Classes & Activities

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR
*MBSR is a highly participatory and deeply engaging experience.

MBSR is an evidence-based 8-week program that was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn nearly 50 years ago. MBSR is taught in hospitals, clinics and communities throughout the world. Mindfulness has been shown to be a learnable set of skills that can result in beneficial changes in the brain, the mind, and relationships.

  • Approach your life with more composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm
  • Develop the ability to cope more effectively with both short-term and long-term stressful situations, gaining insight into response rather than reaction
  • Enhance your ability to manage and reduce pain levels
  • Improve your focus, resilience, and capacity to recover more quickly from challenging events
  • Learn how to access and cultivate a natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind
What is Mindfulness?

One definition might be “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.”  How might you define mindfulness for yourself?

Offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments, not as a replacement, MBSR has proven to be effective in helping to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

Your Instructor and MBSR Guide – Dr. Teri Davis

Dr. Teri Davis is a licensed naturopathic physician (ND), and a certified MBSR instructor; licensed to practice medicine by the State of Arizona since 1978, (Lic. #78-327) and certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Davis practices Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health, Stress Management, Clinical Nutrition, and Energy Medicine. Currently she serves in the capacity as Executive Director of PMI and Director and MBSR Instructor for the Mindful Veterans Project.

Technology Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on online video conferencing, which has minimum requirements to work properly. You will need a desktop or laptop computer with speakers, microphone, and webcam, and a high-speed internet connection. Laptops work best because they come with all the necessary equipment and can easily be moved from room to room in your home or office to find a quiet place.

Registration required for all MBSR 8 week classes.

UMass Memorial Health Care Logo*MBSR program information provided by: UMASS Memorial Medical  Center   University of Massachusetts – Boston


*Gentle Yoga
  • This is a drop-in class – no registration required. Use “Purple Zoom Button” to attend.
  • Engage your body, mind and spirit, which may lead to a feeling of self-reliance and control over your pain.
  • Provide long-term preventive relief, through improved posture, breathing techniques, and stress reduction.
  • Make you more aware of your body – balance, posture and proper alignment will be a renewed focus in your life.
  • Soothe your mind, which in turn can produce a relaxed, calm and meditative state that can lessen pain.
  • Strengthen your abdominal and leg muscles and increase blood flow.

*Please check with your health care provider before engaging in any exercise program.

Technology Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on online video conferencing, which has minimum requirements to work properly. You will need a desktop or laptop computer with speakers, microphone, and webcam, and a high-speed internet connection. Laptops work best because they come with all the necessary equipment and can easily be moved from room to room in your home or office to find a quiet place.

  • Allow room for yoga postures.
  • Chair is needed (without wheels).
  • Please bring light weights or exercise bands if you have them.

Mindfulness Meditation Class

  • This is a drop-in class – no registration required. Phone access only.
  • Class length is approximately 45 min. with 30 min. meditation session.
  • Appropriate for beginners and experienced meditation students.
  • Access class through phone. Call: 520-277-7045 – Access Code 654218#

See: Monthly Schedule of Classes Calendar page for a complete list of classes.