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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.