Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Pause & Practice)

A Mindful Harlem 8-week MBSR class beginning September 2018.

Tuesday evenings with Mickie Brown, RN, HN-BC.

Basic Tuition:
$350; Please contact us for further financial aid
Mickie Brown

Mickie Brown, RN, HN-BC, is the Clinical Manager for Education, Mindfulness and Patient Well - Being at the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health and the World Trade Center Responder Health Clinic.

Mickie is certified in Mind Body Medicine and is a qualified MBSR instructor. Mickie currently teaches Mindfulness to employees at Mount Sinai Health System as well as residents, fellows and attending physicians for the Mount Sinai Graduate Medical Education Program. Mickie's personal experience of mindfulness informs her passion for sharing it with others.

Krishna Dholakia

Krishna is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, health coach, and 500-hr certified yoga instructor.  She has extensive training in preventive health and holds a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. Krishna has worked in the health and wellness field for over 13 years. She has helped many individuals improve their health, and the quality of their lives by focusing on changing lifestyle behaviors in the areas of nutrition, stress management, mindfulness, yoga and movement. Krishna enjoys working with people and believes that good health and self-care should be accessible and enjoyed by everyone. She has participated in Mindful Harlem’s 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course lead by Jayne Gumpel, is a member of Mindful Harlem’s “drop in and sit” community, and teaches yoga on Wednesday nights at Harlem Yoga. To learn more about Krishna, visit www.omandspice.com.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Extended 8 week Mindful Harlem MBSR Course for all people.
No meditation experience necessary.

Take a moment, this moment. Pause.............and consider what brought you here. Take the first step in your own journey into mindfulness and the study of MBSR. This class supports teachers/individuals by helping them manage their stress and the challenges they face each day in the classrooms/organizations. Take a moment, this moment. Pause.............and consider what brought you here. Take a few breaths with awareness and consider what brought you to investigate MBSR. Allow a few moments to notice what arises. It is likely that you are noticing some sort of suffering whether it be a recent loss or the pain and worry of chronic or acute physical illness. Perhaps you are dealing with a difficult relationship, anxiety and stress or depression. A friend or loved one may have pointed out to you that you seem highly reactive and are not fully listening. Or you simple want to be more present and feel more alive and authentic in your life. These are among the reasons and difficulties people report when choosing to enroll in an MBSR class.


MBSR, one of the most widely used mindfulness training programs, has been reported to produce positive effects on psychological well being, learning and memory processes, emotional regulation, self-referential processing and perspective taking. No matter the cause or nature of your suffering there is more right with you than wrong with you and all of what you need you already have!

Rediscover yourself! Read the course expectations and practice/learning guidelines and look at the class schedule. Use the registration form to let us know you are interested in signing up and we will contact you directly. All participants will either speak with the teacher prior to enrolling.

The course schedule consists of an orientation followed by 8 weekly classes which includes one all day session.

This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Individually tailored instruction
  • Group dialogue
  • Daily home assignments
  • Guided audio files for home practice and a workbook
  • Full day silent retreat on Sunday, October 14th  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class is led by Mickie Brown, RN-HNBC, and assisted by Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, RYT.



Session 1: September 4            6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*

Session 2: September 11          7:00 p.m  -  9:30 p.m

Session 3: September 18         7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 4: September 25         7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 5: October 2             7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 6: October 9            7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Daylong: Silent Retreat Sunday, October 14, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 7: October 16           7:00 p.m.-  9:30 p.m.

Session 8: October 23           6:30 p.m.-  9:30p.m.*

*The first and last class will run for 3 hours.


Contact Mickie Brown with questions or more information at MickieBrownRN@gmail.com


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