Midwest Mindfulness- A 6 day/5 Night Silent Retreat May 2018

A six day, five night silent teacher-led, Mindfulness Retreat May 2018

Co-Sponsored by the The University Of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness and Mindful-Way Stress Reduction Programs

Midwest Mindfulness- A 6 day/5 Night Silent Retreat May 2018

May 13th - 19th 2018

Led by Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron

5637 Erie St
Racine, Wisconsin 53402
United States
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This teacher-led silent residential mindfulness meditation retreat, on the banks of Lake Michigan at the beautiful Sienna Retreat Center in Racine Wisconsin is designed to support practitioners of all levels in cultivating and deepening your practice. Our Silent retreat is co-sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness and  fulfills the Oasis /CFM 6-day/5night retreat prerequisite for people interested in mindfulness teacher training, and is open to everyone with some meditation experience.

All accomodations are single rooms with an en-suite bathroom

Co-Sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness and Mindful-Way



For Adrian Estrada, email mindfulAdrian@gmail.com or call 760-808-7066

For Sarah Richards, email sarrichards@gmail.com or call 801-809-8933

This Mindful-Way Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is a way to come home to ourselves, and find some clarity and perspective on what is most meaningful in our lives. It is an intensive, residential, teacher-led,  silent  retreat, which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and inclusive expression.

While open to all students who are willing to undergo the discipline of silent retreat, this mindfulness retreat also fulfills one of the retreat prerequisites for attending the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training. It is also serves as a prerequisite for any Mindfulness-Based Intervention training as well as a support for experienced teachers.

This  mindfulness retreat includes meditation instruction, individual interviews with certified MBSR instructors, talks by senior teachers, guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice, movement exercises, and mindful eating, as well as sessions of contemplation and teachings to deepen the understanding of the practice. During the retreat, there will be one small group interview session and one brief individual interview.The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth is the Author of The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger Publications

Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is certified through the CFM. He has taught over 40 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative.

Jon is a Dharma teacher at the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as the guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He is also Senior Trainer and Consultant with The Potential Project, a leading global organization specialized in bringing mindfulness to the workplace.

Register for the Retreat


You only need to answer the next 5 questions if you have a regular meditation practice.

For the health and comfort of all participants please answer all of the following questions

Informed Consent

I understand that this Mindful-Way mindfulness retreat program ("The Retreat") includes meditation practices, and physical movement including gentle yoga type stretching.

I am aware that inner exploring of mental, emotional and physical states may cause me to become more aware of my thinking patterns, buried emotions, repressed feelings and physical discomforts. I understand that I am wholly responsible for these states and any other experiences I may have arising out of participation in The Retreat. And for any additional help that awareness of these states may require. I understand that I am under no obligation to participate in any of the retreat activities. And that I do so willingly. And I have disclosed to the program teachers and organizers any and all information that might be relevant to determining my suitability to participate in The Retreat. I also understand that I may in now way hold Mindful-Way, it's teachers, agents, affiliates, facilities, landlords or property owners including Joshua Tree Retreat Center, responsible in any way for any physical, mental, or emotional discomfort, illness or injury of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in The Retreat. And I release and indemnify to the fullest extent of the law the above named parties on behalf of myself and my agents and heirs against any claims for distress, injury or illness, including death resulting from or in any way connected to my participation in The Retreat.