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2021 Programs and Course Registration

What's being said
about the MBSR Workshop

“I'm so glad I attended your MBSR workshop for hundreds of reasons. Daily I practise shorter meditations and keep reading—and re-reading—the FCL book. I'm so much more aware of my thoughts and how at times they lead to nausea.
It is fascinating and definitely helpful, though I have much more learning to do.” ~KJ, Scarborough

"The MBSR course taught me techniques for managing daily stress and for handling highly stressful situations. The change has been transformational in my life... Most valuable for me was the way it lead me to calm my mind and centre myself. I sleep better and feel that I have found my real “self” again. The instructor was supportive, compassionate and provided profound insights." ~ RH, Don Mills

"Both my mother and I enjoyed the MBSR workshop earlier this year. She practices faithfully every single day and finds that it helps her manage her pain. We are thrilled for that. At the June 19 full day meditation, she was pain free for the first time in years". ~ FF, Richmond Hill

“Thanks once again for all your efforts in making the past eight weeks such a success for me.  I'm excited about moving on with my life and incorporating thinking mindfully as part of my daily routine.”


Links to More Talks and Events by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Origin of MBSR

Healing and the Mind -
Healing from Within

from on Vimeo.

Video Resources

Mindfulness Stress Reduction
And Healing


Cognitive Neuroscience
of Mindfulness Meditation


  • Are you at a tipping point, overwhelmed by the stress of our fast-paced lives?
  • Are you experiencing a personal crisis affecting your physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing?
  • Are you just looking for a way to get your life back into balance?

The good news is that you already have the resources you need to come back to health and wellbeing, inside of you. MBSR training can help you reconnect to those inner resources.

MBSR, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, is today the most scientifically researched and validated mindfulness program. So, even if you’ve never heard of mindfulness before, or just want to reconnect with your mindfulness practice, MBSR may be for you.

For workshop schedules, please see the Schedule Page.

What are the benefits of MBSR?

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment, non-judgmental awareness of one's life experience. Through the use of mind/body techniques, one begins to relate to the stress and anxiety in life differently in ways that allow for more creative solutions and possibilities. It can help you:

  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Improve mind-body awareness
  • Reduce reactivity, increased calm and better behavioural choices Improved ability to handle the ups and downs of life
  • Feel kinder to yourself and others
  • Improve relationships Experiencing more positive emotions.

This fun, life-affirming, interactive, experiential course runs for 8 weeks and includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Small and Large Group discussions
  • Daily home practice assignments
  • A silent retreat on a weekend.

Materials used:

  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Second Edition Sept 2013)
  • Guided Meditation app or CD set.
  • Comprehensive Home Practice Workbook (included in the fee)

Taught by experienced MBSR instructors in a safe and supportive learning environment.

  • Great for beginners and advanced meditators
  • Prerequisite for MBSR Teacher Training
  • Prerequisite for SMART Facilitator Certification

In the spirit of generosity, some spaces may be available to those who genuinely are unable to afford the full cost of the workshop. Alternative payment options may be considered.

Mindfulness Everyday Refund Policy for MBSR Workshop: We are confident you will find our classes enjoyable and beneficial. However, we do understand there are times when you may need to drop out of the course. Our refund policy is to provide a full refund, less a $50.00 administration fee, if the request is in writing and received by us, at least 5 business days prior to the course start. For subsequent written requests to withdraw, received by us up to 48 hours prior to the start of the second class, a refund of course fee will be given, less $100.00 to cover our costs up to that time (not including materials received). Course fees will not be refunded thereafter.

To request a refund, please send an email to, indicating your name, the name of the class, reason for the refund, and a phone number where you can be reached in case of questions.

*Prices quoted may change without notice reflecting market changes beyond our control.

Insurance: MBSR is not therapy or medical treatment. However, some insurance plans do cover health education and wellness classes. If your plan covers the MBSR program, we will provide the information you need to request reimbursement directly from your insurer.

This video, featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, provides a good introduction to the concept and practice of mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness?