Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. The program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. The MBSR curriculum provides experiential training in a variety of mind-body practices that share the common thread of cultivating a careful and kind attention to our moment by moment experiences. Through this cultivation of mindful awareness, participants learn to mobilize their inner resources to work with stress, pain and illness in new ways that can promote healthy adaption, growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have relief and/or support in coping with a range of physiological and stress-related conditions such as:
- chronic pain
- migraine headaches
- high blood pressure
- sleep disorders
- depression and more.
The program is held ONLINE and includes eight 2,5 hour sessions, a one day retreat, online workbook, and audio online practices and requires a strong commitment to daily practice.
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Winter 1 MBSR – SIGN UP
Program runs for 8 weeks: December 1, 2020 – January 19, 2021
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Online Retreat: Sunday, January 10, 2021 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Early Registration Discount:
497/$450 if paid by 11/15/2020
Winter Programs 2021 beginning in January. Check back for updates.
Meet the trainers
Serena Jain is a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher through the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness. Serena has spent 13 years in a non-profit management and fundraising career where she supported several large-scale organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Drumthwacket Foundation. Serena sat her first 10-day silent meditation retreat in her early 20’s and knew that this path was one she would walk on again in life. Nine years ago, she gave birth to her first child and began the ultimate quest for work / life balance which led her to delve deeper into health and wellness and eventually shift careers.
Serena finds deep purpose in the path to health, wellness, and stress reduction. She has witnessed the first-hand positive effects it has had on herself, her family and her greater community.
Deborah Metzger, L.S.W, A.C.S.W, E- RYT®500
Founder and director of the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Deborah Metzger, E-500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, is a Licensed Social Worker and holds an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed the Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training, additional courses in Structural Yoga Therapy and Reiki. In addition, she studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program 7 Day Residential Retreat and the 9 Day Summer Intensive Practicum with Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo and co-led MBSR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression programs at the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health since 2007. She is completed the 2-year Hakomi mindfulness-based psychotherapy training program and Hakomi Advanced Training.
She founded and served as the first president of Womanspace, Inc., a program for victims of domestic violence and served as Mental Health Planner and Liaison to the Department of Health for the State of New Jersey Division of Mental Health services and Mental Health Administrator for the County of Mercer in New Jersey .