Oakland Floats offers float to MBA Project supporters!
Apr27

Oakland Floats offers float to MBA Project supporters!

Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with a seventy-five minute float tank experience at Oakland Floats. You would be laying down in 10 inches of warm saltwater, free from gravity and light, and entering into a state of deep relaxation, pain relief, and creative exploration. Donate a minimum of $45 and receive this $75 value in support of mindfulness-based services for incarcerated and at-risk youth in the Bay Area. Receive your...

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MBA Project creates “Freedom 3-Pack” with Stop, Breathe & Think app
Apr25

MBA Project creates “Freedom 3-Pack” with Stop, Breathe & Think app

Program Director Micah Anderson has teamed up with the Stop, Breathe & Think app to create the “Freedom 3-Pack,” which is now available for download. Micah’s guided meditations focus on learning how to work with distractions, slowing the mind, and fostering self-forgiveness. Having worked with hundreds of youth in Bay Area juvenile halls and continuation schools, Micah guides listeners through an experience grounded in the MBA...

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BEYOND PRISON: Stories of Transformation from the Inside
Mar09

BEYOND PRISON: Stories of Transformation from the Inside

Beyond Prison, an immersive collection of documentary stories curated by Kalliopeia Foundation, offers a multimedia experience of the emerging field of transformative prison programming. While efforts are underway to redress a broken US prison system, the stories in Beyond Prison explore seven innovative program models – including the MBA Project – working right now to restore human dignity to the prison experience, and...

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Spring 2016 Program Updates
Feb26

Spring 2016 Program Updates

We are continuing to provide 6 ongoing weekly groups at the Alameda County juvenile hall as well as a weekly group at Camp Sweeney. We are also providing 3 ongoing groups at the San Mateo YSC, in addition to a regular cohort group and individual sessions in our San Mateo Camp location, Glenwood. We’ll be wrapping up an ongoing research project at Camp Glenwood next month, where we’ve been studying the positive effects of...

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Jennie Powe Runde on “Consciously Speaking”
Feb18

Jennie Powe Runde on “Consciously Speaking”

In her interview with Michael Neeley from Consciously Speaking podcast, Clinical Program Director Jennie Powe Runde discussed the MBA Project’s trauma-informed approach, future program goals, and the value of simply taking a deep breath. When asked about the most rewarding part of her work, Jennie replied: “The beauty of this work, part of the reason I love it, is that we are encountering people at the most vulnerable...

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Interview with Instructor Syra Smith
Feb17

Interview with Instructor Syra Smith

 Syra Smith joined the MBA Project team in 2014 and has been educating and working with young people for over 15 years. A lifetime meditator, she graduated from East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit to Dharma study program in 2011 and is a current participant in Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s 2 year Community Dharma Leaders training cohort, CDL5. What made you want to become a meditation instructor? It’s largely related to how...

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