Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living (MAPs I)
from 150.00

May 10 to June 14, 2017

Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm

Downtown LA

120 E. 8th Street, 5th Floor, Suite 507, LA 90014



Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) 1 - DTLA

MAPs classes lay the foundation for you to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop or deepen a personal meditation practice, and become more mindful in everyday life.

The MAPs I class is a six-week series, meeting weekly for two hours. Each class focuses on hands-on practice, with guidance from Kristen and group discussion.

You'll develop a solid understanding of mindfulness in concept and practice, including:

  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness of the Body

  • Mindful Eating

  • Working with Physical Pain

  • Working with Difficult Emotions

  • Cultivating Positive Emotions

  • Working with Our Thoughts

  • Mindful Listening & Speaking

Between classes, you'll complete simple meditation assignments that support the cultivation of a daily mindfulness meditation practice. You'll also receive a home practice CD of guided meditations and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, Ph.D. and Diana Winston (a must-read!).

These classes are open to the public, and suitable for ages 16 and up. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. 


Located at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is one of the nation’s leading university-based mindfulness centers. MARC’s mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) are MARC’s signature educational programs and are only taught by trained and certified instructors.