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Cultivating mindfulness in Southwest Virginia & beyond

Curious About Mindfulness?

Maybe you’ve heard of the growing practice of mindfulness and its many benefits. But you’re worried it may clash with your spiritual beliefs. Or perhaps you simply don’t know how to begin the practice.

Begin Your Mindfulness Journey Today

Mindfulness is not a religious practice, and is actually practiced by people of many faith backgrounds as well as those with no spiritual beliefs. Religion requires faith while mindfulness is dependent only on awareness. Mindfulness is simply a way of being—one that we can all benefit from.

So if you’re ready to begin your own journey of mindfulness practice, InStill Mindfulness is here to support you. We provide mindfulness classes and outreach programs for businesses, law enforcement, schools, and more. We also seek to act as a conduit between other organizations that provide mindfulness classes and retreats. InStill is as much a community of practitioners as we are an organization that provides mindfulness classes.

Who We Are

InStill Mindfulness is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Floyd, Virginia.

Our History

InStill Mindfulness was founded as a nonprofit in Virginia in 2016. Founder and Executive Director, Jamie Reygle, was offering mindfulness-related training under the name “Life Support.” As the efforts grew, and a board of directors and advisory team partnered with the organization, so did the vision for cultivating mindfulness in Southwest Virginia and beyond. In October of 2016, we adopted the name InStill Mindfulness to better reflect our mission, services, and programs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to cultivate a mindful world for all.

Our Mission

InStill Mindfulness cultivates kindness, compassion, and care through education, action, and community.

Core Principle

Connection:
with heart, mind, self, synapses, nature, and community.

Our Values

  • Gratitude, which we offer freely.

  • Self-care, which we give to ourselves and encourage in those around us.

  • Awareness, which we continue to develop in ourselves and others.

  • Redefine the mind. Mindfulness has changed our relationship with our minds, and we want to share that opportunity with everybody.

  • Simplicity, as an antidote to chaos.

  • Adaptability, welcoming change rather than resisting it.

  • Authenticity, ‘preaching’ only what we practice.

  • Equanimity, meeting each moment with open minds and open hearts.

Our Values

  • Gratitude, which we offer freely.

  • Self-care, which we give to ourselves and encourage in those around us.

  • Awareness, which we continue to develop in ourselves and others.

  • Redefine the mind. Mindfulness has changed our relationship with our minds, and we want to share that opportunity with everybody.

  • Simplicity, as an antidote to chaos.

  • Adaptability, welcoming change rather than resisting it.

  • Authenticity, ‘preaching’ only what we practice.

  • Equanimity, meeting each moment with open minds and open hearts.

Testimonials

“I appreciated so many things: the expertise of the leaders, the loving supportive community created, the variety of approaches and exercises related to mindfulness, and the wealth of resources to which you are connecting us.”

Participant, Online Course

“That was my first Zoom InSpire experience and it was very nice. It was great to reconnect after a few weeks… I always leave the meetings closer to my baseline – that place I strive to be internally.”

“You are creating a very positive opportunity for healing in our divisive society.”

Participant, Online Course

The InStill Team

InStill Mindfulness has a team of experienced mindfulness practitioners that serve as our teachers, Board of Directors, and advisory team members. We have backgrounds in a range of industries, including customer service, the nonprofit sector, nursing, mental health, education, engineering, medicine, and journalism. Learn more by reading our bios below.

Staff

Jamie Reygle

Jamie Reygle, Executive Director

Jamie Reygle, CMT-P began studying meditation techniques in the late ’90s, and has been practicing mindfulness since 2003. Since then, his interest in mindfulness has led him to teach mindfulness in many settings, including public schools, businesses, independent workshops, and music festivals; staff around a dozen iBme retreats, and write a short book on mindfulness practice called The Unenlightened Buddha. His work history includes much work with disadvantaged youth, music promotion and management, journalism, teaching, and corporate customer service. He has served on the boards of The Wilderness Society, the Queensland Music Industry Association, radio station 2NCR, and Blue Mountain School. Jamie holds a BA in Psychology from Murdoch University, is an IMTA Certified Mindfulness Teacher, a graduate of The School for the Work with Byron Katie, and has completed Level I Focusing training.

Patricia Wheaton

Patricia Wheaton, Center Manager/Administrator

Patricia Wheaton, M.Ed. has spent the last decade deepening her personal understanding of mindfulness and contemplative practices. Patricia loves exploring new ways to develop her own sense of awareness and connection, including meditation, prayer, singing, dancing, yoga, deep listening, and volunteering. She is excited to be settled in Pulaski County where her family roots run deep in the majestic mountains of Allisonia. Drawing from a diverse professional background, Patricia has held roles in both administrative positions and teaching within K-12 public and private school environments. She holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Visual Art from Marshall University.

Teachers

Other Leadership

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