. Our only choice is to show up, be present and allow the moment to unfold. A Huffington Post blog entry by Dr. Brandon Nappi. Read more>> 

Consider a West Hartford Retreat this New Year

January 5, 2016 - Kimberlea Chabot shares about her decision to attend the Copper Beech Retreat, Connecting to Your Light: A New Year Retreat. Read more. Read more>> 

Copper Beech Institute to Hold Mindfulness Programs

December 22, 2015 - Two decades of research have shown the transformative benefits of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) courses. Copper Beech Institute will offer two eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs beginning Jan. 11. Read more>> 

Sand Mandala Created in West Hartford at Copper Beech Institute

December 3, 2015 - The Hartford Courant shares of the Sand Mandala creation at Copper Beech. "It's such a beautiful counterpoint to the violence of late," said Angela Martin, Copper Beech's director of marketing communications. "[People are] able to walk through the doors of the institute and instantly be wrapped in peace." Read more>> 

Tibetan Monks to create Sand Mandala Art in West Hartford

November 28, 2015 - shares the news of the 4 day visit of Tiebtan Monks to Copper Beech Institute. During their visit, they will be creating a Sand Mandala.The public is invited to visit once or several times to observe themandala as it unfolds. Daily meditation practice will be offered at noon. Tours of the Institute will also be available at 1:15 p.m.beginning in the public chapel. All are welcome. Read more>>

Platitude of Gratitude: The Shadow Side of Being Thankful

November 23, 2015 - Even gratitude can have a dark side. A Huffington Post blog entry by Dr. Brandon Nappi. Read more>> 


Copper Beech Institute to Offer Mindful Parenting Retreat

November 19, 2015 - shares the news of Copper Beech Institute's Mindful Parenting retreat. The retreat, December 4-6 is for parents of young children and older kids as well as grandparents who would like to bring greater mindfulness, balance, and acceptance to their relationships with their children and themselves. Read more>> 


Mindfulness Retreat for Parents

November 13, 2015 - Mom blogger site, Emma Westchester Moms like us, shares about the Copper Beech Mindful Parenting retreat, an opportunity to explore the transformative power of mindfulness in the parent-child relationship in the retreat. Read more>> 

Harvest Celebration at Copper Beech

October 7, 2015 - West Hartford News shares 'West Hartford Happenings' and the details on Copper Beech Institute's Harvest Celebration. The event is an annual celebration of Copper Beech. Open to the public, this fundraising event includes a receiption and silence auction. In this years event there is a focus on praciticing gratitude. Read more>>


Copper Beech Institute to Host Annual Harvest Celebration

September 22, 2015 - Copper Beech Institute's Harvest Celebration, hosted this year on on October 8, 2015, is an annual event. The celebration is open to the public, as all are welcome to register for the receiption and participate in a silent auction. This year's celebration addresses the practice of gratitude. Read more>>


Educators Can Apply for Retreat Scholarships

August 12, 2015 - Copper Beech Institute recently partnered with Hemera Foundation’s Contemplative Fellowship for Educators (CFE) program to offer to educators scholarships to many of its retreat programs. Read more>>

Would You Like Fries with that Breath?

August 6, 2015 - An exploration of the explosion of McMindfulness in popular culture. A Huffington Post blog entry by Dr. Brandon Nappi. Read more>>


School Meditation

June 17, 2015 - NBC Connecticut reports on how Copper Beech is supporting students learning of how to relax and shred stress. Copper Beech Senior Faculty Member, Miranda Chapman, has been teaching mindfulness to students at Grace Academy in Hartford, CT, since the fall. Watch now>>


New York Times Best-selling Author, Mark Nepo, comes to West Hartford

May 5, 2015 - Mark Nepo, who is a New York Times Best-Selling Author and has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday series, will lead a weekend retreat at Copper Beech Institute. Read more >>

Meditation in the Workplace

April 30, 2014 - NBC Connecticut interviews Dr. Brandon Nappi, Founder and Executive Director of Copper Beech Institute, on the unique offerings of the Copper Beech and how individuals can utilize CBI for incorporating mindfulness in the workplace. Watch now>>

Runit Mom of the Month, Nancy Murray

April 22, 2015 - Copper Beech Board Member, Nancy Murray, is featured as the April 2015 Runit mom of the month on the blog Runitlikeamom. She shares about her journey to yoga and work at Copper Beech Institute. Read more >> 

7 Reasons You Should Go On A Retreat, What To Expect & Where To Go

April 13, 2015 - Travel Revue shares the wisdom of Copper Beech Institute Freelance Writer, Kathy Simpson, as she helps reflect through the plentiful options, considerations and motivations on the topic of what to expect from a retreat experience. Read more >>

Easy Ways to Feel Happier and Calmer Right Now

April 12, 2015 - We are busy people. For many of us, life is overflowing with the demands of work, family, and tending to the practicalities of home and hearth. Slowing down hardly seems an option. Copper Beech Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Brandon Nappi, shares 7 ways mindfulness can be used to bring calm and perspective in to your days. Read more >>

Mindfulness More Than Fad of the Moment

February 3, 2015 - Senior Faculty Member at Copper Beech Institute, Cheryl Jones, offers a rebuttal article to Hartford Courant piece Can Mindfulness Live Up to all the Hype? She concludes that it truly is in one breath, one moment and one choice at a time that we craft a happy, resilient life. Read more >>

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Coming to Copper Beech

January 29, 2015 - Copper Beech Institute will welcome long-time activist and pacifist John Dear for a weekend retreat, Disarming the Heart, Disarming the World: Active Nonviolence in a World of Violence, March 20-22, 2015. Read more >>

Copper Beech Institute Offers Mindful Retreat

December 24, 2014 - "On 43 acres in the midst of bustling West Hartford, an oasis for the mind is taking root" notes The Hartford Courant, reporting and sharing images of Copper Beech Institute. Read more >>

Unplugging is Good for the Soul

November 2014 - Find yourself "overplugged?" Copper Beech Institute Executive Director, Brandon Nappi, is quoted in a West Hartford Life article noting the importance of unplugging. He notes, it's good for his soul. Read more >>

Body, Mind & Soul Yoga Retreat

October 28, 2014 - West Hartford News shares the details for November yoga retreat Body, Mind & Soul. The retreat weekend includes yoga classes and mindfulness meditation practice as well as a Saturday Nights on Retreat art event at the Golden Thread Gallery. Healing arts therapies including massage and reflexology are also available for an additional charge. Read more >>

A Unique Weekend Getaway Designed to Reduce Stress

October 23, 2014 -  New York Smash shares about the opportunity for "a break from the daily grind in order to recharge our batteries" provided with Copper Beech Institute R&R Retreats. The article notes, "instead of a typical weekend getaway, you may want to embark on a specialized retreat, designed to promote mind and body stress reduction." Read more>>

Yoga Retreat at Copper Beech Institute

October 22, 2014 -  West Hartford News shares the opportunity for learning yoga postures, breathing exercises and mantras to awaken the body’s natural vitality, release stress patterns in the mind and experience deep meditation. November 14-16 Hari Kirin will lead the Body, Mind & Soul yoga retreat for people of all ages. “Those of us who face the daily challenges of holding a job, raising a family or managing a business. It helps cultivate skills for coping more effectively with the stress of our times and complements any spiritual practice.” Read more>>

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga

October 20, 2014 -  West Hartford Patch shares the news of a November 2014 yoga retreat at Copper Beech Institute. "This retreat is for everyone – from newcomers to yoga to seasoned Kundalini Yoga practitioners. Participants will learn postures, breathing exercises and mantras to awaken the body’s natural vitality, release stress patterns in the mind and experience deep meditation." Read more>> 

New Meditation Center Opens

October 2014 - In the Fall issue of The Door Opener, Copper Beech Institute is the highlighted. Our mindfulness and contemplative-based retreat center has the mission to awake the fullest potential within each of us. Read more >>

West Hartford Press Calendar of Events Listing

September 25, 2014 - Copper Beech Institute's offerings and opening events are noted in the Calendar of Events for the West Hartford Press. View a PDF of the West Hartford Press coverpage and feature on pg. 14. Read more >>

Copper Beech Institute expands spiritual retreat center in West Hartford

September 10, 2014 - West Hartford News notes the new presence of Copper Beech Institute, building on the shared value of having a center of compassion and love, Copper Beech Institute lives on the campus of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Copper Beech Institute is a center that brings together people to practice mindfulness, meditation, yoga and much more. West Hartford News shares a video and 2-page article on the emerging center for mindfulness and compassionate action. Read more >>

Turn off The Cell Phone at The Copper Beech Institute 

August, 2014 - Unplug at the Copper Beech Institute. Ann Nyberg sits down with Executive Director, Dr. Brandon Nappi to discuss the diverse offerings at Copper Beech Institute. Come focus yourself for a weekend, a retreat, a day, or just a short visit to stop and smell the roses, and think in this frenetic world in which we all now live. Read more>>


Copper Beech Institute Offers Space For Ongoing Meditation Practice and Friendship

August 20, 2014 - The Paramus Post shares the news of free-will offering community-based meditation groups that are offered at Copper Beech Institute beginning in October. The groups provide the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Read more >>

Copper Beech Institute to hold stress reduction course

August 8, 2014 - West Hartford News shares the exciting news of Copper Beech bringing expertise and care, through a mindfulness-based stress reduction course (MBSR), to the Connecticut retreat center. Copper Beech Institute, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, will offer an 8-week course in MBSR, three times a year, beginning this September with the fall 2014 semester. Read more >>

Kara's Cure: Copper Beech Institute

August 4, 2014 - Copper Beech Institute founder and executive director, Dr. Brandon Nappi, sits down with Better Connecticut's Kara Sundlun. They chat about mindfulness, the upcoming inaugural conference, and 8-week MBSR courses offered at the new Copper Beech Institute located in West Hartford, CT. Watch now >>

New Institute puts focus on the present 

May 15, 2014 - Ann Nyberg and Dr. Brandon Nappi 'come to the kitchen table' for a Nyberg WTNH News8 interview, talking about the creation of The Copper Beech Institute, the various offerings through the new center, and the research supporting the benefits surrounding mindfulness practice and compassionate action. Watch now >>



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