Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Or as we tell children, “Mindfulness means being here in this moment with kindness and curiosity.” ~ Valerie York-Zimmerman
MIAMI MINDFULNESS offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other Mindfulness-Based Programs (MBP’s). Trainings benefit adults, teens and children by improving mental health as well as reducing stress-related physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms.
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Programs, retreats, or workshops improve:
- Peace of mind
- Mental health
- Living fully present in the moment.
Programs, workshops and retreats include:
- MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
- 10-WEEK MBSR PRACTICUM PROGRAM (UCSD APPROVED)
- INNER JOURNEY TEACHING TRAINING (IJTT)
- MINDFUL LIVING SERIES (hour-long online classes)
- HALF-DAY & ALL-DAY MINDFULNESS-BASED WORKSHOPS
- WEEKEND MINDFULNESS RETREATS
- 5-DAY RESIDENTIAL TEACHER-LED SILENT MINDFULNESS RETREATS (beneficial for beginners and required for MBSR Teachers)
(Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to organize group programs & retreats.)
Mindfulness-Based Programs are based on the visionary work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., world-renowned scientist, author, and meditation teacher who in 1979 pioneered the MBSR Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL CERTIFIED MBSR TEACHER – TEACHER, TRAINER, MENTOR AFFILIATED WITH UC SAN DIEGO – INTERNATIONAL MINDFULNESS INTEGRITY NETWORK
Miami Mindfulness programs are taught by founder Valerie York-Zimmerman who was certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Ms. York-Zimmerman is now a Teacher, Trainer and Mentor affiliated with the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) in the UCSD Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego for which she teaches the comprehensive 10-week MBSR Practicum toward certification and serves as a Mentor for Teachers-in-Training.
Recently, Ms. York-Zimmerman has become a member of the Working Party for the International Mindfulness Integrity (IMI) Network, a global network, tasked with informing the ethics and standards for MBSR and other Mindfulness-Based Programs for teachers, training centers, organizations across the globe.
SOUTH FLORIDA VISIONARY AWARDS IN EDUCATION
As a measure of the impact of Valerie York-Zimmerman’s mindfulness-based work on behalf of adults and children throughout the Miami community, she was nominated as one of three finalists by the Miami Herald for the 2016 South Florida Visionary Award in Education. Miami Herald South Florida Visionary Awards in Education
MIAMI MINDFULNESS and CORAL GABLES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (CORAL GABLES UCC) HAVE JOINED TOGETHER to partner in an effort to build a more mindful, compassionate, and connected Miami community by making available Mindfulness-Based Programs, Workshops, and Retreats.
For more information please see our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program page or contact Valerie York-Zimmerman.
INTERNATIONAL MINDFULNESS INTEGRITY NETWORK
MIAMI MINDFULNESS honors the integrity of MBSR and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s pioneering work by following and advocating for “A Framework for the Integrity of Mindfulness-Based Programs,” May 2020, A Living Document, authored by the IMI Network. View at https://iminetwork.org/
Valerie York-Zimmerman is a current member of the IMI Network Working Party which is tasked to inform the ethics and standards of teaching for mindfulness-based teachers, trainers, teaching centers and organizations:
Inspiring inclusivity – transparency – warmheartedness – collaboration – connection – clarity – generosity – authenticity – integrity.
MIAMI MINDFULNESS COLLABORATES WITH CLEARING THE STAGE
STAY TUNED – for a new experience in mindfulness, guided meditation and music offered by New World Symphony violinist Carson Marshall and friends at Clearing the Stage, Miami Beach.
Join Carson, Umer Piracha, and Valerie for Episode 8, featuring ‘The Lighthouse,’ a soulful, classical Sufi folksong that crests into a powerful wave reaching for the heavens. Clearing The Stage Podcast, Episode 8.
Clearing the Stage is committed to being an anti-racist, multicultural community actively working to dismantle systemic racism and oppression against black, indigenous, people of color, women, LGBTQ+ and members of other marginalized communities.
“Be as passionate about listening as you are about wanting to be heard.” Brene’ Brown
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