This course explores what mindfulness is (and isn’t) through direct experience and discussion. We will investigate different aspects of mindfulness and its implications for your life. The course is held live via Zoom over 4 weeks for 1.5 hours per week or as a one day intensive for 7 hours.

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.

The suggested registration fee for this program is $150. We also offer a scholarship rate of $125 and a supporter rate of $175 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, please reach out to us at mindprg@umn.edu. We will arrange for you to participate in the program at a reduced fee or at no cost.

University of Minnesota Retirees Association members and University of Minnesota Alumni Association members can receive a 10% discount on the suggested registration fee by selecting the appropriate fee at checkout. 


To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

University of Minnesota Wellbeing Program

Through the University's Wellbeing Program, UMN employees and spouses can receive 1,200 wellbeing points for Introduction to Mindfulness. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) CEUs

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 6 continuing education units (CE-000157-1). If you would like to attend this course for NBHWC continuing education units, please add this option onto your registration (Cost: $25).

If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course or event meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CEUs. NBHWC CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Continuing Education Units

Please contact your licensing board or accrediting body to determine if this program meets eligibility to receive continuing education units. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program upon request. Please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu) for more information.

Refund Policy

Please review the refund policy prior to registering. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, registrants should reach out to the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

Course Terms

As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:

Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether during the weekly sessions at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.

Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
1/10/24 - 1/31-24
6:30PM to 8:00PM
Jan 10, 2024 to Jan 31, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Intro UMAA Discount Fee $135.00
Intro UMRA Discount Fee $135.00
Scholarship Fee $125.00
Suggested Registration Fee $150.00
Supporter Fee $175.00
Section Fees
NBHWC CEUs $25.00 Optional
Section Details

Winter 2024: Wednesday Evenings 
January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Central 
Held live, via Zoom
Instructor: Louise Delagran

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