Saturday Sept 28th, 2019


Green Gulch Farm

In the midst of all the chaos of your daily life, meditation can be a life-saver. If you've already discovered the power of mindfulness meditation, this retreat is a perfect way to take your practice to the next level.

Get away for the day to beautiful Green Gulch Farm - just 45 minutes from San Francisco - and soak in the stillness. Your soul will thank you (and quite possibly other people in your life, too).

What to Expect

We'll gather at 8am to begin our practice, and alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation throughout the morning and afternoon. Two talks, given by Infinite Smile's Michael McAlister, will help guide your silent practice. You'll also have the opportunity to walk on the beautiful grounds at Green Gulch Farm, and meet one-on-one with Michael to discuss your practice. You'll enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by the monks who live there, and tea will be available throughout the day.

How to Prepare

Doing a day-long retreat can seem daunting, if you've only sat for brief periods before. To help you get the most out of the experience, and put you at ease, WITHIN Cofounder Hannah Knapp will offer guidance and advice in an orientation conference call the week before. She'll also check in with you after the retreat, to talk about your experience and help you integrate what you learn into your regular life.

Who Should Come

If you've been building a meditation practice for just a few weeks, or for several years, you'll appreciate the depth of stillness that comes with this day-long retreat. We recommend that you take a class with us at WITHIN, or sit with a meditation group near you, at least once before you go.

This retreat is not recommended if you have never practiced with guidance from a teacher in the mindfulness traditions (Zen or Vipassana) or sat with a group.

What It Costs

Retreat registration includes a delicious vegetarian lunch the day of the retreat, plus support from WITHIN Cofounder Hannah Knapp before and after the retreat.

Registration: $129

Early Bird (prior to September 28th): $119

Registering for the retreat secures your spot. If you cancel up to a week in advance, we will give you a full refund. No refunds are given after that point.

Please contact us at with any questions - we're happy to help you decide if this retreat is right for you!

Can’t make it on September 28th? We’ll let you know when we set a date for the next retreat! Click below to get notified.