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.

Mindful Living

Bring mindfulness to all areas of your life with our tailor-made, live & effective programs. Explore mindful communication, parenting, resilience, & more in a warm supportive environment. You’ll learn about the research behind the practices, get hands-on experience, and come away with simple tools to use at work and home.


Jumpstart your practice with our online intro and drop-In programs! By donation.

Curious about teaching mindfulness?

We offer strong training in the fundamentals as well as a specialized MBSR teacher training program. Cohort-based with small teacher-student ratios, our trainings will prepare you to design and lead clear and compassionate mindfulness programs. Also excellent for those who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their work.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The gold standard. Created in 1979, this well-researched 8-week course has shown extensive benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, relieving chronic pain, and increasing overall well being. A deep dive into mindfulness practice. Supportive instruction, like-minded community, and lots of hands-on experience.


Learn to befriend yourself, especially when things are tough. Join us for this immersive 8-week course on self-kindness. Warm and welcoming.

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.


Taking time out from our busy lives can help us cultivate calm, ease, and joy. Retreats also allow us to explore life’s deeper issues with structure and support. Our retreats range from half-day to 7-days, in person and online. Join us for a deep dive into practice led by a well-seasoned and caring teacher.

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

For a decade Mindfulness Northwest has been working with physicians and other medical professionals. We offer a variety of programs developed especially for busy healthcare workers. Join a supportive community of peers. Check out our current offerings or contact us to find out how we can support your healthcare team.


Up to 26 Clock Hours are available for eligible Washington State (K-12) teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates who take our mindfulness courses. Mindfulness Northwest is an approved provider through Washington State OSPI.

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Upcoming Programs

Intro to Mindfulness
May 31  (Wednesday evening)

Intro to Mindfulness


1.5-hour free workshop

Fierce Compassion Womenʹs Retreat - NOW FULL- waitlist closed.
June 2 - 4, 2023

Fierce Compassion Womenʹs Retreat - NOW FULL- waitlist closed.

South Puget Sound (Union)

Weekend retreat

A Day of Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
June 10  (Saturday)

A Day of Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Blaine (Semiahmoo)

1-day retreat

An Hour of Mindfulness
June 15  (Thursday noon)

An Hour of Mindfulness


1-hour drop-in workshop

Teacher Training Info Session
June 18  (Sunday evening)

Teacher Training Info Session


90-minute info session

Mindful Self-Compassion
June 19  (Monday evenings)

Mindful Self-Compassion


8-week course

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Meet Our Teachers

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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.


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.

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!

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


We send a monthly practice letter with articles on mindfulness written for you by our staff and updates on upcoming events.


General Inquiries

p: (360) 830-6439 ext 0

Mailing Address

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

Teresa Johnson @ mindfulness northwest bellingham waOur Programs

Interested in bringing mindfulness to your organization?

Have questions about your registration for a class or retreat?

Programs Coordinator
Teresa Johnson
(360) 830-6439 ext 2

Facilitator training & keynote speaker

Executive Director
Tim Burnett
(360) 830-6439 ext 1

Diversity & Inclusion

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

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
Carolyn McCarthy
(360) 830-6439 ext 6

Community events & venues

Events & Operations Coordinator
Ellen Zocher
(360) 830-6439 ext 3

Mindfulness Northwest is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit.

Thank you for helping us increase access to mindfulness training.