Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI)
RGMI trains students, faculty, and leaders with the skills they need to manage stress, behave with courage and kindness, and tap into their creative potential. RGMI is Mountain Cloud’s primary outreach program.
We offer a range of services, including retreats in pristine nature at our lovely facility which sits on 20-acres of pine, juniper, wild flowers and much more. Programs focus on developing a personal mindfulness practice. This can be the foundation for resilience, self-care, teaching and leading. For more information, click here.
The Mountain Cloud Prison Project brings mindful movement (yoga) and meditation practices into the New Mexico State Prison (PNM). Currently we have suspended our program due to lack of yoga teachers. If you are a yoga teacher or someone with a strong interest in prison work and would like to take up this important outreach program, please contact Johanna.
We also work closely with the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) which facilitates workshops on non violent communication with inmates and community members. Go to the AVP website or ask Johanna about the program
Working inside the prison is rewarding, compelling and satisfying. It requires time and patience to become a volunteer because each volunteer is required take one or more volunteer training classes, undergo a security background check and, cooperate with the prison officials to work out logistics and schedules.