Mindfullness for Stress Reduction and Well-Being at Whole Life Yoga in Greenwood
March 8| $240
This 6-week experiential class series is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a course on mindfulness practice and stress reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical School in 1979. It is the oldest and most studied mindfulness curriculum for general improvements in health and well-being. The technique was originally developed for use in hospitals with patients suffering from painful, chronic, or disabling conditions. It was found that following participation in an MBSR program, participants’ levels of anxiety and depression decreased and their sense of well-being increased. Extensive research has shown that the Stress Reduction Program can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of state of health. It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
6-week course, Sunday Evenings for 2 hours
March 8- April 19th (no class Easter/ April 12th) | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
About the instructor: Marcie Hamrick
Marcie Hamrick, MD is a family medicine physician and adjunct professor at the UW School of Medicine. She has 20 years of experience as a physician in a variety of settings including an integrative medicine practice. She has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli through the UMass Medical School and its training in MBSR and has been a meditation student in the practices of Zen and Vippassana since 2007. She has been a student of yoga since 1995, a yoga instructor since 2006, a facilitator at UW of Mind-Body Medicine, a supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and a faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is currently Lead Provider at Vera Whole Health clinic.
Marcie Hamrick, Mindfullness, Stress Reduction, Well-Being, Whole Life Yoga Greenwood