Cultivating Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing


  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Winter 2023 Virtual Class

    MBSR is the mindfulness class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn which has been extensively researched and found helpful in coping with stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. It started the current wave of mindfulness-based strategies for coping with a wide range of human problems. The class focuses on practicing mindfulness—compassionate awareness of the present moment—in the class and between classes.

    Meeting weekly for 2.5 hours for 8 weeks, participants learn through guided meditations, discussions, daily mindfulness practices, and a half-day retreat. The course fee is $300 (scholarships available), which includs recordings of guided meditations, handouts, and the retreat.

    Class Schedule:

    Free intro: Saturday, January 28, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    MBSR course: Saturday, February 4 to April 1, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    Retreat: Saturday, March 18, noon – 4:00 pm ET

    Teacher: Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. A certified MBSR teacher, I have taught over 55 MBSR classes.
    Teacher training: U. Mass., Toronto Ctr Mf Studies, & UC San Diego
    Founding member, Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

    All classes and the retreat will be online. MI SW-CE credits available. For more information or to register, contact Libby:; 734-476-3070;

    Read more about the course.


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  • Virtual Winter Retreat

    We are offering a unique retreat. This online retreat format may be unlike other retreats you may have seen. Because you participate from your own home, we want to accommodate whatever requirements are already in your schedule, yet still provide an extended time of contemplation, mindfulness, and loving-kindness. Here is our schedule (in Eastern Time):

    • Sunday evening, January 15, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Monday, January 16, 8:00 am – 8:30 am; 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Tuesday, January 17, 8:00 am – 8:30 am; 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Wednesday, January 18, 8:00 am – 8:30 am; 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, January 19, 8:00 am – 8:30 am; 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Friday, January 20, 8:00 am – 8:30 am; 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Saturday, January 21, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

    We will begin Sunday evening January 15th at 8:00 pm for 30 minutes. We will continue to offer 30-minute meditations during the week Monday, January 16 through Friday, January 20 at 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Our final day of the retreat will be longer,  Saturday, January 21, 9:30am-12:30pm.

    We invite you to join us for as many of these practice sessions as you can attend.  Experienced teachers from Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness and others will guide various mindfulness and loving-kindness/compassion practices. We’ll cultivate qualities that support friendliness and non-judgment toward ourselves and others in our minds and hearts.

    There is no charge for this retreat. However, in the spirit of dana or generosity, we ask that you consider a contribution to Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

    The movement of the heart as we practice generosity in the outer world mirrors the movement of the heart when we let go of conditioned views about ourselves on our inner journey. Letting go creates a joyful sense of space in our minds.

    Sharon Salzberg

    Questions & Registration is by email to

    You will be sent a Zoom link the day before the retreat starts.

    We look forward to meditating with you and together cultivating the important qualities of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. 


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