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

Please see below for UPCOMING EVENTS:


8-Week Mindfulness Training Workshop
**Learn More: What is MBSR?


Sept. 9 – Nov. 4, Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA
Daylong retreat Sat., Oct. 27


**Learn More: What Is A Retreat Like?

April 21: Cooling the Flames of Anger

June 23: True to Your Heart: Discovering & Honoring Your Truth

Sept. 8: The Freedom of Self-Forgiveness

Nov. 10: Living With Loving-Kindness



Mar. 16-18, 2018, Women’s Weekend Retreat

Nurturing Self-Compassion
Claymont Court Mansion
Charles Town, WV

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

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



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

Mindfulness in Nature: A Guided Walking Meditation
Mon., May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Blandy Experimental Farm
Boyce, VA

Guest Teacher for Dr. Tara Brach
Wed., Aug. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. (This is a 300+-person class)
River Road Unitarian Universalist Church
Bethesda, MD