Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
February 15–17, 2013
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a practical, scientifically supported program designed to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this retreat offers tools for coping with “full catastrophe living” including chronic stress, illness, pain or personal crisis. By relating directly with our bodies and emotions, we will discover the power of mindfulness to change our lives. Through sitting, walking and body-scan meditation practices – as well as mindful yoga – we will return to our lives better equipped to manage stress.
Janet Solyntjes, M.A. is a senior teacher (Shastri) in the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition and has offered mindfulness courses at Naropa University, Omega Institute, Hollyhock, Shambhala Mountain Center, and in corporate and non-profit workplaces. A practitioner of mind-body disciplines since 1977, she completed a professional training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and an MBSR Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Janet leads MBSR courses in Colorado and offers mindfulness seminars and retreats in the U.S. and internationally. She is the co-founder of the Boulder-based The Center for Courageous Living and is a teaching faculty member of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.
Financial aid is available for this program.