Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Sundays in Manhattan)

  • The Interdependence Project 302 Bowery, #2 New York, NY, 10012 United States

“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.

Register here.

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.

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 June 26th from 12-2:30pm

Sundays, 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 emily@theidproject.org. 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 info@theidproject.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 kim@theidproject.org. 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 kim@theidproject.orgby 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.