Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Attendance

Who is the target audience for your classes?
Our events are open to all adults, ages 18 and older, though certain retreats are best suited for more experienced practitioners. Details about pre-requisites are included on each event web page.

Do I have to register online or may I register by phone?
Our registration and payment plans are web-based, so all registration must be completed online.  If you are unfamiliar with registering online, the suggestion is to find a trusted friend or family member to assist you with registration, if possible. 

I don't see the cost of the event.
The tuition costs are listed to the left side of the event page once you open the page.

How do I choose what amount to pay?
Our events list several tuition costs to make our classes accessible to as many people as possible. Choose whatever level of tuition fits your budget. To learn more about our sliding fee scale click here.  

Do you offer discounted tuitions or scholarships?
We do!  Our scholarship tuitions are open to everyone and are listed on the event registration page. More information about scholarships is available here.

Are there discounts for Mindfulness Northwest alumni?
We offer alumni discounts for some events. Learn more here.

I owe a balance. How do I pay?
Go to the main HOME page and click the green Login button. Use your email and password to access your account and click Invoices and Payments to see any unpaid invoices. Click on the invoice. A payment window will upon up. Select Pay Online, and you will be directed to our credit card payment site to complete the payment with a credit or debit card.

What kinds of payment do you accept?We accept credit and debit cards online, as well as checks mailed to: Mindfulness Northwest 214 N. Commercial St. #103,  Bellingham WA 98225.   We also provide a 4-month interest-free payment plan option, available during registration. 

How do I cancel my registration?
Almost all registration cancellations must be completed by a Mindfulness Northwest administrator. The only exception is with FREE events.  See below.  If you have already paid for your registration, before you request to cancel,  please review our registration cancellation policy here and then email with your request. We will contact you within 1-2 business days. 

To cancel registration for a free event:
1. Log into your profile
2. Click My Event Registrations
3. Select the event
4. Click on "Already Registered" just under the green REGISTER button
5. Click Cancel Registration.

I want to register for an event on your website but see this message on the page.
"Event registration is currently unavailable. Please contact site administrator."  This message appears when registration has been closed or is not yet open to the public.

I was automatically registered for an event from the waitlist. Now what?
If you still wish to attend the event for which you were waitlisted, follow the directions included in the email to complete registration. If you wish to cancel the pending registration, please email with your request to cancel.

Am I allowed to miss classes?
We encourage regular attendance and enrolling at a time when you can plan to attend weekly if possible; however we leave attendance decisions to our participants.

Is there a way to make up a missed class?
Yes!  Classes or retreat days can be made up by attending another class site in the same quarter. If you are registered and know the date you'll miss, you may email to make arrangements. Provide the name of your current class (ie, MBSR), location, day of the week, and the class you'll be missing, i.e. class 6 or the retreat day. You'll be contacted by the  Program Coordinator within 1 business day.

May I register a guest? Many of our classes and retreats provide the option to "Add a Guest" at the time of registration. The  guest tuition is based on the primary registrant's tuition cost.

Why isn't the Add a Guest option showing up for me?
This feature isn't available when:
a.) you select a Scholarship Level tuition. You will need to register your guest separately at a different tuition level.

b.) your guest registration causes the total class registration number to exceed the class size limit.  If this is the case, email us at Sometimes we can increase the class size to make room for one more.

Continuing Education Credits or CE's

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
We offer CE credits for some but NOT ALL classes. Please see a full list of current CE qualified classes here.

Are CE's the same as CEU's?
1 CE = 1 contact hour of instruction.  10 CE = 1 CEU. Please check with your licensing board with questions about converting CE's to the required CEU's for your profession.

What is the cost for CE's?
Cost is determined by the number of CE's provided. The cost for 26 CE's available in some Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion classes is $195 and is additional to the class cost. 

How do I register for CE's?
If CE's are available for the class, you will be asked if you want CE's during the registration process. You will also be asked to provide your license type and license #. Only the listed license types are eligible for CE's.

Why don't I see the option to choose CE's in the registration form?
It's likely the event for which you are registering doesn't provide CE's. Please look here for a list of our CE classes.

Will I lose all my CE credits if I miss a class?
When you miss a class or the retreat, you will lose only the credit hours for that class time. Please see the makeup protocol under "Is there a way to make up a missed class?", above. NOTE: you must attend a class with a CE qualified teacher. 

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