Inguna Reinfelde

Mindfullness practice

Class Overview

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to before class start date.

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.

Class Structure

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 learn Mindful concepts that include:

  • 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

Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:

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


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.

  • Seniors — 65 years or older
  • Students — full-time or half-time at any accredited university/college in a degree program. ID required.
  • UCLA Students — full-time or half-time at UCLA. Includes Graduate students. ID required.
  • UCLA Staff — full-time or half-time employee. ID required.
  • UCLA 50 Plus Program — Valid member card required. (You will need to apply to this free membership program)
  • UCLA Research rate — UCLA affiliated studies on mindfulness, with prior arrangements with MARC will be given the rate of $100 per registrant (subject participants)

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to email me.

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.

  • 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 enroll 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.


Please see MARC Frequently Asked Questions or email me.


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.

About Inguna

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.

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