Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
20 Hour Online Training with Domonick Wegesin
8 Mondays (March 23 – May 11)
+ Daylong Sunday, May 3
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. 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.
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.
For Yoga Teachers:
This training qualifies as 20 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.
Price includes all class materials.**
* Notice of Cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before March 9, 2020 will receive a refund minus $40 processing fee. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER March 9, 2020.
** 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. Domonick previously 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 MBSR teachers at the University of Massachusetts. 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.