• Balancing the Dance of Living

    We live in a fast-paced world, full of anxiety, distractions and fear. Chungliang Al Huang - a renowned international teacher - will explore resilience, slowing down, and balancing the dance of living.

    Learn more and register.

  • Bring Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

    Stressors such as shrinking budgets, increased class sizes, teacher attrition and burnout combined with large numbers of students who have experienced trauma call attention to the pressing need for innovations that promote wellbeing in school communities. 

    Join us from June 28 - 30 for this experiential new learning opportunity.

    Learn more and register.

  • Register for Summer and Fall Courses

    Registration opens soon for Summer and Fall academic courses. Our courses are open to current and prospective students, and also members of the general public.

    View our courses.

  • International Integrative Nursing Symposium

    Join integrative nursing leaders for the 2nd International Integrative Nursing Syposium in Tucson, Arizona from April 5-7, 2017.

    The theme is "Creating Compassionate Healthcare Systems."

    Register and Learn More

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

    Course begins April 5.

    Learn more.

  • Become a Health Coach


    Integrative Health and Wellbeing coaching, an emerging method of partnering with patients to achieve their overall goals, is practiced from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. Health coaching is being offered in a wide range of venues including hospitals, clinics, community health and fitness facilities, corporations, educational institutions, and private practices. If you're interested in becoming a health coach, information sessions will be held in January, and the application for Fall 2016 admission is due soon.

    Read more about our Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching programs.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Spend 8 weeks and learn new skills for responding to stress and improving your wellbeing through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes begin soon in various Twin Cities metro locations.

    Register for MBSR

With two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, the Center has played a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities at the local, national and international levels. Our remarkable faculty, experts drawn from the University and the community, are committed to innovation, service and social change.

Aligned with the University's mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for interprofessional education and research - breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Our diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

No matter where you are on your journey to increased wellbeing, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and partner with us.

Recent News

Health Care Professional Speaking with Elderly Female PatientCenter Experts: How to Talk About Dying

Dying is an uncomfortable topic of conversation. No one wants to bring it up, not even our doctors. Unfortunately, this leads to miscommunication about how a person wants to die.

In fact, about 7 in 10 Americans would prefer to die at home, but only about a quarter of them actually do.

“There is a fundamental disconnect between what happens and what we want, and that stems from a lack of communication about dying,” said Frank Bennett, MDiv., senior fellow in the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and former hospital chaplain and minister.

Read more on Health Talk.

Featured Course

Yogi on a beach at sunset


Anatomical considerations/understanding critical to executing safe/effective Hatha Yoga instruction. Overview of human gross anatomy/bodily systems essential to Hatha Yoga. First in sequence of three courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete sequence may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upcoming Events

Betroffenheit dancers
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30pm


84 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, MN  55455


MARCH 21 and 22

The Center is pleased to be partnering with Northrop around their event, Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre's Betroffenheit.