Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-MBSR Classes Palm Springs, CA, January 2020

Enhance your well being, reduce your stress with this evidence based, well researched program- healing people from all walks of life for 40 years.


This Course will be held the non-profit organization Insight Community of the Desert who’s mission is to support people on the path to creating a more peaceful, inclusive and kinder world.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-MBSR Classes Palm Springs, CA, January 2020

January 23rd - February 27th 2020

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Ian Challis

1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
United States
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Cost is $295.00 for eight  2 and 1/2 hour classes, materials, (workbook and guided meditations), and the daylong retreat.


For Ian Challis, email ian@desertinsight.org or call 206-372-5709

This eight-week mindfulness program is the acclaimed and widely researched MBSR curriculum designed to benefit anyone who wants to be able to handle stress more effectively and to enhance personal coping skills. MBSR will teach you how to consciously and methodically deal with stress, pain, illness and the demanding challenges of everyday life. The course consists of weekly two hour classes and Saturday retreat. This highly participatory program includes:

  • Guided instruction in Mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching exercises and mindful yoga
  • Educational discussions on various aspects of stress and wellness
  • Daily home assignments

As a result of attending this course, many participants report they:

  • Better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression at home and at work
  • Feel less judgmental and critical of themselves and others
  • Experience more focus, clarity, enhanced decision making and executive function
  • Improved communication skills
  • Decrease the frequency and length of medical visits to healthcare providers and reduction in the use of prescription and non-prescription medications


Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth is the Author of The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger Publications

Ian Challis

Ian Challis

Ian Challis is highly trained in teaching Mindfulness meditation, including the world renowned program Mindfulness –Based Stress Reduction. Ian has practiced mindfulness meditation intensively for the last 12 years. He is a regular teacher at Insight Community of the Desert in Palm Springs, where he is also a founding board member and past president. In 2017 he graduated from Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s selective CDL training program. He is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Based Training Institute of UC San Diego in the MBSR pathway. Trained in Architecture, he has had a long and successful career as an entrepreneurial product designer and manufacturer in the gift and home décor sectors. A native of Seattle, he now makes his home in Palm Springs and he is passionate about bringing mindfulness practices to our desert communities.