(*) Registration for this event is closed after January 15, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us.
This 8-Week class is geared toward those who deal with persistent pain, illness or other conditions affecting one’s physical health.
The curriculum was originally developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks in England. While it is in some ways similar to the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn it is much more specifically teaching how the power of mindfulness addresses chronic physical pain and illness. Participants will learn how to manage their pain in daily life, breath and body awareness practices, gentle mindful movement, and numerous meditation practices to cultivate a greater sense of kindness toward self and others.
Participants will receive a class workbook, a copy of Vidyamala Burch’s book, You are Not Your Pain, and meditation recordings via MP3.
Because of the nature of the class, registration is limited to 12 participants. Upon registration, Jon Aaron will arrange a phone interview to confirm that the class is appropriate for you.
Space is limited Sundays; January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5
Structured payment plans and limited partial scholarships are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.