An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Join the Mindful Astoria community this spring 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.
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Orientation: Thursday March 30 7-9:30pm, required for participation in the course. If you cannot attend orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with the instructor.
Classes: 8 Thursday nights 7-9:30pm, April 6-June 1 (skipping the week of May 5), daylong retreat Sunday May 21 9:30am-5pm at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001). Last class on June 1 will be 7-10pm.
Astoria First Presbyterian Church
Astoria, NY 11106
Via public transit:
NQ to Broadway, MR to Steinway
Daylong Retreat on Sunday May 21 9:30am-5pm at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001). Via public transit: RW to 28th street/Broadway, 6 to 28th street/Lexington, 1 to 28th street/7th Ave, FM to 23rd street/6th Ave.
Full Class Schedule
Orientation March 30
Class 1 April 6
Class 2 April 13
Class 3 April 20
Class 4 April 27
Skip May 4
Class 5 May 11
Class 6 May 18
All-day practice day Sunday May 21 at New York Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan (28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket.)
Class 7 May 25
Class 8 June 1
Early bird $300 until March 9
$325 after March 9
A limited number of reduced rate spots may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 students minimum, 15 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.
Notice of cancellation by Friday March 31 (1 day after Orientation): Full refund minus $20 processing fee.
Notice of cancellation by Friday April 7 (1 day after Class 1): 50% of the course fee will be refunded.
No refunds will be granted after Friday April 7.