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with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

As long as we are locked into stress, we cannot live fully. Take a break from stress and join us for this experiential workshop-retreat, where you will:

  • Practice powerful mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, gain greater clarity, and achieve peace
  • Discover the transformative connection between mindfulness and open-hearted loving kindness
  • Establish a personal mindfulness program for dealing with obstacles or problems
  • Explore mindfulness as a path that supports your highest spiritual aspirations

There will be opportunity for individual conferences with the teacher. This program is designed for people new to mindfulness practice as well as seasoned practitioners.

Anxious thoughts and emotional reactions prevent us from truly experiencing the richness of the moment. Mindfulness is a way to free our lives. This practice works, as a growing body of scientific research and the testimony of practitioners from a wide range of religious backgrounds affirm.


Susan has an easy way of presenting difficult material.

All of Susan’s meditations, insight, and information were wonderful, enlightening and affirming!

About the Presenter 

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction at YogavilleSusan Stone has practiced mindfulness for thirty years. She has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries and is ordained as a Zen lay priest. Susan is also a Reiki master who has worked with AIDS patients.

Susan is also the author of three books, including At the Eleventh Hour, which explores mindfulness and caregiving. She is currently writing a historical fiction trilogy that is set in the era of the Buddha, the first of which (The Kosambi Intrigue) is available on Amazon.

A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA), Susan co-leads the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville. She teaches in a variety of settings, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Virginia, middle schools in Charlottesville, and at a men’s and a women’s prison. She leads retreats in a multi-state area.