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MBSR Teacher Training: Fundamentals in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • New York Insight Meditation Center 28 West 27th Street 10th Floor New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Jon Aaron and I will once again be offering Fundamentals in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through New York Insight Meditation Center. We have been authorized as Teacher Trainers by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School.

MBSR Fundamentals – 8 Week Program

The 8-week MBSR Fundamentals format is the definitive eight-week onsite clinical program. Students attend all sessions of the regular 8-week MBSR program (orientation session, 8 weekly sessions, plus the all-day session), as participant/observers. This in-vivo learning environment immerses students in the foundations, approach, methodology, and clinical applications of MBSR as it exemplifies current MBSR standards of practice. The concurrent 8-week professional seminar—with additional opening and closing sessions —provides in-depth exploration of the foundational underpinnings and pedagogy of the MBSR program with an experiential grounding. Full attendance at all Fundamentals sessions is required, excluding emergencies or weather cancellations. Meets the requirements for the MBSR Practice Teaching Intensive.

- Previous participation in an 8-week MBSR course
- A minimum of one 5-7-day residential meditation retreat
- A minimum of two years of personal meditation practice

Dates and Locations
There will be two sessions offered:

Fall 2018 Thursday evenings/Friday mornings with Jon Aaron
MBSR Class Orientation: September 6th
MBSR Class Dates: September 13th - November 1st 6:30pm – 9pm
All day Class: October 21 9:30 - 5:00 pm
(required seminars are on the Friday following the class from 9:30am-1:00pm)
Opening Session: Friday September 7th from 9:30 - 1:30
Closing Seminar: Friday November 2nd 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Fall 2018 morning/Friday afternoon with Elaine Retholtz
MBSR Class Orientations: 
Friday September 14th or Friday September 21st 9:30 am - noon
MBSR Class Dates: September 28th – November 16th 9:30 am – noon
All day class: November 4th, 9:30 - 5:00 pm
(Seminars, except for the opening and closing sessions) will take place from 1:30pm – 5:00pm on the same day as class. 

The opening seminar will take place on Friday September 14th from 1:30 - 5:30 pm
The closing seminar will take place November 17th from 9:30 am -1:30 pm

Commitment Required
This is an intensive course! Attendance at all MBSR classes and seminars is required, in addition to the MBSR Class ongoing practice assignments between classes, there are readings, journaling and other assignments.

Tuition: $1,890.00 (NYI member benefits do not apply)
Application Fee: $50.00 (to be paid for application to be considered) 

Payment plans and very limited financial aid is available.

If you are interested, please fill out the application and submit with the application fee.
Deadline for submitting the application is July 30th. Notification of acceptance will be made by August 15th.

Please note:
As part of our commitment to diversity and equity, we have an intention to increase the participation of people of color in the MBSR Teacher Community. To help bring this to fruition, we are holding a portion of MBSR Teacher Training spaces for people of color (PoC).

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