Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Janet Solyntjes
February 17–19, 2012
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 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, MA, teaches mindfulness practices at Naropa University, corporate and non-profit workplaces, and Shambhala Meditation Centers. A meditation practitioner since 1977, she completed a professional training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and an MBSR Teacher Development Intensive at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is co-founder of the Boulder-based Center for Courageous Living.
Janet Solyntjes, MA, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has been leading silent meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for over 25 years. She provides online study groups and individual mentoring to mindfulness teachers-in-training and has been on the faculty of Naropa University, the Center for Mindfulness, and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.
Janet facilitates the annual donothing retreat for entrepreneurs and supports business leaders and teams in the integration of mindfulness into workplace settings.
Financial aid is available for this program.