Intro to Mindfulness
This 4-week course explores what mindfulness is (and isn’t) through direct experience and discussion. Each week we will investigate a different aspect of mindfulness and its implications for your life.
Who This Class is For
This is a great class for adults (18 and older) who are interested in exploring what mindfulness is and how to start practicing it. It is especially useful for anyone who is looking for ways to address stress and daily anxiety or who wants to be more present, less reactive, and more open in their life.
What You Will Get Out of the Class
By the end of class, you will know, through your own experience as well as exposure to the research evidence the benefits that mindfulness could offer you personally. Most importantly, you will have the ability to practice mindfulness on your own, both as you practice at home and in daily life.
This course intersperses teacher presentations with meditations and experiential or reflective exercises. Each week, we invite participants to discuss their experiences in small groups and the class as a whole. While we offer self-reflective options, you might be more comfortable in class if you are open to sharing with other participants.
Pay What You Can Pricing
The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make the Introduction to Mindfulness course accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a pay what you can fee for the course (registration options: $99, $125, $149).
The suggested registration fee is $125, but for those who are not able to pay the standard fee we have a lower scholarship rate available ($99). If you would like to support this initiative and are able to contribute financially, you can select the supporter registration fee ($149) to support others attending at the scholarship rate.
Fall Mindfulness Courses Will Be Held Online:
Your health and wellbeing, and that of the community, are of the utmost importance to the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Due to the public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to offer the Introduction to Mindfulness courses online via Zoom.
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.