Mindfulness Meditation

MBSR cultivates the ability to pay attention in an open, non-judgmental way to your surroundings and what is contained in the present moment.

A supportive and safe container is created by paying attention to what arises in daily and class practice through exploring the challenges and how these are met.  Participants figuratively hold one another in a space of compassion, and practice holding their experiences in the same way.

Participating in the MBSR program requires an ongoing commitment to yourself.  You will be asked to attend all classes, including one all-day weekend retreat, and to practice daily home assignments.

MBSR is an 8-week evidence-based program designed to provide participants with systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices and integrating what is discovered and learned into daily life.

8 Week MBSR Course begins September 09, 2024

The course includes an introductory week as well as 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions held on Mondays at The Prancing Peacock Yardley Studio from 7-9:30p
Spring Dates: Mondays, September 09-November 04, 2024
Plus a day-long retreat session on Saturday, October 26 from 11a-6:30p
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program taught by Brandon Lewin, a Qualified MBSR teacher trained at The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Brown University, and Jefferson Health.Fall Dates:

Mondays from 7-9:30p
Sept 09 Orientation (7-8:30p)
Sept 16,23,30
Oct 07, 14, 21, 28
Nov 04

Plus a day-long retreat session on:
Saturday, Oct 26 from 11a-6:30p

The first meeting is a 90-minute Orientation session on 09/09/24
Attending the Orientation is required to take the course. If you cannot attend, please contact Brandon.
During this session you will have the opportunity to sample practices, get a sense of what the classes are like.
Tuition, which includes downloadable home practice audio recordings, 70-page Student Guide, and the All-day Retreat at The Prancing Peacock.
Early bird special of $400 ends August 04, 2024
Full price after that is $475.
What is MBSR, and Why should I register?
MBSR is the most recognized and researched mindfulness course in the world: the gold standard course for learning mindfulness and how to apply it to daily life.

Students have taken MBSR for various reasons including facing change, difficult times or health challenges; workplace, family, or financial stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, hypertension, interest in enhancing health and well-being, and a desire to live a fuller life with greater balance.
Participating in the MBSR program requires an ongoing commitment to yourself. You will be asked to attend all classes, including one all-day weekend retreat, and to practice daily home assignments.
MBSR provides systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices and integrating what is discovered and learned into daily life. These practices together with group dialog allow participants to relate differently to stresses in their lives and in fact, relate differently to each moment of
their lives.

What will I walk away from the course with?
People who have taken MBSR for over 40 years report improved attention, relaxation, clarity, improved quality of life and sleep, coping skills for those with chronic pain, reduction in anxiety, depression, stress, and hypertension.

What others say about Prancing Peacock MBSR
The MBSR program requires commitment, but pays off beyond expectations, and one could not ask for a better guide along this path than Brandon. Brandon’s warmth, compassion, and skill as a group instructor keeps meetings productive and well-paced without sacrificing the opportunity for each participant to enjoy a meaningful, personal experience. Brandon’s best teaching tool is his own way of being–open to the present experience of life from moment to moment, accepting of himself, others, and whatever life brings to him.

It helped me be more mindful and experience life more like when I was a child. Which is great. Also, no more anxiety. And finally able to do things for myself without feeling guilty that I am not caring enough for others.

Learning to be present and more accepting of my feelings. Nothing but positive comments. Brandon was great. I was nervous at the beginning of the course, but I feel very comfortable with the format now.

More information at easeandlightness.com, brandon@easeandlightness.com, or 609-903-3363.