Begin by finding a comfortable posture right where you are. It is not necessary to sit cross-legged on the floor to develop mindfulness. Next, take a few luscious breaths on your own and press play to allow Augusta Hopkins to guide you in meditation. Close your eyes and enjoy the experience of cultivating presence.
Presence is always available. Through the practice of mindfulness we develop the ability to access it. Look up from the screen for 5 deep breaths. What can you see? What sensations do you notice in the body? What do you hear or smell? Anything Pleasant? Soak it in! Every moment has wonders in it. We just typically overlook them.
Augusta Hopkins is the only MBSR teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area – maybe the world – ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and authorized to teach meditation by Spirit Rock. She has been leading mindfulness meditation sessions since 2006 and teaching MBSR since 2011. Let her help you gain access to calm.
Mindfulness MeditationMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is the original mainstream mindfulness program. It is a way of learning to relate directly to life. Participants learn how to acknowledge things as they are, and respond rather than react.
Next 8-week MBSR Class
Join an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class in San Francisco
Oct 9th – Dec 4th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Success is offered in a variety of formats: The traditional 8-week group MBSR class; modified 7-week trainings, stand alone workshops for organizations; and private sessions with Augusta.
“I liked her style. ‘Zen with an edge’ I’d call it.”
—Ross Hammond, US Campaigns Director, Stand.earth
“Even when things are at their most hectic, taking a moment to be aware of the countless things that are going right can be a real attitude booster.”
—Jen Cummings, Psychiatrist, UCSF
“Augusta showed me that mindfulness is an ongoing process and promise. I have never been this happy and content in a situation where the goal is nowhere in sight.”
“Augusta, you were amazing. The timing of this event was perfect, and I got so much wonderful feedback and thank yous from attendees.”
—Marlena John, Presidio School of Management
“I highly recommend this to anyone who is curious and seeking a way to calm down the insanity that life brings every day.”
—Leslie Stanley, Googler
“She is a loving and generous soul who will help you find the space within yourself to embrace what is.”
—Erin Carder-McCoy, Elementary School Teacher
“This course has done so much more for me than I set out for it to ‘do’. My new found awareness has spread to more loving relationships with husband, kids, mother, friends and students.”
—Susi Brennan, Middle School Specialist
“Taking Augusta’s MBSR course was the best decision I’ve made towards self-care.”
This comprehensive mindfulness course helps students learn mindfulness principles and experience meditation practices to access calm, reduce stress and live well.
This is the personalized approach to reducing stress through mindfulness. Augusta works with you to address your concerns by supporting an accessible, approachable, tailored mindfulness practice.
Augusta combines formal and informal meditation practices with an MBA in sustainable management to bring a special knowledge of the challenges and possibilities of the modern workplace.