MBSR. Online. Live.

The full 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program from the convenience of home.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a program developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is the benchmark gold standard for the scientific exploration of mindfulness. The course introduces participants to information and practices which may help with various difficulties in their lives, including many stress related illnesses, while connecting with others on this path of learning. Experienced meditators who have not taken MBSR may also benefit from the experience of approaching mindfulness in a different way, as the paradigm and learning process is distinct from other contexts.

This is the official curriculum for MBSR that is offered across the world.

What is Online Live?

The live sessions are held online using streaming video technology via computer. On Saturdays during the course at the class meeting time, participants log into their computer to see and hear the teachers and other participants, and to share their own experiences of the home assignments.


Your Teachers


Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

Amy Balentine has worked as a clinical psychologist since 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she runs a private practice. She also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a local intensive outpatient program for trauma survivors. She served as adjunct faculty at Freed Hardeman University for 6 years. She has completed courses in MBSR as well as Mindful Schools. She incorporates mindfulness into her private practice and volunteers her time teaching mindfulness in the local schools. She has maintained a personal meditation practice for over 5 years.



Practice Circle

Twice Monthly Drop-In Meditation

Join others for guided meditation, learning, discussion,
and connection during our online live sessions