date: 31. 10. 2018 - 4. 11. 2018

5-day Intensive certified MBSR Practitioner course

místo: Angelo by Vienna House Prague / map address: Radlická 3216/1g, Praha 5 – Smichov time: 31. 10. 14:00 – 4. 11. 15:00 price: 15 500 Kč The number of vacancies has been exhausted.

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”. 
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn


Are you a manager, a teacher, a doctor, a psychologist or a professional in the helping sector and are looking for an efficient tool to be even better in your profession?

Or do you simply find you …

• struggle with disturbing thoughts and emotions, occasionally for no reason?
• are unable to sleep at night because you analyze past or possible future events?
• have recently experienced stress, anxiety, or tiredness or have been dealing with chronic pain?
• find it sometimes difficult to focus and feel agitated & restless? 
• seek a deeper inner sense of peace and well-being?


Many people feel that way. As we must cope with a fast-paced, stressful and demanding world, our busy lives get accelerated, and under growing pressure, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed. The MBSR program will teach you how to develop your innate resources and learn new skills to tackle life problems – physical, mental and emotional and to find greater balance, inner peace and well-being.

 MBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments, it is proven to be effective in helping to treat conditions such as asthma, coronary artery disease, eating disturbances, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems, family and work stress, …  For journal articles and citations on the benefits of mindfulness practice, visit this page:


This 5 Day MBSR Intensive course is based on a standard international  8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) developed by Dr Jon Kabat -Zinn offered for those who may not be able to participate in the traditional 8-week course. The program consists of 5 days (28 hours) of highly experiential, participatory & structured tuition.

Completing this course fulfills the first requirement of acceptance into the MBSR Teacher Training Program world-wide

Participants will be issued a certificate of completion by the Centre for Mindfulness India, a recognized mindfulness centre of excellence by CFM/UMASS, Eventslist group, and other mindfulness centers internationally .


About MBSR 

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) was originated at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School by Dr. John-Kabat Zinn. Since its beginning, more than 22,000 people have completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program with the University of Massachusetts and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness.

 It has been taught in USA, Canada, and Europe for more than 40 years in more than 800 centres worldwide to groups as diverse as healthcare professionals and doctors, psychologists, corporate employees, CEOs, educators, attorneys, judges, correctional staff, prison inmates, members of the clergy, Olympic and professional athletes, coaches and other professionals in helping sector. Because MBSR helps people make better judgments in life, courses are now being offered to employees by big companies such as Apple, Google,General Mills, Boeing, and Harvard Business School, among others.


About this 5-Day certified MBSR Intensive course:

Happy Heart z.ú. has the honour and privilege to host the fully certified Mindfulness Senior Teacher , Mr. Amir Imani. Amir has kindly accepted to visit us from the Himalayas to deliver this unique certified course in Prague 

  • The course will teach new ways to handle our body sensations, thoughts and emotions.
  • It develops skills that make us better equipped in taking care of our wellbeing, and managing stress and adversities more effectively – be they physical, mental, social or emotional.
  • We discover new ways to cope better with existing conditions, difficulties, pain or suffering


1stday : 14h00 – 19h00 : What is Mindfulness? Theory and evidence of mind-body medicine and how to apply it in our life. You'll be experientially introduced to mindful eating, mindful breathing, and the body-scan method.

2ndday: 14h00 – 19h00: Practice of several distinct yet interrelated mindfulness practices. We will practice mindful hatha yoga, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. Learning about Stress and experience mindful strategies for responding in positive and proactive ways to stressful situations.

3rdday: 14h00 – 19h00: Recognizing unhealthy patterns and disarming them. Responding instead of Reacting, exploration of the effect of reactivity in health and illness. Focus on transformational coping strategies. Stressful Communications: growing awareness of emotions.

4thday: 10h00 – 18h00 : Full Day Silent Retreat – guidance and assistance in firmly & effectively establishing the use of MBSR skills across multiple situations in life.

5thday: 10h00 – 15h00: Lifestyle choices. Using non-judgmental mindfulness in our self-reflection and decision-making processes. Complete review of everything we have learned over the course. Honoring both the end of this program and the beginning of the rest of your life.

“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. 

The most important point is to really be yourself and not try to become anything that you are not already…. being in touch with your deepest nature, and letting itflow out of you unimpeded”

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn


Before applying you should know:

  • Attending the workshop requires a certain degree of openness, curiosity and determination. You need to be willing to attend group sessions which include frequent silent meditation practices, dyads, and group discussions.  
  • The workshop is in English language. You don’t need to speak English fluently, a basic English language proficiency is sufficient. Necessary Czech translation will be provided on spot.
  • We will ask you to strongly limit using your mobiles, computers, and electronic devices throughout the workshop. We also encourage you to learn by experiencing, instead of taking notes.


About the trainer

Amir Imani holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Adult Education from University of Toronto, Canada. He worked in mental health research at the Department of Psychiatry of University of Toronto, and studies and  practices the effect of mind-body integration in mental health and balanced living since the year 2000.  

He has undergone MBSR Teacher Training Program at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been teaching MBSR to different groups including Mindfulness trainers, corporate staff and executives since 2005.  

Through his personal and professional interest in body-mind medicine, Amir has trained with Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn himself, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR).

Amir has also trained with pioneer leading teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Larry Rosenberg.  He is the Co-founder/director of the Indian based Omega Wellbeing,  founding director of the only hospital based MBSR program in the Middle East region, and senior certified mindfulness teacher at UMASS Medical School.

Amir lives with his family in the Himalayas, but travels allot, holding workshops and retreats all over the world for public and private organizations, such as UNFPA, IBM, University of Madras, …


About the venue of the event


Radlicka 1g, Prague 5 

150 00 Czech Republic


For incoming visitors to Prague

The hotel has graciously proposed a very special rate for the guests of this event.

For reservations, please click here:

MBSR Hotel reservation


What to bring with you

  • Please bring your yoga mat with you
  • For seated mediation exercises, you want to be as comfortable as possible, so tight-fitting clothes are not always helpful. A loose-fitting clothing will allow you to sit for an extended period without being distracted by too-tight clothing J



600 EUR / person - payable in advance

Because of the exceptional character of this visit from abroad, we would like to kindly inform you that the cancellation policy is as follows: for a 50% refund of participation fee, the cancellation must be made by 14th of October 2018. After 15thof October 2018, the participation fee is not refunded.

This amount includes the 5 day Intensive certified course fee in a beautiful setting, nice refreshments and vegetarian lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

Early Bird

In case of serious interest and payment in advance before October 3rd, 2018, an early bird price is offered at 500 EUR / person.


Payment Method

 All payments must be done in advance by bank transfer to Happy Heart z.ú. bank account

 Name of organisation:        HAPPY HEART, z.ú.

Bank account number:        115-2831520217/0100

IBAN:                                CZ5701000001152831520217

BIC / SWIFT code:              KOMBCZPPXXX


Upon completing the registration form, you will receive an email with confirmation of the information entered, registration number (###) and payment indications. Please follow the instructions and use the bank account indicated here and in the email.

The payment reference of the money transfer (variable symbol) should be your registration number (###) 

Upon receipt of the registration and the corresponding payment, Happy Heart z.ú. will send an invoice to the participant which also serves as a confirmation.

Cancellation of your registration

In case of cancellation, please notify Happy Heart z.ú. in writing only, at:,  sending your exact bank details with the written cancellation

In case of elligible refunds, they will be processed after the course ends. And will be done within 7 working days.