Winter 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - MBSR

Vancouver Yoga & Mindfulness center, Vancouver WA

Vancouver Yoga, Sundays, January 19 - March 8, 2:00 PM

Harmony Yoga, 2108 NE 41st Ave. Portland OR

Mondays, January 20 - March 9, 6:30 PM


Attend any Orientation to sign up for either the Portland or Vancouver Series

The orientation session (required before signing up) is free and is not a commitment to taking the series. It provides an overview of the course and what to expect. It is also an opportunity to answer all your questions about the program and to determine if its a good time to enroll in the series and if the course is a good fit for you.

Orientation Dates

Vancouver Yoga and Mindfulness Center

Sunday January 5 or January 12, 2:00 PM

Harmony Yoga

Monday January 6 or January 13, 6:30 PM

Online Orientation Via Zoom

Tuesday January 7

Specifics about the orientation will be sent after receipt of your registration

Click the "register for orientation" button below to select the orientation date to reserve your space

Cost is sliding scale: $425 - $500

Payment at the higher end supports scholarships for those who cannot afford the lower end.

Cost includes the 8-week series, the all-day retreat, workbook, and weekly email with additional practice support.

Please feel free to inquire about a partial scholarship if finances are a barrier.



Plan ahead: Upcoming 2020 Dates for MBSR

(Orientation dates available later in spring/summer)

Vancouver - April 5 - May 24

Portland - April 6 - May 25

Vancouver - July 5 - August 23

Portland - July 6 - August 24

Why Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and how does it work?

  • Are you looking for the ability to better cope with distress, change, workplace stress and transitions in life? 

  • Dealing with illness, pain or stress connected with your health and struggle with these issues? 

  • Have you wanted to start a meditation practice to deal with stress or find life balance and resilience, but find it challenging or just haven't been able to establish a steady practice?

The 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class is an evidence-based intervention for a broad range of chronic disorders and problems. MBSR as developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD is offered through Mind Body Mindfulness. Through understanding and investigating the triggers which cause stress, and which can diminish physical and emotional health, you will gain effective tools for dealing with the challenges life brings. MBSR is proven to be effective in helping to treat these conditions.

Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Gastrointestinal (GI) Distress
Work, Family, and Financial Stress
Heart Disease
Chronic Illness
High Blood Pressure
Depression Relapse Prevention
Eating Disturbances
Skin Disorders
Sleep Problems

This course will teach you to identify stress triggers, understand and experience how these affect your mind and body, and develop mindfulness practices to bring about the change to lead you to more ease and balance as you learn to manage stress and life in a new way. That said, MBSR it isn't a magic wand to instantly remove the stress from your life or bring everything back into balance overnight.

The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes (about 2.5 hours each) and one day-long retreat on a weekend. In this highly participatory and practical course, the series unfolds to include:

  • Facilitation of the MBSR curriculum by a Brown University Certified MBSR Teacher

  • Sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement (gentle Hatha yoga) and the body scan

  • Cultivation of informal mindfulness practices

  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life

  • Individually tailored instruction

  • Daily home assignments

  • Guided audio streaming or downloads for home practice and a workbook

  • The outline of the curriculum week by week can be found here at the UMass CfM

Throughout the program you will be consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain and illness - and the challenges and demands of your everyday life. Engaging with this course teaches you to mobilize your own inner resources for learning, growing, and healing and can transform your relationship to stress. You will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

Attend an orientation session (required and free of charge) to find out more about the course, what it involves, and the commitment you are asked to take on in the 8-week course.  This session will help you decide if the course is right for you. Attending the orientation is not a commitment to sign up for the course.   

Free offer

Discover short practices to cultivate mindfulness in daily life, and receive a free 30 minute call after trying them out!