Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at The Prancing Peacock
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) returns to The Prancing Peacock September 2022. MBSR is a deep dive into this adventure we call life. It’s an investment in you. And there is just no better place to do it than the serenity of The Prancing Peacock’s Yardley campus. As the days become crisper we’ll meet in front of the fire. Explore the pond, farm, woods and meadows during the all-day retreat session.
What is MBSR?
Prancing Peacock Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program. You learn experientially about stress and how to develop a different relationship with it– a relationship that can change your perception of stress through the practice of awareness.
The classes include periods of guided sitting meditation and mindful yoga, as well as sharing about practice. In addition to a demanding class schedule, participants are expected to practice at home. You will receive an extensive Student Guide with week by week readings and workbook as well as recorded Prancing Peacock MBSR Audio Guidance for home practice.
We offer two opportunities to attend an orientation. In the orientation you can sample the practices and the format. See if MBSR is right for you. The first Orientation is virtual 9/12 from 7 to 8:30PM. We will also hold an in-person session 9/19 at 7PM.
12 Orientation Virtual
19 Orientation In-Person
26 Week 1
3 Week 2
10 Week 3
17 Week 4
24 Week 5
31 Week 6
7 Week 7
14 Week 8
Class sessions are held at the Prancing Peacock, 524 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA (267) 679-0791. From 7 to 9:30PM Monday evenings.
Orientation sessions are 7 to 8:30PM
The all day retreat is 11AM to 6:30PM ♥
Classes are spacious (16 students max, plus teacher) with lots of ventilation. The studio has several medical grade air purifier running at all times.
Who is Teaching?
Reserve Your Space
Prancing Peacock MBSR is In-Person, so space is limited. The registration button will connect you with The Prancing Peacock website. Select Events.
History of MBSR
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn about 40 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jon is a molecular biologist, renowned author, and mindfulness teacher. Over the past four decades he pioneered the rigorous training and scientific study of meditation and yoga as practices to harness our inner resources for meeting life’s challenges.
MBSR is the most researched mindfulness program available.
Why should I take MBSR?
- Decreased medical symptoms
- Improved self-care
- Greater ability to manage anxiety and depression
- Loosening of the grip of negative habits and thinking
- Clearer recognition of when your attitude or mood is beginning to change so you can become less reactive.
- Discovery that difficult and unwanted thoughts and feelings can be seen from an altogether different perspective. This shift brings with it a sense of compassion and less judgement to the suffering you are experiencing.
- Improved sense of well-being: Learn how to be present and appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life, connect with yourself, and the experience of being alive.