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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week course (Jan. 25 – March 15) via Zoom with Stan Eisenstein, MSW

January 25


Join us for An innovative eight-week online course designed to help you reduce stress and improve your quality of life.
These workshops will be held via Zoom Video Conference and are suitable for all levels of experience.
Free Introduction: Monday, January 11, 2021 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Eight-Week Course: $300 (Special online discounted rate)

Mondays, January 25 – March 15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
(Classes will be held 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15)

Plus Day-Long Retreat: Saturday, March 6, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Some scholarship available. To inquire about scholarship, contact Stan at imcwcolumbia@yahoo.com.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, that assists people
who want to learn to use their own internal resources to
respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living.

Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose to present-moment experiences (body sensations, emotions, thoughts) in a relaxed and non-judging way. Intentional present-moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience whatever is happening in our life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judging attention, and compassion for ourselves and others. Engaging with our life in this manner helps us to become more skillful and creative in our responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting.
This course, modeled after the courses that have been offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for more than 30 years, consists of a free introductory class followed by eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop.

This highly participatory course includes:
* Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
* Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
* Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
* Daily home practice, including guided meditations and practices for integrating mindfulness into daily life
* Eighteen guided meditation recordings in mp3 format and a home practice manual

Stan Eisenstein, MSW, is the founder and principal teacher of the Columbia Insight Meditation Group. He is a full teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute with lead teacher Tara Brach. He has trained in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. Stan is a primary mentor for the Power
of Awareness online meditation training program, with teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. He is a recently retired high school physics teacher (at Centennial High School). To read what some of Stan’s students have to say about him and his MBSR course, go to https://www.staneisenstein.com/testimonials


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The Yoga Center of Columbia


The Yoga Center of Columbia
8950 State Route 108, Suite 109
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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