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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: Summer 2018 (6/4-8/13)
12:05-12:25pm in  Kirby Student Center 335- Gooseberry Falls Room*

  • No session 6/25 - DIY
  • 7/30 - Kirby Student Center 268 located within the Multicultural Center

Mindful Mondays: Fall 2018 (8/20-12/17)
12:05-12:25pm in UMD Garden Room*

  • *8/20, 9/17, 10/22 in Kirby Student Center 335- Gooseberry Falls Room
  • No session 9/3 - Labor Day
  • No session 11/5 - DIY

A Mindful Approach to a Healthier Workplace and Life

The increasing stress of managing work and life responsibilities interferes with our ability to thrive and do our best. "The Mindful Approach” is a multifaceted program that teaches simple, easily performed techniques proven to reduce stress, deepen concentration and increase a sense of satisfaction, both at work and in life. These techniques can be practiced daily in as little as two to five minutes.


4-session Series:

The upcoming program at UMD is a four session course, created to help cultivate a sense of balance, focus, and wellbeing through meditation, yoga, and experiential learning.  This program is great for those beginning, sustaining, or rejuvenating their mindfulness practice and are open to all faculty and staff.

  • Dates: Wednesdays: June 6th-27th

  • Times: 10:05-10:50am

  • Location: UMD Garden Room

  • Cost: FREE

  • NEW Wellbeing Points: UPlan Members, by attending all 4 sessions, you’ll earn 250 Health Coaching Wellbeing Points to count toward your 2019 insurance premium reduction (if you haven't yet received points for face-to-face health coaching yet this program year) You can see a full listing of Wellbeing Program offerings here

  • Register Here

    • *You do not need to be a UPlan member to participate in this program.

    • Each session will be limited to 20. First to sign up will be given priority.



Rachel is the Lifestyle Health Coach at the Employee Health & Wellbeing Center who aims to support individuals in intrinsically motivated health behaviors, transform and advance traditional wellness programs, and engage in community outreach opportunities. As a Lifestyle Health Coach, she meets individuals where they're at in their journey to improved health in mind, body, and spirit using a whole person focus.  She has completed her Masters of Education and graduate minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. She is an Certified Intrinsic Coach, an A.C.E Certified personal trainer, and Mindfulness in Motion facilitator.



Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • 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 that will count toward your 2020 Health Insurance Reduction

  • The next session starts on September 12th  with an orientation on August 29th th 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.

Free Meditation Resources