Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mind Body at OCIM

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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

This eight-week program 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


September 15 – Orientation Session (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
September 22 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
September 29 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 6 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 13 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 20 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 27 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
November 3 – All Day Retreat (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
November 10 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
November 17 – 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 County Fire Rescue, UMindfulness, Mindful Kids Miami and FIU College of Medicine, to name a few. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than two weeks before the start date of the course to be eligible for a refund, less a 10% of full registration price cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start date of the course but 72 hours before the start of the course are eligible for a refund, less 20% of the full registration price. Failure to appear at the program with no written cancellation 72 hours prior to the program will result in complete forfeiture of the registration fee and course will not count toward continuing education credits (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions). Registrations are non-transferable. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email to Osher_Integrative@med.miami.edu. UM Osher will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1801 NW 9th Ave, Suite 470
Miami, Florida 33136, USA

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