About Betsy Fagin

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Betsy Fagin is a poet and educator who is committed to the cultivation of awareness and the alleviation of suffering. A meditation practitioner for more than 25 years, Betsy has taught yoga and meditation for the past 5 years building on a decade of experience as an educator in academic and community settings. Betsy is a yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with additional training from Brown University’s Mindfulness Center. Betsy shares mindfulness practices in New York City focused on developing resource for the work of social justice.

Why Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

I offer the MBSR course because it was a very important support for my own healing and growth and I’ve seen the benefits it’s had in many others’ lives. Considered the “gold standard” of mindfulness practices, I offer the traditional 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course that was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn back in the 1970s. More information about the history of MBSR is available here.