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Each winter, Katherine co-teaches a Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week course. The next course will be fall 2020 or winter 2021

Learn more about the course below.

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: giving ourselves what we need and tapping into the natural warmth and wisdom of our own hearts.

Common humanity: the recognition that suffering is a natural experience of being human and that our challenging moments connect us to the larger whole.

Mindfulness: 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

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.

An expansive body of research provides strong evidence that self-compassion consistently:

  • decreases anxiety
  • decreases depression and stress
  • increases happiness
  • increases motivation and resilience
  • enhances interpersonal relationships
  • increases positive body image

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:

  • discussion of topics
  • experiential exercises
  • guided meditations (no previous meditation experience necessary)
  • small group interaction
  • home practices
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

Try one of the MSC experiential exercises led by Katherine in the video below.

Meet the teachers:

Krista Gregory MDiv, BCC is the Founder of the Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Medical Center and an MSC trained teacher. 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) and are seasoned MSC teachers/practitioners.


Fall 2020 or winter 2021

specific dates and times TBA


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


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

Center for MSC centerformsc.org/learn-msc/

Dr. Kristin Neff’s website: selfcompassion.org

Dr. Chris Germer’s website: chrisgermer.com/