Elaine Retholtz

Teaching Schedule

8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES

At New York Insight Meditation Center:

Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon
January 19 - March 9

New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street - 10th Floor
Orientation* Friday morning January 12 from 9:30 am - noon
*Attendance at the orientation is required - however if you can't attend please contact Elaine in advance, to see if it is possible to arrange a time to speak on the phone
Daylong Class (a required part of the 8 week program):
Sunday February 25th from 9:30 am - 5 pm
Tuition: Base / $450 Sustaining / $600 Member rates are available)
To register click here.

At the JCC in Manhattan:
2 sections: Thursday mornings OR Thursday evenings

Thursday mornings
9:30 am - noon
January 18th - March 15th
(skip March 1)
The JCC in Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation: Thursday, January 11th 9:30 am - noon
*Attendance at the orientation is required - however if you can't attend, please contact Elaine in advance to see if it is possible to arrange a time to speak on the phone
Daylong Session: Sunday March 4th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $410 for JCC members or $425 for non-members
Information and registration here.

Thursday evenings
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
January 18th - March 15th
(skip March 1)
The JCC in Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation Session: Thursday, January 11th 7:00 – 9:30 pm
*Attendance at the orientation is required - however if you can't attend please contact Elaine in advance to see if it is possible to arrange a time to speak on the phone
Daylong Session: Sunday March 4th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $410 for JCC members or $425 for non-members
Information and registration here.

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Elaine Retholtz is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. She has been teaching MBSR since 2005.

Over the years she has assisted Florence Meleo Meyer and Rob Smith and apprenticed with Lynn Koerbel and Bob Stahl at different offerings of the 9-day Practicum (now known as Fundamentals) in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and is currently in training with the Center for Mindfulness in preparation for offering MBSR Teacher Training in NYC.

In addition, Elaine has adapted the MBSR program into models suitable for use in institutions, having taught for many years in an acupuncture college as well as in a skilled nursing facility.

For example, as part of a facility-wide staff stress reduction initiative, she trained the staff at a residential facility for people living with AIDS. Pre and post measures of participating staff showed significant decreases in perceived stress and emotional exhaustion, and increases in self-compassion. As a result of her experience teaching in facilities, she is very interested in using MBSR as a vehicle for institutional culture change.

Elaine has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She is on the Teacher’s Council at New York Insight Meditation Center, and on NYIMC’s newly formed Guiding Teachers Council. She remains involved in supporting the diversity work at NYIMC as well as for the Mindfulness Meditation Teachers New York Collaborative. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program.

In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her encounters with clients.

Contact:
elaineretholtz.com
elaine@eretholtz.com