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Teen Scene

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The Teen Scene is hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a non-profit dedicated to helping young people experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging with themselves, others and the natural world. The Teen Scene Lounge provides teens with a place of their own on the festival grounds that is comfortable, safe and fun. This is an environment for young people to experience being present for themselves and for being seen and heard authentically by others.

Teens can participate in a number of activities, including:

  • Collage journaling, a unique tool for self-expression, which gives teens the opportunity to discover their inner creative voice (more details below)
  • Juggling Dojo Classes~ Learn to juggle without struggle! The juggling masters of the Juggling Dojo weave together juggling, song and rhythm in their teaching and performance. These emissaries in the art of Flow will guide and inspire you in the art of dancing with gravity. The Juggling Dojo invites you into the adventure of playing towards a world that works for everyone!
  • Chill zones with couches and snacks where teens can create their own space within the busy-ness of festival life.
  • Real Talk with Teens~ A presentation and facilitated discussion by licensed addictions counselor and mindfulness educator, Joe Klein.
  • Mindfulness activities, such as Qi Gong and meditation, to get the teens’ day started well.
  • Drumming workshops, featuring FloydFest Teen Scene veteran Minerva
  • Upcycle T-Shirt Workshop
  • Raising Voices in the Garden of Song workshops~ Join us in the adventure of vocal empowerment. In the garden of song we encourage and dare each other to sing boldly and listen closely. Our voices will take flight as we sing a rich mix of chants, rounds and freedom songs.  Participants will leave this garden party with vital song seeds to sow amongst friends and neighbors! All voices are welcome. If you can talk, you can sing.
  • Teen Open Mic and more!

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The Teen Scene is hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a Floyd-area non-profit dedicated to helping young people experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging with themselves, others and the natural world. The Teen Scene Lounge provides teens with a place of their own that is comfortable, safe and fun, and where they can participate in a number of activities, including collage journaling, Juggling Dojo Classes, mindfulness activities such as Qi Gong and meditation, or simply relax in the ‘Chill Zone’ with couches and snacks.

About iBme

Joe Klein, is the founder of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). He has over 20 years experience working with youth as an educator, counselor and soccer coach. Joe brings playfulness and a whole body experiential integration to his work with young people. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a long term practitioner of mindfulness meditation, yoga and Chinese internal martial arts. Joe teaches a graduate level course on mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL) for teachers, social workers, nurses and counselors at Radford University and also co-leads retreats on “Mindfulness as Self-Care” for parents, students and helping professionals in Southwest Virginia.

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents and professionals through mindfulness retreats and outreach programs. What we do can be described as inner education. On retreat and in school and community settings, participants learn life-long skills that help them gain a deeper awareness and understanding of their mind and body. Our participants learn to cultivate more kindness and compassion towards themselves, others, and the natural world. These are skills that have many proven benefits, and most importantly they teach us how to embrace and enjoy our lives.