Elaine Retholtz

Teaching Schedule

8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES

At New York Insight Meditation Center:

Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon
May 10 - June 28, 2019
At New York Insight Meditation Center

28 West 27th Street - 10th Floor
Orientations* Friday mornings April 5th or April 12th from 9:30 am - noon
*Attendance at an orientation is required - however if you can't attend any NYI orientation 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):
Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 am - 5 pm
Tuition: Base / $450 Sustaining / $600 Member rates are available
To register click here.

At the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan:

Thursday mornings
9:30 am - noon
May 9th - June 27th
At the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation Session: Thursday April 11th from 9:30 am - noon (there is also another orientation on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 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 June 16th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $410 for JCC members or $425 for non-members
To register please call 646-505-5708
or click here

Thursday evenings
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
May 9th - June 27th
At the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation Session: Thursday, April 11th 7:00 – 9:30 pm (there is also another orientation on Thursday, April 11th at 9:30 am)
*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 June 16th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $410 for JCC members or $425 for non-members
To register please call 646-505-5708
or click here

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Insight Meditation 101 - A Six Week Beginners Course
Monday Mornings
9:30 am - 11:30 am
April 8th - May 20th
(skip April 29th)
At New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street - 10th Floor 
Register here

This course will provide fundamental instruction in insight meditation. Emphasis is placed on the practices of sitting and walking meditation and developing mindfulness in daily life. Explanation and discussion of the teachings central to insight meditation are part of each class. The course is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators who wish to maintain their “beginner’s mind.”



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Elaine Retholtz is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher and a Certified MBSR 8-Week Fundamentals Teacher Trainer.  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. 

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 Teachers 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