Upcoming Classes and Retreats in Kirkland and the Eastside

    • 27 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 16

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

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:
       
    REGISTER ONLINEor 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.

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 02 Aug 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • 25

    An accessible, in-depth training in mindfulness in Kirkland.

    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?

    Join us for our most accessible in-depth training in mindfulness. This class is a great way to get started with mindfulness training. Our 4-week (5 meeting) Fundamentals of Mindfulness class is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class, offering essential learnings and practices in a shorter time frame.

    Research over the last ten years has shown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; to address painful mental states like anxiety and depression; to promote well-being and reduce emotional reactivity; to increase attention and focus; and to enlarge the brain in the areas of decision-making, flexibility and empathy.

    Course details:

    Our multi-week course in mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health, self-awareness 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 40-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Schedule:
    4 classroom sessions: Wednesdays evenings, 6:30pm - 9pm, July 12th - August 2nd

    Extended session: Saturday July 29th, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT

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

    Retreat day (Saturday July 29th):
    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map)

    Cost:
    $190-$290 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:
      Register Onlineor register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Related Courses:
    Fundamentals of Mindfulness in Seattle (4-week class)
    Thursday evenings from July 13th to August 3rd.

    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 21

    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 teachers Karen Schwisow and Richard Johnson who will guide 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 July 29th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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

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

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

    Registration:
       Register Onlineor 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 instructors Karen Schwisow and Richard Johnson.

    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:
    Fundamentals of Mindfulness in Kirkland (4-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from July 12th to August 2nd.

    Fundamentals of Mindfulness in Seattle (4-week class)
    Thursday evenings from July 13th to August 3rd.

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • 25

    Wednesday Mid-Day MBSR in Kirkland

    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 11am - 1:30pm, September 20th - November 15th (skipping October 18th).

    Retreat day: Saturday October 28th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT

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

    Retreat day (Saturday October 28th):
    St. Mary-on- the-Lake
    1663 Killarney Way
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (Map here)

    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).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:
       
    REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.


    Related Courses:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Mondays mid-day from September 18th - November 13th

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from September 20th - November 15th

    Mindful Self-Compassion in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from September 21st - November 16th

    Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion in Seattle (3-week class)
    Monday evenings October 2nd, 9th, and 23rd

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • 25

    Wednesday Evening MBSR in Kirkland

    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, September 20th - November 15th (skipping October 18th).

    Retreat day: Saturday October 28th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT

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

    Retreat day (Saturday October 28th):
    St. Mary-on- the-Lake
    1663 Killarney Way
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (Map here)

    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).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:
       
    REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.


    Related Courses:

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Mondays mid-day from September 18th - November 13th

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesdays mid-day from September 20th - November 15th

    Mindful Self-Compassion in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from September 21st - November 16th

    Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion in Seattle (3-week class)
    Monday evenings October 2nd, 9th, and 23rd

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peace and Spirituality Center, St. Mary-on-the-Lake, 1663 Killarney Way, Bellevue, WA 98004
    • 25

    A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Peace and Spirituality Center of St. Mary-on-the-Lake in Bellevue.
     

    This nine-acre center located on the shores of Lake Washington provides a wonderful setting for a Day of Mindfulness. With wooded paths, mountain views, and spacious, modern rooms we're well cared for and can relax into the pace and rhythm of this day of practice together. We'll be led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow who will guide 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 October 28th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    Peace and Spirituality Center
    St. Mary-on-the-Lake
    1663 Killarney Way
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (map here)

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

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:
       
    REGISTER ONLINE or register 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 November 4th 9am - 4pm.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Mondays mid-day from September 18th - November 13th

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesdays mid-day from September 20th - November 15th

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from September 20th - November 15th

    Mindful Self-Compassion in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from September 21st - November 16th

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