MBSR Teacher Training: MBSR Essentials – Jon Aaron – January 20 to March 16, 2024

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Please note: Registration has closed for this program. To see available programs, visit our programs page.

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 16, 2024

Space is limited, please register for the course and then complete the application. A full refund is available if eligibility criteria are not met based on the application process.

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This 10-week MBSR Essentials program is paired with a required 8-week MBSR course. MBSR Essentials program tuition includes MBSR course.

MBSR Essentials Program
LOCATION for MBSR Essentials Program: Live Online via Zoom
SATURDAYS from 10 am to 1:30 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
CLASSES: January 20 to March 16

MBSR Course
MBSR Essentials participants must also attend one of the following 8-week MBSR courses:
Online via Zoom MBSR course: Fridays 12-2:30pm (ET) – January 19 to March 15, 2024
or
In-Person MBSR course in NYC: Tuesdays 6:30-9pm (ET) – January 16 to March 12, 2024
You will be notified by email to request one of the courses after registration is complete.

Program Details

Payment plans are available at checkout.
Refunds are available. See our refund policy.

Please check dates carefully. Participants must attend all sessions of the chosen MBSR and MBSR Essentials.

Live Online MBSR Essentials
Saturdays, January 20 to March 16, 2024

LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
OPENING: January 20 from 10:00am to 1:30pm (EASTERN TIME)
PROGRAM DATES: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16*
PROGRAM TIME: 10:00am to 1:30pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
CLOSING: March 16* from 2:30pm to 5:00pm

*Please note, the Essentials program will meet at two different times on Saturday, March 16, once from 10:00am to 1:30pm and again from 2:30pm to 5:00pm (EASTERN TIME).

MBSR Essentials participants must also attend one of the following 8-week MBSR courses:

OPTION 1: Live Online
Fridays, January 19 to March 15, 2024

LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
ONLINE ORIENTATION: January 19 from 12-1:30pm (EASTERN TIME)
ONLINE PROGRAM DATES: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15
PROGRAM TIME: 12-2:30 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ONLINE ALL DAY SESSION: Sunday, February 25 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)

OPTION 2: In-Person
Tuesdays, January 16 to March 12, 2024

LOCATION: Balance Arts Center, 151 West 30th St. 3rd Floor, New York, NY
ONLINE ORIENTATION: January 16 from 6:30-8 pm (EASTERN TIME)
IN-PERSON PROGRAM DATES: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12
PROGRAM TIME: 6:30-9 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
IN-PERSON ALL DAY SESSION: Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)

Note: To attend the in-person MBSR course, participants must live within the New York City area and must commit to all sessions in-person. 

MBSR Essentials is the first step in the Global Mindfulness Collaborative (GMC) MBSR Teacher Training pathway.

In MBSR Essentials, teacher trainees attend two programs, an 8 week MBSR program and the Essentials seminar. Participants attend and engage fully in an 8-week MBSR program as participant observers. Concurrently, participants attend the Essentials ten-week, 3.5 hour seminar. In the Essentials seminar trainees engage with other trainees and the instructor exploring the underpinnings, approach, and teacher qualities in which the program is steeped. Intersession work and attendance at all sessions are required, excluding emergencies.

NOTE: Spaces are limited. Cohorts are limited to 14 teacher trainees.

Prerequisites
  • Previous participation in an 8-week MBSR course with a Qualified or Certified MBSR Teacher – live online or in-person
  • A minimum of one 5-7-day residential, teacher-led silent meditation retreat
  • A minimum of two years of personal meditation practice
  • Demonstrated capacity for experiential learning and teaching
More About the Program

Commitment Required

In the direct teacher training lineage of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this initial training is an immersive course in developing MBSR teaching competencies through rigorous study and reflection steeped in internationally accredited standards, ethics, and the heart of personal and interpersonal mindfulness. Attendance at all MBSR classes and seminars is required. In addition to the Essentials seminar, MBSR class, and practices of MBSR, there are seminar readings, journaling, and other intersession assignments. Taking into account the class, seminar, daily practice, and additional readings, this is a 14-16 hour weekly commitment. It is a co-created learning opportunity in which you will be well supported! Through the MBSR Essentials curriculum, together we cultivate teaching as a practice and lifelong path to skillfully offer mindfulness in the world.

While completion of this training does not authorize you to teach the 8-Week MBSR curriculum, it provides a solid foundation to teach introductory mindfulness classes in diverse settings. 

Upon successful completion of MBSR Essentials you are be able to:

  • Teach mindfulness workshops. 
  • Teach introductory mindfulness meditation classes.  

Please note, after completion of MBSR Essentials you are not qualified to teach the 8-week MBSR curriculum. This happens only after completing all aspects of Level 1, which includes MBSR Intensive Practice and Teaching (IPT) . 

About the Instructor
Jon Aaron

Certified MBSR instructor and MBSR teacher trainer
Insight Meditation Teacher
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

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Space is limited, please register for the course and then complete the application. A full refund is available if eligibility criteria are not met based on the application process.

Join us to explore how mindfulness may support you in living life more fully, with greater ease and joy.

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Please note: Registration has closed for this program. To see available programs, visit our programs page.

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