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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course at the Interdependence Project

  • The Interdependence Project 302 Bowery, Buzzer #2 New York, NY, 10012 USA (map)


Registration begins Monday Jan 6. Register here.

“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 spring, join me for IDP’s first time offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the 8-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 wellbeing 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 Friday, March 21, 6:30pm-9pm (May end earlier. Attendance is required if you intend to take the course.)

Weekly Classes on Sundays, 10am-12:30pm 
Class 1: 3/23 
Class 2: 3/30 
Class 3: 4/6 
Class 4: 4/13 
No Class 4/20 
Class 5: 4/27

*All day class on Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-5pm

Class 6: 5/4 
Class 7: 5/11 
Class 8: 5/18

Space is limited. Please register early.

Special, low course fee in honor of the first time MBSR is being offered at IDP!

Early Bird discount: register by March 14th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members

After March 14th: $325, $300 for IDP Monthly Members

$250 for seniors and students under the age of 26 with valid student ID

A few reduced price scholarships are available for those with financial need. To inquire about scholarships email Kim Brown,

Any questions pertaining to the course, email

Register here.

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