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.

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."

Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY

Mindfulness Tools  - 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.


Norwood, MA

Mindfulness Tools - January 6 - 11

Situated between Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is the location for our January Mindfulness Tools program.

Professional Development & Retreats

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, a 7-day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat
Red Feather Lakes, CO

Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, CO

November 30 - December 7

Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred acre mountain haven of native forests, gentle meadows and sweeping valleys located at an elevation of 8,000 feet in Northern Colorado. Join Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi for this silent meditation retreat which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression.

Beginning Again: A New Year's Retreat
Leyden, MA

Spirit Fire Retreat Center
Leyden, MA

December 28 - January 2

Daily meditation instructions, sustained moment-to-moment practice, and a silent environment will all support participants in beginning again for the New Year. The course includes a full daily schedule of sitting and walking practice, lying down and standing meditation, daily mindful hatha yoga, and evening talks. On the first evening and the last morning there will be opportunities for group dialogue about practice. This retreat is presented by Middle Path Healing Arts at Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, MA and will be led by Éowyn Ahlstrom.