Whole Person Well-Being: A Week of Inspired Living
Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, is an author and lecturer. He taught the largest course at Harvard on “Positive Psychology” and the third largest on “The Psychology of Leadership”—with a total of over 1,400 students. He currently…
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Megan McDonough, CEO of WholeBeing Institute, is an award-winning author of Infinity in a Box: Using Yoga to Live with Ease and A Minute for Me: Learning to Savor Sixty Seconds. Mastery of “how to…
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For your optimal well-being (and the world’s), your whole nature in all its glory and complexity must be uncovered and expressed. For more than two decades, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar has been at the forefront of Positive Psychology, teaching people how to build emotional well-being. Now, through the WholeBeing Institute cofounded with Megan McDonough, the framework is expanding to include additional aspects of well-being that you can use to help realize your full human potential.
In this inaugural event, the founders of the WholeBeing Institute lay the groundwork for a new model of well-being called SPIRE—a five-pronged approach to foster lifelong learning, professional development, and personal growth for the ultimate aim of inspired living. Along with emotional well-being, the SPIRE approach addresses intellectual well-being (fostering a love of learning through the arts, great books, and accessible philosophy) and physical well-being (using the mind-body connection to consciously cultivate a desired psychological state).
Guest presenters during the week include senior Kripalu teachers Stephen Cope, speaking on the importance of following your calling, and Maria Sirois, addressing the power of resiliency in the human spirit.
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The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More