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with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

 In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion.

Popular mindfulness instructor Susan Carol Stone will assist you in establishing a personal mindfulness program that will help you relax into the present moment and relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. You’ll understand why it is essential to approach challenging emotions with compassion.

This program is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners. An ability to be present to your difficult emotions as they arise is prerequisite to enrollment. These practices are a powerful complement to therapy work.

Silence outside of class sessions is encouraged.


Susan’s course was one of the best gifts I’ve given to myself. What could be more important than learning to embrace the moment and ultimately, the beauty of living? — Carrington Menzel

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

Kid’s Yoga Program

Bring your children with you this weekend!

While you enjoy the program’s session, the kids will be introduced to Integral Yoga, Sri Swami Satchidananda, ashram life, study of nature, and our natural surroundings through art, crafts, music, dance, drama, hiking, games, and more.
3-Day Kid’s Program Fee: $108 per child
Contact ARC to register: [email protected] or 1.800.858.9642
Please note: Children can only be housed with their parents within the Lotus Guest Houses or in a tent.

About the Presenter

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Susan Carol Stone has practiced mindfulness for thirty years. She teaches Mindfulness-based Stress reduction (MBSR) at the University of Virginia and co-leads the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville, VA. A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA, she has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings including at men’s and women’s prisons and a middle school in Charlottesville. She has led mindfulness retreats in a multi-state area.

Susan has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries and is ordained as a Zen lay priest. She is also a Reiki master who has worked with AIDS patients.

She is the author of four books, including At the Eleventh Hour, which explores mindfulness and caregiving. She is currently writing a historical fiction trilogy that is sent in the time of the Buddha. The first volume (The Kosambi Intrigue) and second (The Jealous Heart) are available on Amazon.

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