Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) 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 30-40 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class.
MAPs classes meets 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 Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston in the in-person MAPs I class.
Students will learn Mindful concepts that include:
Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:
We are pleased to able to offer various discounts to our community. Everyone will need to show proof for any discounts claimed (this includes those who have prepaid with a discount). For MAPs registrants, you must present this proof by the second class or the discount WILL NOT be honored. For daylong and workshop registrants, you must present this proof at the door or the discount WILL NOT be honored.
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 phone or email.
Workshop Refunds requested in advance of 5PM on the MONDAY prior to the event will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by phone or email. Credit towards a future workshop/daylong will be provided if a registrant notifies us at least one day before daylong or workshop. Credit must be requested by phone or email and used within a limited time period.
MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.
The Mindful Awareness Practices discussed and offered on this website do not constitute professional medical advice and should not be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or services.
Inguna Reinfelde is a UCLA Certified Mindfulness facilitator and an authorized teacher of MAPs for daily living. Inguna has studied and teaches Mindful Self-Compassion and facilitates drop-in meditations on the UCLA campus and UCLA Medical Center.
At present Inguna is facilitating mindfulness for parents of children on the Autism spectrum and is working with seniors facing major life changes. She has also worked with early childhood educators and is currently working one-on-one with individuals with disabilities and people in cancer recovery.
Inguna started her meditation practice in the early eighties in Latvia. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism and Qi Gong. Currently teaching in English, she is fluent in Latvian and Russian.
© 2017 Inguna Reinfelde