Quiet Mind, Open Heart: The Four Immeasurables

Kelly Lindsey, Brooke Binstock and Marissa Knox

September 8–13, 2020

Tuition $270 + 5 nights

Kelly Lindsey

Brooke Binstock

Marissa Knox

Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.

Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom traditions. Our practice will be centered around cultivating the Four Immeasurable Qualities of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. A nourishing daily schedule will include guided meditation, yoga, bodywork, time in nature, and meaningful connection with others. You will leave this retreat feeling open, inspired, and ready to move through the world with more kindness, presence, and joy.


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

Bodywork and 1:1 Offerings

These offerings will be available for an additional fee. You may sign up during the retreat.

Therapeutic Massage and Body Wisdom Sessions with Brooke

60 minute therapeutic massage -$125
90 minute therapeutic massage -$150
Body Wisdom Session-  The body and mind are intricately connected. In this 2 hour session, get to know yourself more deeply. Experience an array of body-centered modalities steeped in self-compassion. Carry these tools with you into your everyday life so that you may embody a greater state of calm. – $250


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

Kelly Lindsey

Kelly Lindsey is a mother, meditation teacher, and mind-body therapist. She has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. Kelly is the co-founder of Dakini Meditative, a company created to support and inspire the practice of meditation and mindful living. She is currently writing a book on the Four Immeasurables, which will be published by Lionheart Press in 2020.

Brooke Binstock

Brooke Binstock is a licensed social worker, writer, massage therapist, and founder of Open Circle Healing, a wellness initiative rooted in body based self-care practices. Through her work, she is dedicated to cultivating a nonjudgmental approach to being human. Her teaching style is warm, grounded, compassionate, intuitive and body-centered. She encourages her clients and students to come home to themselves in a gentle, spacious and loving way.

Marissa Knox

Marissa Knox is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology at UT Austin. Her work and research focuses on self-compassion and she believes social change begins with the relationship we have with ourselves. It is her passion to support others in cultivating deeper awareness, integrity, and compassionate wisdom through reflective writing, contemplation, and embodiment practices.


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.