InsightLA Schedule

Mindfulness for Teens - CALM

This class is closed, and we are no longer taking registrations.

Stefanie Goldstein &
Elisha Goldstein

Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in West Los Angeles whose passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with daily life, helping to support them on their path towards healing and growth. She is an MBSR teacher and specializes in utilizing mindfulness while working with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., has a private practice in West Los Angeles. He is author of The Now Effect: How this Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and coauthor of A Mindfulness‑Based Stress Reduction Workbook. His is also author of the the Mindful Solutions audio series and the Mindfulness at Work™ program that is currently being taught in many multinational corporations. He is the founder of the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column on and a frequent contributor on the Huffington Post and


Date(s): January 24 (Thursday) - March 14 (Thursday)
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Description: CALM: Connecting Adolescents to
Learning Mindfulness

For ages 14-18 years old.

Mindfulness for Teens/CALM at InsightLA is an 8-week program inspired by Jon Kabat-Zinn's extensively researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. With more than 30 years of research MBSR has proven to be an effective model in developing coping strategies in managing stress and restoring health and balance to one's life.

In today's world, teens are under more pressure and experiencing more stress than ever before. Between the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family relationships, and the constant growing demands of technology, teens are often left feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, and irritable.

Mindfulness for Teens can teach teens how to more effectively deal with change, stress, disappointments, and strong emotions. This program can give teens the ability to learn how to slow down, make more thoughtful decisions, and live in the present without their lens of judgment.

In this class teens will learn to:

-Handle life situations with less emotional reactivity
-Strengthen their ability to pay attention and focus
-Learn effective strategies for making wiser decisions
-Increase compassion for themselves and others

This eight-week class is highly interactive and meets weekly for 1.5 hours and includes a half-day long retreat. It includes training in mindfulness through the practices of sitting and walking meditation and gentle yoga and movement. Teens will learn skills for emotion regulation and stress reduction.

The class will also include discussion and reflection to help integrate their experiences. The participants are asked to practice mindful meditation or mindful movement for 15 to 30 minutes a day with instructional audios. An intensive teacher-participant relationship helps the participant integrate the teaching into her or his specific life situations and can really make the practice his or her own.

If you would like to pay for the course in installments, please email

Location: InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions: See Map
Contact the teacher Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Level: All Levels
Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:
Household income Price
$60.000 or greater$500
$59.000 - $45.000$425
$44.000 or below$350
Enrollment Limit: 20 | There are still openings for this class.
Items to Bring: A yoga mat if you have one. Also, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket and socks if you are sensitive to the cold.
Contact Information: Email us at or call us at 310-774-3325.
This class is closed, and we are no longer taking registrations.