Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Meditation Gatherings (ongoing)
Dec
3
Dec 27

Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Meditation Gatherings (ongoing)

  • Astoria, NY

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm (Ongoing)

Astoria Presbyterian Church: 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

Join us on Wednesday nights for meditation and conversation about mindfulness. Learn how to bring mindfulness into daily life, and how to establish, maintain, and deepen a personal mindfulness practice.

Each class will consist of instruction in different forms of mindfulness meditation, and time for group discussion and connecting with the community. Depending on the week, the teacher may give a talk or share a reading about a related topic such as working with distractions, mindful communication, compassion, working with emotions, bringing mindfulness to anxiety, home practice tips, mindfulness and social action, and more.

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

Led by Emily Herzlin and guest teachers. 

All classes are drop-in, but RSVP if you are able. $5-$10 at the door to support the teachers, the Astoria Bookshop, and the Astoria Presbyterian Church. *Note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford the suggested donation, please give what you are able.

Email any questions to Emily Herzlin at mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

For updates, please refer to the Meetup group page.

 

(Logo by Steve Monosson.)

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesday mornings)
Mar
28
May 30

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesday mornings)

  • New York Insight Meditation Center

REGISTER HERE

New York Insight offers on-going classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the ground-breaking and time-tested, scientifically researched program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   This transformative course is suited for those coming to meditation for the first time or for experienced meditators who realize they have not yet integrated these practices fully into their lives.

The teaching of MBSR at NY Insight is offered by seasoned MBSR teachers, most of whom are certified by the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.  All of our teachers have decades of meditation practice and study and between them have taught well over 200 cycles of this seminal 8-Week curriculum.

In addition, New York Insight is committed to providing support for alumni of MBSR Programs in the form of follow-up courses, access to teachers and sitting groups.

Benefits of MBSR
Research over the past 38 years indicates that a majority of people who complete this program report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful situations; an increased ability to relax, lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms; reduction in pain levels and enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain and most importantly a greater energy and enthusiasm for life.

Some of the Skills People Learn in MBSR Courses

  • Practical coping skills to improve the ability to handle stressful situations
  • Methods for being physically and mentally relaxed and at ease
  • Gentle full body conditioning exercises to strengthen the body and release muscular tension
  • The ability to be increasingly aware of the interplay of mind and body in health and illness
  • The ability to face change and difficult times in your life with greater ease
  • Greater ability to decrease the physical, mental and emotional effects of the societal stressors of sexism, racism, homophobia

What to Expect
MBSR uses meditation, yoga and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives and in fact, relate differently to each moment of their lives

This class is in 8 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions.  Between classes 5 and 7 there is a full day of practice on a weekend day. Each class includes various “formal” meditation practices, mindful movement and discussion/inquiry exploring the habits of the mind to discover how these patterns of reactivity become a major cause of stress.

Class size ranges from 15 – 30 participants. The course is experiential: by paying attention to what arises in daily and class practice, and through exploring the challenges that arise and how these are met, a supportive and safe container is created.

Participants are supported by recorded guided meditations and are expected to practice 30-45 minutes of formal meditation daily as well as various informal practices.

Course Fee & Requirements

  • Sliding scale: Base $450/ Sustaining $600
  • Please choose your rate mindfully and be as generous as possible so that NYI can continue to offer financial assistance to those in need. Payment plans and limited partial scholarships are available; please contact info@nyimc.org for financial assistance.
  • It is important when considering this class to make sure your schedule allows you to attend all 8 sessions, though if a class is missed there are usually concurrent classes which allow for make-up sessions.
  • Please choose your rate mindfully and be as generous as possible so that NYI can continue to offer financial assistance to those in need.
  • Payment plans and limited partial scholarships are available; please click here to contact Vivian Mac for financial assistance.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductio (Thursday Evenings)
Mar
30
Jun 1

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductio (Thursday Evenings)

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

REGISTER HERE

Join the Mindful Astoria community this spring for an 8-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is arising within you or around you from moment to moment so that you can respond skillfully and with awareness. Over the course of eight weeks, we will learn several different forms of mindfulness practices such as mindful breathing, walking meditation, and mindful movement. We will practice bringing mindfulness into daily activities, stressful situations, self-care, work, relationships, communication, and more. This course teaches several forms of mindfulness and meditation practices, emphasizing ways of integrating mindfulness into daily life in order to reduce stress. Led by experienced MBSR teacher Emily Herzlin.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

 

Important dates

Orientation: Thursday March 30 7-9:30pm, required for participation in the course. If you cannot attend orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor.

Classes: 8 Thursday nights 7-9:30pm, April 6-June 1 (skipping the week of May 5), daylong retreat Sunday May 21 9:30am-5pm at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001). Last class on June 1 will be 7-10pm.

 

Location

Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

Astoria, NY 11106

Via public transit:

NQ to Broadway, MR to Steinway

 

Daylong Retreat on Sunday May 21 9:30am-5pm at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001). Via public transit: RW to 28th street/Broadway, 6 to 28th street/Lexington, 1 to 28th street/7th Ave, FM to 23rd street/6th Ave.

 

Full Class Schedule

Orientation March 30

Class 1 April 6

Class 2 April 13

Class 3 April 20

Class 4 April 27

Skip May 4

Class 5 May 11

Class 6 May 18

All-day practice day Sunday May 21 at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket.)

Class 7 May 25

Class 8 June 1

 

Course fee:

Early bird $300 until March 9

$325 after March 9

A limited number of reduced rate spots may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

REGISTER HERE

8 students minimum, 15 maximum.

In the event that the course sells out prior to orientation, a waitlist will be available.

 

Frequently asked questions about the MBSR course here. Please be sure to read before signing up.

 

Refund policy

Notice of cancellation by Friday March 31 (1 day after Orientation): Full refund minus $20 processing fee.

Notice of cancellation by Friday April 7 (1 day after Class 1): 50% of the course fee will be refunded.

No refunds will be granted after Friday April 7.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Cancer Patients and Survivors (Monday afternoons)
Apr
10
Jun 19

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Cancer Patients and Survivors (Monday afternoons)

  • Bendheim Center for Integrative Medicine

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Monday afternoons 12:30pm-3pm
April 17-June 19
Bendheim Center for Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*

(*note: this particular course is only open to cancer patients and survivors.) 

1429 First Avenue (at 74th street) New York, NY 10021

Intro/Orientation on Monday April 10. Orientation is required for those intending to take the course. If you miss the orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor.

Practice Day: Saturday June 3 9am-3pm

Tuition: $450. Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day. 

Register, or questions about registration: Call MSK Integrative Medicine at 212-639-2000

Questions about the course, please email herzline@mskcc.org

Jun
5
Jul 17

Meditation 201: Softening the Heart (Memorial Sloan Kettering)

  • Bendheim Center for Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering

6 Mondays, 1-2:30pm

June 5-July 17, skipping July 3

What This Course Will Teach You

Meditation 201: Softening the Heart is a six-week course designed to build upon practices introduced in Meditation 101.

Each class will explore a different topic. Topics may include: lovingkindness, self-compassion, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness. The practices we will be exploring in this course help us to cultivate qualities of mind and heart that reduce stress, build resiliency and flexibility, and improve wellbeing. The course teaches meditation techniques, practices, and tools that will support you in cultivating a personal meditation practice that you can carry with you throughout your day.

How The Course Is Structured

At least one new meditation practice will be introduced every week. During class there will be time for discussion about the meditation practice and how to apply it to daily life.

You will be asked to meditate on your own for 10-20 minutes per day and to jot down observations in a daily practice journal. The home practice is meant to support you. You will get more benefit out of the course if you practice consistently on your own. You will be given printed meditation instructions to support your home practice.

This is a group class with a maximum of 10 participants. It will be conducted in English.

Wear comfortable clothing. You may choose to sit in a chair or to use our cushions or yoga mats.

Who Is This Class For?

Graduates of the Meditation 101 course offered at MSK.

Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and staff.

Those who have not completed Meditation 101 but have a regular meditation practice of at least 2 months may also enroll.

Contact The Instructor If…

If you have not taken Meditation 101, but have a meditation practice and would like to enroll, please email one of the instructors (listed below) to introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your experience with meditation.

If you have a hearing impairment, severe depression or anxiety, PTSD, or are living with or recently recovered from a substance use disorder, please contact the instructor so we can determine if participating would be appropriate at this time.

Questions?  Please contact the instructor:

Emily Herzlin                herzline@mskcc.org

To register call (212) 639-2000

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Thursdays 7-8:30pm, Astoria First)
Jun
15
Aug 17

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Thursdays 7-8:30pm, Astoria First)

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

 

An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 

Join the Mindful Astoria community on Thursday evenings this summer for an 8-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is arising within you or around you from moment to moment so that you can respond skillfully and with awareness. Over the course of eight weeks, we will learn several different forms of mindfulness practices such as mindful breathing, walking meditation, and mindful movement. We will practice bringing mindfulness into daily activities, stressful situations, self-care, work, relationships, communication, and more. This course teaches several forms of mindfulness and meditation practices, emphasizing ways of integrating mindfulness into daily life in order to reduce stress. Led by experienced MBSR teacher Emily Herzlin.

 

Important dates

Orientation: Thursday June 15 7-9:30pm, required for participation in the course. If you cannot attend orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor.

Classes: 8 Thursday nights 7-9:30pm, June 22-Aug 17 1 (skipping July 6), daylong retreat Saturday Jul 29 10am-4:30pm. Last class on Aug 17 will be 7-10pm.

 

Location

Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

Astoria, NY 11106

Via public transit:

NQ to Broadway, MR to Steinway

 

 

Full Class Schedule

Orientation June 15

Class 1 June 22

Class 2 June 29

SKIP JUL 6

Class 3 July 13

Class 4 July 20

Class 5 July 27

All-day retreat Sat July 29 10am-4:30pm

Class 6 Aug 3

Class 7 Aug 10

Class 8 Aug 17

 

Course fee:

Early bird $300 until June 8

$325 after June 8

A limited number of reduced rate spots may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

 

8 students minimum, 15 maximum.

In the event that the course sells out prior to orientation, a waitlist will be available.

 

Frequently asked questions about the MBSR course here. Please be sure to read before signing up.

 

Refund policy

Notice of cancellation by Friday June 16 (1 day after Orientation): Full refund minus $20 processing fee.

Notice of cancellation by Friday June 23 (1 day after Class 1): 50% of the course fee will be refunded.

No refunds will be granted after Friday June 23.

 

About the teacher, Emily Herzlin.

Emily Herzlin is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained through the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She is a Mind-Body Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, a teacher at the Interdependence Project, and founder and lead teacher at Mindful Astoria, a meditation community in her neighborhood in Queens. She teaches mindfulness and meditation courses around New York City, leads meditation sessions in workplaces and universities, and works with private students one-on-one. She is currently participating in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program. She is also a published writer with a particular love for memoir and poetry. She received her MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2012.

Email Emily.Herzlin@gmail.com with any additional questions.

 


Keeping Your Heart Open: Working with Anger and Hatred
Mar
11
10:00 pm22:00

Keeping Your Heart Open: Working with Anger and Hatred

  • The Interdependence Project

Keeping Your Heart Open: Working with Anger and Hatred

REGISTER HERE

It's a challenging time for many of us to keep our hearts open in the
face of disturbing events and destructive speech and behavior in the
world and our society.  How can we stand firm skillfully, without
getting overwhelmed by anger or hatred?  The development of The Four
Immeasurables: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity, can
support clear decision making, wise action, and compassion for all
beings, including ourselves.

Also known as the Four Sublime States, the Divine Abodes, and the
Brahmaviharas, we can all develop these
awakened qualities of heart and mind to guide us in our daily life and
help us meet the challenges of being a human in a complex and
interconnected world.  Learn to meet difficulties with greater ease
and care for yourself and others.

The day will consist of alternating periods of sitting meditation,
walking meditation, gentle stretching, and teachings on the Four
Immeasurables.  Meditation instruction in mindfulness and the Four
Immeasurables is included.

This retreat will be silent to deepen your experience and allow you to
rest from the stress of talking, cellphones, email, writing, and
media.  There will be a one-hour lunch practice period.

$80 - Full Price
$75 - Members Price
$65 - Early Bird Price - Register by March 4!

REGISTER HERE

Location

The Interdependence Project

28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

United States

Phone: info@theidproject.org

See map: Google Maps

When

Sat, 3/11/2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Half-Day Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat
Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

Half-Day Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

Half-Day Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat

Register on Eventbrite

Join us for a half day of lovingkindness meditation practice. Lovingkindness, or metta meditation, helps us to cultivate unconditional kindness towards all beings, including ourselves. Lovingkindness meditation can help us meet self-criticism and negative self-talk with a kinder voice; to better care for ourselves and others; to meet our experience with spaciousness and ease; to speak and act from a place of love; to cultivate forgiveness, respect, and gratitude; to break down the barriers that keep us feeling separate from one another.

More information on Lovingkindess meditation:

Article in Mindful

Sharon Salzberg Street Lovingkindess videos

Self-Compassion research and resources from Kristin Neff

The retreat will consist of guided instruction in mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga (suitable/adaptable for all ages and abilities), walking meditation, periods of silent practice, and time to ask questions and discuss meditation within a supportive community. Suited for new and experienced meditators alike. Chairs and yoga mats will be provided, though you may bring a meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

Participants are asked to keep their phones off or on silent for duration of the retreat.

There is no lunch practice period on this retreat. You may bring a snack for yourself if you like.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle and anything else you might need to be comfortable.

If you have any questions, please email Emily Herzlin: emily.herzlin@gmail.com.

 

Space is limited to 15 participants. Register early to reserve your spot.

Tuition $25 + Eventbrite processing fee $2.37 = $27.37

Register on Eventbrite

Date and location:

Saturday, February 18 9am-12pm

Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway Astoria, NY, 11106

 

 

Refunds or cancellations:

Notification of cancellation given by 9am on Thursday February 16th: full refund minus $5 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after this time.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays)
Feb
5
Apr 9

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays)

  • Savasana Station

This MBSR course offers students an opportunity to learn several different forms of mindfulness practices (mindful breathing, walking meditation, mindful movement, and more) and practice bringing mindfulness into our daily activities, self-care, work, relationships, and communication. Using mindfulness, we will explore stress reactivity and habits, and find more skillful ways of responding to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and to build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary.

REGISTER HERE

Sundays 2:00 - 4:30 PM at Savasana Station (212 Ave B, Entrance on 13th Street)

*Mandatory Orientation February 5th  

Class 1 - 2/12

Class 2 - 2/19

Class 3 - 2/26

Class 4 - 3/5

Class 5 - 3/12

Class 6 - 3/19

All day retreat - Sunday 3/26 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) 1 hour break for lunch

Class 7 - 4/2

Class 8 - 4/9

 

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day
Dec
4
9:00 am09:00

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day

  • The Interdependence Project

With Emily Herzlin and Paco Genkoji Lugoviña

In this daylong retreat, you have an opportunity to experience a day of guided meditation (breath meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating) in a full day of silence. Immersion in a period of silent meditation will deepen your experience and help you to develop a continuity of awareness and compassion that can be brought to any moment in your life.

To create a compassionate and calm space for all participants, we ask you to refrain from using devices during this retreat. Please make any arrangements necessary in advance to support your practice.

Beginners are welcome, but some previous experience with meditation is strongly recommended. (For example: have attended 3 or more Introduction to Meditation Sessions at IDP or the equivalent elsewhere; self-taught meditation practice at home for 1 month, etc. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact info@theidproject.org.)

Please note that our new space has neither a kitchen, fridge, nor microwave, so please plan on eating out or bringing a non-refrigerated lunch with you. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle. You can choose to sit on a cushion or chair as you prefer.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

Prices
$60 - Early Bird Discount (register by November 27)
$70 - Full Price
$55 - Members Price

REGISTER HERE

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day

  • The Interdependence Project

In this daylong retreat, you have an opportunity to experience a day of guided meditation (breath meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating) in a full day of silence. Immersion in a period of silent meditation will deepen your experience and help you to develop a continuity of awareness and compassion that can be brought to any moment in your life.

REGISTER HERE

To create a compassionate and calm space for all participants, we ask you to refrain from using devices during this retreat. Please make any arrangements necessary in advance to support your practice.

Beginners are welcome, but some previous experience with meditation is strongly recommended. (For example: have attended 3 or more Introduction to Meditation Sessions at IDP or the equivalent elsewhere; self-taught meditation practice at home for 1 month, etc. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact info@theidproject.org.)

We’ll enjoy a 45-minute afternoon lunch practice period together. Please bring lunch with you, and note that IDP has a fridge, but no microwave. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle. You can choose to sit on a cushion or chair as you prefer.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

Prices
$50 - Early Bird Discount (register by September 17!)
$60 - Full Price, $45 - Members Price

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Sep
11
Nov 20

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Savasana Station

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

REGISTER HERE

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

Sundays 1:00 - 3:30 PM

*Mandatory Orientation Sept. 11  

Class 1 - 9/18

Class 2 - 9/25

Class 3 - 10/2

Skip - 10/9 (Columbus Day Weekend)

Class 4 - 10/16

Class 5 - 10/23

Class 6 - 10/30

All day retreat - Saturday 11/5 (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM) 1 hour break for lunch

Skip 11/6 (Emily away on retreat)

Class 7 - 11/13

Class 8 - 11/20

*If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily.herzlin@gmail.com. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1. Orientation may be done by phone if you can't make the scheduled date. 

Course fee includes all materials and the full day retreat.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@savasanastation.com by the dates below:

  • Notification of cancelation sent by Sept 4  - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by Sept 8th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. Please provide an address to receive your refund.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on Sept 13 - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. 
  • No refunds will be given after the three days following orientation Sept 14th
  • If you were wait listed and able to get a spot post orientation there will be no refund once payment is accepted.
  • 18 students max ~ This course on Sundays has sold out every time we offer it. 

Any questions regarding the course please email emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Any questions regarding registration, payments or info on Savasana Station please write to Kim email info@savasanastation.com

MBSR Course FAQ

$375 discount: seniors, full time students, Savasana Station members + Early Bird until August 31st

$425 September 1st for those who aren't listed above

Work study opportunity: Position filled

Anyone may pay via check. Please pay to Savasana Station and mail to 212 AVE B NY, NY 10009. Include your email on the check to receive confirmation of class registration. 

Mindfulness and Creative Writing Workshop
Aug
14
4:30 pm16:30

Mindfulness and Creative Writing Workshop

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

In this 2 hour workshop, we will learn basic mindfulness meditation practices to calm the mind, open up the senses, and meet our creative blocks with kindness. There will be periods of guided meditation and writing prompts, as well as time at the end of the workshop to share writing.

Writers of all genres and experience levels welcome. Composers, dancers, performers, and visual artists are also welcome to attend. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary.

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Sunday August 14th

4:30pm-6:30pm

$5 class fee, cash at the door. Please bring something to write with and on. Visual artists, feel free to bring your own supplies.

Broom Tree Theatre (at Astoria First Presbyterian Church)*

23-35 Broadway

Astoria, NY 11106

*note that the church building looks like an apartment building! There is a white awning out front with the sign for the church

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays in Manhattan)
Jun
26
Jul 27

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays in Manhattan)

  • The Interdependence Project

“You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

This summer, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Register here.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Please read the FAQ for more details.

Class Details

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on June 26th from 12-2:30pm

Sundays, 12-2:30pm

Orientation: June 26

Class 1: July 10

Class 2: July 17

Class 3: July 24

Class 4: July 31

Class 5: August 7

Class 6: August 14

All Day: August 20

Class 7: August 21

Class 8: August 28

Space is limited. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily@theidproject.org. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Prices

Early Bird discount: register by June 19th: $300, $280 for IDP Monthly Members

After June 19th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

As a not-for-profit organization, IDP is supported by the generosity of our community. Please become a Member today!

IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of a not-for-profit in NYC. Reduced-payment options can be arranged by contacting info@theidproject.org to make prior payment arrangements.  To Work-Study for this course, visit http://theidproject.org/node/2509

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our classes and special events. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please contact kim@theidproject.org. For more information, visit http://theidproject.org/idpoc.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@theidproject.orgby the dates below.

  • Notification of cancelation sent by June 19th - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by June 26th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.
  • Notification of cancel
  • ation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on June 26th - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.
  • No refunds will be given after the two days following orientation.

Accessibility: Please note that IDP is on the third floor, and there is no elevator. If you are unable to walk up stairs and are interested in taking MBSR, please explore the other MBSR classes being offered in NYC on the MBSR Collaborative website.

REGISTER

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm, Savasana Station)
Apr
12
Jun 14

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm, Savasana Station)

  • Savasana Station

REGISTER HERE.

This spring join Emily Herzlin at Savasana Station for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on April 12th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday mornings 9:30 - 12:00 PM

Mandatory orientation 4/12

Class 1 - 4/19

Class 2 - 4/26

Class 3 - 5/3

Skip - 5/10 (Emily on retreat)

Class 4 - 5/17

Class 5 - 5/24

Class 6 - 5/31

All day practice - Sunday June 5 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) break for lunch

Class 7 - 6/7

Class 8 - 6/14

Space is limited to 18. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily.herzlin@gmail.com. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@savasanastation.com by the dates below:

  • Notification of cancelation sent by April 5th  - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by April 10th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. Please provide an address to receive your refund.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on April 12 - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. 
  • No refunds will be given after the two days following orientation April 15th
  • If you are able to get a spot post orientation there will be no refund once payment is accepted.

Any questions regarding the course please email emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Any questions regarding registration, payments or info on Savasana Station please write to Kim email info@savasanastation.com

MBSR Course FAQ

$375 discount: seniors, full time students, Savasana Station members + Early Bird until March 31st

 

Cultivating Loving Presence (6-week course, in person and online)
Apr
4
May 9

Cultivating Loving Presence (6-week course, in person and online)

It can be incredibly challenging to stay present while communicating with others. We can enter a communication with the best intentions and get so easily thrown off course by judgment, blame, fear, and our many familiar habitual patterns of reactivity.

In this course we will learn how to bring our meditation practice into speaking and listening to others and how to stay grounded in the body during communication; explore and get to know our own familiar blocks to listening; learn about Buddhist ethical guidelines on wise speech; practice speaking and listening in pairs during class as a mindfulness practice; and most importantly, we will explore together how we might bring an attitude of love and care into even our difficult communications.

More info and register here:

http://theidproject.org/events/2016/04/04/cultivating-loving-presence-course-mindful-communication-nyc-online

Coming Home To Practice: 4-week MBSR Refresher Course
Apr
3
Apr 24

Coming Home To Practice: 4-week MBSR Refresher Course

Coming Home to Practice: 4-Week MBSR Refresher Course

Sundays 1-3pm

April 3, 10, 17, and 24

Register here:

http://www.savasanastation.com/workshops/2016/2/15/coming-home-to-practice-4-week-mbsr-refresher-course

In this course we will work with MBSR tools and practices to renew and refresh our commitment to formal and informal daily mindfulness and meditation practice. We will examine what we learned in MBSR in light of our present life circumstances--how are these teachings showing up in our lives now? How are the practices beneficial to us now? How can we continue to deepen our practice and understanding?

This class will emphasize regularly connecting with our intentions, and cultivating an attitude of kindness, compassion, and forgiveness towards ourselves and others.

We will continue to work with the MBSR practices (body scan, awareness of breath, mindful walking, mindful movement, open awareness, mindful communication) and introduce new meditation practices as applicable to the group.

This course is open to all MBSR alumni. You are welcome to enroll regardless of when, where, or with whom you took MBSR.

If you are interested in taking this course but have not taken MBSR, you may qualify to take this course if you have a daily mindfulness meditation practice of at least 3 months. Please contact Emily to set up a phone interview to determine whether the course is right for you: emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Minimum 8 participants to run the course, maximum 18.

$145 Early Bird/members/seniors, end date for Early Bird 3/31

$165 after 3/31

48 hour cancelation for refund. 

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day

  • The Interdependence Project

 

In this daylong retreat, you have an opportunity to experience a day of guided meditation (breath meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating) in a full day of silence. Immersion in a period of silent meditation will deepen your experience and help you to develop a continuity of awareness and compassion that can be brought to any moment in your life.

Beginners are welcome, but some previous experience with meditation is strongly recommended. 

Price:
$50 - Early Bird Discount (register by March 26!)
$55 - Full Price
$45 - IDP Members Price

 

Register here:

http://theidproject.org/events/2016/04/02/urban-retreat-silent-meditation-practice-day

 

Daylong Meditation Retreat
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Daylong Meditation Retreat

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church


Come practice a day of meditation with the Mindful Astoria community. Learn how to cultivate mindfulness--knowing what is happening right now within you and around you, so you can respond skillfully and with awareness--and how to bring the benefits of meditation practice into daily life.
 

Tuition: $40.There are a few scholarship spots available for $35. If you would like to request a scholarship, please email mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

 

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daylong-meditation-retreat-tickets-21259889903?aff=ebrowse

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays 12:30-3pm, The Interdependence Project)
Jan
26
Feb 18

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays 12:30-3pm, The Interdependence Project)

  • The Interdependence Project

“You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

REGISTER HERE

This winter, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

Please read the FAQ for more details.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on January 26th from 12:30-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm

Orientation: January 26

Class 1: February 2

Class 2: February 9

Class 3: February 16

Class 4: February 23

Class 5: March 1

Class 6: March 8

All Day: March 12

Class 7: March 15

Class 8: March 22

Space is limited. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily@theidproject.org. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Prices:

Early Bird discount: register by January 19th: $300, $280 for IDP Monthly Members

After January 19th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

As a not-for-profit organization, IDP is supported by the generosity of our community. Please become a Member today!

IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of a not-for-profit in NYC. Reduced-payment options can be arranged by contacting info@theidproject.org to make prior payment arrangements.  To Work-Study for this course, visit http://theidproject.org/node/2509

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our classes and special events. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please contact kim@theidproject.org. For more information, visit http://theidproject.org/idpoc.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@theidproject.orgby the dates below.

REGISTER HERE

  • Notification of cancelation sent by January 19th - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by January 26th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on January 26th - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.
  • No refunds will be given after the two days following orientation.

Accessibility: Please note that IDP is on the third floor, and there is no elevator. If you are unable to walk up stairs and are interested in taking MBSR, please explore the other MBSR classes being offered in NYC on the MBSR Collaborative website.

Any questions pertaining to the course, email emily@theidproject.org.

REGISTER HERE

Weekly Afternoon Meditation Session (Thursdays 12:30-1pm, Ongoing)
Nov
5
Dec 29

Weekly Afternoon Meditation Session (Thursdays 12:30-1pm, Ongoing)

  • WeWork West Soho

Guided mindfulness meditation sessions, open to all! Take a break from your busy day to sit, breathe, and nourish yourself.

Thursdays 12:30-1pm (ongoing)
WeWork West Soho
175 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
$5 suggested donation, pay at the door. Email liz@exubrancy to register.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays)
Oct
4
Dec 13

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays)

  • Savasana Station

This fall, join Savasana Station for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on October 4th 1:00 - 3:30 PM 

Sundays, 1:00 pm-3:30pm

Orientation October 4th

Class 1: October 11

Class 2: October 18

Class 3: October 25

Class 4: November 1

Class 5: November 8

All Day: November 15 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) 

Class 6: November 22

Skip November 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday

Class 7: December 6 

Class 8: December 13

Space is limited. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily.herzlin@gmail.com. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Early Bird discount: register by August 30th: $350

After August 30th: $400, $350 studio members, seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course kim@savasanastation.com by the dates below.

  • Notification of cancelation sent by September 27th  - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by October 2nd - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. Please provide an address to receive your refund.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on October 6th - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. 
  • No refunds will be given after the two days following orientation. 

You have read and understand the refund policy and agree to it by registering here

Any questions regarding the course please email emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Any questions regarding registration, payments or info on Savasana Station please email kim@savasanastation.com

MBSR Course FAQ

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Urban Retreat: Silent Meditation Practice Day

  • The Interdependence Project

In this daylong retreat, you have an opportunity to experience a day of guided meditation (breath meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating) in a full day of silence. Immersion in a period of silent meditation will deepen your experience and help you to develop a continuity of awareness and compassion that can be brought to any moment in your life.

To create a compassionate and calm space for all participants, we ask you to refrain from using devices during this retreat. Please make any arrangements necessary in advance to support your practice.

Beginners are welcome, but some previous experience with meditation is strongly recommended. (For example: have attended 3 or more Introduction to Meditation Sessions at IDP or the equivalent elsewhere; self-taught meditation practice at home for 1 month, etc. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact info@theidproject.org.)

We’ll enjoy a 45-minute afternoon lunch practice period together. Please bring lunch with you, and note that IDP has a fridge, but no microwave. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle. You can choose to sit on a cushion or chair as you prefer.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

Prices
$45 - Full Price
$40 - Members

LOCATION:

The Interdependence Project

302 Bowery, Middle Buzzer

New YorkNY 10012

 REGISTER HERE

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Summer Mondays)
Jun
22
Aug 24

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Summer Mondays)

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

Practice Meditation This Summer With MBSR

This summer, the Mindful Astoria community and the Astoria First Presbyterian Church will offer an 8-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness.

Over the course of eight weeks, we will learn several different forms of mindfulness practices such as mindful breathing, walking meditation, and mindful movement. We will practice bringing mindfulness into daily activities, stressful situations, self-care, work, relationships, communication, and more.

Important dates:

Orientation: Monday June 22, 7-9:30pm, required for participation in the course. If you cannot attend orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor.

Classes: 8 Monday nights 7-9:30pm, June 29-Aug 24 (skip July 27); daylong retreat Saturday August 18th 10am-5pm

Location:

Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

Astoria, NY 11106

Via public transit:

NQ to Broadway, R to Steinway

Full Class Schedule

Orientation June 22

Class 1 June 29

Class 2 July 6

Class 3 July 13

Class 4 July 20

Class 5 Aug 3

All day retreat Saturday August 8th 10am-5pm

Class 6 Aug 10

Class 7 Aug 17

Class 8 Aug 24

 

Course fee:

Early bird $315 before June 15.

$325 after June 15.

10 students minimum, 16 maximum.

In the event that the course sells out prior to orientation, a waitlist will be available.

REGISTER HERE

Frequently asked questions about the MBSR course here.

 

Refund policy:

Notice of cancellation by Thursday June 25: Full refund minus $20 processing fee.

Notice of cancellation by Tuesday June 30: 50% of the course fee will be refunded.

Notice of cancellation after Tuesday June 30: No refunds will be granted.

 

About the teacher, Emily Herzlin.

Email Emily.Herzlin@gmail.com with any additional questions.

Daylong Meditation Retreat
Apr
11
10:00 am10:00

Daylong Meditation Retreat

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church

Daylong Meditation Retreat:
Cultivating Mindfulness and Equanimity

Register here.

SPRINGTIME...

With the arrival of spring comes a reawakening of the senses, as we begin to re-engage with life outside our apartments. And with this we might notice freshness, excitement, distractions, transitions. This is an opportune time to reflect on how we are relating with our lives and our world.

WHY A DAYLONG RETREAT?

In a daylong meditation retreat, we can give ourselves the gifts of rest, self-care, and self exploration. By deepening our awareness through a day of practice, we can learn to see things as they are; to gently notice the habits of our mind; and to connect with a genuine sense of our groundedness and aliveness that can help carry us through the year.

EQUANIMITY AND MINDFULNESS

In this mindfulness retreat, we will have a particular focus on the practice of equanimity: the ability to remain connected to a sense of our intrinsic wholeness in the midst of constant change, without clinging to the pleasant, tensing against the difficult, or tuning out to everything in between.

WHAT THE DAY WILL LOOK LIKE

The day will consist of guided instruction in several forms of mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga (suitable for all ages and abilities), periods of silent practice, and time to ask questions and discuss meditation within a supportive community. Suited for new and experienced meditators alike. Chairs will be provided, though you may bring a meditation cushion if you prefer.

There will be a 45-minute lunch period. Participants are asked to keep their phones off or on silent for duration of the retreat, including during lunch. You can bring lunch with you or go out to purchase food. Please wear comfortable clothing, layers and socks. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat if you have one (the church has a few mats.)

LOGISTICS

Register here.

Saturday, April 11th, 10am-5pm

 

Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway Astoria, NY, 11106

 

Space is limited to 18 participants. Register early to reserve your spot.

 

Cost of retreat: Sliding scale $40-$60.

$40 - for full-time students, seniors, unemployed

$50 - general rate

$60 - benefactor rate (if you are able, please consider this rate to help sponsor those attending at the $40 rate.)

 

If you have any questions or are unable to pay the suggested rates, please email Emily Herzlin: emily.herzlin@gmail.com


 

About the teachers:

Emily Herzlin is a writer and teacher. Emily has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over ten years, and trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She is also a graduate of the Yearlong Immersion and Teacher Training program at the Interdependence Project, where she currently teaches MBSR. She has taught creative writing and mindfulness meditation at Columbia University, The Interdependence Project, Adelphi University, GreenspaceNYC, and Mission to (dit)Mars. Emily organizes Mindful Astoria, a meditation group in Astoria, Queens.

 

Paul Sireci began practicing Buddhism and meditation in earnest in 1996. Having been a monastic for several years in the early 2000s, he has continued his love affair with the path as a lay practitioner and psychotherapist. Paul is inspired by a vision in which the radical truths found in the teachings will create a 21st century Buddhism that is not afraid of engaging issues of power, privilege, and difference.  He is passionate about an emerging Dharma centered on healing and transforming communities as much as it is already helping people find their native sanity.  In his free time, Paul can usually be found wandering around Chinatown.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Friday Afternoons)
Jan
23
Mar 20

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Friday Afternoons)

  • The Interdependence Project

REGISTER

This winter, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on January 23rd from 3-5:30pm

Fridays, 3pm-5:30pm

Orientation Jan 23

Class 1: Jan 30

Class 2: Feb 6

Class 3: Feb 13

Class 4: Feb 20

Class 5: Feb 27

Class 6: Mar 6

All Day: Mar 7

Class 7: Mar 13 

Class 8: Mar 20 

Space is limited. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily@theidproject.org. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Early Bird discount: register by January 16th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members

After January 16th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for classes and special events. We are offering 2 scholarships for this course. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please contact kim@theidproject.org.  For more information, visit http://theidproject.org/idpoc.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sunday mornings)
Jan
18
Mar 22

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sunday mornings)

  • The Interdependence Project

REGISTER

“You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

This winter, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on January 18th from 10am-12:30pm

Sundays, 10am-12:30pm

Orientation Jan 18

Class 1: Jan 25

Class 2: Feb 1

Class 3: Feb 8

Class 4: Feb 15

Class 5: Feb 22

All Day: Feb 28

Class 6: Mar 8

Class 7: Mar 15 

Class 8: Mar 22 

Space is limited. Please register early.

If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily@theidproject.org. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.

Early Bird discount: register by January 11th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members

After January 11th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our classes and special events. We are offering 2 scholarships for this course. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please contact kim@theidproject.org.  For more information, visit http://theidproject.org/idpoc.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Being Present: Working With the Hindrances (Half-Day Retreat)
Dec
13
2:00 pm14:00

Being Present: Working With the Hindrances (Half-Day Retreat)

  • Third Root Community Health Center

2pm-6pm, Saturday Dec 13

Third Root Community Health Center

380 Marlborough Rd. Brooklyn, NY

Co-teaching with Luke Mayton.

Join us for an afternoon of practice with guidance on working with the most common blocks to being present: sensual desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and doubt. We will explore the sutta of the Five Hindrances and learn how to work with the challenges that arise. The day will consist of talks, periods of silent meditation practice, walking meditation, gentle mindful movement, and relational practice.

Open to all--no previous experience with meditation necessary.

Breathing Room: A Half-Day Meditation and Writing Retreat
Dec
7
10:00 am10:00

Breathing Room: A Half-Day Meditation and Writing Retreat

  • Columbia University, Dodge Hall, Room 413

In this 3-hour mini-retreat we will use meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative exercises to deepen and explore our relationship to writing. The workshop will mostly be silent, with periods of writing prompts, self-directed writing, gentle mindful movement, discussion, and optional sharing of work aloud. No experience with meditation or writing required. Bring something you’ve been working on, or write all new material. All experience levels and genres welcome.

REGISTER

Sunday December 7
10:00am-1:00pm

Columbia University, Dodge Hall Room 413 (116th St. and Broadway)

Space Between Words: Wise Speech and Mindful Communication
Dec
1
8:15 pm20:15

Space Between Words: Wise Speech and Mindful Communication

  • Third Root Community Health Center

December 1, 8, and 15

8:15pm-9:30pm

Third Root Community Health Center

380 Marlborough Rd. Brooklyn, NY

$15 suggested donation

With the holidays fast approaching, this time of year can often bring up difficult interactions for many of us with family, friends, partners, and coworkers. How can we respond skillfully in these moments? In this three-class series, we will begin to explore the Buddhist teachings on wise speech and practice bringing mindfulness into our communications with others. Classes will consist of meditation practice, talks, dyad communication practice, and group discussion. No previous experience with meditation necessary--all are welcome.

Class is drop-in, no need to register.

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: A FREE Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adults with Autism (or any developmental delay)
Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: A FREE Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adults with Autism (or any developmental delay)

  • Village Prep

Sponsored by Functional Life Achievement, Inc.

A Free Introductory Workshop

Monday November 3rd, 6:00-7:30 PM

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention: on purpose, in the present, and nonjudgmentally. It is a simple practice that is easy to learn.

Benefits of mindfulness practice can include:

• Reduction of anxiety

• Ability to work more skillfully with stress

• Increase of general well-being and happiness

• Learning to take better care of ourselves

In this workshop, we will learn basic mindfulness meditation and discuss how to bring mindfulness to stressful situations.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary.

 

To register, or if you have any questions, please email:

Emily.Herzlin@gmail.com OR Michael@villageprepnyc.com

Tiny Truths: A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
Oct
19
5:00 pm17:00

Tiny Truths: A Flash Nonfiction Workshop

  • The Astoria Bookshop

Tiny Truths: A Flash Nonfiction Workshop

In this workshop we'll explore the Flash Nonfiction genre, also known as the Microessay (creative nonfiction works of approximately 750 words or less). We will read and discuss a few pieces for inspiration from Brevity Magazine, and start writing microessays of our own. Prompts will be provided, but you're welcome to work with your own topics if you prefer.

Please bring a notebook and something to write with. Writers of all genres and experiences levels welcome.

 $5-10 suggested contribution 

The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St, Astoria, NY 11106

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Friday Afternoons)
Oct
17
Dec 19

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Friday Afternoons)

  • The Interdependence Project

REGISTER HERE

This fall, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on September 21st.

Sundays 10am-12:30pm

Orientation: Sep 21

Class 1: Sep 28

Class 2: Oct 5

Class 3: Oct 12

Class 4: Oct 19

Class 5: Oct 26

All Day: Nov 1

Class 6: Nov 2

Class 7: Nov 9

Class 8: Nov 16

Space is limited. Please register early.

Early Bird discount: register by September 7th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members

After September 7th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Cancelation Policy:  To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@theidproject.org by the dates below.  No refunds will be issued after September 24.  

  • Notification of cancelation sent by September 14th - Full Refund

  • Notification of cancelation sent by September 20th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.

  • Notification of cancelation sent after the orientation meeting on September21st - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.

Accessibility: Please note that IDP is on the third floor, and there is no elevator. If you are unable to walk up stairs and are interested in taking MBSR, please explore the other MBSR classes being offered in NYC on the MBSR Collaborative website.

Any questions pertaining to the course, email emily@theidproject.org.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sunday Mornings)
Sep
21
Nov 16

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sunday Mornings)

  • The Interdependence Project

REGISTER HERE

This fall, join IDP for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

***Mandatory Orientation on September 21st.

Sundays 10am-12:30pm

Orientation: Sep 21

Class 1: Sep 28

Class 2: Oct 5

Class 3: Oct 12

Class 4: Oct 19

Class 5: Oct 26

All Day: Nov 1

Class 6: Nov 2

Class 7: Nov 9

Class 8: Nov 16

Space is limited. Please register early.

Early Bird discount: register by September 7th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members

After September 7th: $340, $320 for IDP Monthly Members

$275 for seniors and for students under the age of 26 with valid Student ID.

Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.

Cancelation Policy:  To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@theidproject.org by the dates below.  No refunds will be issued after September 24.  

  • Notification of cancelation sent by September 14th - Full Refund

  • Notification of cancelation sent by September 20th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.

  • Notification of cancelation sent after the orientation meeting on September21st - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.

Accessibility: Please note that IDP is on the third floor, and there is no elevator. If you are unable to walk up stairs and are interested in taking MBSR, please explore the other MBSR classes being offered in NYC on the MBSR Collaborative website.

Any questions pertaining to the course, email emily@theidproject.org.

Writing Workshop: Obsessions
Sep
14
5:00 pm17:00

Writing Workshop: Obsessions

  • The Astoria Bookshop

What do we think about often? What do we care about most? As writers, our obsessions are gifts to us. But we may prejudge them as unworthy of our time or uninteresting to others, and miss out on a valuable creative exploration. So let's spend some time getting curious about our obsessions and writing about them. We will also look at a few other obsessive writers' work for inspiration. 

Writers of all genres and experience levels welcome. Please bring something to write with and on.

The Astoria Bookshop

$10 donation

Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Meditation Gatherings
Sep
3
Nov 19

Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Meditation Gatherings

Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Meditation Gatherings

Join us on Wednesday nights for meditation and conversation about mindfulness. Learn how to bring mindfulness into daily life, and how to establish, maintain, and deepen a personal mindfulness practice.

Each class will consist of instruction in different forms of mindfulness meditation, and time for group discussion and connecting with the community. Depending on the week, the teacher may give a talk or share a reading about a related topic such as working with distractions, mindful communication, compassion, working with emotions, bringing mindfulness to anxiety, home practice tips, mindfulness and social action, and more.

Main teacher: Emily Herzlin 
Guest teachers: To Be Announced (will be updated on the MeetUp page)

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

First Wednesday of each month we will be at the Astoria Bookshop
All other Wednesdays, we will be at the Astoria Presbyterian Church.

All classes are drop-in, but RSVP if you are able. $5-$10 at the door to support the teachers, the Astoria Bookshop, and the Astoria Presbyterian Church. *Note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford the suggested donation, please give what you are able.

Email any questions to Emily Herzlin at mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

For updates, please refer to the Meetup group page.

Astoria Bookshop: 31-29 31st Street, AstoriaNY 11106

Astoria Presbyterian Church: 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106