Mindful Mondays: Free Drop-In Sessions

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Mindful Mondays are free drop-in sessions from noon to 1 p.m. Central on Monday afternoons. Held live, online via Zoom.

Register for upcoming Summer sessions

Join the Earl. E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing for an informal hour of gentle movement and guided meditation. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a series of mindful movement and meditations that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. No prior experience or special clothing is necessary.

We rotate through various modalities of gentle, mindful movement. Please check the Mindful Monday's registration webpage to learn the specific mindful movement planned for each week's session. Prior to each session, as best you can, you may wish to secure a space that will accommodate mindful movement and where you won't be easily interrupted for the duration of the hour-long session.

To help you plan and prepare for the mindful movement portion of each weekly session, the following is a list of considerations and/or supplies you will want to have on hand:

  • Qigong: Space to stand and move your arms freely.
  • Lying down yoga: A blanket, yoga mat, or a large towel, and space to lay down and stretch out on the floor.
  • Chair yoga: A chair, preferably without wheels.
  • Standing yoga: Space to securely stand and move your arms freely. If possible, you may wish to stand on a yoga mat or on an uncarpeted floor to enhance a sense of stability when practicing standing yoga.

To make disability-related accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, program and event manager (bussx057@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

Instructors vary and include:
  • Mariann Johnson, Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor
  • Mary Margaret Anderson, Yoga, Mindfulness and Group Fitness Instructor
  • Susan Flannigan, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor
  • Other Guest Facilitators 

Mindfulness Programs Information Session

Attend our session and take the opportunity to practice a short mindfulness meditation, to share their experiences, and to ask questions. Examples will also be provided for practicing "everyday" mindfulness, at work and at home. The webinar will conclude with an overview of the Bakken Center's mindfulness resources and programming.

Free Registration, Live via Zoom on August 16 from 12pm to 1pm Central.

Give yourself the gift of good self care by watching mindful movement and meditation videos by our experienced instructors. 

University of Minnesota Employees and Spouses: Earn 50 points per session when you participate in Mindful Mondays for the University of Minnesota's Wellbeing Program. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Mindful Mondays is made possible through the support of the Office of Human Resources Total Compensation Health Programs and through the generosity of individual donors.

We need your support to continue to offer accessible online programs and resources to support wellbeing and human flourishing for all. Please consider making a suggested donation of $10 per Mindful Monday session if you are able to. We are grateful for donations of any amount, and they do make a difference – especially during such challenging financial times. Donating only takes a few moments, and your tax-deductible gift can be done completely online. Make your gift now.