Welcome


Mindfulness Meditation NYC is a collaborative of Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers offering classes in the NYC area. 


You can learn more about us by reading about our Membership and our Mission StatementClick on the side-bar to learn more about our teachers, their credentials and experience.


We have also included a number of resources on MBSR and related topics. We hope you find this website useful and welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have.

You will find an abundance of class information on this website, as well as updated information on upcoming MBSR cycles open to the public.
 
To find out how to contact the Collaborative, please click here.

NEWS UPDATES

Looking for a Summer course but can't commit to 8 weeks?
There are typically less 8 week MBSR cycles offered in the City over the summer months. However, a few of our Collaborative members are offering intensive, shorter mindfulness-based courses over these months. Check out the following teacher pages: Elaine Retholtz, Jon Aaron.
 
REMINDER: The Collaborative hosts a monthly Practice Group in Manhattan 
for MBSR graduates
1 Sunday a month 
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
at the JCC in Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street 
Next Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Teachers: Ellen Schwartz Ph.D and Judy Bernstein, Psy.D
Theme: Cultivating Kindness
More info click here

Collaborative member Jodie Katz and one of her MBSR students explains what MBSR is and what the 8 week cycle is all about.


Collaborative member Lucia McBee recently gave a talk on Mindfulness Based Elder Care. To listen to the podcast, click here.
As our population ages, many of us find ourselves in the position of caring for elderly parents and other relatives. Mindfulness may provide some help for our elderly, and for their caregivers.

Real Happiness at Work
Tricycle contributing editor and Collaborative member Amy Gross speaks with renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg. Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Salzberg was among the first to bring mindfulness meditation practice to the West.
Click here for the Tricycle podcast.


On the CBS 60 Minutes show, Anderson Cooper explores how meditation can change the brain and how mindfulness can impact our well-being.
View the full show and extras here.

The Mindful Revolution, by Kate Pickert
Special Report in TIME Magazine
Click here.

Mindfulness Means Nothing: Lose the Word, Find a Habit,  an recent article by Mark Bertin, MD, member of our Collaborative. 
Click here for the full article.

"Buddhism and Psychotherapy" is an on-line Tricycle interview conducted by Amy Gross, member of our Collaborative, of psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein. 
Click here for the full interview.

"Feed Your Brain, Feed Your Life: The Science of Everyday Mindfulness", an interview of Richard Davidson by Mark Bertin, MD, member of our Collaborative. 
Click here for the full article.

Needing a 3 minute guided mindfulness meditation? Check out this short session led by Jon Aaron, member of our Collaborative. at the last TedxTeachersCollege of Columbia.

3 minute meditation



"Finding Calm in the Chaos: Family and Mindfulness", a blog entry posted recently on the Huffington Post by Mark Bertin, MD, member of our Collaborative. 
Click here for the full article.

"Your Brain on Happiness", an article recently in Newsweek/Daily Beast, written by former editor in chief of O the Oprah Magazine and member of our Collaborative, Amy Gross
Click here for the full article.

Watch a recent interview of Dr. Ken A. Verni, member of our Collaborative, discussing the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

Interview with Ken A. Verni



More video resources - click here.
More news reports - click here
Research and articles- click here.
 Upcoming 8 Week MBSR cycles
in NY/NJ/CT/LI/WC
 
Be sure to also check the teacher pages individually and the Alumni page: they contain information about a number of other special programs members of our Collaborative are offering in the months to come, in addition to the cycles listed below.


June 2015

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Monday Evenings
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
in Brooklyn (Park Slope)
Starts June 1st

More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Wednesday Evenings 
7:15 pm-9:15 pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts June 3rd

More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Tuesday Evenings 
7:30 pm-9:30 pm 
in Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
Starts June 9th

More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Saturday Mornings
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
In Brooklyn (Park Slope/Ditmas Park)
Starts 
June 13th 
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
in Manhattan (UES)
Starts 
June 17 th
More info: click here

Instructor: Cheryl Kurash
Thursday/Friday evenings
5:30 pm - 7:45pm 
in Long Island (Stony Brook)
Starts June 25 th
More info: click here

Instructor: Emily Herzlin
Monday Evenings
7:00 pm -9:30 pm
in Queens (Astoria)
Starts June 29th
More info: click here



July 2015

Instructor: Ellen Schwartz
Thursday mornings 
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
in New Jersey (Teaneck)
Starts July 2nd
More info: click here

Instructor: Lucia McBee
Thursday evenings
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts
July 9th 
More info: click here

Instructor: Katie Crum
Monday evenings
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
in Great Barrington, MA
Starts July 13th
More info: click here


September 2015

Instructor: Jayne Gumpel
Tuesday Evenings
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Starts
September 1st
in Manhattan (Harlem)
More info: click here

Instructor: Elizabeth Coleman
Wednesday Evenings 
7:30 pm -9:30 pm
in Manhattan (Tribeca)
Starts
September 9th
More info: click here

Instructor: Lucia McBee
Thursday evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts September 10th
More info: click here

Instructor: Lucia McBee
Friday evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts September 11th
More info: click here

Instructors: Jon Aaron and Savanna Luraschi
Friday evenings
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Starts September 25th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here or here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon 
Starts September 25th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths-Vega
Saturday mornings
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Starts September 26th
in Brooklyn (Park Slope/Ditmas Park)
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths-Vega
Wednesday afternoons 
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Starts September 30th
in Manhattan (UES)
More info: click here


October 2015

Instructor: Jayne Gumpel
Tuesday Evenings
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Starts 
October 1st
in Manhattan (Harlem)
More info: click here


Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Wednesdays evenings
7:00 pm -9:30 pm 
Starts October 14th
in Manhattan (UWS)
More info: click here


Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Wednesdays evenings
9:30 pm - 12 pm 
Starts October 15th
in Manhattan (UWS)
More info: click here