Inside the MBSR Classroom

Inside the MBSR Classroom is designed for new MBSR teachers who have completed Fundamentals in Teaching MBSR and taught a 10-week MBSR course while under mentorship. During this training, you will gather weekly with other new teachers and a senior MBSR teacher trainer to explore the themes, intentions, and protocols for each of the 10 sessions of an MBSR course: orientation, 8 classes, and an All Day class. Process-oriented topics will be explored, such as how and when to utilize dyad, small, and large group discussion, and topics of a more personal nature will also be considered, such as how to meet your own fear, anxiety, and arising insights while teaching. There will be time, space, and care devoted to addressing questions that have arisen from your own experience of teaching MBSR. Video clips of experienced teachers will be examined to enhance understanding of the MBSR curriculum, as well as to support a deepening, ongoing exploration of the inextricable connection between how you show up in your own life and in the classroom as a teacher of MBSR.

This course will be taught by either Rebecca Eldridge or Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers.

During this training you will—

  • Examine foundational underpinnings of each of the 10 sessions of an MBSR course
  • Explore how your inner landscape shows up in the MBSR classroom
  • Learn to meet a wide variety of classroom situations with skill and heart
  • Practice teaching in ways that promote a dynamic, engaged classroom environment
  • Use, at a beginning level, the MBI-TAC to assess teaching competencies of yourself and your teaching colleagues

At the end of this training you will be able to—

  • Enter the MBSR classroom with more authenticity in, and understanding of, your role as the teacher
  • Use the MBI-TAC to continue to explore your own competencies in teaching MBSR
  • Meet the suffering of MBSR participants with fuller insights and heart
  • Respond more effectively to a variety of classroom situations
  • Promote a more engaged classroom experience for all participants
  • Call on teaching colleagues from the training for continued support
  • Readiness to continue teaching MBSR confirmed by East Coast Mindfulness

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed

This program is limited to 25 trainees

Note: all times shown are in US Eastern Time.

Dates Times Notes
Session 1:
Mon, Sept 14
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 2:
Mon, Sept 21
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 3:
Mon, Sept 28
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 4:
Mon, Oct 5
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 5:
Mon, Oct 12
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 6:
Mon, Oct 19
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 7:
Mon, Oct 26
6:00 - 8:30 PM Please be aware that the change from
Daylight Savings time in the US
affects when you log on for this
(clocks will be turned back 1 hour
at 2:00 AM Sunday, Nov 1)
Session 8:
Mon, Nov 2
6:00 - 8:30 PM Please join us at the
Online Retreat Class
on Sunday, Nov 8,
9:00AM-4:00PM,
if you can
Session 9:
Mon, Nov 9
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Session 10:
Mon, Nov 16
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $980

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $840

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $700

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

The deadline for applying for this training is Monday, Aug 17, 2020.

Please use the link below to access and complete the application for this training. You can expect to hear from us regarding the status of your application within 2 weeks of submission. Once the cap of 25 qualified applicants is met, all other qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified of that status.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • 2020 Program Schedule

    Note: all times shown are in US Eastern Time.

    Dates Times Notes
    Session 1:
    Mon, Sept 14
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 2:
    Mon, Sept 21
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 3:
    Mon, Sept 28
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 4:
    Mon, Oct 5
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 5:
    Mon, Oct 12
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 6:
    Mon, Oct 19
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 7:
    Mon, Oct 26
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Please be aware that the change from
    Daylight Savings time in the US
    affects when you log on for this
    (clocks will be turned back 1 hour
    at 2:00 AM Sunday, Nov 1)
    Session 8:
    Mon, Nov 2
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Please join us at the
    Online Retreat Class
    on Sunday, Nov 8,
    9:00AM-4:00PM,
    if you can
    Session 9:
    Mon, Nov 9
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Session 10:
    Mon, Nov 16
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $980

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $840

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $700

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

  • Apply

    The deadline for applying for this training is Monday, Aug 17, 2020.

    Please use the link below to access and complete the application for this training. You can expect to hear from us regarding the status of your application within 2 weeks of submission. Once the cap of 25 qualified applicants is met, all other qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified of that status.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 7 days prior to the first session (this will give us just enough time to notify someone on the waitlist). No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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