Mindfulness Programs

mindfulness programs

All Center MBSR instructors completed the MBSR Teaching Online program offered by Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, supporting the Center’s instructors in offering the 8-week MBSR program live online, with skill, ease and interactivity.

The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades. 

Our community mindfulness classes have served thousands of people, and include in-person and online opportunities such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Introduction to Mindfulness, half-day retreats, and Mindfulness at Work.

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Below, you may explore our mindfulness classes for the community.


Our mindfulness retreats can help further your understanding of mindfulness or inspire a daily practice. Mindfulness retreats are appropriate for those who are new to mindfulness as well as those who are familiar with mindful practices. Learn more.

mindfulness at work

intro to mindfulness

 stress busters


The course meets once per week for eight weeks, including an orientation session and one daylong Saturday or Sunday class. Orientation is one hour, and the following classes meet for 2.5 hours (the first class after the orientation session and the last class are 3 hours in length). These sessions will include individual, tailored instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, as well as group discussions, gentle yoga and stretching, daily homework, and related class materials. 

Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction right for me?