Beginning Mindfulness: UCLA Certified (MAPs) I: For Daily Living

Six Wed, March 9 to April 13
7pm – 9pm
Mindful Valley’s new center
19100 Ventura Blvd, #5 (upstairs – elevator access)
Tarzana, CA 91356
In the same plaza as the IHOP. Extra parking in the back.
(818) 453-0640



Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. Our MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.


MAPs classes meet weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of


– Overview of Mindfulness
– Mindfulness of the Body
– Obstacles to Mindfulness
– Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain
– Working with Difficult Emotions
– Cultivating Positive Emotions
– Working with Difficult Thoughts
– Mindful Interactions


– Sitting meditation
– Eating meditation
– Daily life meditations
– Relational mindfulness
– Walking meditation
– Standing meditation
– Movement meditation
– Practices to develop positive emotions

Who should take this class?

This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insight into the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions.


These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.


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Parking Instructions:

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Class Refunds requested in advance of 5PM on FRIDAY of that first week of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by

MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrolment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

Postponing a Class:

Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5PM on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enrol in the July/August class series)

Make-up Class:

If you miss a class, you may make up ONE class in any other class at your level during the current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.

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