UCLA MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion

Six Tues: Jan 14 to Feb 18  from 11AM -1 PM

6914 Canby Ave. Suite 103, Reseda CA 91335


Cultivating Self Compassion is in a class that helps those who struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I hate my body.” Although, these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Moreover, science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.

In this class, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Essentially, this class will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion.


Attendance in Introduction to Mindfulness, MAPs I or equivalent mindfulness class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class, please email the instructor a brief description of your equivalent experience to manijeh@perfectlyhere.org before class start date.


Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive Director and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute and an Affiliate Mindfulness Teacher through UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management Consulting. Manijeh has attended numerous 10-day silent retreats, taught over 87 Day-long retreats and coached hundreds of employees and executives at high level corporations such as Disney, Health Net and Kaiser Permanent.

Location and Parking Instructions:

(NOTE: Waze shows our old address in Tarzana, Do Not USE the name Perfectly Here, when you search on Waze for directions. Use the address: 6914 Canby Ave, Suite 103, Reseda CA 91304 – we are working to fix this issue with Waze.

The venue is in the business plaza with US Fitness center.  There are plenty of FREE Parking. Please arrive a few minutes early to your first session so that you can find the place and settle in.

Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy:

You must request refunds 2 weeks prior to the first class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. To request refunds email us at: info@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, 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 be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

What to Bring:

All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

Class Capacity: 30


We offer special pricing for seniors (+65), UCLA students, Veterans and First-Responders and other scholarships.