Upcoming Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme

The MBSR Programme is an intensive, 8-week training course taught by certified trainers Denise Washkansky and Debbie Grusd. Each weekly group meeting covers a different aspect of mindfulness and is two and a half hours long. A full-day of mindfulness provides a nourishing environment to practice the many techniques covered on the course.  Home practices are given to help integrate the learning’s into daily life. The course has been clinically proven to heighten mindful awareness, and reduce stress through a variety of  practices, life skill presentations and discussion.

The programme was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is now run in over 500 clinics worldwide. A multitude of research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the MBSR programme in clinical and non clinical settings.

Our mindfulness course takes place in a comfortable training area

In each of the 8 sessions a different topic related to mindfulness will be covered. There will be time allocated to practice, theory and discussion. The course is well-structured and is based on an intelligent, tried-and-tested methodology specifically designed to teach those who are new to mindfulness how to meditate and live more mindfully. 

The course offers intensive training in mindfulness-based techniques for people experiencing stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, pain or illness.  It is also often attended by those who simply want to learn how to spend less time on “autopilot” and more time feeling alive and operating from a place of true presence and wellbeing. 

The course fee includes:

  • An initial individual consultation/ assessment
  • 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each
  • A full day retreat on a Sunday
  • A workbook
  • meditation mp3’s
  • tea and coffee

To register:

1. Fill in the Online Registration form 

2. Pay Deposit or full amount to:

  D.Washkansky, FNB acc: 50171117888, br: 250655

3. Email proof of payment: dwashkansky@nullgmail.com.

Bring with you:

  • yoga mat, cushion and small blanket
  • water bottle
  • warm and comfortable clothing
  • journal (optional)

  • Upcoming Courses in City Bowl



    • Start Date: Monday 4th May 2020 [Online via Zoom]
      Time: 5.30pm - 8pm, for 8 Mondays
      End Date: Monday 22nd June
      Full Day: 7 June, 2020 [to be confirmed]
      Cost: R5800

    • Start Date: Monday 20th July, 2020
      Time: 5.30 - 8pm, for 8 Mondays
      End Date: Mon 7th September.
      Full Day: Sunday 23rd August, 2020
      Cost: R5800

      A R1500 non-refundable deposit will secure your place. Medical Aid partial reimbursement is possible, depending on your scheme.

      Bank details: D.Washkansky; FNB; Acc 50171117888; ref: 'your name'. Please send proof of payment to: dwashkansky@nullgmail.com

  • Testimonials

    Facilitation was wonderful, provided an open and safe space. Debbie and Denise are inspirational.