“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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. For more information, visit http://theidproject.org/idpoc.
Course fee includes all materials and the full day practice day.