MAPs Class Schedule


Online MAPs now come in two formats. All classes offer the same curriculum: our evidence-based MAPs. Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion.  Classes are 6-weeks long and meet once per week for 2 hours with summary handouts to continue your practice after class. Our online classes are an educational experience suitable for people of all backgrounds. 

Pre-Recorded Online Classes

This is a good choice for someone who wants a webinar without much community or teacher interaction. You can work at your own pace for the duration of the 6-week course with an additonal two weeks after for review for a total of 8 weeks of access to course materials. The online course consists of recordings from six previously live classes. Participants will have access to audio materials as well as an "Ask the Mindfulness Teacher" option to have any questions related to the course or your practice answered. Class sessions begin every Monday. You must register by Sunday at 11:59 pm, PST to begin the following Monday. Any registrations after, will begin the next Monday. If Monday falls on a holiday, you will be sent class details on the following business day. 

Live Online Classes

These live online classes are held in a small community format led by senior MARC teachers as well as affiliate MARC teachers you’ve come to know and love. This is a good choice for those who want to go through MAPs with a group of others, live teacher support, and is date/time specific. Class start dates and times vary, choose the times that work best for you!


 

Winter 2022-2023 Schedule

MAPs I for Daily Living 

The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs I provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice.
 

MAPs I- for Daily Living is also an excellent introduction to mindfulness for clinicians, who are welcome to take it for credit.

Classes begin every Monday

8-Weeks of access to 
Pre-Recorded Class Video

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Pre-Recorded Online

Instructor: Diana Winston

Cost: $125*
UCLA Students**/ ◊TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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Fridays
Jan  6 - Feb 10, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Live Online

Instructor: Tina Carlson

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

CEs Available

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Tuesdays
Jan 10-Feb 21, 2023
(No Class Jan 24)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Live Online

Instructor: Erin Doerwald

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

CEs Available

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Wednesdays
Jan 11-Feb 15, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Live Online

Instructor: Gloria Kamler

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

CEs Available

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Saturdays
Jan  21 - Feb 25, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

Live Online

Instructor: Joshua Steinfeldt

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

CEs Available

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Wednesdays
Feb 15 - Mar 22, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Live Online

Instructor: Rick Sweeney

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

CEs Available

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MAPs II: Next Steps - Improve Your Meditation 

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Classes begin every Monday

8-Weeks of access to 
Pre-Recorded Class Audio


Learn more about Pre-Recorded Classes

Pre-Recorded Online

Instructors: Diana Winston 

Cost: $125*
UCLA Students**/◊ TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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Fridays
Jan 13-Feb 24
(No Class Feb 17)
9:00 PM - 11:00 AM, PT

Live Online

Instructor: Erin Doerwald
Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

No CEs 

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Wednesdays
Feb 15 - Mar 22, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, PT

Live Online

Instructor: Rick Sweeney
Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0

NO CEs

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MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotions

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will learn how to cultivate loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness.

We will learn new meditations to develop these qualities, tools to work with when we find them ourselves stuck and not feeling positive emotions, and practical exercises to incorporate them into our daily life. This is a helpful expansion to our basic mindfulness practice.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Classes begin every Monday

8-Weeks of access to 
Pre-Recorded Class Audio


Learn more about Pre-Recorded Classes

Pre-Recorded Online

Instructors: Diana Winston 

Cost: $165*
UCLA Students**/◊ TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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​​​​​​​MAPs II: Working with Difficult Emotions

Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression and anger. These natural human emotions can be a source of suffering that can negatively impact quality of life. Mindfulness has been shown to promote more states of well being and happiness and has been incorporated into a variety of clinical treatments for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. But whether or not you have a mental health concern or simply struggle with the challenges of 21st century living and the anxiety, stress, and frustration of life, this class can support you in finding more ease, balance, and happiness.

In the class we will work weekly with each emotion, exploring how to bring mindfulness to it and include other approaches to working with it. We will also learn practices that antidote difficult emotions such as equanimity or balance, compassion, and loving kindness.

This class may be particularly relevant for mental health clinicians, but is open to anyone.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Classes begin every Monday

8-Weeks of access to 
Pre-Recorded Class Video


Learn more about Pre-Recorded Classes

Pre-Recorded Online

Instructors: Diana Winston 

Cost: $125*
UCLA Students**/ ◊TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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MAPs II: Turning Obstacles into Allies

In this follow up class to MAPs I, this class will offer tools for working with both outer and inner obstacles, helping us to learn to see difficulties, not as problems, but as situations and mind states that can actually help us more deeply understand ourselves and our practice.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Classes begin every Monday

8-Weeks of access to 
Pre-Recorded Class Audio


Learn more about Pre-Recorded Classes

Pre-Recorded Online

Instructors: Diana Winston 

Cost: $125*
UCLA Students**/◊ TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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MAPs II: Mindful Self-Care Part 2

This class is for students who have taken MAPs I and MAPs II classes and wish to deepen their mindfulness practice.

Open to anyone who is interested in Self-Care as we focus on qualities of the heart.

We will cultivate mindful attention through sitting, walking and stretching meditations to enhance practice on the cushion and in daily life.

This class will also include lecture and discussion.

In addition to the traditional ways we do mindfulness practice, we will also incorporate specific movement practices that foster self-care and the cultivation of altruistic qualities of the heart.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Tuesdays
Jan 10-Feb 14
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM, PT

Recording available for duration of class,
plus two weeks following its end.

Live Online

Instructor:  Gloria Kamler 

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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MAPs III: The Buddhist Roots of Mindfulness

This class will explore the core Buddhist teachings that are implicit in mindfulness practice. In particular, we will look at the Four Noble Truths, which in classical Buddhism are said to incorporate the whole of the Buddhist teachings. We will investigate these Noble Truths personally, how they are understood in Buddhist philosophy, and how they can deepen and enhance our meditation practice.

Pre-requisite: MAPs I and at least two MAPs II classes, or permission from instructor. If you have not taken these classes at MARC but have equivalent experience, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.

Thursdays
Jan 12 - Feb 16
(No class Jan 26)
10:00AM- 12 Noon, PT

Recording available for duration of class,
plus two weeks following its end.

Live Online

Instructor:  Diana Winston 

Regular Rate: $200
Covid Rate: $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs
 

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MAPs Applications: Paying Attention Mindfully — The Key to Well-Being in 2023

Do you know where your attention is right now? Often, most of us don’t know the answer to this question! We do know life has changed. Our old norms are gone, we’re bound to re-create new ways of living and working… and hence we come to realize there is an even stronger call for us to learn to command our attention more intentionally and more mindfully.

In this virtual live 4-week class, we will identify the value and nature of our attention, explore ways to mindfully discern what we want to pay attention to, and learn methods and tools to direct our attention along those lines. There will be lectures, practices, dyads, journaling, and Q&A. This is a participatory class that requires your full attention!

Recording of each week's class will be available for one week (only).

Sundays
Jan 29 - Feb 19
10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon, PT

Live Online

Instructors: Mitra Manesh 

Regular Rate: $̶2̶0̶0̶  $165
UCLA Students**/◊TMF/ IPP: $0
No CEs

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Cultivating Forgiveness (5-weeks, PRE-RECORDED ONLINE)

MARC has teamed up with Mindful to present a new online course: Cultivating Forgiveness.

In this class, Diana Winston guides us on a journey of forgiveness - a journey that includes forgiving others as well as ourselves. Diana teaches with empathy, kindness and gentleness, encouraging us to release the pain, anger and self-blame that we may be holding in our hearts to find a renewed sense of inner release and freedom.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Deepen these ideas through formal and informal meditation practices that you can apply every day, for the rest of your life
  • Transform pain and resentment into an abiding sense of well-being and freedom
  • Understand forgiveness as a kindness to yourself, rather than an act of condoning others’ harmful actions
  • Cultivate forgiveness for others, for actions you’ve done that have harmed others, and towards yourself

Pre-requisite: Mindfulness experience is a plus, but not a must.

Self-paced-Begin at any time
 

Online

Instructors: Diana Winston 

Cost: $160  $64** new discount price
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No CEs

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Class Notes & Policies

Class Notes & Policies

  • MARC classes are educational programs, not a clinical treatment.

  • Please avoid wearing restrictive clothing or jewelry to our workshops, classes, and daylongs. Please avoid wearing heavy fragrances and perfumes as well, since this may disturb the practice of others around you.

  • All MARC events are subject to audio and/or video recording.

  • Please review the Missed Class Policy

Technical Recommendation: For optimal experience, we encourage you to access the course with a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser on a desktop/laptop with secure internet connection. UCLA's online course website is also mobile responsive, so you can access it on a phone or tablet as necessary.

Fee & Financial Assistance Policy

MARC remains deeply committed to equity and accessibility and recognize the economic hardship caused by the global pandemic. We invite you to contact us ([email protected]) if you cannot afford the minimum fee and want to participate. Please submit any scholarship requests at least 48 hours before event start date.

**Note: Current UCLA students (non-Extension) may sign up for this class for FREE. To use this discount, please register using your UCLA email address, and select the "UCLA Student" discount from the pulldown menu during the payment process. 

◊ Anyone registering with the TMF/IPP discount must be enrolled in MARC's Training in Mindfulness Facilitation or Intensive Practice Program. If you are a member of these programs, please be sure to enroll with the name and email address associated with your program. 

Continuing Education (CE) Policy

MAPs I For Daily Living is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for clinicians, who are welcome to take it for credit. Participants need to attend all 6 weeks to receive credit. The cost for the CEs is $50.

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 10 hours of credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists 10 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 12 contact hours.

For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.