John Aaron, Co-founder of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative, will be leading an in-person 5-day course in New York to deepen your mindfulness and manage your pain.

Held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, this workshop offers options to stay on or off campus.

John Aaron will be joined by psychologist and yoga teacher Mary Rothfusz, as well as Vidyamala Burch (virtually) for the sessions.

Watch Jon at TedX:

Across 5 days you will learn:

  • Tools and techniques for managing your symptoms and easing your pain
  • Mindfulness, compassion, and meditation practices with modern pain management strategies
  • Meditation techniques to support these skills and awaken mindfulness, self-compassion, and joy
  • How to use the breath as an aid for pain management
  • Gentle, restorative mindful movement techniques (suitable for all) to experience meditation in motion
  • Mindfulness and pacing practices to live with more awareness and overcome the tendency to overdo it on good days and collapse on bad days
  • Activities designed to help you overcome the negativity bias of attention, live with gratitude, and cultivate joy in the small pleasures of life

You will have an opportunity to talk to members of the team one-to-one about your personal meditation practice.

After this immersive course, you will return home ready to live a richer and fuller life, restore your wellbeing, and ensure your pain or health condition is well managed.

This course is designed for those in pain, with health conditions, or simply wishing to experience greater wellbeing, as well as for health and other professionals wishing to deepen their understanding and experience of mindfulness.

To find out more and book onto the event, visit the Omega Institute webpage here:


who this is for

Suitable for beginners to meditation and mindfulness.


Start time: Sunday 7 July 2024, 19:30 (EDT - New Your Time)

End time: Friday 12 July 13:00 (EDT - New Your Time)

(UK time; see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

meet the leader

Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and teacher trainer, having received his training with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In 2016, he completed his training with Breathworks in the United Kingdom.

Jon is a teacher of both MBSR and Buddhadarma at the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as a teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. In addition to his work in these communities and following an interest in working with people struggling with trauma, Jon studied with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which has qualified him as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®

He is a cofounding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative and the Global Mindfulness Collaborative. Along with his partner, Upayadhi, he cofounded Space2Meditate, a thriving online community that has been practicing together daily since March 16, 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.