MBSR Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course: (MBSR) Winter 2017

Sundays 2:00 - 4:30 PM all dates listed below

Location: Savasana Station 212 AVE B NYC 10009 - ground floor entrance on 13th Street. 

This MBSR course offers students an opportunity to learn several different forms of mindfulness practices (mindful breathing, walking meditation, mindful movement, and more) and practice bringing mindfulness into our daily activities, self-care, work, relationships, and communication. Using mindfulness, we will explore stress reactivity and habits, and find more skillful ways of responding to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and to build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with certified MBSR teacher Emily Herzlin

This winter join Emily Herzlin at Savasana Station for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. MBSR uses mindful movement, meditation, group discussion, and inquiry to teach students how to use mindfulness to relate differently to stress. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can reduce anxiety and increase general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Click here to watch an episode of 60 Minutes on mindfulness.

Class Details:

Each class session is 2.5 hours long, and the course includes an orientation session and an all-day class. Home practice support materials are included. Important dates below.

Sundays 2:00 - 4:30 PM

*Mandatory Orientation February 5th  

Class 1 - 2/12

Class 2 - 2/19

Class 3 - 2/26

Class 4 - 3/5

Class 5 - 3/12

Class 6 - 3/19

All day retreat - Sunday 3/26 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) 1 hour break for lunch

Class 7 - 4/2

Class 8 - 4/9

*If you are unable to make the orientation, or missed the orientation and still wish to enroll, contact emily.herzlin@gmail.com. All students must receive orientation information and participate in an individual interview prior to attending Class 1. Orientation may be done by phone if you can't make the scheduled date. 

Course fee includes all materials and the full day retreat.

Cancelation Policy: To qualify for a full or partial refund, you must email your intention to withdraw from this course to kim@savasanastation.com by the dates below:

  • Notification of cancelation sent by Jan 22  - Full Refund
  • Notification of cancelation sent by Feb 2 - You will be charged a service fee of $50, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. Please provide an address to receive your refund.
  • Notification of cancelation sent no later than two days after the orientation meeting on Feb 7 - You will be charged a service fee of $75, and the balance of your tuition will be refunded to you via your USPS mail carrier. 
  • No refunds will be given three days following orientation Feb 8
  • If you were wait listed and able to get a spot post orientation there will be no refund once payment is accepted.
  • 17 students max ~ This course on Sundays has sold out every time we offer it. 

Any questions regarding the course please email emily.herzlin@gmail.com

Any questions regarding registration, payments or info on Savasana Station please write to Kim@savasanastation.com


$400 discount: seniors, full time students, early bird till January 8th

$450 for those who aren't listed above

Position filled! Work study opportunity

Anyone may pay via check. Please pay to Savasana Station and mail to 212 AVE B NY, NY 10009. Include your email on the check to receive confirmation of class registration. 


In registering for this course I agree to and read the terms above.




Over the course of eight weeks (which included a memorable daylong Saturday retreat), I learned so much I’d never known before, about breathing, paying attention, communicating with people and realizing what my physical self is telling me. The classes were beautifully organized and paced – each session flew by – and included a combination of meditation practice, lessons and discussion. It was a revelation to me how many different ways there are of practicing meditation, and how many ways it can be incorporated into daily life. The whole experience was, to me, a profound and rewarding mix of the practical and the spiritual. - R
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an essential skill that I have been seeking to cultivate. The studio space at Savasana Station provided the perfect, simple, spacious and calm environment that resonated beautifully with me. Under the expertise and gentle guidance of Emily Herzlin, I learnt the skills to investigate and be aware of my thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The meditation, yoga and group sharing /discussions practices helped me to embody the full experience of learning and relaxation. It was a transformative experience. I’m happier and more fulfilled having learnt these skills. - L
Emily’s course brought me home to my experience, and brought me a sense of peace and understanding. I have tried various helping and healthy pursuits over the years, most of which had something to offer. What was unique about MBSR with Emily was that it helped me get in touch with my body, and to trust and feel more comfortable in my own wisdom. Emily is gentle and perceptive, with a kind sense of humor. Her teaching helped direct me towards the teacher inside myself, and to answers that have been in front of me all along. - J
I recently took the MBSR training with Emily Herzlin at Kim Stetz’s Savasana Station Yoga studio. I could not recommend this class more for anyone looking for wonderful instruction in meditation. There are many reasons why someone is drawn to meditation and in this class all are welcomed. My biggest surprise was in the little gifts that unfolded in my life each day as a result of my changing perspective. - M
The MBSR 8 week course could not have come at a better time in my life. I was going through many changes in my personal life and felt like I needed something to ground my emotions and daily interactions. The meditation process has really changed my perspective and has really allowed me to practice patience and kindness towards myself and others. I find that I communicate more with ease and trust the decisions I make every day. Paired with the supportive and peaceful environment at Savasana Station, I highly recommend Emily’s MBSR course! -B

About your teacher Emily Herzlin

Emily is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She attended the MBSR Teacher Development Intensive in November 2013, the Nine-Day Practicum in MBSR in July 2013, and the MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine professional training in 2015. She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 2011 (Columbia University, The Interdependence Project, Exubrancy, Adelphi University, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, Mission to (dit)Mars, GreenspaceNYC, the Astoria Bookshop and Savasana Station.) A resident of Astoria, Queens, Emily leads regular mindfulness meditation classes in her neighborhood. She founded the weekly meditation group Mindful Astoria.