Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats
M&M Retreats provides advanced participants the space to engage in self-guided mindfulness and meditation sessions. Please Note: Resources will be provided to those who desire to embark on this journey for the first time.
M&M Retreats invites students to participate in an introductory workshop on mindfulness and meditation prior to immersing them into a guided session where they will practice their recently learned techniques as a group.
M&M Retreats invites faculty and staff members to participate in an introductory workshop based on Google’s Search Inside Yourself. Afterwards, employees will partake in a guided session to exercise best practices learned.
Benefits of M&M Retreats
Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
Enhances memory, energy, and creativity
Releases fears, insecurities, and confusion
Improves self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience
Boosts academic success, work performance, and sense of belonging
Promotes empowerment, social justice, and harmony
Supports pain management, sleep deprivation, and eating disorders
Provides a safe space for personal reflection, exploration, and rediscovery
Offers interactive networking socials, mentorship sessions, and panel discussions
M&M Retreats is based on combined approach that integrates components of Google’s Search Inside Yourself program and Rhonda Magee’s utilization of mindfulness and meditation practices as an avenue to generate space for self exploration and reflection; healing from injustices experienced; freedom from personal challenges; and compassion for others. The subsequent section provides an overview of Magee’s book on, The Inner Work of Racial Justice.
“In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, healing is an ongoing process. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of those like us, and to blame others. This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness–paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way–we increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and become less reactive when triggered” (Magee, 2019).
"Paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations can help us deconstruct preconceived “truths” and help us create cultures of belonging"
"Cultivating mindfulness is not and cannot be merely an individual pursuit. Because we can be so blind to our own mental processes, biases, and racialized identities, we need one another to point out what we can't or won't see, and what we don't know"
"When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves."