Vipassana Course: Mindfulness Meditation

Opening to Health, Happiness, Meaning & Magic REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Mindfulness Meditation

Opening to Health, Happiness, Meaning & Magic

We are excited to host to Vipassana meditation courses, which you can do in addition to the regular activities in the program at no extra cost.


Our 4-week classes consist of one weekly 60-minute session.



19:30 – 20:00 Stretch & Connect (optional)

20:00 – 21:00 Mindfulness Meditation Talk & Practice

21:00 – 21:30 Q & A (optional)

Mindfulness Basics: What, How & Why?


  • What is mindfulness?
  • The benefits of mindfulness: Debunking the hype and embracing the reality.
  • Establishing a practice in the midst of everyday pressures and doubts.
  • Connecting with breath: life force, guide, and teacher.

Mindfulness Within: Connecting with the Body


  • Creating a mindful and kind relationship with the body and all its sensations (some welcome; some not so much)
  • Troubleshooting the practice in class, on retreat, and at home

Mindfulness of Thoughts & Emotions


  • Identifying thoughts and feelings: A mindful approach to an unruly mind.
  • Getting unstuck: Reigning in run-amok thoughts and feelings with R.A.I.N

The Healing Power of Loving Kindness


  • What’s love got to do with it? Mindfulness in a harsh world.
  • Mindfulness magic for everyone…every day.
  • Taking it to the streets: Life after this mindfulness jumpstart

Dr. Lyssa Menard

Professor of Behavioral Science

Dr. Lyssa Menard is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, a clinical health psychologist, and a business coach as well as a meditation teacher.

She was certified by Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which combines mindfulness, meditation, and yoga; she is a teacher with the Veterans Yoga Project; and she is currently completing her Vipassana teacher training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Lyssa is the founder of Strategies for Change, where she incorporates meditation techniques in psychotherapy and business coaching. With well over 20 years of experience, she is dedicated to working with high achievers who feel successful in some aspects of their lives but stuck in others.

Known for her expertise in business and personal change management, she has been invited to address the American Psychological Association and companies throughout the US. Lyssa has been quoted in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Prevention Magazine, WebMD, CareerBuilder, and many other prominent publications. She has appeared on CNN, NBC News, and ABC News.

When Lyssa is not working, she enjoys biking, swimming, kickboxing, and other athletic endeavors, writes and performs music, worships the sun, reads everything that isn’t nailed down, travels worldwide and connects with friends and family.

Lyssa Menard



We pride ourselves on having the most all-inclusive offerings of any health and wellness retreat in Thailand -- in fact, all of Asia. There are no “hidden” expenses. The price you pay includes everything you could possibly want or need during your stay.

Vipassana Course: Mindfulness Meditation (4 weeks)

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