“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

20 Hour Training with Domonick Wegesin

Program Details

This training meets 8 Monday evenings + 1 Daylong

Mondays, October 30-December 18, 7:15-9:00pm
Daylong, Sunday, December 3, 12:30-5:00pm

Mindfulness involves paying attention to your present experience, including your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences.  Mindfulness helps you to be more accepting of what’s happening and struggle less with your experience.

A growing body of scientific research on mindfulness has demonstrated a wide range of benefits, including:

Psychological:  reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
Mental:  increases your ability to focus and improves your memory.
Physical:  helps you eat and sleep better, boosts your body’s immune system and helps you deal with physical pain.
Social: enhances relationships, helping you communicate better and feel more accepting of yourself and others, and feel more optimistic about your relationships.

In this 8-week series, Domonick will share the neuroscience behind how mindfulness can change your brain to be more peaceful and less reactive. (Research has found that this training increases the density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy).  Further, you will receive support in developing a home meditation practice.

You will leave the course with new tools to help deal with your stress more peacefully and to meet yourself and others with greater kindness and acceptance.

Training Location:

Namaste Grand Lake
3229 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, Ca 94610

Daylong location:

Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

For Yoga Teachers:

This training qualifies as 20 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.

Pricing:*

$425 / $375 Early Bird
Price includes all class materials.**

Early bird available through October 16, 2017.

* Notice of Cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before October 27, 2017 will receive a refund minus $40 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER October 27, 2017.

** Tuition includes a custom workbook, created by Domonick, as well as guided meditation mp3s.
It is recommended that you purchase a copy of Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (available in Namaste boutiques).

Dr. Domonick Wegesin is a yogi-neuroscientist-dancer with a bent towards meditation and the healing arts. He recently moved to the Bay Area from New York City with his husband and their schnoodle. In New York, Domonick conducted neuroimaging research focused on the aging brain, as a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Columbia University. He received training in teaching Mindfulness from Jon Kabat-Zinn and other senior MBSRteachers at the University of Massachusetts, and completed mindfulness supervision with Bob Stahl. Domonick now trains the brains and bodies of his yoga students, helping them wake up to their mental, emotional and physical experience in a way that cultivates awareness, acceptance and ease.