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Regional Retreats

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM

    An annual gathering of regional Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers


    MBSR TEACHER GATHERING

    Camp Burton on Vashon Island

    10-13 January, 2019

    The fifth annual Gathering of MBSR Teachers of the Pacific Northwest is scheduled for January 10-13, 2019.  This is a valuable time for us to connect with other MBSR teachers from around the region.  Together we create a collaborative and supportive space to learn and share teaching techniques, to discuss difficult or "hot" topics, to explore our own growth and embodiment as teachers, and most importantly, to practice together.  

     

    As MBSR teachers, we are stewards of a lineage and a unique practice.  Our supportive connections with each other not only benefit us personally and professionally, but can only serve to benefit those we are honored to teach as well.

    Learn more and Register

     

    Please join us this year. 

    • The Gathering is an opportunity to return to the source of our teaching, connect with colleagues in practice together, sustaining a teacher community to meet whatever is around the bend.
    • MBSR, and other new permutations of mindfulness teachings are proliferating. It is a dizzying array of possible new combinations and areas of focus. We will have some options for break out sessions and topical discussion during meal times. We will also be taking some time to update you on what has been happening with our MBSR PNW organization and future opportunities.
    • Give yourself the gift of your own practice: We encourage you to arrive Thursday evening to participate in the full day of silent retreat on Friday. In the experience to many that have attended the Gathering before, this day of silence allows time to drop deeper into the spirit of the gathering.

     

      • Thursday (dinner) January 10th through Sunday (lunch) January 13th, 2018

    Please register as soon as possible so we can plan for your attendance. Prompt registration helps us keep costs low for attendees year after year.

     

    Lodging Options

    The accommodation this year is in Camp Burton, close to Tacoma, WA. The accommodation is simple, with 6-bed (heated and well-appointed) cabins, and a limited number of 2-bed shared rooms. Slightly more rustic than the accommodation we were used to in Dumas Bay but in a beautiful setting. Click here for more photos of the accommodation.

     We feel we need to point this out, in case that would be an issue for some. Please bring your own towels and bed linens: Sleeping bag & pillow, and/or sheets & blankets. 


    If you prefer a smidge more privacy while you are at the retreat, there are a number of decently priced accommodations at a short distance drive from Camp Burton. 

    Examples are:

    www.vashonislandcottages.com

    www.vashonbandb.com

    www.quartermastercottage.com

    cottageparadise.com

    Interested?

    Please sign up through the MBSR PNW website. Space are limited. We will assign spaces first come first serve. Space for members of MBSR PNW will be prioritized until the end of October. After that, reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

    Supportive       400

    Sustaining        $350

    Deposit - $50

    Non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Remaining balance due by Dec. 1

    Book now

    Learn more and Register

    * If any of these options don't suit your time schedule, or if you want to commute or book your own private accommodation, please contact info@mbsrpnw to discuss.

    ** Members of MBSR PNW receive a $50 discount for the Gathering.


    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Peace & Spirituality Center (Lakeview Room) St. Mary-on-the-Lake 1663 Killarney Way Bellevue, WA 98004
    • 22
    Register

    A Couples Non- Residential Retreat at the beautiful
    Peace and Spirituality Center
    at St. Mary on the Lake

    Infuse your relationship with practices that foster trust, security, stability, and intimacy.

    This weekend retreat offers couples the opportunity to explore how to nourish their relationship by cultivating the values of love, understanding, and commitment and integrating them into their lives through mindfulness. We provide couples with a rich environment for growth as they practice wholehearted communication, reflection, and various forms of mindfulness meditation.

    Couples will:

    • Explore mindfulness and what it means to relate to a partner with a mindful heart
    • Practice identifying unskillful relationship patterns and learn how to release them
    • Discover new facets of each other and their relationship

    The retreat includes:

    • Group presentation and discussion
    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Couples exercises
    • A workbook with short readings, a guide to the retreat, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Testimonials

    What past participants have said about this retreat:

    "All of the exercises helped us to grow closer as a couple. I loved this weekend together."

    "I now have a deeper knowledge of who my partner is."

    "Mindful Hearts is beneficial for all couples at whatever stage or commitment level, to have the skills and resources to foster a loving, kind, and attentive relationship."

    "It reminded us of things we love about each other beyond the day-to-day items that usually take up most of our time."

    Schedule

    Saturday, February 2, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (light breakfast provided)
    Sunday, February 3, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Eligibility
    This program is designed for all committed couples who wish to cultivate or deepen mindfulness practice in service of strengthening a healthy relationship. The weekend is not designed to be couples therapy though the exercises may provide couples the opportunity to see more clearly their strengths and areas of needed growth.

    Instructors: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest instructor.


    Cost
    $230 - $350
     Per Person Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration

    This course is for couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation but our registration system is set up for people to register individually. One person in the couple may register both of you in one transaction (the second person being registered as a guest), or each person may register separately.

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

    Location 

    Peace & Spirituality Center (Lakeview Room)
    St. Mary-on-the-Lake
    1663 Killarney Way
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (map and directions)

    Additional Course details:

    Each day, please bring:

    1) A lunch, and snacks for breaks

    2) Warm outerwear - we’ll be walking outside

    3) A yoga mat, if you have one, and a blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness

    4) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, etc) if you have it



    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of upcoming classes, workshops and retreats.
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bellingham YWCA, 1026 N Forest St., Bellingham
    • 19
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at Bellingham YWCA

    This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest guiding teacher Tim Burnett. Tim will lead 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 re-invigorate 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 are welcome to inquire - for some "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday, February 3, 2019   9 am - 3 pm (arrivals 8:30 - 9 am)

    Instructor:

    Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest. Tim is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Location:

    Bellingham YWCA
    1026 N Forest St
    Bellingham WA
    (map and directions)

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:

       Register Online or 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, and sitting and walking meditation practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).
    • A commuter mug for tea if desired.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest director and guiding teacher Tim Burnett.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This retreat 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 University of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler Street, Tacoma WA 98405
    • 2
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Tacoma Nature Center

             

    This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest senior 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:
    Sunday, February 24,  9 AM - 4 PM

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Location:
    Tacoma Nature Center
    1919 S. Tyler Street
    Tacoma WA 98405
    (map and directions)

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest senior instructor Karen Schwisow.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of upcoming classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Mary-on-the-Lake Peace and Spirituality Center
    • 28
    Register

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

      A silent day of continuous practice will take place at the beautiful Peace and Spirituality Center of St. Mary-on-the-Lake, on the shores of Lake Washington. This nine-acre site offers wooded paths, mountain views, a dock on the lake and spacious, modern rooms; we'll be well-cared-for and can relax into the pace and rhythm of this day of practice together.

    This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest instructor, Beth Glosten, 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, March 2,  9 am - 4 pm

    Instructor:
    Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Location:

    Peace & Spirituality Center (Lakeview Room)
    St. Mary-on-the-Lake
    1663 Killarney Way
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (map and directions)

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest senior instructor  Karen Schwisow.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Good Shepherd Center, iLeap Group Room (4th floor), 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 15
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice in Seattle.
      

    A silent day of continuous practice in Seattle led by Mindfulness Northwest teachers Richard Johnson and Teresa Johnson. They'll lead 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.

    We will practice together inside the historic Good Shepherd Center with options for walking meditation and lunch break time outside on the beautiful grounds.

    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 March 2, 9 am - 4 pm.

    Location:
    Good Shepherd Center (iLeap Group Room, 4th floor)
    4649 Sunnyside Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (directions, map, and transit information available here)

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration:

       Register Online or 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:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructors Richard Johnson, Beth Glosten, and Teresa 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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats
    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wenatchee Community Center Veteran's Hall, 504 S. Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 4
    Register


    A silent day of continuous practice at
    the
    Wenatchee Community Center Veterans Hall

      Image result for wenatchee community center

    This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Oori Silberstein 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.

    All those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join. 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, March 2, 9 am - 4 pm

    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Location:
    Wenatchee Community Center
    Veteran's Hall
    504 S. Chelan Avenue
    Wenatchee WA 98801
    (map and directions)

    Cost & Options:
    $40 - $80 Sliding Scale Tuition. Alumni of our multi-week classes may register at the $25 level (or consider contributing more to support those in greater financial need). Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Further Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance. 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:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing, as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    Please see our 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.


    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA
    • 18
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education 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 senior instructor 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, March 9,  9 am - 4 pm

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

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest senior instructor  Karen Schwisow.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA
    • 30
    Register

    A day of Meeting Parenting with Mindfulness
    at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education Center.


    A day to offer ourselves, as parents, the gift of holding all of our joys, concerns, challenges and opportunities for growth in mindful and heartful awareness.

    Bringing mindfulness to the rich and at times stressful landscape of parenting equips us to step back from the role, to approach it with curiosity, and to discern the highest good more wisely for both ourselves and our family.

    To provide a day of experience and awareness for body, heart, and mind, a variety of foundational mindfulness practices will be woven amidst the day’s discussions and sharing, including: sitting and walking meditation, the body scan, and mindful movement.

    We’ll explore important topics of parenting like:

    • Balancing a busy life
    • Mindfulness in the body for self-care
    • Presence in the midst of hardship and everydayness
    • Trusting ourselves, and
    • Living in the now
    This day of Meeting Parenting with Mindfulness will take place 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.

    Schedule:
    Saturday May 16th, 9 am - 4 pm

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

    Instructors:

    Teresa Johnson and Catherine Duffy, Mindfulness Northwest Instructors.   

    Cost: $80 - $120 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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


    Additional Course details:

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
    • 45
    Register


    Join us for our annual weekend retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley.

    Course details

    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan. Informative talks on the process of being on retreat, mindfulness, stress reactivity, and other topics will be presented by the instructors. Small and large group discussion centered around our experience together walking, sitting, and breathing in the quiet of the beautiful retreat site. This course is designed for graduates of mindfulness classes - please see the prerequisites below.

    Simple accommodations and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule 

    March 29 - 31, 2019:
    Starts Friday with 4pm - 5pm check-in.
    Closes on Sunday by 2pm after lunch and camp clean-up.

    Prerequisites

    Before practicing for a full weekend we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. Please contact us with any questions.



    Instructor

    Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest.

    Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.



    Cost & Options

    $240 - $340 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Plus an additional surcharge ($15 - $30) for some lodging options (see below). Food, lodging, and teachings are included in this all-inclusive registration fee.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity on-site and during registration to practice generosity by making a contribute to our Scholarship Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance. For those unable to register at the sliding scale or scholarship rates described above, a separate application may be submitted to request additional scholarship assistance:  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL  SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration

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

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 40 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.

    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available (see "Accommodations", below, for more details). RV and tent camping is also available.



    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also our carpooling site for setting up ride shares.

    Accommodations
    Samish Island "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins. A $15 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $30 surcharge is required for single occupancy.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $15, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       


    Expectations of Participants

    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured weekend of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will have the option of choosing an ongoing job or helping with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.


    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rainier Conference Room, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus, 1321 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201
    • 21
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at Providence Regional Medical Center.   


    This day-long retreat of continuous practice will be led by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Cheryl Beighle 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, April 6, 9 am - 4 pm

    Instructor: Cheryl Beighle, MD, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor. Cheryl is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Location:
    Rainier Conference Room
    Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus
    1321 Colby Ave
    Everett, WA 98201
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest senior instructor Richard Johnson and Mindfulness Northwest instructor Cheryl Beighle.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).

    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.


    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island, Skagit County, WA
    • 55
    Register

    SAVE THE DATE

    The Roots of Compassion: a 5-day Mindfulness & Compassion Practice Retreat
    90 minutes north of Seattle

    Sunday August 25 - Friday August 30

    Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site on Samish Island in the Samish River delta of Skagit County in Washington state (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle). The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness and compassion practices, both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.


    2019 Roots of Compassion Theme: TBD.

    Course details
    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.


    This retreat will be highly relevant to students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness and compassion who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR and MSC.

    (Note: should you prefer a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) skills training workshop - a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported MSC training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff - please see our Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day Training.)

    Simple accommodations (single occupancy in most cases) and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule 

    August 25 - 30:
    Starts Sunday August 25th with 4 - 5 PM check-in.
    Closes Friday August 30th by 2 PM.

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed firstly for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

    Teacher Training and Development
    This retreat meets requirements for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher which requires a 5-day silent retreat before beginning Teacher Training (see the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website for details). This course also meets the prerequisites for those in the the Center for Mindfulness' Oasis training pathway which requires both 5-day and 7-day retreats. See the CFM website for more information.

    Instructor

    • Rev. Tim Burnett, Teacher: Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest
    • with one of our other teachers TBD.

    Cost
    $590 - $790
    Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Plus an additional surcharge ($15 - $30) for some lodging options (see below). Food, lodging, and teachings are included in this all-inclusive registration fee.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity on-site and during registration to practice generosity ("dana" in Buddhist ethics) by making a contribute to our Scholarship Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance. For those unable to register at the sliding scale or scholarship rates described above, a separate application may be submitted to request additional scholarship assistance:  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL  SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration

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

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish Island Campground is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 40 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations.

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.

    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available (see "Accommodations", below, for more details). RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish Island Campground are available here.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also our carpool service for setting up ride shares.

    Accommodations
    Samish Island "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins. A $50 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $100 surcharge is required for single occupancy.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $50, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       


    Meals

    The hearty meals served at Samish Island Campground get rave reviews. All meals are included in the registration price (dinner on Sunday August 26th through lunch on Friday August 31st). We can accommodate nearly any dietary request - just let us know in the Comments field during registration.

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured week of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will have the option of choosing an ongoing job or helping with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    Other Retreats and Trainings

    See our list of upcoming retreats or our entire schedule of upcoming classes, workshops and retreats.

    • 6 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Samish Island, Skagit County, WA
    • 55
    Register

    SAVE THE DATE

    The Roots of Mindfulness: a week of extended Mindfulness Practice
    90 minutes north of Seattle

    Sunday evening October 14th, through Sunday mid-day October 21st

    Join us for a full week-long retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site on Samish Island in the Samish River delta of Skagit County in Washington state (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle). The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness practice both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

    2019 Roots of Mindfulness Theme: TBD.

    Course Details
    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan.

    This retreat will be highly relevant both to mindfulness students interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of MBSR.


    Simple accommodations (single occupancy in most cases) and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.


    Schedule 

    October 6 - 13, 2019
    Starts Sunday, October 6th with 4 - 5 PM check-in.
    Closes Sunday, October 13th by 12 noon.

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first for graduates of the intensive 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

    Teacher Training and Development
    This course meets the prerequisites for those in the the Center for Mindfulness' Oasis training pathway. See the CFM website for more information. It meets CFM's requirement to attend an annual, silent, teacher-led retreat of at least 7 days for ongoing development and one of the 4 required retreats before certification as an MBSR teacher. This retreat also meets requirements for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher which requires a 5-day silent retreat before beginning Teacher Training (see the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website for details).

    Instructors

    Rev. Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Robin Boudette, PhD, Certified MBSR Instructor, www.mindfulnessforeveryone

    Cost
    $890 - $1290
    Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Plus an additional surcharge ($15 - $30) for some lodging options (see below). Food, lodging, and teachings are included in this all-inclusive registration fee.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity on-site and during registration to practice generosity ("dana" in Buddhist ethics) by making a contribute to our Scholarship Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance. For those unable to register at the sliding scale or scholarship rates described above, a separate application may be submitted to request additional scholarship assistance:  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL  SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration
       Register Online or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish Island Campground is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 40 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations.

    It's not really an island - you can drive there.

    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available (see "Accommodations", below, for more details). RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish Island Campground are available here.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also our carpooling service for setting up ride shares.

    Accommodations

    Samish Island "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins. A $50 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $100 surcharge is required for single occupancy.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $50, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, or e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       


    Meals

    The hearty meals served at Samish Island Campground get rave reviews. All meals are included in the registration price (dinner on Sunday October 14th through breakfast on Sunday October 21st). We can accommodate nearly any dietary request - just let us know in the Comments field during registration.

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured week of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will have the option of choosing an ongoing job or helping with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.


    Other Retreats and Trainings

    See our list of upcoming retreats or our entire schedule of upcoming classes, workshops and retreats.

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