Teen Retreat


Teen Retreat


A Half-Day with JoAnna Harper


Saturday, January 29, 2011

10:00am to 2:00 pm




With all of the demands of hectic schedules, social lives and pressures from the
outside world, this half-day retreat for teens ages fourteen through nineteen
will be an opportunity for them to slow down, explore their hearts, minds and
emotions and find tools to help them relate to their choices and reactions in a
meaningful and balanced way.  This is  a great opportunity for teens to meet
like minded peers and begin the practice of compassionate, open hearted
listening and speaking with people who are on the same path.

The day will include guided meditations, discussions and council in a format
that JoAnna Harper has been practicing with teens for the past five

Please bring a sack lunch as we will be using the lunchtime to
practice mindful consumption.


$25 Suggested Donation – no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


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JoAnna Harper has been
exploring and
practicing multiple traditions since 1999. 
In 2005 her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation,
which is
the premise for most of her current teaching. Although her main focus is
working with youth through her bi weekly children’s and teen sanghas,
teen day
long retreats, residential retreats and work in the juvenile justice
she is also co -teaching adult residential retreats as well as leading a
to Live practice and teaching one on one sessions.  Her
favorite teaching tools are working in
Council and relational mindfulness.  She
is a recent  graduate of Noah Levine’s
teacher training program and is trained through the Ojai Foundation as a
Council facilitator.  She is the grateful
mother of CJ and Harris her main inspirations.


This daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90029.