Welcome to Miami Mindfulness

Welcome to Miami Mindfulness - Miami MBSR Meditation


Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

We tell children:

Mindfulness is paying attention to your life, here and now, with kindness and curiosity.


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Miami Mindfulness offers mindfulness-based programs for the benefit of adults and children. These programs improve wellbeing and reduce stress-related physical, psychological and emotional symptoms.

Mindfulness-based programs, classes and retreats are taught by Valerie York-Zimmerman, a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher awarded certification by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Miami Mindfulness programs include:

InnerJourney—Mindfulness-Based  Stress Reduction (IJ-MBSR) a clinical, evidence-based, user-friendly adult training program which teaches moment-to-moment attention and awareness. IJ-MBSR is primarily based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979.  It includes elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) addressing difficult emotions and repetitive thinking. And it emphasizes loving kindness and compassion.

Mindfulness-Based Programs, Classes and Retreats Including:
Cultivating Compassion Program, Advanced Mindfulness Classes for Grads of the IJ-MBSR Program, and Mindfulness-Based Retreats.

Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart.

~  Carl Jung

Mindfulness or Insight Meditation 

Mindfulness Meditation, MiamiTo understand meditation, imagine sitting on the beach in front of the ocean, watching, listening, learning, and then using what you observe to guide you in life.

Consider that when your mind is agitated, it is like muddy water. You can’t see through muddy water very well. But if you allow the silt to settle to the bottom, the water becomes clear and you can see with clarity. It is meditation that allows the cloudiness, the confusion, the disturbance of the mind to settle, so that you are able to see clearly.



Meditation, Miami

Mindfulness Meditation:

  • Improves the overall quality of life
  • Teaches how to manage and reduce stress
  • Optimizes health and wellbeing
  • Renews energy and vitality
  • Accesses powerful inner resources for healing and coping
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Provides clarity of mind
  • Reduces anxiety and worry
  • Decreases anger and hostility
  • Increases self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • Develops compassion and lovingkindness
  • Cultivates a sense of balance, resilience and joy