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.


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, November 16th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Teachers: Jennifer Egert and Laurence Magro
Theme: Cultivating Body Awareness to Meet and Create Space Around Anxious States
For more information, click here.

Week-end retreat led by Collaborative member Mark Bertin:
Heal Thyself: Mindfulness for Health Care Providers
January 9th – 11th, 2015
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
For more information click here.

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.

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

Mindfulness Meditation and Mental Health
Recent News report on CBC

Interview with Congressman Tim Ryan about his recently published book, A Mindful Nation

Tim Ryan on mindfulness and education

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.

January 2015

Instructor: Amy Gross
Wednesday evenings
8:00 to 10:00 pm
in Manhattan (Midtown)
Starts January 7th

More info: click here

Instructor: Nina Thorne
Thursdays evenings
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
in Long Island (
Starts: January 8th 

More info: click here

Instructor: Jon Aaron
Tuesday mornings
9:30am to 12:00pm
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts January 13th

More info: click here

Instructor: Jon Aaron
Thursday evenings
6:30 to 9:00 pm
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts January 15th

More info: click here

Instructor: Jodie Katz
Wednesday evenings
6:00 to 8:30 pm 
in New Jersey (Paramus)
Starts January 21st

More info: click here

Instructor: Emily Herzlin
Sunday mornings
10:00 am to 12:30 pm 
in Manhattan (Bowery)
Starts January 25th

More info: click here

Instructor: Elisabeth Janz Mayer-Rieckh
Tuesday mornings
9:30 to 12:00 pm 
in Westchester (White Plaines)
Starts January 27th

More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Wednesday evenings 
7:00 -9:30 pm 
Starts January 28th
More info: click here

Instructor: Elaine Retholtz
Thursday mornings 
9:30 -12:00 pm 
Starts January 29th
More info: click here

Instructor: Emily Herzlin
Friday afternoons
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm 
in Manhattan (Bowery)
Starts January 30th

More info: click here

February 2015

Instructor: Ken A. Verni
Monday evenings
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 
in New Jersey (Highland Park)
Starts February 2nd

More info: click here

Instructor: Judy Bernstein
Monday mornings
9:30am to 12:00pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
February 2nd
More info: click here

Instructor: Lucia McBee
Thursday evenings 
6:30 - 9:00pm 
in Manhattan (Chelsea)
Starts in February 26th
More info: click here