Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mondays 7-8:30pm, Astoria First)

  • Astoria First Presbyterian Church 23-35 Broadway Astoria, NY, 11106 United States


An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 

Join the Mindful Astoria community on Thursday evenings this fall for an 8-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is arising within you or around you from moment to moment so that you can respond skillfully and with awareness. Over the course of eight weeks, we will learn several different forms of mindfulness practices such as mindful breathing, walking meditation, and mindful movement. We will practice bringing mindfulness into daily activities, stressful situations, self-care, work, relationships, communication, and more. This course teaches several forms of mindfulness and meditation practices, emphasizing ways of integrating mindfulness into daily life in order to reduce stress. Led by experienced MBSR teacher Emily Herzlin.


Important dates

Orientation: Thursday September 15th, required for participation in the course. If you cannot attend orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor prior to class 1.

Classes: 8 Thursday nights 7-9:30pm, September 22-November 17, daylong retreat Saturday October 29 10am-5pm. 



Broom Tree Theatre at Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

Astoria, NY 11106


Via public transit:

NQ to Broadway, MR to Steinway


Full Class Schedule

Orientation September 15

Class 1 Sep 22

Class 2 Sep 29

Class 3 Oct 6

Class 4 Oct 13

Class 5 Oct 20

Daylong retreat Saturday Oct 22

Class 6 Oct 27

Class 7 Nov 3

SKIP Nov 10

Class 8 Nov 17


Course fee:

Early bird $300 until September 1

$325 after September 1

A few reduced rate spots may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email mindfulastoria@gmail.com.


8 students minimum, 14 maximum.

In the event that the course sells out prior to orientation, a waitlist will be available.


Frequently asked questions about the MBSR course here. Please be sure to read before signing up.


Refund policy

Notice of cancellation by Friday September 16 (1 day after Orientation): Full refund minus $20 processing fee.

Notice of cancellation by Friday September 23 (1 day after Class 1): 50% of the course fee will be refunded.

No refunds will be granted after Friday September 23.