SPRING Saratoga Stress Reduction Program, Private Retreat Class

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Date(s) - 05/22/2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Caffe Lena


SATURDAY MORNING session “In Person,” at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, 2nd Floor (elevator available)
8:30-12 NOON
*Pre-registration is required.

Masks must be worn at all times,
and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced.

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE CLASS for current SSRP students only.

This Special Retreat Class is a culmination of the Saratoga Stress Reduction Program, SPRING 2021 Session. Participants have been meeting once a week for 90 minutes for eight weeks total. Classes have been divided into periods of guided meditation practice and group discussion. Toward the end of the course we hold this Retreat. Because this is a longer opportunity to practice, students are able to experience mindfulness in a deeper way at this important Retreat. **This retreat is open ONLY to current students registered for the Program.

For more information, visit our Stress Reduction web page. To register for the next eight-week session of the program contact Dr. Selma Nemer at (518) 581-3180 ext. 307 or the Administrative Dir. at ext 300.


The Saratoga Stress Reduction Program is an eight-week course (4/10/21 through 5/29/21) that provides instruction in formal mindfulness meditation methods including a body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation and walking meditation. These practices offer students a means of self-regulation and encourage the cultivation of greater awareness. Students learn to reduce their particular symptoms of psychological and somatic distress as well as to respond to challenges with less reactivity and greater clarity. The course also provides instruction in informal mindfulness meditation practices such as being in nature and eating with awareness.

Midway through the course, students learn about the physiology of stress and how it relates to their individual stress reactivity patterns. Using the latest scientific research, we explore how the act of mindful noticing activates innate internal resources that can change our perception of daily events, including stressful ones. This altered appraisal allows students to use a broader range of both internal and external responses so that they need not remain locked in stress patterns.

To register for our next session, or for more information, please contact the Administrative Dir. at ext 300 or Dr. Selma Nemer at 581-3180 x 307.