Elaine Retholtz

Teaching Schedule

8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES

Through New York Insight Meditation Center:
On Line Via Zoom
Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon
(first and last class may go 30 minutes longer)
October 2nd - November 20th
Orientation* Friday morning September 25th from 9:30 am - noon
*Attendance at an orientation is required - however if you can't attend the orientation please contact Elaine in advance, to see if it is possible to arrange a time to speak on the phone or for you to attend another orientation.
Daylong Class (a required part of the 8 week program):
Saturday November 7th from 9:30 am - 5 pm
Tuition: Base / $450 Sustaining / $600 Member rates are available
To register click here.


Through the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan:

On Line Via Zoom
Orientation Sessions: Thursday, September 24th
9:30 - noon OR 6:30 - 9:00 pm

*Attendance at an 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.

Two Sections - Thursday mornings or Thursday afternoons:

On Line Via Zoom
Thursday mornings
9:30 am - noon 
October 1st - November 19th
(first and last class may go 30 minutes longer)
Daylong Session: (a required part of the program)
Sunday November 8th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $450 Financial aid is available.
Register here

On Line Via Zoom
Thursday evenings
6:30 - 9:00 pm 
October 1st - November 19th
(first and last class may go 30 minutes longer)
Daylong Session: (a required part of the program)
Sunday November 8th 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $450 - Financial aid is available
Register here.

FOR MBSR ALUMNI AND ALL….

The Interpersonal Mindfulness Program
8 Monday Evenings from 6:30 pm - 9 pm
October 19th - December 7th
Daylong Class: (a required part of the program)
Sunday November 15th from 9:30 am - 5 pm

In these unprecedented times, we are spending more and more time communicating on screens - on FaceTime or in Zoom: in meetings, retreats, in gatherings with friends and family.
- Is it possible that human relationships are one of the best fields for cultivating mindfulness?
- Is it possible that we can bring mindfulness to all our interpersonal communications - even those that are virtual?
- And as we move between sheltering in place and negotiating our quarantine pods - whether with friends, family, or co-workers - can practice help us cultivate the skills that can support us staying present within these challenging conversations?

The Interpersonal Mindfulness Program was developed jointly by Florence Meleo-Meyer while at the Center for Mindfulness (now at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University), Phyllis Hicks, of Metta Programs, and Gregory Kramer, who developed the Insight Dialogue practice upon which the course is based.

The program was specifically designed for graduates of MBSR programs but is suitable for anyone with a mindfulness practice who has experience or is willing to experience stepping out of silent practice and applying mindfulness in human interaction.

Note: The bulk of the class time will be spent reflecting and practicing in dyads (pairs) in breakout rooms, using the Insight Dialogue Guidelines

Prerequisite: A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class or prior meditation experience that includes some relational practice - i.e. a willingness to bring mindfulness out of silent formal practice into shared investigation of the human experience.

Cost: Choose your own rate.
Benefactor: $600
Regular price: $450
Financially challenged? $250, or contact me.
To secure your spot, email Elaine to receive payment information.

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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