Roots of Mindfulness Retreat

August 23 – 28 | Tim and Carolyn lead this silent 5-day retreat at the beautiful Samish camp, focusing on dropping deeply into the body.

Summer Weekend Retreat

June 28 – 30 | Deepen and renew your commitment to your mindfulness practice with this silent weekend retreat.

Mindfulness Teacher Training

Fall 2024 Cohort | Bring passion and purpose to your profession with this transformative training.

Mindful Self-Compassion

Online & In-Person | Learn how to care for yourself deeply in a compassionate community of mindful learners.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Online | This class is the perfect foundation for a brand new or growing mindfulness practice.

Continuing Education Credits

Many of our programs offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers.

You Are Welcome Here

All aspects of your identity, all of who you are. We see you. And we’re here to support your practice.

For the Community

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For the Workplace

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Upcoming Programs

Mindful Self-Compassion
June 25 (Tuesday evenings)

Mindful Self-Compassion

ONLINE

8-week course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
June 26 (Wednesday mornings)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

ONLINE

8-week course

Summer Weekend Retreat
June 28 - 30, 2024

Summer Weekend Retreat

In person in Bow (Samish Island)

Weekend retreat

Intro to Mindfulness
July 15 (Monday evening)

Intro to Mindfulness

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

MBSR Teacher Training Info Session
August 4 (Sunday evening)

MBSR Teacher Training Info Session

ONLINE

60-minute info session

Intro to Mindfulness
August 8 (Thursday noon)

Intro to Mindfulness

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

SUPPORTING MINDFULNESS NORTHWEST

Help us make mindfulness more accessible. We are a 501c(3) non-profit.

 

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Mindfulness Handouts

With deep gratitude to our long-time client King County, Washington, we are happy to share the following handouts on integrating mindfulness into your day, especially at work. Note that most handouts include interactive...

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Anxiety, Self-Compassion, Relationships

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Meet Our Teachers

 

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Beth Glosten
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Teresa Johnson
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Holly Bond
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Carolyn McCarthy
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What is Mindfulness?

For more than a decade, Mindfulness Northwest has offered caring, insightful instruction in mindfulness and compassion. We serve individuals, communities, and organizations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with in-person and live online trainings.

Mindfulness practice has many benefits including increasing resilience, unlocking more joy, and reducing the risk of a long list of stress-related illnesses.

Please join us and see for yourself. We look forward to practicing with you.

MORE ABOUT MINDFULNESS

The root idea of mindfulness is simple: paying attention, in the present moment, with more acceptance and kindness. The practice of mindfulness translates this simple but powerful idea into action, but practice requires structure: instruction, protected time, and the company of like-minded others. Our programs provide this structure.

The results of this committed practice run deep: increased resilience under stress; learning how to hit pause and appreciate the good in life; and a sense of coming home to ourselves – remembering who we truly are and being able to access our inner resources more fully.

A growing body of evidence demonstrates how mindfulness can reduce the risk of a long list of stress-related illnesses. From heart disease to addictive patterns to the recurrence of depression, mindfulness can help.

Here at Mindfulness Northwest, we pair the increased awareness of mindfulness with the heart-opening potential of compassion. Knowing more fully what’s happening in each moment, we learn to meet both joys and sorrows with understanding, a wiser perspective, and a lot more kindness and patience with ourselves and others.

In addition to health improvements, mindfulness and compassion training has positive effects on interpersonal connection and relationships — including our relationship with ourselves! These practices can also reduce the implicit bias and depersonalization that underlies many of the social justice challenges our society faces today.

 

I learned new meditation techniques which I have already put into practice in my daily life . . . a safe and nurturing place for students to practice and learn.

Sue Sivyer
Bothell, WA

Through the trainer’s gentle guidance I realized I was going through the motions of my life, basically on autopilot, and not really experiencing the world around me. We were given new ways to focus our attention and train our minds to be present in a way I don’t think I’ve ever experienced. Life-changing for sure.

Jennifer
Blaine, WA

Having the weekly classes was a respite for me. I am so grateful for this opportunity to get reacquainted with myself and would absolutely recommend it to everyone.

Catherine Kwan, Director of Content & Community at Kahilla
Seattle, WA

Reflective, relaxing, informational.

Daniel N.
Seattle, WA

I really can’t say enough good things about my experience at Mindfulness Northwest!

Kathryn R.
Seattle, WA

I look forward to the online MSC class every Tuesday. I feel like I’m on a mini retreat during these two hours.

Online MSC Participant

Mindfulness Northwest is a true gem, with excellent content, lovely community, and top-notch teachers. It feels more important than ever to stay connected to a community of people practicing together in a supportive environment. Thank you!

Liz
Bothell, WA

The information was applicable to seasoned or novice practitioners. Anyone can walk away with a little more skill and richness in their lives. Creatively and thoughtfully presented.

Christa R.
Quinault Indian Nation

Contact

General Inquiries

p: (360) 830-6439 ext 0
e: office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com

Mailing Address

Mindfulness Northwest
214 N. Commercial Street #103
Bellingham, WA 98225

KEEP IN TOUCH
Heather Adams @ mindfulness northwest bellingham waEvents and Registration Information

For questions about current and past registrations in our classes, workshops, and retreats.

Programs Coordinator
Heather Adams
office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 0
(she/her)

Teresa Johnson @ mindfulness northwest bellingham waProfessional Training Programs

For businesses and organizations Interested in offering mindfulness in the workplace; and inquiries about mindfulness teacher training.

Programs Manager
Teresa Johnson
teresa@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 2
(she/her)

Diversity & Inclusion

Mindfulness Northwest is committed to providing a welcoming space for all.

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
Carolyn McCarthy
carolyn@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 6
(she/her)

Community events & venues

Events & Outreach Coordinator
Ellen Zocher
ellen@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 3
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Tim Burnett @ mindfulness northwest bellingham waFounder & Executive Director

Tim Burnett
tim@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 1
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Mindfulness Northwest is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit.

Thank you for helping us increase access to mindfulness training.