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

NEWS UPDATES
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 
Next session: Sunday, April 17th, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm
The Speed Trap…and How to Escape It
Teachers: Amy Gross and Laurence Magro
More info 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 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
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.

May 2016

Instructor:  Jon Aaron
Tuesday Mornings
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Starts May 3rd
in Manhattan (Chelsea) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Wednesdays evenings 
7 pm -9:30 pm 
Starts May 4th
in Manhattan (UWS) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Thursday mornings 
9:30 am-12:00 pm 
Starts May 5th 
in Manhattan (UWS) 
More info: click here

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

Instructor: Amy Gross
Wednesday evenings
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Starts
May 11th 
in Manhattan (Midtown) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Jayne Gumpel
Thursday evenings
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Starts 
May 12th 
in Manhattan (Harlem) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Lucia McBee 
Thursday evenings
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Starts May 12th
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
More info: click here

June 2016

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Thursday Mornings
9:15-11:45 am
Starts
June 2nd
in Brooklyn (Park Slope) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Tuesday evenings
7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Starts June 7th
in Brooklyn (Willimasburg) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Tuesday Evenings
7:00-9:30 pm
Starts
June 7th
in Brooklyn (Park Slope) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Wednesday Afternoons
1:30pm-4:00 pm 
Starts June 8th
in Manhattan (UES) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Katherine Crum
Saturday afternoons
3:00 - 5:15 pm
Starts June 11th
in Upstate NY (Amenia) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Monday evenings
7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Starts June 13th
in Brooklyn (Prospect Park) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Paulette Graf
Wednesday evenings
7:15 pm - 9:15pm

Starts June 15th
in Manhattan (Chelsea) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Ellen Schwartz
Thursday mornings 
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Starts
June 30th (orientation 6/12)
in New Jersey (Teaneck)
More info: click here

July 2016

Instructor: Emily Herzlin
Sunday Afternoons
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Starts July 10th (orientation 6/26)
in Manhattan (Bowery) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Emily Herzlin
Monday Evenings
7:00pm -9:30pm
Starts July 11th (orientation 6/27)
in Queens (Astoria) 
More info: click here

Instructor: Savanna Jo Luraschi
Wednesday evenings 
6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Starts
July 27th (orientation 7/13)
in Manhattan (Murray Hill)
More info: click here