Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Courses

A Thorough Introduction to Mindfulness Practice

This program is a comprehensive, well-structured introduction to mindfulness practice in everyday life. It follows the nationally acclaimed MBSR model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, presenting mindfulness as a universal practice for people of any (or no) religious background.

The program includes instruction and practice in sitting meditation, gentle yoga, body awareness meditation, and daily-life applications of mindfulness. It also includes information about stress and relaxation. The program enables participants to develop their own base in mindfulness practice integrated into everyday life.

The course includes eight weekly classes, an individual interview with the instructor, a Saturday retreat, the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, four mp3s, and handouts.

The course fee is $350. 27 CEUs are available for nurses, social workers, psychologists, and educators. Payment plans and limited need-based support are available. Please contact the Center to discuss.

If you are interested in participating, please sign up as early as possible so there will be time to schedule the individual interview before the first class.

MBSR One-Day Retreats

This retreat is for all current participants in the MBSR courses. It is also open to graduates of past Total Dynamic Living courses on a donation basis. People not enrolled in a current course should contact the Center in advance to reserve a space. See Class Schedule for date and times.

Registration Information

Enrollment for classes is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

You may register online or print and mail a registration form.

Register online. Enter the appropriate amount under Program Fees: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):​

  • $350 course fee (book will be mailed to you)

  • $335  course fee (if you already have the book Full Catastrophe Living)

  • Financial assistance is available. Please contact the Center to discuss.

Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.

Class Schedules

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program
in Mindfulness

Summer 2021

#607 Minneapolis: 

Tuesdays, June 8–July 27

6:30 - 9:00 P.M. 

Instructor: Joen O'Neal

This class will be conducted online via the video-conferencing platform, Zoom.

NOTE: This class includes a one-day retreat on Saturday, July 24, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Also done by Zoom).

Current Course Dates

Spring 2021 (#606): 

Tuesdays, April 6–May 25

Retreat: Saturday, May 22, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Future Course Dates

Fall 2021 (#608): 

Tuesdays, September 21–November 9

Retreat: Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Units

27 CEUS are available for nurses, social workers, psychologists, and educators.


The fee for the eight-week course is $350. The course includes an individual interview, eight classes, a Saturday retreat, a book, four mp3s, and handouts.



The registration form is available here for printing and mailing or register online (in the Program Fees section).