Lynn Koerbel, MPH

Lynn Koerbel, Director, MBSR Teacher Education and Curriculum

Director of MBSR Teacher Education and Curriculum Development

Senior Certified MBSR Teacher, Trainer


MPH, Unversity of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School of Public Health and Health Sciences - 2006
BA, Unversity of Massachusetts, University without Walls - 2004


Focus & Interests

  • Mindfulness as a public health intervention
  • Training of teachers and trainers
  • Experiential education and embodied learning
  • Holistic health and wellness practices
  • Complementary and alternative care in public health and biomedicine


Lynn teaches MBSR and other mindfulness-based programs, professional trainings, and presentations in the various educational pathways of the Center including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, Oasis Institute, and the community and workplace mindfulness programs.  She brings over 25 years of body-oriented therapeutic work to her teaching and training at the CFM. Prior to coming to the Center, she co-founded “Present Moment Mindfulness,” a community-based organization offering MBSR and mindfulness programs in Northampton, MA, and she is a co-author of “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety.” 

Professional & Academic Experience

Director and Lecturer, Public Health Sciences Program,  School of Public Health and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010 – 2011

Lecturer & Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Public Health Sciences Program, School of Public Health and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008 – 2010

Adjunct Faculty, University Without Walls, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006 – 2011

Co-founder & Co-facilitator, Present Moment Mindfulness, Northampton, MA, 2005 – Present

Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher, Siddha Yoga Stretch Instructor, New England Region, 1998 - Present

Teaching Assistant, Human Development Throughout the Lifespan, Department of Nursing, Mary Anne Bright, Ph.D., Instructor University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005-2006


Stahl, B., Meleo-Meyer, F., Koerbel, L. (2014). A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Koerbel, L. & Zucker, D., The suitability of mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic hepatitis C, Journal of Holistic Nursing, (25), 4, 2007.


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