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 and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

This program is limited to 25 trainees

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 so we can find a way for you to participate.

Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

Application timeline for the March-May 2022 program:

  1. Submit application online by Monday, February 28, 2022. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
  2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Friday, March 4, 2022, with acceptance status.
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Friday, March 11, 2022.
  4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


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

  • Program Schedule
  • 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 so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Apply

    Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

    Application timeline for the March-May 2022 program:

    1. Submit application online by Monday, February 28, 2022. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
    2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Friday, March 4, 2022, with acceptance status.
    3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Friday, March 11, 2022.
    4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


    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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