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.

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
    Register


    Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

    Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

    When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

    Key Concepts

    What people are saying...
    Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
      1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
      2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
      3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

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

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

    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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 3 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    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 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, 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.

    KEY CONCEPTS

    What people are saying...
    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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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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      • 1 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 8 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
      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...

      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

      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.

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


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      • 6 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 13 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 18
      Register


      Neuroscience has proven human beings need connection to thrive in all relationships – at home, work, in the world. 

      Safety, security, and well-being, the underpinnings of healthy adult relationships, are fostered in early life, yet about 45 percent of the adults in the U.S. did not experience the parenting needed to develop neurological patterning to access these essential emotional states.

      BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS. We can build new neural pathways and ways of interacting. 

      It turns out, the same skills which reflect healthy childhood relationships are present in people who practice mindfulness:

      • What people are saying...
        Management of the body’s reactions
      • Regulation of fear reactivity
      • Emotional resilience
      • Insight (self knowing)
      • Empathy and attunement - within self and with others
      • Perspective shift from “me” to “we”

      Course Details

      Topics of learning, discussion, and interpersonal exercises will include:

      • Defining mindfulness
      • Getting to the root of harmful relationship patterns such as blame, defensiveness, avoiding conflict, and shutting down
      • Letting go of unhelpful narratives about ourselves and others
      • Awareness of feelings and needs for more skillful communication and emotional resilience 

      Mindfulness practices which support the capacity to respond rather than react and to connect with self and others will be introduced throughout this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions.

      Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson

      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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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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      • 16 Jan 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 37
      Register

      Join us for a day of immersion in mindfulness practices, discussion, poetry and teachings which will invite the door of gratefulness in our hearts and minds to open wide.

      What if each morning we could put on a set of glasses to help us view the details of our day more often through a lens of wonder?

      Science is now revealing that practicing gratitude is a skill that can have positive effects on our health, moods and relationships. Put simply, it offers us the opportunity to approach life with new eyes.

      “And in every moment, in every action, we will feel the urge to say thank you, we will follow the urge to bow.”

      - From One Morning, by Rosemerry Trommer                         

      Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


      Cost: $100 - $200 Sliding Scale TuitionWe also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

      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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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.


      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

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



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      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 26 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      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...

      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:   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.   

      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.

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


      Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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      • 25 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 1 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      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...

      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 day 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

      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.

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


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      • 30 Jan 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      Register

       Mindfulness-Based Habit Change Workshop - Live Online

      A three-hour workshop
      for those who have some experience with Mindfulness Practice

      In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. Recent research helps us understand how the practice of mindfulness works in the brain's neural pathways and is effective in habit change. 

      This workshop is based on the work of psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. Learn more about Dr Jud and his innovative program here.

      Mindfulness-Based Habit Change introduces you to a step-by-step approach:

      • Identifying triggers and becoming aware of our habit loops
      • Bringing mindfulness to our experience to explore the results of our actions
      • Tuning-in to the effects of healthy, life-sustaining habits
      • Discovering freedom of choice based on our experience
      For further habit change practice, see the follow-up six-week class, beginning Feb. 22.


      Instructors: 

      Robin Boudette, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, having practiced yoga and mindfulness for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the teaching team at Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University Hospital, working with Judson Brewer, MD PhD offeringevidence-based mindfulness interventions for habit change and heading up the Behavior Change Facilitator Training Program.

      Lish Dorosin, M.Ed., has been an educator, community builder, and mindfulness practitioner for over 20 years. Trained by Dr. Jud Brewer as a Behavior Change Facilitator, Lish has taught in this capacity at the University of California at San Francisco Osher Center for the past four years. She is a qualified mindfulness instructor and now serves as a retreat manager and trainer at the Insight Retreat Center.  

      Cost:  $100 - $55   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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      • 16 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 23 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register


      Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

      Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

      When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

      Key Concepts

      What people are saying...
      Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
        1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
        2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
        3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

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

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

      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.

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


      Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

         See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

      • 18 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 25 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      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 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, 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.

      KEY CONCEPTS

      What people are saying...
      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:  Beth Glosten, MD,

        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.

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


        Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

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