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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Class Info

    Extended 8 week Mindful Harlem Course open to all. No meditation experience necessary.

    Have you been experiencing more stress than you would like lately?
    Do you want to learn ways to unhook from negative thoughts and emotions?
    Do you want to cultivate more ease and joy in your life?
    Do you want to feel more present, feel more alive and authentic in your life?
    Do you want to learn how to train your mind to unlock the power and potential within you?

    If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then MSBR is for you.  These are among the reasons people report when choosing to enroll in an MBSR class.

    MBSR, one of the most widely used, research-based 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. It has helped thousands of people decrease physical and emotional suffering and increase well-being. You can read more about the benefits of MBSR here or here.

    No matter the cause or nature of your suffering you already have what you need to relieve it and live life from a compassionate, loving awareness!


    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

    Rediscover yourself!


    Dan Lee Vazquez, Jr.

    Insight Dialogue and Mindfulness Instructor

    Dan is a mindfulness teacher, writer, organizational trainer, speaker and coach, who lives in New York City and offers transformative teachings and practices that help people and organizations awaken to and realize their potential.

    Dan fell in love with mindfulness in his early 20s when he was having what people nowadays call a quarter-life crisis.  Everything on the outside seemed fine: a graduate of Harvard, he was working for the LA times in Mexico City, in a great relationship, making good money, had lots of friends, but something didn’t feel right from the inside-out.  There was a nagging sense that “there’s more to life” than just succeeding and “making it.”  Dan went on a search for something that would help bring clarity, reduce suffering and bring greater ease.

    In his search, Dan met a Zen monk living on Stone Island off the coast of Mazatlán who taught him a simple meditation practice.  He felt like he had been on a long journey in the desert without any water, and somebody had finally offered him a glass of water—the cool, refreshing taste of mindfulness; of being present to whatever was happening without being caught in it and pushed around by it; of touching into a loving, caring awareness at the very core of our being.

    Dan was inspired to explore the practice of mindfulness in northern India, where it originated 2,600 years ago, and lived for 10 months in the foothills of the Himalayas.  He worked in a school, practiced regularly, and gained clarity about his life path: to help others awaken to the potential we all have to cultivate inner peace and meet life with courage, wisdom, grace, care and love.

    As a professional educator and coach, Dan has worked with a range of individuals—from elementary school students to corporate executives—and a range of organizations—from universities and non profits to corporations.  Dan is trained as an MBSR teacher, Search Inside Yourself teacher, and iBme teacher.

    He welcomes working with anyone interested in living with less suffering and more peace.

    Class Schedule

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

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    There are no upcoming retreats scheduled. Try out one of our online or in person programs in the mean time.