Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

8 Week Mindfulness Training

This eight-week program provides guided instruction in formal mindfulness meditation techniques, including relaxation, gentle stretching, and class discussion. Our instructors 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 home practice, which is strongly recommended to experience the full benefits of this program.

Class Location

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

Please park in the adjacent Parking Garage (parking is free), and take the parking garage elevator to the 10th floor. From here, you can only access the Wellness Center via Elevator 10. Please take this elevator to the 12th Floor. The Wellness Center staff will be able to direct you to Classroom C from here. You can also park on the 11th floor and take Elevator 10 directly to the 12th Floor.


June 1 – Orientation Session (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
June 8 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
June 15 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
June 22 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
June 29 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
July 6 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
July 13 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
July 14 – All Day Retreat (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
July 20 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
July 27 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration Fee



Returning Participants




For questions call 305.243.4751 or email d.darden@miami.edu

Our Instructor

Picture of Gus Castellanos

Gus Castellanos, M.D. is a retired Neurologist (UM Med class 1980) and has been a mindfulness program teacher since 2009. He is certified to teach MBSR by the University of Massachusetts 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. 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.

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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