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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes

Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness

Total Dynamic Living is a thorough, well-structured introduction to mindfulness practice in everyday life. It follows the nationally acclaimed MBSR model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, presenting mindfulness as a universal practice for people of any religious background.

The program includes instruction and practice in sitting meditation, gentle yoga, body awareness meditation, and daily-life applications of mindfulness. It also includes information about stress and relaxation. The program enables participants to develop their own base in mindfulness practice integrated into everyday life.

The course includes eight weekly classes, an individual interview with the instructor, a Saturday retreat, the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, four mp3s, and handouts.

The course fee is $350. 27 CEUs are available for nurses, social workers, psychologists, and educators. Payment plans and limited need-based support are available. Please contact the Center to discuss.

Total Dynamic Living One-Day Retreats

This retreat is open to all current participants in Total Dynamic Living courses. It is also open to graduates of past Total Dynamic Living courses on a donation basis. People not enrolled in a current course should call the Center in advance to reserve a space.

Registration Information

Enrollment for classes is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

You may print and mail a registration form or register online.

Register online. The classes are listed in the Program Fees section of the online form.

Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.

Next MBSR Sessions

Fall 2020:

Tuesdays, Sept. 22 - Nov. 10, 6:30-9:00 P.M. (Mpls)

Thursdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 6:30-9:00 P.M. (St. Paul)

(Both classes include a one -day retreat on Saturday, Nov. 7)

Class Schedules

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program
in Mindfulness

Summer 2020

#605 Minneapolis: 

Tuesdays, June 23 - August 11

6:30 - 9:00 P.M. 

Instructor: Joen O'Neal

This class will be conducted online via the video-conferencing platform, Zoom.

NOTE: This class includes a one-day retreat on Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Also done by Zoom).

Continuing Education Units

27 CEUS are available for educators, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.


The fee for the eight-week course is $330 ($295 tuition plus $35 materials fee). The course includes an individual interview, eight classes, an in-town Saturday retreat, a book, four mp3s, and handouts.

Note:  The course fee is reduced to $255 for this summer session to make it as accessible as possible.



The registration form is available here for printing and mailing or register online (in the Program Fees section).

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