Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

January 25–March 15, 2017
6:30 am–9 am

Includes Daylong Retreat,
February 26, 2017,
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Stanford Campus

Registration opens January 5. 

If you notice that you tend to worry a lot, or feel stressed-out most of the time, you are not alone. The good news is that you can learn simple mindfulness techniques, such as breath- based meditation and body scans, which can profoundly transform the experience of your life and allow you to uncover your natural state of ease and peace.

This 8-week class presents the curriculum of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program pioneered thirty-five years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

MBSR has long been considered the gold standard in stress reduction practices due to its documented success rate. Hundreds of studies demonstrate the efficacy of combining mindfulness practice with gentle yoga and breath-based meditation to help students reduce stress. Students learn how practice proven mindfulness based stress reduction techniques which restore the balance between mind, body and spirit. Class includes education about stress, group sharing, gentle yoga and stretching, guided stress reduction practice, and a daylong retreat. The retreat will be held on a Sunday, from 9:30–4:30 pm. Textbook, handout booklet and recordings of guided meditations supplied.

Taught by Patty McLucas, Wellness Consultant and Educator






Stress Reduction


Registration opens January 5

This 3-session personalized program is designed for people who would like to understand and learn ways to alleviate stress conditions (including anxiety, depression, insomnia, GI conditions, headaches, high blood pressure, chronic illness and other pain conditions), in a comfortable, individualized setting. With one-on-one support, you will learn techniques taught in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, and practice take-away activities such as breath awareness, sitting meditation, body scans and gentle yoga.

Strength Training

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, by appointment

One-on-one Personal Training builds strength, flexibility and cardio-conditioning. Exercises are tailored to your needs, goals, and talents. Focus is on building strength for daily functionality and weight control. Sessions are enriched by coaching on healthy nutrition and enhancing daily lifestyle choices towards fitness in all aspects, including sound sleep and stress reduction. 


Nutritional Coaching:
Eating With Intent

by appointment

Weekly sessions focus clients on improving eating habits. Specific training offered in mindful eating practice, which is not a temporary diet but rather an eating style that satisfies for a lifetime. 48 p workbook, food diary, weigh-ins and body fat measuring help keep clients on track and appreciating their success.


Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm, ongoing class

Location: Stanford's Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, Room 208

Sponsored by: Stanford's Cancer Supportive Care Program

Ongoing weekly meditation class offered on a drop-in basis to support cancer patients, their families and caregivers. You do not need to be receiving care from Stanford to attend.

Learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques  which can profoundly transform the experience of your life and allow you to uncover your natural state of ease and peace. Mindfulness and meditation have been proven to boost the immune system which aids in healing.


Meditation Instruction

by appointment


Learn the practice of meditation and receive benefits that improve health, well-being, sleep, stress. There are many techniques to choose from; you can learn and practice the ones that work best for you. Recordings of guided meditations supplied.