Explore new tools for mindfulness

Mindfulness Tools, a 5-day Residential Intensive Program™ is a way to experience in-person MBSR training in idyllic locations around the world, taught by CFM certified teachers. It is based on the Center for Mindfulness' 8-week MBSR program.
MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine is a 7-day residential training program for those seeking a deeper understanding of MBSR who may want to become an MBSR teacher or to bring mindfulness into their professional practice and work environment.

Embark on the MBSR teacher pathway

The Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training's MBSR teacher education programs are based on knowledge gleaned from continuous MBSR teaching, research outcomes and competency assessment over 38 years. Our teacher education and certification pathway is typically completed over 36 months, with courses domestic, abroad and online.

Uncover the science of mindfulness

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Understanding the underlying science of mindfulness can inform your own practice while helping you to serve others more effectively. Physicians, healthcare and mental health providers, therapists and MBSR/MBCT teachers look to us for understanding the neuroscience and research behind mindfulness. Many of these courses are taught by mindfulness experts, physicians and researchers, under the leadership of the CFM Research Director, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.

Mindful Beginnings

Since the 1979 founding of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) has expanded to be the premiere academic institution in the science, research and application of mindfulness-based practices.

Over this time more than 24,000 people have completed the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the Center for Mindfulness.  The programs we offer are based on the data and research that springs from this longevity in mindfulness, unmatched by any other academic institution.

The Oasis Institute was started by Saki Santorelli in 2002 and since that time over 18,000 MBSR teachers have trained with us worldwide. They are certified to rigorous standards, critical to ensuring integrity and fidelity of the MBSR curriculum.


CNN's Top 10 Meditation Retreats

Our Mindfulness Tools program at the Glenview Hotel in Wicklow, Ireland was named as a Top 10 retreat by CNN - "for somebody who wants a (meditation retreat) location with all the typical traveler amenities."

Mindfulness Tools™

For people new to mindfulness, and MBSR teacher trainees

Specifically designed to bring the 8-week UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness MBSR program to people around the world - in five intensive, residential days.

Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY

July 15 - 20

Located in Rhinebeck, NY, two hours north of New York City, Omega Institute has been a pioneer in holistic studies for 40 years.  More than simply a place, Omega is a global community that awakens the best in the human spirit and cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.  This program is open to anyone who would like to invest 5 days learning new ways to enhance well-being and live life with more peace and calm.

Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY

October 14 - 19

Based on the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), Mindfulness Tools is offered for those who may not be able to participate in the traditional 8-week course. The program consists of 5 days of direct instruction, and we recommend taking it as a residential program (staying, vs. driving in each day) to fully immerse yourself in this program.

The program is highly participatory, supportive and structured, and includes mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga group dialogue and mindful communication exercises.


Professional Development & Retreats

Qualities of the Mindful Heart, a 7-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Leyden, MA

Spirit Fire Retreat Center
Leyden, MA

September 18 - 25

Join Kate Mitcheom for an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice awaken the mind, open the heart, regain balance and cultivate equanimity.

A 7-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY

October 12 - 19

Experience the convergence of contemplative practice, science, and the democratic spirit of participation embodied in MBSR.  This retreat is an intensive immersion in wakefulness cultivated through silent sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement and yoga, and group and individual meetings with the retreat teachers. Emphasis will be placed on intimacy with the body, mind, and heart, and the recognition of our innate courage, clarity, kindness, and insight.