August 5-Day Silent Retreat 

"Breathe! You are alive."

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Join us for a 5-day silent retreat with IDP teachers Margherita, Kristina & Seanan.


This retreat is for folks of any level, beginners looking to find a first retreat or more established individuals looking to deepen their practice.

Several members of our MTT 2022 Cohort will be in attendance.


The retreat will run virtually, Friday, August 12th to Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00am. - 5:00pm. EST.

Each day we will flow between silent practice, guided practice and mindful movement. Lunch will be an hour and a half.

Since it is a silent retreat we will be asking you to maintain functional speech while the retreat is not in session.

Registration and Payment

You may register for this retreat using the sign-up form below. We have offered two options for your convenience, one "Supported Tuition" to support those who may need financial assistance, and one "Actual Cost" to cover the actual cost to IDP.  Please choose your rate mindfully and be as generous as possible so that IDP may continue to offer financial assistance to those in need of other offerings.

Meet the Instructors

Margherita Tisato (She/Her) is a dancer, teacher to teachers, movement enthusiast and a passionate changemaker. She has been dancing and teaching since she was 17 and leading yoga and meditation classes, workshops and teacher trainings for over a decade. Margherita is known for creating Trauma-informed spaces for transformation. She facilitates a range of experiences spanning from meditation, yoga and somatic movement to dance, Butoh, and body suspension.
Kristina Lopez (She/They) is an artist, death doula, and meditation teacher. She has studied the philosophy and science of meditation in Mahayana Buddhist schools of thought. Her practice is informed by an intersectional lens dedicated to collective liberation. As a death doula Kristina aims to bring more mindful awareness of death so that we may all live better. She is a second generation Caribbean American born and raised on Lenape land in NYC. Learn more at ritualwerk.com.
Seanan Forbes (They/Them) is a queer disabled storyteller, writer, poet, photographer, restorative justice worker, and trauma-informed meditation teacher. Seanan has lived in two countries, worked in six, and done research and created art in more than forty, learning again and again there are far more bridges than barriers between us, and that kindness can change worlds. Their focus has been on kindness, stealth meditation, trauma-informed practices, neurology, and countering our species’ negativity bias.