MBSR Fundamentals: 9-day program includes 5-day intensive MBSR Tools followed by 4-day Teacher training in collaboration with the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical University
9-Day MBSR Teacher Training August 10-19, 2017
5-Day MBSR Tools Intensive August 10-15, 2017
Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
MBSR Fundamentals/9-Day is a 9-day residential program for MBSR teacher trainees. This program starts with a 5-day immersion in the Mindfulness Tools™ intensive MBSR program (this program is open to all including those not training to be an MBSR teacher), followed by a 4-day rigorous professional MBSR teacher training.
Mindfulness Tools, a 5-Day Residential Intensive Program™ is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), and is offered for those who may not be able to participate in the traditional 8-week course. The program consists of 5 days (38.5 hours) of direct instruction. It is strongly recommended that you take it as a residential course to fully immerse yourself in this program. For more information about this program, please click on the link above.
Cost of the program:
*The program cost includes a light breakfast, lunch, dinner and an all day service of snacks, nuts, fruit, coffee and tea. Lodging is separate. A continental breakfast comes with your hotel accommodations if you prefer.
Fundamentals 9-Day MBSR Teacher Training: $3,360 (includes tuition fee of $2,640 plus meals and program fees)
Cancelation Policy: A refund of 50% of tuition only may be given within 30 days before this program begins.
Acceptance and Registration:
As with all CFM Oasis programs, acceptance into this course is required. Please do not make reservations or travel plans until you have received an official acceptance determination from the CFM Oasis Institute.
Step 1: Application Process:
Please click here to fill out the CFM 9-Day Fundamentals Teacher Training application. NOTE: Please wait for CFM to reach out to you with an official acceptance email before making any travel plans.
Step 2: Registration Process:
Once accepted into the program, you will receive a confirmation email from CFM with a link that will lead you to a page to process your registration and payment through the Krame Center. Once you complete the registration and payment process, you are ready to reserve accommodations.
MBSR Fundamentals Instructors:
Margaret Fletcher, BA
Margaret Fletcher teaches mindfulness for the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2013, she received certification to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the Center for Mindfulness. She is a founding member of the NH Professional Mindfulness Community. Margaret was invited in 2008 by Norman Scrimshaw to teach meditation through White Mountain Sangha, which she now leads as Guiding Teacher. Prior to teaching mindfulness, Margaret enjoyed a 20+ year career in financial services management. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College.
Lynn Koerbel, MPH
Lynn Koerbel is the Director of MBSR Education and Curriculum Development at the the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Senior Certified MBSR Teacher, Trainer. She teaches MBSR and other mindfulness-based programs, professional trainings, and presentations in the various educational pathways of the Center for Mindfulness at UMass, including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, Oasis Institute, and the community and workplace mindfulness programs.
Please make sure you have gone through Step 1 & 2 above, and have received an acceptance email from CFM, prior to making any travel accommodations for 9-Day Fundamentals.
NOTE: program registration cost does not include room accommodations, but we need to know if you are choosing a single or double room. Please indicate your choice on the registration page. If you desire a double room, the Krame Center will work with the hotel to place you. If you desire a single room, please make your own accommodations at either hotel below.
Approximately $120/day. Please call the below hotel directly to reserve your single room. Please make sure to mention the Krame Center Ramapo Event to receive the discounted price.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Mahwah, NJ. 201-529-4000. For more information please visit their website.
Approximately $60/day. The Krame Center will make these reservations for youbased upon your registration application. We will forward you a confirming email with your hotel registration information.
Transportation to and from the hotel and Ramapo College will be provided via the hotel shuttle and rides from participants with cars.
If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you must do so by July 11, 2017 in order to receive a 50% reimbursement of tuition. No other refunds are available.
On your day of arrival, Registration at the Krame Center begins in the Trustees Pavilion at 12:30pm followed by a Fundamentals Orientation, dinner, Tools Orientation, and ends around 9:30p.m.
Course days begin with an early morning session at 7am, followed by breakfast at 8am, lunch around 12:30pm, and conclude after dinner around 7:30 p.m. A few evenings will end around 9 or 9:30pm.
Your final day starts as a course day and ends after lunch, around 2pm.
The detailed course schedule will be provided by your instructor at Registration.
Please click here for a map of Ramapo College’s campus.
Please click here to fill out the CFM 9-Day Fundamentals Teacher Training application.
Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Silent Retreat
Saturday, November 18
Student Center room 156-158
Join us for a half-day mindfulness meditation silent retreat on Saturday, November 18. Take the time to recharge, reflect and relax. This silent retreat will alternate periods of meditation and mindful walking.
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and dress in layers as the rooms can sometimes get cool. Please bring water or snacks if you would like.
The retreat leaders are Carol Bowman and Peter Shalit.
Cost: $35 for community members | $25 for Ramapo MBSR graduates | $15 for Ramapo faculty, staff and students
Bio Carol Bowman
Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.
Bio Peter Shalit
Peter Shalit is a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology. He studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. Peter has participated in numerous silent retreats. He is currently in the process of becoming a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. Peter leads meditations and mindfulness practices for the Krame Center.
To register and receive your parking pass, please click here.