Course Offerings

Introductory Courses

Introductory Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Introductory Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses follow the research-validated model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Full Catastrophe Living, featured in Bill Moyer's Emmy-winning PBS special, "Healing and the Mind." There are MBSR programs in hospitals, HMO's, mental health centers, corporations and integrated care clinics all across America and the world.

These courses teach people how to integrate 2,600 year old Eastern practices into contemporary Western everyday life. Physical, emotional and spiritual suffering is healed and transformed by integrating body and mind in the present moment without judgment or expectation. Each session involves learning and practicing: walking, eating, sitting and/or yoga meditation; didactic presentation; group discussion; and homework assignments.

MBSR is designed for, and can be especially helpful to, those who experience: anxiety and depression, chronic pain and illness, cardiac disease, the demands of caregiving, life threatening illness, grief, spiritual emptiness and difficulty finding balance and peace in current life circumstances.

The classes cultivate ease, compassion and clarity in living life more openly, less reactively and with increased contentment. Participants learn and practice the basic skills and principles of MBSR and begin to experience their impact on everyday life, health and well being.

This class meets weekly for 2 1/2 hours and includes one 7-hour day of mindfulness.

The introductory class is offered offered 3 times per year, Fall, Winter and Spring.

Up to 27 CEUs are available for educators, medical and mental health professionals.

-- Upcoming Sessions --

Spring 2018, Mornings
St. Paul (RiverGarden Yoga Center)
March 22 - May 10, 2018
Thursday Mornings, 9:30 - Noon, lower studio, back entrance

Day of Mindfulness
Sunday, April 29
9 am - 4 pm

CEU's are available for educators, medical and mental health professionals in all classes.

Fees: $375 paid in full with registration form plus download of 3 CD's (after class begins) and your purchase of Jon Kabat-Zinn's book Full Catastrophe Living before the first class meeting.

(Spring Morning class is now full. Please contact Judith at 612-343-1623 if you would like to be on a waiting list for future classes. )

>> Map and driving directions to River Garden Yoga location

Deepening Mindfulness

Cultivating New Habits of the Heart

What seed in your heart calls to you to be nurtured or transformed in order to lead a more vibrant and openhearted life of wise and skillful acts of kindness and love?

Winter to Spring Mornings 2018:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
February 6th through May 1st
3043 47th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55406

12 hours, Middle Path fee of $175 (plus possible cost of book for our focus to be discussed in first class).
Registration deadline: January 15th

Mindful Parenting

With compassion and acceptance — loving, guiding, letting go, and living side by side.
This course is appropriate for parents with children of all ages from infancy to adulthood.

Please contact Judith at 612 343 1623 if you are interested in training on this topic.

Individual Instruction

Mindfulness instruction to: begin, rekindle, enrich, and/or focus on areas of continual difficulty or interest.

By appointment (schedule by calling 612.343.1623)

-- $95/hour (1 - 3 people)

Professional Training

For Mental Health  and Medical professionals to skillfully integrate Eastern philosophy, psychology and practice into Western psychological and medical care.

CEU's available.

Prerequisite: Completion of an 8-week MBSR course or established mindfulness practice.

If interested contact Judith directly at 612 343 1623.

Individual and couple therapy

Therapy integrating Eastern and Western philosophy and psychology.

By appointment (inquire and schedule by calling 612.343.1623 — Judith is unable to respond to therapy inquiries via email.)

Full or sliding fee. Some insurance accepted. More details available on the Psychotherapy page.

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How to Register

Please fill out the registration form and mail it to Seeds of Mindfulness. You can also call Judith for more information at 612.343.1623, or email