Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is a time-tested, well researched, and life transforming program.
 
Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. Online written manual and guided audio is provided for practice assignments.

What is Mindfulness?

Simple and profound: “Paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.”

This program follows the MBSR curriculum created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, original founder and creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in 1979 at University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. MBSR provides training in meditation, mindful-yoga, and relaxation to mobilize your mind/body resources to work with stress, pain, and illness in new ways that can promote growth and healing.

The program includes eight 2 1/2-hour sessions, a one-day retreat, a workbook available online, audio online practices and requires a strong commitment to daily practice.

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the MBSR Program in 1979 and founded the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program has been time tested and well-researched. Serena and Deborah follow the format developed by Kabat-Zinn because of its proven results.

 

The MBSR Program has been featured on NBC Dateline, ABC’s Chronicle, The Boston Globe and CNN and on a 60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness with Anderson Cooper.

New Fall 2022:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

with Serena Jain & Deborah Metzger​
Hosted by Free Living Yoga, Skillman

This is a live, interactive program. Both in person and online on Zoom (hybrid capability). Participate from anywhere!

Fall 2022 - 8 weeks Program

September 21 – November 16, 2022 (skipping October 5)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Retreat: November 6, 2022

Fall 2022 Discounts:
Regular Price: $597
$450 if paid by September 1
$497 if paid by September 9

Space is limited

Free Intros

Meet the program leaders. Participate in short mindfulness experiences. Learn more about this life-transforming program.


Either live at Free Living Yoga (FLY), Skillman, or online on Zoom

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
at Free Living Yoga (FLY), Skillman – Directions
or
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm online on Zoom (must register to receive link)

Participation in a free intro is not required and not part of the program. Serena or Deborah can contact you to discuss the program and answer any questions if you are not able to join a free
intro.

Why take this program now? Hear from a recent MBSR graduates:

“During the pandemic it seems that all my days have just been blending together. I have felt anxious, depressed, and like many others, I have missed socializing and meeting new people. Taking the MBSR course has helped me to be more “in the present” and aware of the good that is around me. Instead of just reacting and feeling anxious, I now have new tools to be at peace. I have learned to focus on the present instead of having my mind cluttered with the unknowns. I have also learned to be more patient and accepting of myself, with a more positive voice within me. The added bonus of taking this class is the group of new friends I have met and grown with during the 8-week course. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a chance to slow down, and for anyone that is feeling anxious, overwhelmed or lonely.” J.R.

“MBSR is an invaluable program to help you get centered. It enabled me to learn coping strategies for more emotions and feelings and eventually process them constructively. Our support group was wonderful, and all the discussions, exercises and meditations were very nurturing as we learnt better self-care and communication. Deborah and Serena are simply awesome teachers.” D.N.