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.

Going Deeper

Take your practice to the next level with online Level 2 classes, 5 day retreats and more.

Continuing Education Credits

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

Eight transformative weeks

“Without a doubt, the 8-week mindfulness courses are the best investment I’ve made in the last few years. I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my life.”

Roots of Compassion Retreat

May 17 – 22 | Explore what it means to live joyfully, and dive deep into compassionate awareness at this annual retreat.

Spring Weekend Retreat

March 22 – 24 | Join us for a deep weekend of practice to welcome this season of renewal.

For the Community

Classes, Retreats

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For the Workplace

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Upcoming Programs

A Day of Self-Compassion
March 2 (Saturday)

A Day of Self-Compassion

In person in Bellevue

1-day retreat

A Day of Self-Compassion
March 16 (Saturday)

A Day of Self-Compassion

ONLINE

1-day retreat

Intro to Mindfulness
March 17 (Sunday evening)

Intro to Mindfulness

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

An Evening of Mindfulness
March 19

An Evening of Mindfulness

In person in Bellingham

1-hour drop-in workshop

Intro to Self-Compassion
March 21 (Thursday evening)

Intro to Self-Compassion

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

Spring Weekend Retreat
March 22 - 24, 2024

Spring Weekend Retreat

In person in Bow (Samish Island)

Weekend retreat

What’s New

Sitting by a Stream
Tim Burnett - 11 minute audio

In this innovating 11 minute practice, Tim invites us to find stability in the context of dynamic energy and change using the imagery of sitting besides a mountain stream. The audio includes a "special guest" recording from...

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8-week Classes

Online & In-Person

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Retreats

Daylong, Weekend & 5-Day

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Workshops

Anxiety, Self-Compassion, Relationships

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Meet Our Teachers

 

Tim Burnett
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Karen Schwisow
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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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Catherine Duffy
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Richard Johnson
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Carolyn McCarthy
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Catherine Duffy
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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
Teresa Johnson @ mindfulness northwest bellingham waOur Programs

For all questions about our classes, retreats, teacher training programs or your current registration.

For business and organizations Interested in offering mindfulness in your professional training programs.. 

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

Facilitator training & keynote speaker

Executive Director
Tim Burnett
tim@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 1
(he/him)

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 & Operations Coordinator
Ellen Zocher
ellen@mindfulnessnorthwest.com
(360) 830-6439 ext 3
(she/they)

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

Thank you for helping us increase access to mindfulness training.