Perfectly Here’s Teachers are Certified Affiliates of

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center:

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Daniel Davis

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs)

MAPS I: Mindfulness For Daily Life

MAPS II: Next Steps- Improve Your Meditation

MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion


Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the 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 20-40 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.

For those who wish to continue and advance their practice, MARC has a series of MAPs II classes that are taught on a rotating basis throughout the year. Topics include: To see which class is offered for the upcoming series slide your mouse over the Classes Tab and select the course offered from the menu bar.

MAPs IIA: Next Steps: Improve your Meditation
MAPs IIB: Finding Happiness: Cultivating Positive Mental States
MAPs IIC: Working with Difficult Emotions
MAPs IID: Turning Obstacles into Allies
MAPs IIE: Relational Mindfulness
MAPs IIF: Cultivating Self-Compassion
MAPs IIG: Mindfulness Intensive
MAPs IIH: Opening to Joy