Spend a magical 11 days connecting with the Balinese culture through captivating excursions to temples and palaces, meaningful conversations with cultural leaders, and visits to organizations helping to address some of the island’s greatest challenges. We are thrilled to have Kate Mitcheom and Elana Rosenbaum with us in Bali to share with you many of the people, places, and activities that Bali Institute has come to truly treasure over our 15 years on the ground in Bali. This journey is sure to inspire you in ways you never imagined.
About the Program Leaders:
Kate Mitcheom M.S.N.,C.N.M. R.Y.T. graduated from the Yale School of Nursing as a Nurse-midwife in 1981. She has practiced women’s health care for thirty years at the Fair Haven Community Health Center which motivated Kate to pursue areas of integrative medicine including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Kate has been practicing meditation since 1991 and teaching meditation since 1995 after training at Omega with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. and Saki Santorelli.In 1996 she founded the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, CT, where she taught meditation to pregnant women and their partners in the inner-city and offered MBSR for patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
In 1997 she was part of the first Teacher Development Intensive at Omega and began teaching for the Center for Mindfulness in 2012 where she is a faculty member. Kate is also an adjunct faculty at Brown University in the Mindfulness Center.
Kate has also taught mindfulness to high school level students, offers consulting, conference presentations and staff development training for hospitals, health centers, schools and universities throughout Connecticut and New England.She is a Registered Yoga teacher in the Anusara style and completed and was certified as an Energy Medicine Practicioner after four years of study at the Institute for Healing Arts and Sciences.
Kate lives in Branford, CT where she and her husband of over thirty years raised their three children.
Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW & LICSW, is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care and a pioneering teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is also an adjunct faculty at Brown University in the Mindfulness Center. After she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1995, her ability to embody mindfulness in the face of adversity led to the development of a mindfulness-based intervention for bone marrow transplant patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Emory University, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of mindfulness and making it available, thereby bringing a yes to life and all that’s in it.
*Special early bird rate of $2995 if you register and pay deposit by January 1, 2020!
–> If you are not traveling with someone you would like to share a room with, we will pair you with another solo traveler, if no one is available, single room occupancy fee may apply. Each traveler will have their own bed unless you have indicated otherwise.