• Winter warmer – 2024
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    When: Every Wednesday 6-8pm from 17 July - 4 Sept 2024, plus Saturday 24 August
    Where: In person in the Cape Town city centre
    Cost: R5500 (Early bird R5250 before 31 April 2024)


What previous attendees have said

Feedback from our previous courses:

How likely are participants
to recommend the MBSR?

We scored an average of 9,3 out of 10

Participants have identified the following benefits from the programme:  
  • A time to be more open, kind, curious to myself, and then to others to slow down
  • I enjoyed that the course was practical and skills based
  • It helped that the sessions were weekly which allowed for practice and reflection in between sessions
  • I loved the poetry
  • I loved the retreat, please invite me again!
  • They provided me a calm and safe space
  • A beautiful restful venue, the gardens are soulful.
  • Interesting thought provoking discussions
  • To have such dedication and attention from two guides during the 8 weeks – its worth the money
  • The workshop enabled me to move from one form of meditation to another – wonderful
  • The lack of babble and comparison – it was so gentle and non-judgemental

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This is an 8-week programme which offers a grounding in mindfulness practice in a supportive group environment. Developed at Massachusetts Medical School, it has been taught internationally for decades in a multitude of contexts, with extensive research showing its benefits for health and wellbeing. MBSR is suitable for all people who would like to explore this life affirming way of approaching ourselves and our lives. All participants have an individual intake interview before starting the programme. The programme runs for two hours a week for 8 weeks and daily guided home meditations are provided. The programme is available online and in person in Cape Town.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anyone who is looking for more ease, peace and spaciousness in their lives
  • Those who wish to learn a way to reduce stress and suffering and improve their health

What to expect?
Mindfulness is a way of being, taught through a range of very simple exercises that bring our awareness to what is happening right now. It allows us to gain perspective, to step back from the intensity of our experience and see what is really going on. With this perspective, we can act with more wisdom and clarity. We can enjoy our lives more fully when we are truly present and discard the layers of stress we add through trying to control the uncontrollable.

Where is MBSR from?
MBSR was started by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.