Elaine Retholtz

Teaching Schedule

8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES

At New York Insight Meditation Center:

Friday mornings
9:30 am - noon
October 4-November 22
At New York Insight Meditation Center

28 West 27th Street - 10th Floor
Orientations* Friday morning September 20 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):
Sunday, November 10th 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
October 17-December 12 (skip November 28)
At the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation Session: Thursday October 10th  from 9:30 am - noon 
(there is also another orientation on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00PM) 
*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 November 17 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
October 17-December 12 (skip November 28)
At the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street
Orientation Session: Thursday, October 10 7:00 – 9:30 pm (there is also another orientation on Thursday, October 10 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 November 17 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

The Power of Forgiveness 
Monday Mornings
9:30 am - 11:30 am
September 9-
At New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street - 10th Floor 
Register here
Whether it is the betrayals, disappointments, and abandonments experienced in our interpersonal lives, the injustices and tragedies perpetrated in society, or the various ways we have failed to live up to our own or others expectations of ourselves, forgiveness practice can begin to loosen the ropes binding us to the past. It can allow us to come more fully into our hearts and can be a catalyst that transforms bitterness, anger, and grief into compassion and lovingkindness.



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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