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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Residential Training

August 4 - August 9

Variable rate

Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day residential intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in a peaceful retreat setting.

26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

Learn more and register


Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness can be a delightful by-product.

Course details:
This highly participatory residential intensive form of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
  • Supplemental, optional, meetings for meditation and enriched learning
  • Excellent vegetarian meals and five days of peaceful quiet living

Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

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

Sunday dinner through Friday lunch. Please arrive by 5 pm on Sunday if possible and no later than 7 pm.

Each day will include two 3-hour class sessions in the morning and afternoon. Additionally optional early morning meditation, and evening programs featuring our favorite videos for learning about mindfulness will also be offered.

In this immersive in-person experience expect to be deeply embedded in a cohort learning experience as you make your way through a powerful week of training together.


Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Richard is qualified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.Cost:
The $860 – $1290 Sliding Scale Tuition includes instruction, materials, room and board. Rooms are doubles and singles. There is a $90 supplement for single rooms.

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.


August 4
August 9
Variable rate
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Mindfulness Northwest
(360) 830-6439