Mindfulness Retreats

Our mindfulness retreats can help further your understanding of mindfulness or inspire a daily practice. These practice periods invite you to intentionally step away from daily routines and the busyness of everyday life for the purpose of renewal. A skilled mindfulness teacher will provide guided instruction related to sitting meditation as well as gentle mindful movement. Components of these retreats include silent retreat, meaning you will have the opportunity to enjoy a few hours of silence although there will be guided activities by the instructor. Part of the day will also include small group discussions facilitated by the teacher.

The Center will make available cushions, benches and a limited number of yoga mats. 

Mindfulness retreats are appropriate for those who are new to mindfulness as well as those who have completed a previous mindfulness program or have a personal practice. 

Please note that registration for mindfulness retreats is non-refundable.

University of Minnesota Employees and Spouses: Attend a retreat and earn 50 points for the University of Minnesota's Wellbeing Program under the Wellbeing My Way pledge opportunity. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

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Mindfulness Retreats at the University of Minnesota are now open for registration.

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The cost for the retreat is $49. Registration to the mindfulness retreat is non-refundable, but transfers to another retreat will be allowed up to 5 days before your scheduled retreat. A transfer into a subsequent retreat is only allowable one time per registration.

This retreat is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 4 continuing education units (CEP # 100057).