Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Janet Solyntjes
February 25–27, 2011
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically supported teachings 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 engaging the demands of our lives, including illness, chronic pain, personal crisis, or the ongoing challenges of a “full catastrophe.” By relating directly with our bodies and emotions, we’ll 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. Recommended for stressed-out people from all walks of life.
Janet Solyntjes, M.A., teaches mindfulness practices at Hollyhock, Colorado Integrative Cancer Care, and Shambhala Meditation Centers. A 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, 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 is a Certified MBSR Teacher and faculty member of The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. 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.