Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

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Broom Tree Theatre at Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Astoria, NY 11106

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An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Join the Mindful Astoria community 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 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 Certified MBSR teacher Emily Herzlin.

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

Important dates

Orientation: Thursday Jan 25 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, Feb 1-March 29 (skipping Feb 22), daylong retreat Saturday March 10th 10am-4pm. Last class on March 29 will be 7-10pm.


Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway

Ground Floor

Astoria, NY 11106

Via public transit:

NQ to Broadway, MR to Steinway

Full Class Schedule

Orientation Jan 25

Class 1 Feb 1

Class 2 Feb 8

Class 3 Feb 15

SKIP Feb 22

Class 4 March 1

Class 5 March 8

Retreat Saturday March 10 10am-4pm

Class 6 March 15

Class 7 March 22

Class 8 March 29

Course fee: $350.

Fee includes all materials, meditation recordings, and all-day retreat day.

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 Jan 26 (1 day after Orientation): Full refund minus $20 processing fee.

Notice of cancellation by Friday Feb 2 (1 day after Class 1): 50% of the course fee will be refunded.

No refunds will be granted after Friday Feb 2.

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 a gradute of 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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