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 contact the Collaborative, click here.
To find us on Facebook, click here.

REMINDER: The Collaborative hosts a monthly Practice Group in Manhattan 
for MBSR alumni
1 Sunday a month 
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
at the JCC in Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street 
For upcoming themes and teachers, check our Facebook page.
More info here.

Mindfulness and Unconscious Bias

White Awake at New York Insight
with collaborative member Elaine Retholtz
Mondays, 9:30am – 12:00pm
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, November 6, 13
Learn more here.

Upcoming Residential Retreat Opportunities

Collaborative member Patricia Bloom will be co-leading the following residential retreat, easily accessible from the New York metro area:
Weekend Retreat at Thimble Island House

Friday, September 22- Sunday, September 24, 2017

A mindfulness meditation & yoga retreat 

More information here.

Collaborative member Jon Aaron will be co-leading the following residential retreat, easily accessible from the New York metro area:
Coming Home to Kindness
5 Night Meditation Retreat
October 3rd -8th
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT
co-taught with Beth Mulligan
co-sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion
Our attention during this retreat will be on how we can build our resilience and enhance our capacity to meet challenges with equanimity, strength and compassionate awareness.
For further information and registration click here

Updates from the Collaborative

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 Paulette Graf  discusses MBSR on Radiance TV.

Paulette's interview on Radiance TV talkshow MBSR Part 2

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
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.

October 2017

Instructor: Katherine Crum
Sunday afternoons,
3:00 - 5:15 pm
Starts October 1st
Dutchess County NY; NW CT (Millbrook)
More info: click here

Instructor: Katherine Crum
Monday evenings
5:15 - 7:30 pm
Starts October 2nd
in Sheffield, MA
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Tuesday Evenings
Starts October 3rd
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon 
October 6th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here

Instructor: Jon Aaron
Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Starts October 12th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here

Instructor: Ellen Schwartz
Thursday mornings 
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Starts October 19th
in New Jersey (Teaneck)
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Thursday mornings
9:30 am - noon 
October 26th
in Manhattan (UWS)
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Thursday evenings
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 26th
in Manhattan (UWS)
More info: click here

November 2017

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Monday evenings
7:00-9:00 pm
Starts November 27th
In Brooklyn (Park Slope)
More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Wednesday afternoons
noon - 2:00 pm
Starts November 29th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here