During week 5, explore Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and learn how to apply it in your daily life with Melissa Myozen Blacker and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this retreat teaches you the basics of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and how to apply it in your daily life. Florence Meleo-Meyer, Global Ambassador to MBSR Collaborative programs worldwide with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and Zen teacher Melissa Myozen Blacker, former program director at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and currently a guiding teacher of Boundless Way Zen, engage you in sitting meditation, body scanning, and hatha yoga, and guide you in practicing and integrating mindfulness in your communications and other daily activities.
Add an optional cleanse to any week:
There is an additional $200 charge for this program. Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for the cleanse.
Steven Michael Pague, certified instructor in Chinese movement and healing arts, also joins us to teach optional qigong classes and host evening events and community gatherings.
Also during Week 5:
- Write from your heart with Nancy Slonim Aronie and jump start your memoir.
Wednesdays are a free day so you can explore all that Blue Spirit and the surrounding area have to offer.
Sample Daily Schedule (Weeks 2, 5, and 6)
|7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.||Daily Optional Yoga or Qigong Class|
|7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Dinner|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Entertainment, Workshop, or Free Time|
Meet the Teachers
Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, is a Zen teacher and abbot of Boundless Way Zen, a school of Zen...
Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to MBSR Affiliates worldwide at...
Tuition & Fees
Costa Rica Week 5: Mindful Living
Please see Stay With Us below for all-inclusive prices, as costs will vary depending on your program and room choices.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), and more.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
A refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the close of business, 45 days before each program. No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made with less than 45 days notice, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program early.
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more. Rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today.
- Extend your stay: Save $200 when you book two weeks at Omega Costa Rica. Add another two weeks and save an additional $200. To take advantage of this discount, please call Omega at 877.944.2002.
- Members also receive $100 off anytime. This discount is available both online and by phone.