A transformative 8-week program

Sebastopol, CA

Many people spend years cultivating a practice and trying to achieve the benefits that the MBSR class delivers in just 8 weeks.

Why is that? While practicing mindfulness is a "simple" task, it is certainly not an easy one. Many of us have tried to start a daily meditation practice, but it just never takes off. This is often due to the lack of support from a community, the lack of discipline to carve out time each day, and the lack of tools to help recognize results.

The tried-and-true (clinically proven) 8-week MBSR program inspires each student to make a commitment to change their habits. There is a clear blueprint to follow resulting not only in tangible benefits, but actual changes in the brain. Even if you never practice mindfulness again after this course, the benefits you experience throughout the 8 weeks will last for years to come.


Proven changes to the brain

  • Increase Pre-Frontal Cortex (responsible for regulating emotions)
  • Increase Right Anterior Insula (responsible for attention and awareness)
  • Increase Left Hippocampus (responsible for learning and memory)
  • Increase Tempero-Parietal Junction (responsible for empathy and compassion)
  • Decrease Amygdala (responsible for the "fight or flight" response)

Real-life benefits

  • 97% report coping better with stress
  • 84% report their health is better as compared to before taking program
  • 55% report medication reduction
  • 86% report improvement in ability to fulfill responsibilities at home and work

What to expect

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movement
  • Group work and discussions to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Tools to aid in communication, concentration, stress and pain management
  • See what our past students have to say


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 6:30pm

the dhyana center
186 N main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 861-8016

$400 (Sliding scale available from $200) Includes all materials
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds