Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Sep 20, 2023


Please note that due to the need for social distancing, this program has been moved to an online platform using Zoom. You will need internet to participate using your phone or laptop. If you need help with Zoom, please email me and we can help you figure it out.

This is an 8-week class that meets once a week from 6:30 to 8:30 pm est. You’ll learn evidence-based mindfulness practices and skills developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical School in 1979.

My mission is to make mindfulness accessible to everyone. Please email shalini@knowyourmind.training for other payment options and assistance.

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Mindfulness, A Way of Living Skillfully

Transform your stress into an opportunity to focus on what is important and grow.

In today’s fast-paced world, stress can be overwhelming. But what if you knew that stress can be an opportunity for growth? It’s true! By shifting your perspective, you can turn stress into a catalyst for focus and positive actions.

Mindfulness is the ability to see clearly without letting past conditioning and emotions hijack our experience. In this 8-week class you will systematically develop skills to live and lead with intentions and empowered choice.

We’ll be meeting once a week from 6:30to 8:30 pm. There’s a silent retreat on Oct 28th, Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Since then more than 2,000 academic studies have examined the physiological, psychological, and inter-relational benefits of mindfulness. There is much evidence to show the structural and functional changes in the brain that take place after this eight-week program for better focus, problem solving, and empathy among other benefits in the participants.

MBSR is not:

  • Relaxation, although you may start living with more ease
  • Religious, although it could deepen your relationship with your religion
  • Positive thinking, although you may start noticing all the positive things in your life

This course includes:

  • This course is an educational program based on experiential learning in a safe environment. It includes:
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching & mindful movement
  • Group dialogue & discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • A small dose of multimedia to support learning
  • Daily home assignments
  • Downloadable audio instructions & a home practice manual
  • A day of retreat (see above for Silence retreat date)
  • Ongoing support on Teachable.com

About The Facilitator

Shalini Bahl has been practicing meditation for fifteen years is a certified MBSR teacher from the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School. She is also a Certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program that was developed at Google.
Shalini has a PhD in marketing and has published award-winning research on topics related to expanding the potential of mindfulness to enhance consumer, societal and environmental well being. She has taught MBSR and mindfulness programs to diverse groups including MBAs & corporate clients. You can learn more about her here.

CE Credits Available

Please note that you can earn 26 CE/CPE credits. Licensed psychotherapists, nurses, and dieticians can earn credits for taking this program.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend one of the free intro classes. Check the calendar for upcoming intro classes.

People taking the MBSR program are required to attend one introduction class or go over the program with me. If you are interested or have questions about this program or other forthcoming programs please contact shalini@knowyourmind.training.

Course Fee: Pay What You Can

We have a flexible pricing model that makes this program accessible to all and trusts in the generosity of people to pay what they can afford.

“Pay what you can” pricing. Suggested prices on sliding scale: $350 or $550 or $700 Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. Thank you. 

MBSR for Students

Current full-time students without income may take this course for $200.

Please pay the fee using the link above to reserve a spot for the upcoming class. If you are unable to pay the fee and would like to take this class, please email shalini@knowyourmind.training. I will work with you to find a way to take the class.

Refund Policy

If you ask for refund 2 weeks before class starts, $50 will be deducted as administrative fee.

If you ask for refund 1 week before class starts, $100 will be deducted as administrative fee.

If you can’t continue with the classes for any reason, you can take a new class and will be given $100 discount. However, you will be required to register again and pay the commitment fee, less $100. Again, in case you need financial assistance to recommit, please email me. No one is turned down for financial reasons as long as the commitment is there to attend at least six out of the eight classes.