Upcoming Classes and Retreats in Kirkland and the Eastside

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
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    A silent day of continuous practice at the North Bellevue Community Center.
      

    A silent day of continuous practice at the North Bellevue Community Center led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow. Karen will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday March 12th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    North Bellevue Community Center
    4063 148th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98007
    (map available here)

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    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 bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Karen Schwisow.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Seattle (day-long retreat)
    Saturday March 4th 9am - 4pm.

    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 31 May 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
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    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 is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical 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
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Wednesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm, April 12th - May 31st.

    Retreat day: Saturday May 27th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:
    308 4th Avenue
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (Map and directions)

    Retreat day (Saturday May 27th):
    The Brightwater Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072-6010
    (Map and directions forthcoming)

    Cost & Options:
    $330-$490 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Related Courses:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from April 6th to May 25th

    • 27 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072
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    A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center.

    A silent day of continuous practice in Woodinville at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center. This new facility, situated on the edge of a hill with spacious views across the valley, is located roughly 20-25 minutes from Bellevue. This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow who will quide us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Saturday May 27th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map)

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $130 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    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 bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Karen Schwisow.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Seattle (day-long retreat)
    Saturday May 13th 9am - 4pm.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 12th to May 31st.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from April 6th to May 25th.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Federal Way (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 13th to June 1st.

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • Bellingham area plus distance learning
    • 7


    Application for the 2017-18 cohort of the Mindfulness Northwest Mindfulness Teacher Training Program - MTTP. For details please see the MTTP page and especially be certain you can attend all of the in-person retreats and seminars listed on the 2017-18 Key Dates page and insure you have completed the pre-requisites for this program.

    Please note that this an application, not a registration form. We will be selecting a maximum of 14 participants for this the cohort.

    Key selection criteria:

    * Prior meditation / teaching experience

    * Applicable situation / plan for teaching mindfulness

    * Cohort diversity of backgrounds

    * Flexible, independent, learner.

    * Team-oriented, "we first," orientation.

    The MTTP is a significant commitment of time, energy, and funds. We are excited to be offering this intensive training and encourage you to review all materials before applying.

    You are also invited to speak with lead instructor, and Mindfulness Northwest Director, Tim Burnett, if you have any questions about the program.

    The application process includes a brief interview. After receiving your application we will contact you about an in-person or video interview using the Zoom platform.

    Application Process:

    1) fill out the application (click Register to begin)

    2) ask a mentor, teacher, or colleague to send a letter of recommendation to office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com - please ask your reference to help us understand why this teacher training program is a good fit for you at this time.

    3) upon receipt of application and letter of recommendation we will contact you to schedule an applicant interview

    4) if you are selected for this year's cohort we will let you know and request that you finalize your enrollment by making a $500 tuition deposit

    Note we recommend writing your statements in a Word document and copy-pasting them into the application to ensure you don't lose your work as this is a web form and there is no Save feature until you complete the entire application.

    Begin the Application

Past classes

27 Feb 2016 Winter Day of Mindfulness at Bastyr

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