Inquiry Intensive

Inquiry Intensive is designed for MBSR teachers who have completed Phase 1 of the training pathway and want to improve skill and confidence at inquiring with students. Emphasis in this 4-day intensive is on the teacher’s embodied inquiry as a vehicle for helping students safely and respectfully explore and inquire into their own experiences, beyond the story of those experiences. We will look at the impact that teacher intention can have on students during the inquiry process, and explore challenges to effective inquiry, and ways to meet those challenges. You will practice inquiry with your colleagues, engaging both with individuals and the whole group, as well as engaging in your own self-inquiry, which is the fuel for inquiring with others. You will leave the training able to meet yourself and your students inside the inquiry process with more skill and grace.

This training may also be taken by MBI teachers not in the East Coast Mindfulness training pathway or anyone in a field that utilizes mindful inquiry.

This course will be taught by Rebecca Eldridge and Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers.

During this training you will—

  • Engage in self-inquiry around present moment experience
  • Identify ways that space is opened for inquiry, and possibly closed
  • Explore ways to engage individuals in inquiry while holding integrity with the group
  • Practice inquiry in dyads, small, and whole group
  • Give and receive feedback on inquiry practice

At the end of this training you will be able to—

  • Apply methods that support safe, open inquiry of present moment experience
  • Personalize the inquiry exchange to meet individual students and the whole group
  • Navigate challenges around inquiry in the classroom with more skill and ease
  • Utilize self-inquiry in your own practice—inside and outside the classroom
  • Stay in touch with teaching colleagues to continue to explore skillful inquiry

Successful completion of Phase 1 of the training pathway.

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed

The Inquiry Intensive is limited to 25 participants

Dates Times - US Eastern
Thursday, Dec. 3 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 4 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 5 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 6 9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $1400

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1200

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1000

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

Application timeline for 2020 Inquiry Intensive:

  1. Submit application online by Monday, October 28, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
  2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, November 4, 2020, with acceptance status.
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Monday, November 11, 2020.
  4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • 2020 Program Schedule
    Dates Times - US Eastern
    Thursday, Dec. 3 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Friday, Dec. 4 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 5 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 6 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $1400

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1200

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1000

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

  • Apply

    Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

    Application timeline for 2020 Inquiry Intensive:

    1. Submit application online by Monday, October 28, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
    2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, November 4, 2020, with acceptance status.
    3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Monday, November 11, 2020.
    4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Common Questions

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 7 days prior to the first day of the program (this will give us just enough time to notify someone on the waitlist). No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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