Note: Due to COVID 19, our classes are currently being offered Live Online.
All class schedules are listed in Pacific Time.


We're excited to offer many online workshops, each split over two sessions. Each session is 1½  to 2 hours long and the two sessions are scheduled a week apart.

Our Introduction to Mindfulness and Introduction to Self-Compassion workshops are a great way to meet mindfulness and compassion practice for the first time.

Or take a deep dive into how to integrate these practices into daily life with Mindfulness and Emotional Resilience, Mindful Communication, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Parenting, Mindful Relationships, and Mindful Eating.

    • 6 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 13 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17


    A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

    What people are saying...

    I went for the first time last year as a “woo woo skeptic” and returned for a second time. Tim Burnett is a knowledgeable, empathetic, respectful, and insightful teacher and is able to discern and meet the diverse needs and knowledge levels of a group of people he doesn’t know and who don’t know each other. He creates a safe, comfortable, non-threatening environment and makes it clear that people can participate as much or as little as they’d like.

    - Linnea Mulder, RN, UWMC

    This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.

    Instructor: 
    Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 18 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 19
    Register

    Meet the joys and challenges of parenting
    with mindful and heartful awareness.

    Parenting through mindfulness isn't about applying techniques. It also isn't about becoming a "perfect parent."  It's about encountering our children with awareness and presence, starting with awareness of our own experience.

    What people are saying...

    The teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

    - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham
    In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we'll bring the lens of mindfulness to bear on what some say is the "world's hardest job." We'll weave mindfulness practices amid discussions and sharing, exploring these important topics of parenting:
    • Being present with our kids
    • Skillful communication
    • Working through difficult emotions
    • Decision-making and leadership

    Instructor: Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:

     REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 51
    Register

    Join us for a full weekend of Resource Building
    at our Mindful Self-Compassion:
     Core Skills Weekend Workshop -  Live Online 


    What people are saying...

    Mindfulness Northwest is a true gem, with excellent content, lovely community, and top-notch teachers. I have been pleasantly surprised by how well the courses work on Zoom. Especially now, it feels more important than ever to stay connected to a community of people practicing together in a supportive environment. Thank you!

    - Liz, Bothell, WA

    Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    Workshop details:

    This Live Online Workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and experience the key practices and exercises of MSC in a weekend setting from the comfort of your own home. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

    Workshop 
    activities include short meditations, reflective writing, experiential exercises, group discussion, and inquiry into our emotional and cognitive patterns around self-care, self-esteem, and self-criticism. The result? More self-compassion.

    In this course, you will:

    • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
    • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
    • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
    • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
    • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
    • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

    Schedule:

    • Friday: 7 - 9 PM.
    • Saturday/Sunday: 
      • Morning Session: 9 AM - 12 Noon. 
      • Lunch 12 - 1:30 PM. 
      • Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:30 PM.

    Getting ready for a multi-day online Workshop:

    You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online Workshop at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for personal time away. Both work well.

    Prerequisites:

    No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this Workshop. As this is a resource-building Workshop, we will be learning and practicing skills to help us offer ourselves the kindness that we need. At times, difficult emotions may emerge and participants are asked to attend to their own safety and wellbeing as best they can. The Workshop Instructors will also be available to support participants as we proceed through the weekend together; we are committed to making the journey safe, interesting, and enjoyable for everyone.

    Instructors:

    Rev. Tim Burnett, Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  

    Who this workshop is for:
    This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).     

    Cost: $475 - $250   Sliding Scale Tuition.

    We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 


    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Title photo courtesy of Mick Haupt at Unsplash.com.

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    • 20 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online


    Mindfulness Northwest is partnering with Wise Compassion to offer 

    Compassion for Couples: Building the Skills of Loving Connection

    This 6-week online journey led by licensed marriage and family therapist and international compassion teacher, Michelle Becker, M.A., LMFT, and certified mindfulness and compassion teacher Megan Prager, M.A., is a first-of-its-kind online program for couples designed to help you and your partner meet yourselves and each other with greater awareness and compassion.


    Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program will teach you and your partner how to:

    • Build a base of warmth, security and connection

    • Be more present with each other

    • Identify your shared values

    • Communicate with kindness and compassion

    • Comfort yourself and each other

    • Skillfully relate to each other in times of difficulty


    Sign up for the next 6-week session: 


    Begins on Thursday, May 20th, 9 - 11:30 am

    Get all the details and register here. 


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    • 20 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 24
    Register


    Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The workshop will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

    Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Who this workshop is for: This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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    • 25 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 1 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 25
    Register


    This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

    Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    Who this workshop is for:
    This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 24
    Register


    Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. This 3-hour workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to be aware of and respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination which cultivates emotional resilience.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    KEY CONCEPTS

    Emotions are an important part of who and what we are as human beings, coloring our perceptions, deeply influencing our quality of life and ability to function well and yet we know little about them and often don't notice emotion unless it's strong.

    This workshop uses the tools of mindfulness to help us on our journey with emotions in three ways:

    • To know our emotions more fully
    • To become able to respond to strong emotions more wisely
    • To cultivate and strengthen positive emotions

      Instructor: Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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      • 12 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 19 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The workshop will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

      Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 


      Who this workshop is for: This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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      • 14 Aug 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      Register


      A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      This 3-hour workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.


      Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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      • 31 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 7 Sep 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

      Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

      Who this workshop is for:
      This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.



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