Mindfulness Meditation With Insight Teacher Shell Fischer

3f909365e1563d73a0abe3d48ad26f46Warm greetings; thank you for visiting us, and for your interest in pursuing mindfulness meditation in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These offerings are available for those new to meditation, as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. All are welcome.

Along with 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops  – offered in partnership with Valley Health’s Integrative Care Program – we offer a variety of Insight (Vipassana) classesas well as daylong and residential meditation retreats throughout the valley and in the greater Washington D.C. area – all designed to help you reduce stress and pain (emotional and physical), and discover more calm, joy, and sense of well-being through the practice of mindfulness meditation.

While offering the teachings of Insight Meditation, we place great emphasis on the metta (loving-kindness) practices. Our hope is to guide you in nurturing even more kindness and compassion for yourself, others, and for all the situations you find yourself in throughout your life, through the heart-teachings and practices of mindfulness meditation.

With peace, Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher

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**Learn More:
What is MBSR?

FALL: Two workshops offered in Winchester, VA
Sept. 17 – Nov. 5, Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Dharma Studio

Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, Fridays, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Winchester Medical Center
*Daylong Retreat for both included: Oct. 28 in Stephens City, VA


WINTER: One workshop offered
Jan. 14 – Mar. 4, Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA
Daylong retreat Sat., Feb. 24


**Learn More: What Is A Retreat Like?

Nov. 11: Full Surrender – Learning to Ride the Waves
Jan. 20: The Beauty of Beginning Again
April 21: Cooling the Flames of Anger



Mar. 16-18, 2018, Women’s Weekend Retreat
Nurturing Self-Compassion
Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV


June 8-10, 2018 Weekend Retreat
Befriending Our Fear
Claymont Court Great Barn & Octagon
Charles Town, VW


July 19-23, 2018 – 5-Day Retreat
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
With co-teacher Pat Coffey
Sevenoaks Retreat Center
Madison, VA

Aug. 24-26, 2018: Women’s Weekend Retreat
Happy in the Heart – Practice to Generate Joy
Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV


Oct. 5-7, 2018 Weekend Retreat
Finding Peace in the Chaos
Claymont Court Great Barn & Octaon
Charles Town, WV



Every Tuesday, 7-8:45 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley
Stephens City, VA



Mindfulness in Nature: A Guided Meditation Walk
Oct. 23, Mon., 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Blandy Experimental Farm at the Virginia Arboretum, Boyce, VA


Regular Guest Teacher at Jonathan Foust’s Class in Arlington, VA

Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (*This is a 200+-person class)
*Please see schedule

Unitarian Universalist Church
Arlington, VA

Guest Teacher for Dr. Tara Brach
Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30-9 p.m.
River Road Unitarian Universalist Church
Bethesda, MD