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Please join Mindful Self-Compassion trained teachers:

Katherine Winge C-IAYT


Krista Gregory MDiv, BCC

for the 8 full Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course.

Details below.

Steps to register at the bottom of this page


Sundays 10:30am-1pm:

February 2, 9, 16 (no class 23), March 1, 8, (no class 15) 22, 29, April 5th plus a day retreat on Saturday Feb 15th, 9am-1pm


at Be Well Austin 1906 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756.

About this course:

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8 week course is a research-based training program designed to help participants cultivate the life-changing skill of self-compassion.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer, MSC offers skills and practices to help you respond to life’s difficulties with greater awareness, care, and understanding.

What is self-compassion:

Kristin Neff defines self-compassion by three core elements: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.

  • Self-kindness is giving ourselves what we need and tapping into the natural warmth and wisdom of our own hearts.
  • Common humanity is the recognition that suffering is a natural experience of being human and that our challenging moments connect us to the larger whole.
  • Mindfulness is noticing what we are feeling and what is happening here and now so we can respond with greater clarity, acceptance, and ease.

With all three components, we can embody a self-compassionate way of being.

Self Compassion vs. Self Esteem, click image below to watch a clip.

Why sign up:

Self-compassion is a profound and life-changing way to respond to hardships that not only reduces discomfort but also enriches life satisfaction and wellbeing.

In fact, an expansive body of research provides strong evidence that self-compassion consistently:

  • decreases anxiety
  • depression and stress
  • increases happiness, optimism, motivation and resilience

Even more, self-compassion is related to enhanced interpersonal relationships, positive body image, and increased health behaviors.
In hundreds of studies, researchers find self-compassion to be a source of mental and emotional strength that gives people the skills to meet life with greater courage, wisdom, and wholehearted integrity.

Self-compassion is a way of being that benefits not only you, but also all of those with whom you interact.

What to expect from the program:

Program activities include:

  • discussion of topics
  • experiential exercises
  • guided meditations (no previous meditation experience necessary)
  • small group interaction
  • home practices
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
A 6 minute meditation for cultivating self kindness and compassion when you need it most. Click image below to go to Youtube video.

For more general information about MSC and the work on self-compassion:

Meet Mindful SelfCompassion teachers:

Krista Gregory MDiv, BCC is the Founder of the Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Medical Center and an MSC.

Katherine Winge C-IAYT is a yoga therapist, Aqua Kriya Yoga Teacher Trainer and Specialist, meditation teacher and an MSC trained teacher.

Why take this course with Katherine and Krista:

Katherine and Krista have both graduated from the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training, created by Neff/Germer, through Center For Self-Mindful Self-Compassion, fulfilling the multiple requirements (retreats and teacher sessions), certified through the University of San Diego and are seasoned MSC teachers/practitioners.


Steps to register:

1) Fill out the required MSC Participant Background Survey
2) Pay by purchasing the workshop below

(please note: attending the first class on Feb 2nd is required in order to participate in course.)

Early bird discount has been extended to December 15th!

Early bird tuition:$460 (after 12/15: $500)


Join Krista and Katherine 12/15 at Be Well Austin for a free info session and MSC themed yoga class. Learn more...

You may also:

Check out our MSC FAQ page

or email Katherine at katherineheartsyoga@gmail.com or Krista Gregory at Gregory.krista@gmail.com

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MSC 8 Week Course Mindful Self-Compassion 8 Week Course

Starts February 2nd 2020. Program activities include:

  • 24 hours of class time, over 8 weeks
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
  • discussion of topics and experiential exercises
  • guided meditations (no previous meditation experience necessary)
  • small group interaction
  • home practices

List Price: $500.00
: $500.00
Sale Price: $460.00