The mindfulness and meditation classes and workshops are based on the 8-week Stress Reduction Program, founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  All workshops and sessions are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each group.

8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes

This series of eight classes and a day-long silent retreat is taught at various locations throughout Austin.   This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Understanding stress reactivity and learning stress resilience and stress hardiness
  • Practices to cultivate kindness and self-compassion
  • Bringing mindfulness to interpersonal communication and relationships
  • Daily home assignments (practice time of 45 minutes a day is expected)
  • Home practice CDs and a home practice manual

The course is challenging and life-affirming.  It taught is a safe and supportive group setting to encourage participants to explore their stressors and learn to work with them.

The fee for the 8-week class (24 hours of instruction) is $500.

Pre-requisite:  You must attend the Free Introduction to Mindfulness class, at which you can meet the instructor(s) and sign up for this program.

Group & Community Support

If you have a group of friends or co-workers that you would like to practice with, single or multiple sessions for small or large groups can be arranged.

Work-place Mindfulness and Meditation classes

Special lunch-time or after-hours programs help with the work-place stress to help employees with greater clarity of thought and balance to increase productivity and effectiveness of employees at work.