MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Workshop

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Jill Zastko and Elizabeth Perryman


Learning the stress-reducing skills of mindfulness mediation is simple, but not easy. It takes dedicated practice to form new habits. The good news is that the brain can be trained to greater awareness of what is happening in the present moment, rather than being relentlessly trapped in worrying about the future or obsessing about the past.

Many people who have worked with mindfulness apps or have taken short-term classes remark upon the difference in their learning after having taken MBSR. The key is the proven formula of eight weeks of dedicated practice, with expert instruction from highly-trained MBSR teachers, in the company of others who are committed to exploring and building their inner capabilities for greater well-being, increased attention, and more peaceful presence in their lives. If you are ready to learn more, please CLICK HERE.

THIS IS AN 8-WEEK COURSE from January 9th – February 27th. Partial attendance after January 9th is not allowed. Please see below for upcoming 8-week programs.

This course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

History of MBSR

Almost forty years of scientific research has shown that those who have completed the MBSR course report:

• Less stress and anxiety

• Improved attention and cognition

• Better sleep

• Less self-judgment

• Greater overall health and well-being


Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion, Home Practice


Open to all levels of experience


$495, payable by check or credit card at Orientation, or by the first class.

Payment plans available. Contact Jill Zastko at Jill@UpstreamMindfulness.com.


All participants MUST have attended an Orientation Session:

FREE on-site Orientation at Mayu on Wednesday, January 2 from 9:30am-11:00am. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register, click   HERE

FREE live online Orientation (via video conference) dates and times, click  HERE


Upcoming 8-Week Sessions

Spring 2019: April 5th – May 24th (Afternoon classes, Orientation March 29th)

Summer 2019: June 10th – July 29th (Evening classes, Orientation June 3rd)


Suggested reading material for this course:
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.



Jill Zastko (left) and Elizabeth Perryman (right) are Qualified Teachers of MBSR, trained through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Popular with their students, they have extensive experience teaching mindfulness skills with clarity and depth to participants in all stages of life. Their teaching is centered in both their personal daily meditation practices as well as their commitment to ongoing professional development. They can be reached at Hello@UpstreamMindfulness.com.

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