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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Introduction and 8-Week Course

  • The Yoga Center of Columbia

    8950 route 108, Columbia, MD, Suite 109, MD (map)

    39.227650 -76.822830

  • Price: $550.00 /per person

    Refund policy


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living. MBSR has been highly researched since its onset in 1979, and research strongly supports its effectiveness in improving difficulties in multiple areas of health and wellness.

    Some reasons people come to the group include: job, school or family stress; chronic pain; hypertension; attention deficits; enhancement of quality of life/happiness; mild or situational depression; gastrointestinal disorders; wellness and self-care; cancer; anxiety and panic; anger-management; life transitions; developing and deepening a meditation practice.

    Intentional, present –moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience whatever is happening in our life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judging attention, and compassion for ourselves and others. Engaging with our life in this manner helps us to become more skillful and creative in our responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting.

    This program can be a complement to current medical care, as well as promotion of health and well-being.

    Though based originally on Buddhist principles, this class is totally non-denominational and non-sectarian.


    Free Introductory Class: 

    Sunday January 8, 1 - 2:30 PM

    8-Week Course: 

    Eight Sundays 1 - 3:30 PM

    January 15 - March 12, 2017

    Daylong Retreat: Sunday, February 26,  12 - 6:30 PM


                                             Stan Eisenstein, MSW

    Stan is the founder and teacher of the Columbia Insight Meditation Group (a weekly drop-in meditation and mindfulness community). He is also co-teacher for the Insight Meditation Community of Baltimore. Stan is a teacher for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and is a graduate of the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute, with senior Insight teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey.

    Stan is a mentor for the internationally recognized Power of Awareness meditation course, published by Sounds True with teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. He is one of a select few mentors for other on-line courses taught by Tara Brach. Stan teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness for Teens, Meeting Chronic Pain and Illness, and Deepening MBSR courses. Stan also holds daylong workshops on Relationships, Heart Practices, Forgiveness, and Working with Strong Emotions. Stan has a Master’s Degree in Social Work.


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    The Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 route 108, Columbia, MD 

    Suite 109

    The center is located in the Parkridge Plaza Building in an office park off of Route 108. 

    Introductory Class is Free. 

    Total cost of the 8-week Course: $550 
    Includes five CDs of meditations, extra downloadable meditations  and handouts.

    Some scholarship is available. For more information, contact Stan at [masked]

    REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register


    There is ample free parking.


    Please contact Stan with any questions at [masked] or call[masked]-8714.

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