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Trainings & Workshops

Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre Yoga weekend retreats and yoga holidays all year round suitable for complete beginners to advanced. Guided outings in the Burren hills and by the sea and amazing vegetarian food.


Starting:  Sunday 22nd April  2018

Time : 10 am – 12pm

Yogazone is hosting an 8 week MBSR course facilitated by MBSR certified trainers Sarah -Jane Burton & Norah Twomey

Contact Sarah-Jane for booking & details on 083 8888656

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, to assist people with pain and a range of conditions and life issues that were initially difficult to treat in a hospital setting. MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to help people become more mindful.
The MBSR program is an eight-week workshop taught by certified trainers that entails weekly group meetings (2.5 hour classes) and a one-day retreat (six-hour mindfulness practice) between sessions six and seven, homework (45 minutes daily), and instruction in three formal techniques: mindfulness meditation, body scanning and simple yoga postures. MBSR is based on the following tenets: non-judging, non-striving, acceptance, letting go, beginner’s mind, patience, trust, and non-centering.
According to Kabat-Zinn, the basis of MBSR is mindfulness, which he defined as “moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness.” During the program, participants are asked to focus on informal practice as well by incorporating mindfulness into their daily routines. Focusing on the present is thought to heighten sensitivity to the environment and one’s own reactions to it, consequently enhancing self-management and coping. It also provides an outlet from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future, breaking the cycle of these maladaptive cognitive processes.