Before and After a 30-day Mindfulness Retreat

Published by Greg Heffron on

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 4.18.15 PMThese before-and-after photos of participants on a 30-day retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center speak to the subtle yet powerful quality of having practiced mindfulness meditation thoroughly. While a 30-day retreat is not for everyone, those that have done it know that deeper and deeper layers of emotion and sensation are revealed and “made friends with” as the weeks pass. What was overwhelming at the start comes to seem possible, and even, sometimes, enjoyable. Click to see more.

 


Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and across North America. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.