Emily Herzlin

Teaching Schedule


Thursday evenings
7:00 - 9:30pm
Jan 25th -March 22th
(skips Feb 22)
Astoria First Presbyterian Church
23-35 Broadway, Ground Floor
Astoria, NY 11106
Intro/Orientation on Thursday Jan 25, 7-9:30pm
(required for those intending to take the class. If you miss the orientation you must schedule a makeup orientation with Emily Herzlin prior to class 1.)
Practice Day: Saturday March 10- 10am-4pm
Tuition: $350
A limited number of reduced rate spots may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email mindfulastoria@gmail.com.
Course fee includes all materials and all-day practice day.
Register here


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Mindful Astoria: Weekly Meditation Gathering
Every Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Astoria First Presbyterian Church

23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY
$5-$10 suggested donation, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Join us on Wednesday nights for meditation and conversation about mindfulness. Learn how to bring mindfulness into daily life, and how to establish, maintain, and deepen a personal mindfulness practice.

Each class will consist of instruction in different forms of mindfulness meditation, and time for group discussion and connecting with the community. Depending on the week, the teacher may give a talk or share a reading about a related topic.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary.
More details and RSVP here.


Available on request. Please email emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Emily is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. She trained in MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She attended the MBSR Teacher Development Intensive in November 2013, the Nine-Day Practicum in MBSR in July 2013, and MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine in 2015. She has been a student at the Interdependence Project (IDP) since 2005, is a graduate of IDP's Yearlong Immersion and Instructor Training Program, and is now on the IDP teaching and curriculum development faculty.

Emily is a Mind-Body Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering where she offers meditation to cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 2011 at universities (Columbia, Adelphi, The New School), in educational and healthcare settings, in workplaces, yoga studios, churches, and privately. A resident of Astoria, Queens, Emily leads regular mindfulness meditation classes in her neighborhood at Mindful Astoria.

Emily is also a writer with a particular love for memoir, poetry, and playwriting. She received her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University in 2012, and attended the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University in 2012. Emily is interested in the role of mindfulness in the creative process, and teaches mindfulness workshops for writers. Publications include USA Today, The Island Review, Shambhala Publications The Under 35 Project, The Women’s International Perspective, and Crescendo City.

Emily began practicing mindfulness meditation in 2003 to help her cope with chronic illness. Meditation has been an important part of her life ever since.
To learn more about Emily or to read her writing, visit www.EmilyHerzlin.com.

To contact Emily: emily.herzlin@gmail.com