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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
MBSR Group Sessions - UMLEARN - UMAA / UMRA / OLLI Special Offer

The course meets once per week for eight weeks, with one daylong Saturday or Sunday class. 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. 

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

Sign up for an MBSR Information session . Attending an information session is highly encouraged before beginning your program, before or after you register. Learn about the program, research, commitment and begin to set goals. This is an opportunity to also ask questions according to your interests and needs.

Upcoming Sessions:

Mayo Meditation Room

MBSR - University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

Tuesday Evenings
Mayo Meditation Room
Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

July 10 - August 28, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Susan Miles
All Day Session: Saturday, August 18, 2018


Health Partners Como Clinic

MBSR - Health Partners Como Clinic

Thursday Evenings
Health Partners Como Clinic
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

July 12 - August 30, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Jean Fagerstrom
All Day Session: Saturday, August 19, 2018


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 the instructor 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.

Information Sessions
Participants are encouraged to attend an information session before fully committing to the class. However, you can register prior to the information session to secure a space. If you choose not to attend the class after attending the information session, you may receive a refund of the registration fee less a $25 processing fee. Please contact mindprg@umn.edu or 612-626-5361 with any questions.
No one is turned away due to ability to pay; partial and work scholarships are available, although a scholarship is based on both financial need as well as limited availability in any given program. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing five days in advance of the event by sending an email to Taylor Boyle at boyl0119@umn.edu. Name, address, and payment method are mandatory for both registration and refunds. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Disability accommodations are provided upon request.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program Refund Policy
Prior to the event,
  • More than 14 days before event: A full refund will be offered.
  • Less than 14 day but more than 5 days before event:  A refund less $25 processing fee will be offered.
  • Within 5 days before an event & space can be filled from waiting list:  A refund less $25 processing fee will be offered.
  • Within 5 days before an event & space CAN NOT be filled from waiting list:  75% refund will be offered or transferred to another series in the same year, space permitting.
After classes have begun,
  • After class 1: 75% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
  • After class 2: 50% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
  • After class 3: No automatic refunds or transfers
Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should speak with their instructor, or email mindprg@umn.edu or call 612-625-8164.

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Contact us:
Center for Spirituality & Healing
420 Delaware St SE
Mayo Memorial Building #505
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612-626-5280

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