Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Online

Being mindful is the practice of being present—so simple, and so very difficult. While we want to be awake and aware in the moments of our life, too often we aren’t, and instead shift into autopilot, shut down emotionally (or become overwhelmed), or settle for simply getting through the day.

The practice of mindfulness calls on us to stop settling, and to wake up to exactly how things are right here, right now. This present moment awareness sometimes brings about relief and ease, and sometimes it doesn’t, but it always points us to a genuine experience of our own precious life.

The MBSR course is an evidence-based, intensive exploration of the practice of mindfulness, and what it means to practice mindfulness in your own life. Taught by Rebecca Eldridge or Margaret Fletcher, MBSR teachers and teacher trainers certified through University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, the online MBSR course provides all the instruction and materials you need to practice mindfulness weekly within a group, and daily on your own. You must supply the strong commitment to stick with the course and to practice every single day—when it’s pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral.

We will practice mindfulness in many forms (sitting, moving, walking, scanning, and so on) in class, sometimes in silence, and there will be opportunity for small and whole group sharing, checking in, asking questions, and so on. You will receive audio to guide much of your daily, at home practice. Beyond the 8-week course, you will be provided a way to continue to connect with other course participants, if you choose.

We will convene using the Zoom™ video conference platform. It is imperative that you attend the classes, but classes will be recorded for you to review if you must miss a class (if you know that you will have to miss more than one class this cycle, you are invited to participate in a future cycle; participating live in the retreat class is a must).

People participate in the MBSR course for many reasons—to relieve stress of all kinds, to soothe emotional and physical pain, to live and love more fully, to establish a regular practice of mindfulness, and more.

It’s important to take this course for your own learning and growth. Once you’ve completed the online MBSR course, you may wish to train to teach others. Completing our online MBSR course satisfies one of the requirements to enter the professional MBSR teacher training pathway through East Coast Mindfulness, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and most other MBSR teacher training organizations. Please check with your training organizations to be sure.

What is required of you during the course:

  • Participate in the orientation, all eight classes, and the retreat class (all of these are online)
  • Practice daily for approximately one hour
  • Hold yourself and the other participants with respect and kind-heartedness
  • Stay curious about this live exploration
  • Be willing to be seen as human (imperfect and completely okay)
  • Stick with it for 8 weeks

What technology you will need:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets

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Our classes are limited to 25 participants

This class is self-pay (not covered by insurance). For that reason we have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

If Tier 4 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information. If after the orientation you decide not to participate, you may request a prompt, full refund. No refunds will be granted once the course is underway.

TIER 1: $600 (~$19 per class hour)

TIER 2: $550 (~$18 per class hour)

TIER 3: $500 (~$16 per class hour)

TIER 4: $450 (~$15 per class hour)

REPEAT STUDENTS—all students who have previously completed the MBSR course live online or in-person with a certified MBSR teacher may retake the course for $300.

  • 2020 Course Schedule
  • Course Cost

    This class is self-pay (not covered by insurance). For that reason we have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    If Tier 4 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information. If after the orientation you decide not to participate, you may request a prompt, full refund. No refunds will be granted once the course is underway.

    TIER 1: $600 (~$19 per class hour)

    TIER 2: $550 (~$18 per class hour)

    TIER 3: $500 (~$16 per class hour)

    TIER 4: $450 (~$15 per class hour)

    REPEAT STUDENTS—all students who have previously completed the MBSR course live online or in-person with a certified MBSR teacher may retake the course for $300.

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REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 72 hours prior to the first class (this will give us time to notify anyone on the waitlist). No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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