Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Awakening Wisdom and Compassion

Kelly Lindsey, Marissa Knox and Brooke Binstock

August 7–11, 2017

Tuition $270 + 4 nights

Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious, 5-day retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom traditions. A nourishing daily schedule will include guided meditation, yoga, massage therapy, time in nature, and meaningful connection with others. You will leave this retreat feeling open, inspired, and ready to meet your everyday life with greater clarity and compassion.


7:30am Breakfast
9:00am Meditation, Contemplation, and Yoga
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Stupa Tour, Guided Hike, Individual Practice Interviews, Rest
6:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

(from left) Brooke Binstock, Marissa Knox, Kelly Lindsey


Kelly Lindsey

Kelly Lindsey is a meditation teacher, mind-body therapist, and mother. She has been a meditation practitioner in the Shambhala lineage since 2000. Kelly is the co-founder of Dakini Meditative, a company created to support and inspire the practice of meditation and mindful living.


Marissa Knox

Marissa Knox is a PhD candidate at UT Austin with a research focus on self-compassion. Marissa teaches yoga and meditation with wholehearted reverence, integrity, and deep-rooted compassion. She sees spiritual practice as a remembrance of our wholeness, with each breath a sacred invitation to discover all we need within.


Brooke Binstock

Brooke Binstock is a heart-centered solopreneur and owner of Open Circle Healing, an all encompassing wellness initiate where self-care and self-acceptance are the main pulse. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Brooke is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.