Upstream has currently suspended MBSR classes due to the pandemic.  Read More

Upstream has currently suspended MBSR classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will have meditations on Saturdays at 10:00am on Zoom that are freely offered in an effort to support our community. If you would like to receive an invitation please send your name and e-mail address to

Also, we are considering the possibility of offering an MBSR class online this summer, so please let us know if you are interested and would like to be notified.

Warmly, Jemme and Hilda

September 5, 2014 by Jemme Stewart

Upstream hosts Mindful Parenting series next month, October 2014

Next month marks the launch of Upstream’s first 4-week Mindful Parenting Class, led by Developmental and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lois Wandersman. This class aims to improve family life and relationships by teaching parents skills that improve on their love, empathy and acceptance. Each of the four weekly mindful parenting sessions tackles a different topic: Calm Parenting, Empathy and Acceptance, Positive Discipline, and Coaching.

Shauna Shapiro, professor, author, mindfulness advocate and mother, outlined the importance of incorporating mindfulness into your parenting habits in a recent article in Huffington Post. As a parent, it is easy to become so wrapped up in your daily agenda that you miss out on appreciating the wonder of each day with your child.

Mindful parenting can help you let go constantly on-the-brain worries and stressors, and instead place yourself in the present moment with your child; able to enjoy each precious moment with your child.

Read more of Shapiro’s adventures in mindful parenting on Huffington Post.