Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

8 Week Mindfulness Training with
Gus Castellanos, MD & Debra Annane, MA, MPH

This eight-week program offered by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine provides guided instruction in formal mindfulness meditation techniques, including relaxation, gentle stretching, and class discussion. Gus Castellanos, MD, and Debra Annane, MA, MPH, are University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness trained facilitators, presenting this training based on the program originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Guided recordings are provided for establishing a daily one-hour home practice, which is strongly recommended to experience the full benefits of this program.


UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center
1120 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136


March 17th – Orientation Session (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
March 24th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
March 31st – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 7th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 14th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 21st – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 28th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May 5th – All Day Retreat (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
May 12th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May 19th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm




Returning Participants




For questions call 305.243.4751 or email jkatz@miami.edu


Gus Castellanos, MD

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Gus Castellanos, M.D., retired Neurologist (UM Med class 1980), has been a mindfulness program teacher since 2009 and is certified to teach MBSR by the UMass Center For Mindfulness. He currently teaches at a variety of facilities, including Sari Center for Integrative Cancer Care, Palm Beach Co Fire Rescue, UMindfulness, Mindful Kids Miami, and FIU College of Medicine. He has trained thousands of participants in his mindfulness classes and workshops. He has facilitated bi-monthly mindfulness sessions at a local prisons since 2011 and serves as adviser to the UMass Center For Mindfulness’s outreach MBSR program at Jupiter Medical Center. He lectures widely and writes a bi-monthly South Florida Mindfulness newsletter. He founded a local mindfulness teacher sangha in 2011 that continues to meet monthly.

Debra Annane, MA, MPH

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Debra Annane, M.A., M.P.H., R.Y.T. has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) since 2013 and has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. She trains extensively in the Zen Buddhist tradition and is a qualified MBSR instructor, as well as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour registered yoga teacher. In addition to facilitating and adapting mindfulness-based programs for a variety of populations, Debra works full time as an Assistant Project Director in the Miami office of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and serves an adjunct instructor of mindfulness in public health and medicine in the UM Department of Public Health Sciences.