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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays 12:30-3pm, The Interdependence Project)

  • The Interdependence Project 302 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

“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 backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

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 January 26th from 12:30-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm

Orientation: January 26

Class 1: February 2

Class 2: February 9

Class 3: February 16

Class 4: February 23

Class 5: March 1

Class 6: March 8

All Day: March 12

Class 7: March 15

Class 8: March 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 All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1.


Early Bird discount: register by January 19th: $300, $280 for IDP Monthly Members

After January 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 to make prior payment arrangements.  To Work-Study for this course, visit

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 For more information, visit

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 January 19th - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by January 26th - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on January 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.

Any questions pertaining to the course, email