The Hub is offering MBSR beginning in the new year! We are excited to announce that on Monday January 23, 2012, long time Hub member, Augusta Hopkins, will begin teaching an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Come to the introductory session on Monday night January 23rd from 6:30-9pm at Hub Berkeley in the David Brower Center and decide then if you want to take the course. REGISTER HERE. Or you can register in advance for the full 8-week course above.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts. It is now offered at more than 600 institutions worldwide. It is a course founded in the age-old practice of meditation and an understanding that awareness brings relief.
The course will include:
- awareness of the breath
- awareness of the body (body scanning, qigong, simple yoga)
- awareness of awareness (sitting, walking & eating meditation)
By developing these skills participants will cultivate mindbody awareness to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
Three decades of studies show that MBSR training and practice develop:
has been engaged in movement and meditation since 1977 and has practiced mindfulness meditation in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and France. Her practice is deeply rooted in the United States, specifically Northern California.
Augusta's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training was with leading MBSR instructor and author Dr. Bob Stahl. She has been mentored byAugusta received lay ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh, her primary teacher, and is a lay monastic member of the Order of Interbeing.
Mindfulness is a valuable tool for developing awareness of the temporary nature of all things; which has the potential to lead to acceptance of things just as they are.
When & Where
Hub Bay Area + Intersection for the Arts
Hub Bay Area
Hub Bay Area is a place where for profit and non profit social change ideas build and scale into viable enterprises that address the complex problems we face, from poverty to climate change, for people and planet. Change agents find the support they need at the Hub to reach their goals faster, surrounded by a community that makes everyone smarter and more effective. From seed funding to professional services, from mentors to peers who understand what they are doing, the Hub is a platform that helps make it happen. It's where change goes to work.
Intersection for the Arts
Founded in the early 1960’s and incorporated in 1965, Intersection for the Arts cultivates inclusivity, builds community, and inspires social change through art. We develop, produce, and present new work in the performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary arts and we serve Bay Area communities through artist residencies, public art, education and incubation, and direct community engagement programs. For the past five decades, Intersection has initiated ground-breaking programming and broad-based collaboration that actively demonstrates that art and creativity realized through meaningful, inclusive, and collaborative places fuels vibrancy and facilitates positive