There are four steps to enroll in the MBSR class at MedStar Georgetown:
- Register by completing the online registration form
- Attend an orientation session
- Brief individual interview with a course instructor
Please be prepared to pay $550 by check at the interview following the orientation or after the interview. You may mail the check to:
Muyinat Almaroof, Administrator
Department of Psychiatry
2115 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 200
Washington DC, 20007
After completing the four steps listed above, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment in your chosen class. Enrollment capacity is 25 students for evening courses, and 11 students for morning classes. If the course you are interested in is full, you will have an opportunity to be placed on a wait list for that course, register for a different course, or ask to be notified when new course dates are announced.
The cost of the program is $550.
Staff discounts are available for employees and students at all MedStar facilities, Georgetown University, Howard University and the Washington D.C. Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. Please contact Muyinat Almaroof at 202-944-5392 for details on discounts.
Cancellations made 14 days prior to the first day of class will be refunded at 100%. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the class start date are refundable only if the spot is filled. Any cancellations made after the session has begun are nonrefundable.
All materials are included in the course cost. Each participant will receive:
- Participant manual, and web-based recordings of guided practices for home practice, free of charge.
- Yoga mats will be provided during class, though participants can bring their own if preferred.
In order for participants to incorporate new habits of mindfulness into their daily life, participants are asked to engage in 45 minutes of home practice per day, both using the CDs provided and also including informal practice at using mindfulness skills in daily activities.