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.


Jumpstart your practice with our online Drop In programs! Experience warm instruction and welcoming community in our weekly movement and meditation sessions. By donation.


Bring mindfulness to all areas of your life with our short, effective workshops. Explore mindful communication, eating, parenting, & more.

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.


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 teacher.

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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.


Upcoming Programs

An Hour of Mindfulness
December 08

An Hour of Mindfulness


1-hour drop-in workshop

December 11



6-hour workshop

January 01

MBSR Teacher Training

ONLINE with an In-person Option

2-year training

An Hour of Mindfulness
January 06

An Hour of Mindfulness


1-hour drop-in workshop

Deep Winter Retreat
January 07

Deep Winter Retreat


5-day retreat


The Value of Retreat ~ Tim Burnett

Checking in to the Zoom room on a Saturday morning in August, I could tell the group was nervous about spending the next six hours in silence. Impressively, everyone in my class of health professionals - doctors, nurses, a...

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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


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General Inquiries

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

Mailing Address

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

Photo of MT ReganPrograms for organizations

Client Programs Coordinator
MT Regan
(360) 830-6439 ext 2

Facilitator training & keynote speaker

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


Outreach Coordinator
Ela Compton
(360) 830-6439 ext 710

Community programming

Community Programs Coordinator
Teresa Johnson
(360) 830-6439 ext 6

Community events & venues

Event and Outreach Coordinator
Ellen Zocher
(360) 830-6439 ext 5