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The next dates for this special offering are to be announced

This unique course teaches participants how to use both mindfulness meditation and yoga to manage stress. It is rooted in the teachings of Jon Kabat Zinn’s MBSR program and Shri Krishnamacharya’s insightful understanding of yoga’s potential for transforming conditioned patterns. Participants will investigate how they personally perceive stress and then, through yoga and meditation, will develop and acquire the skills to bring greater balance and clarity into their daily life

The instructor, David Jacobs, received his MBSR training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center of Mindfulness. He teaches the program to Syracuse University students through the University’s Counseling Center and to the faculty and staff through the University Wellness Initiative. David also is a trained and certified yoga teacher in the tradition of Krishnamacarya. David has been teaching at Upstate Yoga Institute since 2001.

* MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is a medically respected program that was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. Thirty years later, the program forms the basis of therapeutic interventions for anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. Schools, businesses, and sports programs use the program to reduce stress and support meeting goals and potentials.