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Deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness

Experience MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) the Gold Standard in mindfulness training, using the most trusted, most researched, and most established mindfulness program. 

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Reduce stress and live with greater ease through this tested and well-established mindfulness meditation program.

  • Cultivate self-awareness

  • Respond rather than react to stress

  • Change habitual reactivity patterns

  • Learn the most established secular mindfulness program
  • Earn your MBSR Live & Online course digital badge and certificate of completion
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We've created the MBSR Live & Online course
To help you deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness through a rigorous and intense practice & community driven course.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction methodology (founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979)
  • Our instructor - Ted Meissner created the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness MBSR live online program 
  • Practice focused with 45 minute long meditations
  • No prior meditation experience required - great for beginners and advanced meditators alike
  • The most scientifically researched mindfulness program  
  • Course follows the MBSR Standards of Practice (PDF)
  • Certificate of completion fulfills a prerequisite requirement for MBSR Teacher Training programs
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  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Body scans, sitting meditation, gentle mindful movement, and loving-kindness meditation
  • PDF Lessons
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Expert Instruction 

  • UMass Center for Mindfulness Certified MBSR teacher
  • Taught mindfulness for 20+ years
  • Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's MBSR methodology
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Live & Online

  • 8 weeks of live instructor-led online interactive sessions
  • Day-long at-home meditation retreat
  • You can access the course and live sessions anywhere with an internet connection

Simple and Powerful Learning Platform

Easy to use, thoughtfully structured course with automatic progress tracking. 

Zoom Video highly interactive instructor-led sessions.

Access course from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. 

Live Instructor Video Sessions
Every Sunday morning 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET, starting April 19th
April 19th - 1 hour orientation
April 26th (this meeting is 3 hours long), May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th,
May 24th, May 31st, June 7th, June 14th (this meeting is 3 hours long)

(Attendance is mandatory for all sessions and retreat)

Full Day at Home Retreat
 Saturday, June 6th 9:45am - 5:30pm ET 

Curriculum at a Glance


  • Intro & Program Overview
  • Meet Teacher & Participants
  • Q&A

WEEKS 1 & 2

  • Mindful Movement
  • Mindful Eating
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Perception Didactic
  • Awareness of Breathing
  • Pleasant Events Calendar

WEEKS 3 & 4

  • Walking Meditation
  • Lying Down Mindful Movement
  • Unpleasant Events Calendar
  • The Stress Response
  • Standing Mindful Movement
  • Group Exploration of Stress

WEEKS 5 & 6

  • Sitting and Standing Meditations
  • Working with Difficulties
  • Responding Instead of Reacting
  • Choiceless Awareness Meditation
  • Mindful Communications Discussion of All Day

Full Day Retreat

WEEKS 7 & 8

  • Silent Meditations
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Formal and Informal Practice
  • Sustaining Your Practice
  • Course End

Meet Your Instructor
Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner created the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness MBSR live online program, is a Certified MBSR Teacher, and has been teaching mindfulness for over twenty years. He is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He mentors MBSR teachers, holds a Masterclass for Oxford Mindfulness Centre on live online mindfulness program delivery, and is the Executive Director of Mindfulness Practice Center.

Who Should Enroll? 

HR  Professionals  • Wellness Professionals  •  Healthcare Professionals •  Coaches  •  Consultants  •  Mindfulness Teachers •  Yoga Teachers  •  Leaders  •  Entrepreneurs  •  Internal Champions of Mindfulness  

Testimonials from Ted's Work

  • “Ted’s teaching brought me from an emotionally very anxious and highly vulnerable period to peacefulness, acceptance and freedom state of mind.”

  • “Ted personifies that unique blend of compassion and selflessness. As we feel safe and step out of our own boundaries, his authentic approach to mindfulness also makes it easy for all of us to embrace it.”

  • “Ted keeps me motivated and actually believing in mindfulness and the limitless possibilities of how it helps me live my life with gratitude and compassion.”

  • “With a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw from, Ted brings a deep understanding to the practice of mindfulness meditation.”

  • “I have enjoyed Ted’s teaching style through my experience at the Mindfulness Practice Center. He is an engaging speaker and enthusiastic facilitator.”

  • “Ted's innate ability to teach mindfulness makes him a great guide as you embark upon or continue your journey to awakening and enlightenment.”

We limit the class size to ensure an intimate group setting and so our instructors can get to know every participant

Pricing options


MBSR Live & Online



3 monthly installments (total: $567 USD)

  • 8 Weeks of live instructor lead sessions + orientation
  • Day-long at-home retreat
  • Online course materials
  • Resources / Toolkit 
  • Certificate of completion
  • Digital badge

MBSR Live & Online + Private Coaching



3 monthly installments (total: $789 USD)

  • 8 Weeks of live instructor lead sessions + orientation
  • Day-long at-home retreat
  • Online course materials
  • Resources / Toolkit
  • Certificate of completion
  • Digital badge
  • Two 1-on-1 coaching sessions with instructor

We stand behind our work and unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with your purchase. If you’re not 100% satisfied simply email us within 30 days after the course starts and we will give you a full refund. There is no risk to register, you can get a full refund even after the course has started

If you have scheduling conflicts this course will be offered again in the near future, sign up for the waitlist

Frequently Asked Questions


Does this course qualify as a prerequisite for MBSR teacher training?

This is the standard 8 Week MBSR course, lead by a live certified MBSR teacher. We strictly follow the MBSR Standards of Practice. This course qualifies as prerequisite for MBSR Teacher Training programs.

What can I do with my certificate of completion?

Your certificate of completion certificate and badge can be shared on LinkedIn, on your website or printed out. We use the Open Badge 2.0 credentialing framework. Your digital credentials are verifiable through www.credential.net and do not expire. 

How much time is required to complete the course?

The program is eight weeks long, meeting live online once a week for about 2 1/2 hours per session (class 1 and 8 may be a little longer), with a day-long retreat on the Saturday between sessions six and seven. There is also a required orientation the week before our first class.

If you're considering registering for the program, please ensure you are able to fully commit to this program, as the teacher and your fellow participants are helped by your presence and dedication for the eight weeks of the program.

What are participants required to complete?

* Attend all online live sessions, including the orientation and day long silent meditation retreat.
* Practice formal meditation for a minimum of 45 minutes, six days per week during the program using the guided audio meditations provided, as well as any other informal home assignments.
* Actively participate in the live sessions, listen to the experiences of others taking the course, and share from your own experiences.
* Complete the pre- and post- session surveys.

How much work is required outside of the weekly live sessions?

There is a minimum of 45 minutes to over an hour of formal and informal home practice every day during the eight weeks of the MBSR course. Much of this is meditation using the guided recordings provided for that week, in addition to some informal activities and reflections.

What is MBSR?

MBSR is a course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat­-Zinn. It features sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, gentle movement, body scan, and informal, every day practices.

Is prior meditation or mindfulness training required?

No experience is needed to take MBSR. We'll guide you through every step of the journey you'll be taking with the other participants.

How should I prepare for the Full Day Retreat?

The "All Day Silent Retreat" will take place over Zoom. Please join from a quiet area free from noise and distraction. Consider asking those who will be in the same space to give you the gift of time for this practice. Bring what you may need during the day, like water, medications, blankets, etc. to support your practice. Bring lunch since we will have an hour for a silent and mindful eating lunch practice. Wear comfortable clothing and know that you will be able to tend to personal needs throughout the day to visit the bathroom, or to take medications, or to drink water, etc.

What will this course offer for students who already have other meditation or mindfulness experience?

With the variety of meditation teachings and styles available in contemporary society, the MBSR course may have meditations and other practices even experienced students may not have previously encountered.  There is a great deal of information about the scientific study of mindfulness, as well as new connections that form while learning with others, which can be helpful in sustaining a personal practice. In addition, this is the full MBSR course, which is a first step to those who may be interested in pursuing a teacher training program.

What should I do if I need to miss a live session?

Consider taking the course at a later time, as your presence in all sessions is important. It may happen that circumstances create unplanned absences on top of planned missed classes, so if you already know of conflicts, you would be welcome to apply for the course at a later date.

Please verify your availability for all the class dates and times, and that you will not have conflicts like dependent care, work, vacation over holidays, or other commitments you've already made prior to applying for this course!

When will this course be offered again?

This course will be offered again in the near future.

Can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied? Even after the course starts?

We put a great deal of effort into packing incredible value into this program. We stand behind our work and unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with your purchase. If you’re not 100% satisfied simply email us within 30 days of the course start date and we will give you a full refund. You can can a full refund up to 30 days after the course starts. 

Do we offer a wider range of times?

We will be offering a wider range of times for the next MBSR course later this year. Please join our waitlist to be notified when the next course will be available. 

Final Note

MBSR is the most tested and tried secular mindfulness program available. With the explosion in popularity of mindfulness and the lack of set standards, it's hard to know what programs to take. With our focus on mindfulness for the workplace we believe that MBSR training is one of the best options for individuals looking for a safe, reputable, and deep exploration into mindfulness. The program has been structured the same way, with the same standards, as the in person program as set forth by the MBSR Standards of Practice and created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Center for Mindfulness. This includes 2.5 hour sessions each week for 8 weeks, a full day-long at home retreat, and daily practice. This is not easy. This is not a 5 minute meditation course on an app. This is an intense course for people who want to have more depth in practice and understanding through a trusted and thoroughly researched system. All sessions are live, online, and mandatory.

If you are willing to make the commitment to yourself,  you will find the same numerous benefits and rewards that so many have before. If now isn't the right time, we understand - we plan to offer the course again in the near future. But if you know that the time for you is now, we are excited to have you join this program - Get deeper benefits and understanding of mindful meditation through a standardized practice you can trust.