They took the course. Here's what they have to say about it.
Excerpts from Prancing Peacock MBSR Student Evaluations completed in 2022 and 2023
The Prancing Peacock is a lovely peaceful environment to practice mindfulness. MBSR has been transformative for me in coping with health issues, loss and aging. I am able to enjoy my life as it is, and calm my anxiety significantly. I so appreciate the opportunity given by Brandon Lewin and the Prancing Peacock as a local venue vs. traveling a long distance to participate in a MBSR course. Thank you, Brandon, for bringing such a valuable life tool to our area.
I can't say enough about what this program and Brandon have done for me. I was was close to a breakdown when we started and at the end emerged as a different person. I am managing anxiety a lot better and somewhere along the way I started liking and believing in myself again.
Teaching was excellent, patient, honest.
Great instructor, great facility, great experience. Walked away with tools which will last a lifetime, well worth the time and effort.
One of the things I found most beneficial was the lack of judgment modeled by the instructor. The teacher was very gentle, knowledgeable, and effective.
The MBSR class at The Prancing Peacock was significantly meaningful to me. Brandon helped to create a safe space of acceptance, healing, and vulnerability. It has been truly life changing and I will carry the essence of those experiences with me as I continue on my life's path healing journey of love and light. Thank you sincerely for your genuineness, kindness, and insightful guidance.
Learning to be present and more accepting of my feelings. Nothing but positive comments. Brandon was great. I was nervous at the beginning of the course, but I feel very comfortable with the format now.
Brandon is a wonderful teacher of mindfulness. I took a class with him at the Prancing Peacock, and the location was just perfect. I highly recommend his group if you’re looking to explore mindfulness and meditation!
Brandon is a skilled instructor with an excellent ability to lead group sessions in a potentially emotionally charged atmosphere. His energy was calming and grounding.
Thorough guidance at all points. Well executed classes.
I found most beneficial: quiet, release from day to day, basic principles of practice for carrying on, open atmosphere. All materials and props provided.
Enjoyed the safe space created; the discussions; the binder & handouts; the beginner's mind. All of it.
Our teacher is a great role-model and presents as genuine, knowledgeable, and open. He embodies the essence of mindfulness.
The MBSR program requires commitment, but pays off beyond expectations, and one could not ask for a better guide along this path than Brandon. Brandon’s warmth, compassion, and skill as a group instructor keep meetings productive and well-paced without sacrificing the opportunity for each participant to enjoy a meaningful, personal experience. Brandon’s best teaching tool is his own way of being–open to the present experience of life from moment to moment, accepting of himself, others, and whatever life brings to him.
Time out just for me and my practice. Learned so much.
[Prancing Peacock MBSR] came at the perfect time in my life. It has relieved stress, made me calmer and more able to deal with unpleasant situations.
Great, kind, peaceful instructor
Setting aside time to focus on myself. Awareness of options/choices for responses to the usual and unusual occurrences in life.
Setting aside time for daily meditation. Bringing mindfulness into other areas of my life. Wish there were more one or two-day silent meditation retreats.
The course met my expectations. I am now able to meditate. I can also recognize and release stress.
Being able to take what I’ve learned and create a schedule for meditation that works best for me. Brandon has been patient and helpful and like any great teacher, he encourages you to think about your questions so you can develop your own answer because we’re all different and unique.
Brandon sets a great example of mindfulness. Thank you so much!
The teacher was very helpful at coaxing/coaching us to learn the MBSR practice. He had a calming presence which was helpful.
Learning different ways to practice mindfulness. Really enjoyed the retreat. Teacher is very focused. Kept the course moving on track.
Wonderful experience: felt like a safe space to grow and explore / practice.
Brandon is an excellent teacher. He CARES about both the practice and his students.
I liked the guided discussions and the gentle support from our teacher. The guidance for home practice was most beneficial… It will remain with me as a tool.
It helped me be more mindful and experience life more like when I was a child. Which is great. Also, no more anxiety. And finally able to do things for myself without feeling guilty that I am not caring enough for others.
Very helpful to have an experienced teacher and material to use as a guide and resource. Love the all day session. Would love even two.