$225 – $325

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

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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.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.


Important dates

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.


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Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

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

Course fee:

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 mindfulastoria@gmail.com.

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.


Refund policy

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.


About the teacher, Emily Herzlin.

Emily Herzlin is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained through the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She is a Mind-Body Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, a teacher at the Interdependence Project, and founder and lead teacher at Mindful Astoria, a meditation community in her neighborhood in Queens. She teaches mindfulness and meditation courses around New York City, leads meditation sessions in workplaces and universities, and works with private students one-on-one. She is currently participating in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program. She is also a published writer with a particular love for memoir and poetry. She received her MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2012.

Email Emily.Herzlin@gmail.com with any additional questions.

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