“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 the Interdependence Project 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 Tuesday, June 17, 2:30-5:30 (May end earlier. Attendance is required if you intend to take the course.)
Weekly Classes on Tuesdays, 3pm-5:30pm
Class 1: July 1
SKIP JUL 8
Class 2: July 15
Class 3: July 22
Class 4: July 29
Class 5: Aug 5
***All day class on Saturday, Aug 9th, 10am-5pm
Class 6: Aug 12
Class 7: Aug 19
Class 8: Aug 26
Space is limited. Please register early.
Early Bird discount: register by June 5th: $300, $275 for IDP Monthly Members
After June 5th: $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 June 20.
Notification of cancelation sent by June 10 - Full Refund
Notification of cancelation sent by June 16 - 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 June 17 - 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.