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Mindful Monday

Join us each Monday for a FREE 20-minute guided meditation with light stretching.  These sessions are great for those beginning, sustaining, or rejuvenating their mindfulness practice and are open to all faculty and staff.

No need to attend all sessions, simply drop in when you can!  For updates and emails, please join our Mindful UMD Group

Mindful Mondays: Fall 2017 (9/11-12/18)

Garden Room*

  • 9/18: Meet at KSC 273B TV lounge, located outside the Multicultural Center
  • 9/25 KSC 335
  • 10/25: KSC 335


Mindfulness at Work for Individuals

Mindfulness at Work is an online, experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. The course explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth and leadership. By exploring the above topics from the perspective of the workplace, participants will gain an understanding of how to practically apply evidence-based techniques to help them succeed on the job. This course is 6 weeks in length, with weekly course work taking 45-60 minutes per week to complete, and formal home practice of 10 minutes per day. 

The course fee for this community class is $250; through the University's Wellbeing Program, UMN employees recieve $100 reimbursement and 150 wellbeing points. Prior to registration, please review the orientation for this class. When ready, you may register onlineCourse begins Oct. 13.

For more information contact Taylor Boyle, Business Development and Community Relations Manager, at boyl0119@umn.edu or 612-625-8164.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


MBSR is designed to calm your mind/body in order to help cope with illness, pain and stress. The course was developed in the 1970's by Jon Kabat-Zinn. MBSR blends yoga and meditation to help participants increase their mind/body awareness.


  • Essentia Health offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week course offering highly effective tools to help you reach your stress management goals.

  • UPlan members, attend 7 out of 8 sessions and earn 150 wellbeing points and receive up to $100 reimbursement.

  • The next session starts in January,

    • The orientation to this course is Wednesday, January 10 from 6:00 – 7:15pm at Amberwing

    • Course day and time: Wednesdays from 5:30 - 8:00pm

    • Course dates: January 24th, 31st, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 and 14th.  

    • The silent retreat is on Saturday, March 3rd  from 10:00am to 3:30pm.

    • All classes will be held in the community room at Amberwing.

    • see link for more details

  • For more information, please email MBSR@EssentiaHealth.org or call 218-786-4917.

  • Please mention that you are a UMD employee (or spouse) when registering.