UCLA MAPs I Class Online – Zoom

Tuesdays from 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
September 8th-October 13th



If you are a UCLA student, part of the IPP, or part of the TMF, please contact me directly for enrollment.

(please see the bottom for refund & cancellation policy) 

Mindful Awareness Practices

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. This six-week class series is open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis. Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

In these classes, participants will learn mindful concepts that include:

  • An Overview of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Obstacles to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness to Help with Physical Pain
  • Working with Difficult Emotions/Difficult Thoughts
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions

Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices including:

  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation/movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotions
Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to: johnkneedler@gmail.com

MARC remains deeply committed to equity and accessibility. We invite you to contact us (marcinfo@ucla.edu) if you can not afford the minimum fee and want to participate.

MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.