Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A life-changing 8-week course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a structured program (including an orientation, eight class sessions and an all-day retreat) that helps you develop a range of practical mindfulness skills, which can help you to:
Become more resilient
Respond less to stress
MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is considered to be the father of mindfulness in America, at the University of Massachusetts more than 35 years ago.
MBSR has been shown to be helpful for:
high blood pressure
This MBSR course will help you lay the foundation for a daily mindfulness practice through meditation practices and gentle yoga. Together, we’ll explore our responses to stress through group discussion to increase our awareness and ability to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives.
No previous experience required.
FREE MBSR Orientation (required if you intend to register for the class): Thursday, 10/10, 6:30–9pm
Class: Thursdays, 6:30–9pm, 10/17–12/12
(Note: No class the week of Thanksgiving)
All-day retreat: Saturday, 11/23, 10am–4pm
Tuition (includes materials and all-day retreat):
Early Bird: $400 (until September 20)
After September 20: $450
Instructor: Amre Klimchak
Amre Klimchak is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. She trained in MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She is also a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor through the Center for Koru Mindfulness. Amre completed additional training in trauma-informed mindfulness practices through the Lineage Project. She is an advisor and instructor at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College and has incorporated mindfulness practices into her work since 2011. She began teaching mindfulness meditation courses at LaGuardia for faculty, staff and students in 2018. She has practiced mindfulness meditation and yoga since 2007. Amre is also a writer with a passion for all forms of creative nonfiction.