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MAHWAH, N.J. — The Krame Center for Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey has announced its schedule of courses and meditation sessions for fall 2019. For more information, visit


Wednesday, August 28, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, September 5, 7-8 p.m.

Community members who wish to expand their job market skills and enhance their overall health and well-being may wish to pursue the 200-hour yoga teacher certification to develop a working knowledge of fundamental yoga concepts, practice and teaching methods. For more information or registration for this free information session or to sign up for the 200-hour Ramapo Yoga Teacher Certification program, please visit


Wednesday, September 11, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, September 13, 9-11 a.m.

Learn about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at an orientation session. These orientation sessions are free of charge and are required of all participants. Over 40,000 patients, referred by thousands of physicians and hundreds of other health care providers, have completed the internationally acclaimed course, the most widely researched mind-body program in the world. Published research has shown that mindfulness training can be an important adjunct to conventional medical treatment of many disorders as well as powerful way of reducing stress and pain. Physicians refer their patients to the MBSR course with conditions including asthma, chronic pain, gastro-intestinal stress, high blood pressure, anxiety and panic episodes and sleep disturbances, stress and heart disease. Fall MBSR courses are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information or registration, please visit


Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This retreat is for those interested in learning the basics of how to meditate, or for more experienced meditators looking for a beginner’s mind approach. Learn skills to help deal with your stressors in a more positive way.  Pause, quiet your mind and body and cultivate the balance we all need in these stressful times. For more information or registration, please visit


Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. – noon

Using mindfulness practices and mindful listening exercises, we will explore what it means to communicate mindfully and practice tools that we can utilize in our interactions with others in our daily lives. We will also explore the six points of mindful speech as a means of recognizing patterns. By becoming aware of how we communicate with others, we can begin to improve our inter-personal skills. For more information or registration, please visit


Guest speaker: CHRIS GERMER Ph.D.

Monday, September 23, 7-8:30 p.m. lecture; 6:30 p.m. book signing

Burgeoning research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing; reduced stress, anxiety and depression; maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise; and satisfying personal relationships. Christopher Germer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer (with Kristin Neff) of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. For more information and registration, please visit

Event will be held in the Berrie Center on the campus of Ramapo College. Fee is $20 per person; $25 special “bring a friend” pricing for yourself and a guest.


Mondays, 1:10 – 1:45 p.m.

Thursdays, 1:10 – 1:45 p.m.

Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday and Thursday afternoon from 1:10-1:45 p.m.  Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.

For more information or registration, please visit

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.

For more information or registration, please visit


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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