“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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.