MBSR Group Sessions

MBSR Classes Will Be Held Live via Zoom:

Your health and wellbeing, and that of the community, are of the utmost importance to the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. We are currently offering all of our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes in a virtual format, live via Zoom.

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course schedule consists of one orientation class (1 hour), eight weekly classes (2.5-3 hours), and one daylong retreat on a Saturday or Sunday (6.5 hours). This highly participatory, practical course includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life, and daily home assignments.

Please note, you are still able to register for a course after the orientation session as there is a pre-recorded version available.

Access to downloadable audio recordings of meditation and mindfulness exercises is included in your registration fee, for your use in practicing outside of class.

Please review the course terms as well as the cancellation and refund policy prior to registering for the course.

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 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a pay what you can fee for the course (registration options between $299-599).
The suggested registration fee is $449, but for those who are not able to pay the standard fee we have lower rates available. If you would like to support this initiative and are able to contribute financially, you can select a registration fee up to $599 to support others attending at the sliding scale rate.
We are also able to offer one volunteer position per course for in-person classes. The registration fee for this opportunity is $100 to show commitment to the course as our instructor depends on the volunteer's assistance. Contact the Bakken Center's community relations office to learn more (mindprg@umn.edu , 612-625-8164).

Continuing Education Units

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is 28.5 clock hours. Please contact your licensing board or accrediting body to determine if this program meets eligibility to receive continuing education units. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program upon request. Please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu ) for more information.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching CEUs

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 27.5 continuing education units (CEP # 100057). If you would like to attend this course for NBHWC continuing education units, please add this option onto your registration (Cost $15).

If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course or event meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CEUs. NBHWC CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Information Session

Want to learn more about Bakken Center mindfulness programming? Join us for a free online information session which will also provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation and will be particularly relevant to those new to the practice or simply curious about the possible benefits of a mindfulness practice. Learn more and register here.

Upcoming Sessions:

Course Terms, Policies and Additional Information

Course Terms

As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:

Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether during the weekly sessions at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.

Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.
To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, program manager (612-625-8164, bussx057@umn.edu).