Cheryl Kurash

Teaching Schedule


Winter-Spring cycle 2017 - Stony Brook, Long Island

Thursday Evenings
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
March 23rd – May 11th
In the BARN at Avalon Park & Preserve
Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook, Long Island 11790
Orientation March 16th, 5:30pm* 
Day-long Retreat, Saturday April 29th
Tuition: $395; Students $295
for additional information and registration, please contact, (631) 751- 7117
*required for those intending to take the course


Beginning Mindfulness Meditation
Saturday March 18th, 10:30-12:30
In the BARN at Avalon Park & Preserve

Pre-registration required, contact

Deepening Your Practice
Saturdays, 10:30-12:15 pm
March 11, April 8, May 13
In the BARN at Avalon Park & Preserve

Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook, Long Island 11790
Tuition: By donation, $20/class suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds
For additional information and to pre-register, contact, 631-751- 7117

A series of (single) classes for MBSR graduates and those with some prior meditation experience designed to deepen your home practice of mindfulness. Classes include guided instruction in a variety of mindfulness practices: sitting, walking, yoga, mindful self compassion (MSC) and inquiry into experience. Come to one or to all.

On request. Please contact Cheryl by email or phone

Cheryl Kurash, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist, maintains a private practice of psychotherapy and mindfulness training in Stony Brook and Setauket, Long Island. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and has served as Coordinator of Mindfulness Programs at the Counseling and Psychological Services, Stony Brook University; Assistant Director of Counseling for Training at SBU; and Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY/Empire State College.

Over the past 30 years, Cheryl’s commitment to bringing mindfulness training to the university community led her to develop a wide range of educational and clinical programs for students, staff and faculty. Her interest in the integration of psychotherapy and mindfulness guides her own clinical work as well as her educational offerings for health care professionals.

Cheryl’s study of contemplative practices includes yoga, Tibetan Buddhist (Shambhala) and Vipassana meditation, and East/West psychology with John Welwood, Ph.D. She trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness/Worcester and recently completed a year-long course in the Integrated Study and Practice Program through the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. In 1987, she journeyed, under the guidance of Swami Rama of the Himalayan Institute to Gangotri and Gomuk, India, the source of the Ganges River.

An avid swimmer, Cheryl enjoys bringing the practice of mindfulness to movement in water.