May 2020

08May10:00 AM3:00 PMMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Cultivating Lifelong Tools to Reduce Stress, Pain, and Anxiety -- LIVESTREAM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Juanita de Sanz, LMFT No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020; 10:00am – 3:00pm. Registration is open until midnight May 22.
Sliding Scale:
$45 – 200. Code JZ1D20.
CE credits are no longer available.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

This event will be Livestreamed, so the recording will be available for 90 days following the event date (not purchase date).

This day of practice is an introduction to those new to mindfulness, as well as an opportunity to deepen awareness for practitioners and for students who have taken the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. In this retreat, we will cultivate intentional and skillful ways to be present with thoughts, feelings, and body sensations as they arise.

Our day together will include:
• Guided instruction in mindfulness practices
• Gentle stretching and mindful movement
• Small and large group inquiry and discussion
• An exploration of our ability to work mindfully with stress, pain, grief, and anxiety

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


  • Juanita de Sanz, LMFT

    Juanita de Sanz, LMFT

    Juanita de Sanz, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist and certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. She has worked with individuals, families and couples for over 20 years, helping others to adjust to the changes that life brings. She uses a blend of psychotherapeutic mind/body approaches including Guided Imagery, EFT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Juanita worked at California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Pacific as an integrative psychotherapist for eleven years. She also provided education and clinical supervision to in-hospital Guided Imagery/Expressive Arts interns in the Integrative Medicine Program at The Institute for Health & Healing. Juanita is an EMDRIA approved EMDR Consultant and currently provides clinical supervision and training to therapists seeking EMDR certification. She also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has taught mindfulness meditation in hospitals since 2014. She has private practices in Marin County and San Francisco. For more information, please visit her website at

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