Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

A Weekend Retreat with Cheryl Jones

March 24–26, 2017

IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners.  


The benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are widely known. You may have even thought about participating in the famous eight-week MBSR program. Here’s your chance to learn many of the same practices and principles in a weekend retreat.

Together we’ll practice mindfulness formally through meditation where we pause and notice breathing, thoughts, feelings, sensations and surroundings. We’ll discuss how to bring mindfulness into the events of daily life like driving, during conversations, while exercising, and as we’re eating.

This retreat is ideal for people new to MBSR as well as those who want to be introduced to the program before committing to the series. You will discover how to connect with both your internal and external resources to build resilience, reduce stress, sleep better, improve relationships, and feel a sense of well-being no matter what challenges you face. This retreat will include a Saturday Night on Retreat Performance with Marcie & Gordon

To learn more about all the offerings included in this retreat experience, view a sample schedule

This retreat is eligible for Boundless Heart Fund Scholarships and Hemera and Aetna Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for Educators, Healthcare, and Nonprofit Professionals programs. Apply for a scholarship here.

Tuition is $250 plus accommodations. This retreat begins on Friday, March 24 at 5 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. Continuing Education Credits available for an additional $20. 

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Friday March 24
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Commuter. (Tuition: $250 + Commuter Fee: $75)
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Cheryl Jones

Cheryl’s career in healthcare has spanned over 30 years. She has dedicated herself to helping others live a healthier lifestyle, and is passionate about empowering women with the practice of mindfulness to help them reduce stress, build resilience, and improve poise. She completed the Teacher Development Intensive in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness. She holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Connecticut and a certificate in spirituality from the University of Saint Joseph. Cheryl is the author of “Mindful Exercise” and “Thriving When Your Cosmic Egg Is Cracked: A Mindful Journey.” A mother of two, she lives in Connecticut.

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