Retreats and Mindfulness Opportunities


SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for our Late Autumn Retreat information and contact us to be on the mailing list for additional future events.

August 20, 2022 - Saturday

Mid-Summer's Day Retreat

In- person, one full day of mindfulness, silence and peace!

at Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino CA, includes Silent Lunch Meditation

NOTE: This Retreat usually fills up - register early - especially if you will be attending with anyone! 

COVID vaccination card or proof of negative COVID PCR test within 2 days (August 18th or later) will be requested at the door to participate in retreat. 


Savor the retreat center's rolling hills and hide-away grounds during this informative and soulful day of mindfulness and silence. This experiential training in mindfulness and meditation, taught in down-to-earth language, includes a delicious, working silent-lunch And silent dinner meditation!

This day is for being mindful, and actively learning mindfulness by experiencing it. This Retreat will help you understand the benefits of embodied mindfulness in your life, work and relationships. No prior meditation experience is necessary. 


Retreat Focus:

Creating Resilience,

Managing Stress,

Increasing Relaxation with Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices.   


You are warmly invited to restore yourself at mid-year with some well-deserved, luxurious time away! This is the original Los Angeles Mindfulness Retreat Workshop since 1996, where more than 3,100 people have deepened their sense of being more fully alive, and have returned again and again to deepen their active learning of mindfulness by practicing it! Come taste this peaceful, practical and integrating experience for yourself. The day includes music, poetry and time in the gardens -- for yourself or with a friend or colleague!  


Must present copy of COVID Vaccination Card or Proof of COVID PCR Negative Test within 2 days of event (August 18th or later)


NOTE: This Retreat usually fills up - register early - especially if you will be attending with anyone!

COST: (includes working lunch, dinner, and full-day workshop)  

> only $149.00! Early Discount for One person BEFORE AUG 13th Deadline. 

> Only $139.00! Each Early Discount for TWO or More REGISTERING TOGETHER, Before AUG 13th Deadline. 

> $169.00 each, Regular Fee, After AUG 13th Deadline.


Refunds: No Refunds or transfers -for any reason- after AUG 13th Deadline. 

Refunds prior to AUG 13th are minus a 10% cancellation fee.


“Mindfulness Meditation, Contemplative Living & Reducing Stress”

If you've ever wanted to learn meditation in a safe environment or would like more relaxation, well-being and sanity as part of your everyday experience, this refreshing & life-affirming class is for you.  The class provides instruction in Mindfulness Meditation and helps you find ways to infuse more peace and satisfaction in everyday life. The class draws on innovations in Mind-Body Medicine and traditional Contemplative practices. This class grows out one of the original resources for mindfulness in Los Angeles, since 1996. 


Every class includes a lesson and an experiential practice. On-going depth lessons include: Increasing well-being; Bringing deeper presence and awareness to relationships and communication as well as sustaining meaning and creativity at work and at home. Experiential practices include: Sitting Meditation, Body-Scan, Sensory work, Gentle Stretching and more! 


You'll receive weekly instruction, warm support and an on-going intimate practice community to sustain your progress. Pre-Registration is Required to Enter Class. No CEUs. This is an 0n-going class - not a drop-by class. Class recommended readings include: The Wise Heart and The Mindful Brain, written by, respectively, Jack Kornfield and Daniel Siegel, as well as Coming To Our Senses, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. More information by clicking on the "Mindfulness Meditation Class" option on the menu. 


Meditative living is not an "alternative to ordinary life," but rather "ordinary life itself, lived more fully." Come taste how a regular meditation practice can infuse your days with a sweet, mindful awareness. For the next class cycle dates: (818) 760-7725.

This is an On-going class, paid in four consecutive-class cycles.  Not a drop-by class: Online Class in Zoom Room - video participation required.  Future classes may be held in Studio City. (Pre-registration Required) 

Two Choices: 

>Thursday Eves: 8:00-9:30pm. OR, 

>Fridays: 11:00am to 12:30pm. 


COST: Only $150 For a 4-Class Cycle. 

No refunds or transfers for missed classes.

Creating a more Mindful Valley -- with mindfulness classes easily accessible by Zoom  





Improving Intimacy & Understanding by Weaving Together Heart & Mind

Jerome Front, LMFT Facilitator 

Date: TBD in Studio City

Includes Step-By-Step Techniques You will be able to apply immediately to improve your work with couples as well as your own relationships! So much has been written about improving relationships that is easy to get lost in it all. This workshop presents the latest relationship research and mind-body innovations that can bring healing into the heart of relationships. The focus is on a deep systems perspective that weaves together the elements of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Topics: Meditative Awareness in Reducing Emotional Reactivity; "What went wrong? and "What works"; Deepening "Expressive" & "Receptive" Skills; Relationship as "Deep Practice" & More. Methods: Experiential Practicing, Role-Plays, Lecture / Conceptualizing & Discussion. This also a Public Workshop - Anyone is welcome to attend. Individuals welcome as well. 


Presenter Bio: Jerome Front, MFT (see "About Us" menu selection on the left) 



-$99.00 Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$89.00 Interns & Students: Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$109.00 for any registrations AFTER TBD




Honoring Night,Reviewing the Day, Welcoming Tomorrow & Preparing for Sleep."

Presenter: Jerome Front, LMFT

Date: TBD in Studio City

Meditations, Reflections & Prayers for Honoring Night, Dealing with the End of the Day, Welcoming Tomorrow & Preparing for Sleep 4 CEUs for MFTs & LCSWs. Workshop Leader: Jerome Front, LMFT This unique, relaxing workshop is a warm invitation to see how mindfulness - a reverent, loving, knowing and accepting way of being - can enrich any part of the day. As the evening becomes night, and as night becomes tomorrow, we will explore meditations, reflections and prayers that can help us more fully inhabit our hours and moments. There will be reflections on: time and darkness; owning and letting go of the day as it passes; meditations for welcoming tomorrow's opportunity, and perspectives on preparing for a nourishing and peaceful night's rest. Topics / Methods will include: formal mindfulness meditations; informal mindful practice; prayers and reflections on contemplative living; music and poetry. Definitely bring your favorite, cozy blankets, pillows, and a journal or notebook. Please be sure not to have a heavy dinner or any alcohol before this workshop. Workshop begins at 9:00 pm -- you are welcome arrive a little early to relax :-) Enrollment is limited, be sure to register soon. 


-$99.00 Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$89.00 Interns & Students: Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$109.00 for any registrations AFTER TBD

Registration Info



in Studio City, CA

Jerome Front, LMFT Facilitator


This workshop invites participants to open to their most elemental relationship, that which exists between the body, mind, and the natural world as it manifests through our hunger, senses and cravings. This inquiry will then widen to include the deep nourishment we receive from being in mindful relationship with each other. "As individuals, we all know the hungers and unrequited longings that coexist at emotional, spiritual, bodily, and relational levels," says Jerome Front. "Fortunately, these basic needs also form our common human ground. Opening to these primal shared areas with a loving awareness can create profoundly satisfying aspects of deep relationship. These nourishing and transformative relational experiences include understanding and being understood, a sense of increased personal presence, and the soothing, releasing, and integrating experience of letting yourself be known in another's accepting, warm presence."  


During this workshop, participants will taste a fuller range of being alive, experience ways of belonging and open to the nourishing possibility of being at home, more regularly, within the moments of life. Workshop topics include · Cravings and the embodied mind and spirit · Interconnectedness of self, other, and the cosmos · Creating resonance, attunement, and empathy


Participants will experience sensory work, group sharing, eating meditation, music, ritual, deep relaxation, and instruction on mindfulness meditation. Teachings and activities will alternate with periods of intentional silence.




-$99.00 Early Discount BEFORE TBA

-$89.00 Interns & Students: Early Discount BEFORE TBA

-$109.00 Regular Fee for any registrations AFTER TBA 

For more information or to register: (818) 760-7725



Using Grief & Sadness to Deepen Purpose and Meaning 

Presenters: Julie Brams-Prudeaux, LMFT, and Jerome Front, LMFT 

Date: TBD in Studio City

There are so many types of losses in the human experience -- death, separation from family and friends, divorce, broken dreams and failing health, as well as those losses that are known only in the privacy of your heart. This workshop will focus on these often painful but powerfully transformative periods of life. Held in mindful awareness and acceptance, aspects of loss can yield gifts of growth and deep healing. Methods: By exploring personal grief you'll learn to identify and use the often hidden, positive aspects within grief, loss and sadness to deepen your emotional and spiritual development in daily life. Experiential exercises, guided meditations, metaphor and art-process will also be used. This also a Public Workshop - Anyone is welcome to attend.

- TO REGISTER: CONTACT US @ 818-760-7725



-$99.00 Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$89.00 Interns & Students: Early Discount BEFORE TBD

-$109.00 Regular Fee for any registrations AFTER TBD

For more information or to register: (818) 760-7725


PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS include: UCLA Extension and LifeSpan Learning Institute

The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy & InsightLA

Presents Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Trudy Goodman, Ed.M., Sara Lazar, M.D., and Tara Brach, Ph.D. 


Cultivating Well-Being In The Present moment