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MBSR Instructor - Elaine Retholtz

Elaine became interested in MBSR in 2004 after 16 years of dedicated meditation retreat and daily practice and over a decade of practicing acupuncture. For her, the path to teaching was a powerful way to share the benefits of practice she had personally experienced with clients and others. Since starting to teach in 2005, she has taught over 90 cycles of the MBSR program. In 2009 she co-founded the NYC MBSR Teacher Collaborative. She is also trained to teach the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program - developed for MBSR graduates.

Elaine was certified as an MBSR teacher by the UMass Center for Mindfulness in 2012. In 2018 she was authorized as an MBSR teacher trainer by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. She is a member of a collaborative of US MBSR Teacher Trainers (Mindfulness Training~US) as well as the Global Mindfulness Collaborative. Elaine is also a member of the Teachers Council at New York Insight Meditation Center. She has been involved in NYIMC’s DEI efforts, serving on the Diversity Committee, as well as helping to develop, adapt and co-teach courses on awakening awareness of our racial conditioning - especially for those conditioned as white.

CREDENTIALS: Level 3 Certified Teacher, Certified Teacher Trainer from UMass Center for Mindfulness and Mindfulness Center at Brown University


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