Class Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Class Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Stan Eisenstein IMCW Center for Mindful Living

Stan Eisenstein

1/25/2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Class Series & Daylong 

Classes: Thursdays, January 25-March 15, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Daylong: Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Introduction to MBSR available on Thursday, January 11, 7–8:30 p.m.

IMCW's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program in the Washington, DC area 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.

The classes are modeled after the ones offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News, and hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. In February 2014 it was featured on the cover of Time Magazine.

The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop. This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice, including guided meditations
  • Six meditation practice CDs (also available in mp3 format) and a home practice manual

Participants attending the class should bring comfortable clothing, layers for adjusting to the temperature, and pillows for comfort. Chairs, meditation cushions, yoga mats and blankets will be provided.

This venue is not accessible to those with mobility impairments.

This venue is near the Tenley Metro stop, and there is free parking in the neighborhoods nearby.

Comments from former MBSR students.

"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer

IMCW teacher biographies can be found on the Teachers webpage.

Series manager: Stan Eisenstein


Registration Information

Fees:  For the 8-week class series plus the daylong, $550

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the retreat manager with your request at least three weeks before the event.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.



8-week series plus daylong:$550.00

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