Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course*

The MBSR* program is an eight-week experiential training course that systematically teaches the practice of mindfulness meditation and its application to stress reduction, self-reflection and the mobilization of inner resources to support health, healing, resilience and personal growth.

The course includes eight 2.5 hr. in-person group classes plus a 7 hr. Day Retreat (27 hrs. total). Classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation skills, mindful yoga practices, group reflection and dialogue, and an online course page with various resources to support home practice.

NOTE: CE Credit is now available for any of the 8-week courses for an additional fee.                                 CE/CPE Credit: 26.0 credit hours are available. Target Audience: Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Dietitian, Nurses.

After you register for the course, you may then go to the CE/CPE website to make payment for the credit hours.

Apply for CEs HERE

Note: The Mindfulness Center of Atlanta MBSR courses are offered in 2 different locations (see below for details on locations):
Location #1= The Ignatius House Retreat Center
Location #2= The Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center 

2020 Dates

Thursday Mornings: Jan 16-Mar 5, 2020, 8:00-10:30am; day retreat: Feb 22 (location #2)
investment: $500**


Apply for CEs HERE

Tuesday Evenings: Apr 21-Jun 9, 2020, 6:30-9pm (ONLINE LIVE) investment: $395.00**
NOTE: This is an online live course using the video conference platform: Zoom


Apply for CEs HERE

Tuesday Evenings: Sep 15-Nov 3, 2020, 6:30-9pm; day retreat: Oct 24 (location #1)
investment: $525.00**


Apply for CEs HERE

Course Location #1: Ignatius House Retreat Center 

6700 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30328

No matter what the season, or weather, Ignatius House Retreat Center is the perfect place for practicing mindfulness meditation. Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, the Center occupies 20 heavily wooded acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The expansive grounds feature indigenous trees, plants, wildlife, and even a waterfall. A three-tiered deck, gazebos, and benches provide quiet resting places for meditation and introspection. Walking trails through the woods and the river’s edge, beckon you to outward and inward discovery.

Location #2: Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center

1030 Grant St. #3, Atlanta, GA 30315 | ph: 404.720.9223

We are located in the Cafe of Life Building, which is across the street from Eventide Brewery and The Beacon on Grant St.. Plenty of parking is available in front of the entrance and in adjacent lots.

The Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center is a Not-for-Profit organization that seeks to support and advance meditation and contemplative practices from various traditions by teaching courses, workshops and retreats.


**Repeat the Course for 1/2 Price. Have you taken a mindfulness course with Mark in the past? Come join us again for only half the cost of the course!

Cancellation Policy for Mindfulness Programs: You can get a full refund of your payment if the cancellation is at least 14 days prior to the first day of the program. If you have paid in full and cancel within 14 days of the program, 50% of your payment is non-refundable, but 50% is transferable toward the cost of another day of reflection or retreat offered by Ignatius House within 12 months. After 12 months, any unapplied credits are counted as a general donation to the Ignatius House retreat center.
*Medical Disclaimer: The Mindfulness programs are for educational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice and/or treatment.
Complaint Policy for Mindfulness Programs: participant complaints and disputes related to provider programs may be made to: The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and  Marriage and Family Therapists-http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43