Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

with Marilia Marien & Aurora Casta

January 24th—March 21st (2022)

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  • $450 Regular
  • $400 Supported
  • $500 Patron price
  • USD 300.00 for those who have taken our course before and for college students with a valid college ID
Room: Online

If you are paying the $300 rate, when you are directed to the payment screen, please type in the amount and then explain in the "comments" area that you are a former graduate of our MBSR course or a student. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Dates/Times:  Mondays 6:30 – 9 pm. 

Orientation:  January 24th 6:30 - 9 pm

First class through 8th class:  January 31st  through March 21st

Day Long Retreat:  Saturday, March 12th 10 am - 3 pm

Location:  Online with Zoom


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a course grounded in research that teaches skills to help you further develop your ability to:
  • Cope more effectively with expected and unexpected life stress
  • Support overall well-being
  • Nurture healthy relationships
  • Improve quality of attention
Participants attend eight weekly, two-and-a-half hour classes and a one-day, guided day of mindfulness following the MBSR model curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
Classes consist of a variety of guided practices including sitting meditation, gentle mindful movement, and walking meditation.  Additionally, to facilitate development of awareness and application of the skills to everyday life, participants engage in active listening and sharing of their class-related experiences.  Participants are encouraged to practice the learned mindfulness skills daily.  These daily practices take a minimum of 25 minutes, with a recommendation to gradually increase the practice time to 45 minutes a day.  The more you practice the easier it can be to integrate the skills learned into your daily life.
Class materials are provided online, including handouts and audio recordings of guided practices for use at home.  Class size is limited to support group connection and learning.
A computer and high-speed internet connection are most preferred to optimally participate in the class.  Phones are not recommended as their use is less reliable and the participant’s ability to connect with the entire class is limited.  Participants are required to have their cameras on during the vast majority of the class.
Please note that there are times when mindfulness may increase one’s level of distress and it’s important to consider that this might not be the right time to take this class.  The registration process allows us to determine together if now is the right time for you to take this class.
After registering online, you will be contacted by separate email, receive two forms to complete and have the opportunity to schedule a brief conversation with a class facilitator to determine if the course is the right fit and if so, that will finalize your registration.
Cancellations and Refunds
Fees are fully refundable up to before the start of the first class.  If you decide to cancel your registration, please contact the instructors at [email protected]  and [email protected] no later than before the start of the first class.  After that day, there are no refunds, no exceptions.

If you aren’t sure if this course is right for you at this time or want to learn more about it, sign up for the one-hour class Free Online Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Monday, January 10th, 7:00-8:00 pm.

Course leaders Aurora M. Casta and Marilia S. Marien are Certified Teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Certified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitators.  They have taught MBSR classes since 2014 and MBCT groups since 2017.