Warming up to Kindness: Body, Heart, and Mind
July 8  (Saturday)

Warming up to Kindness: Body, Heart, and Mind

In person in Blaine (Semiahmoo)

1-day retreat

As the season turns, let’s renew our commitment to deep self-care, rooted in mindful self-compassion with the support of gentle and accessible body-based practices.

At this daylong retreat, look forward to meditations to ground and center, self-compassion exercises to explore emotional wellness, and gentle yoga, self-massage, and self-acupressure.

Tim Burnett, Lead instructor, sits with legs crossed and his hands on his torso as he explains something with deep feeling. Tim's wearing a black button down shirt and khakis,


Tim Burnett is Mindfulness Northwest’s founder and Executive Director. He brings his extensive teaching in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and his work as a Buddhist teacher to the table along with his own journey towards knowing his emotions and learning how to be kinder to himself.

Guest teacher Raizelah Bayen is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist, with over 20 years of teaching experience in self-care and wellness workshops. Raizelah is the owner and director of Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage Therapy. As a yoga teacher and bodyworker, Raizelah is passionate about teaching embodiment as a path to self-knowledge, kindness, and presence.


Mindful movement instructor Raizelah Bayen and several participants next to her kneel on a yoga mat and bow their heads in a light wooden room. Raizelah is in a purple shirt and black yoga pants.

NOTE: Masking will only be required if the CDC's Community Covid Level for the county is "High" at the time of the event; Masking may be recommended depending on current State and County recommendations. See our full current COVID policy here.



Saturday, July 8, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm


Tim Burnett & Raizelah Bayen


Semiahmoo County Park Cannery Lodge (Whatcom County)


Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $135 – $220

  • Scholarships – Limited scholarships available. No need to apply; just choose scholarship tuition during registration.
  • Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option is available during registration.


One day of this kindness work feels like a gift that will reverberate for a long time.

Blaine, WA

A class participant in a green shirt lays on the floor in silent meditation on a yoga mat.
Four students standing with hands in the prayer position and eyes closed.

Register for this program

Choose Your Tuition:

Bringing mindfulness to my workplace
Referring my clients/patients
Becoming a mindfulness teacher
Tools for living with chronic pain or illness
Support for recovery from trauma
Mindfulness for healthcare providers