Retreats and Classes

What We Offer

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Class Options To Choose From

Mindfulness on the Go: Weekly virtual class to help reduce stress and increase satisfaction and purpose in your practice. 

Mindful Self-Compassion: Monthly virtual class of professionally guided mindfulness practices using Mindful Self-Compassion techniques. 

Personalized Group Classes: Customized classes designed for healthcare groups, offering direct instruction, actionable mindfulness practices, and resource materials.

Yearly Retreats

Mindfulness retreats are designed each year by our highly experienced instructors. They are two-day long sessions that are held either in person or virtually as determined by the current state of the Covid pandemic.

Retreats will teach practical strategies and tools for integrating mindfulness into your daily life, including walking meditation, mindful eating, and breathing practice.

Didactic instruction covers topics such as the realities of burnout, the mind body relationship to stress, and the importance of resilience and self-compassion.

Retreat participants benefit from group discussions, sharing their experiences, and active participation in practicing mindfulness techniques.

Class Instructors

Dr. Jan Chozen Bays is the author of Mindfulness on the Go, Mindful Eating on the Go, and her newly released book Mindful Medicine. Dr. Chozen Bays is a well-known Zen teacher, and a pediatrician for almost 40 years.

Denise Gour, a licensed clinical social worker, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is certified by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Denise brings over 25 years of experience teaching ways to navigate adversity with more self-compassion and ease.

Laura Martin is also a licensed clinical social worker and a certified teacher of MBSR. She has been teaching mindfulness since 2002, has worked as a clinical social worker in mental health, and currently maintains a private practice.

Jill Goldsmith is a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion with a graduate certificate from UCSD. Jill is in training to become a teacher of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program.

Cost and Suggested Donation

Monthly members can join our classes for free! Become a member today!

Weekly virtual class: Recommended donation for non-members is $15 – $25 per class.

Monthly virtual class: Recommended donation for non-members is $10 – $15 per class.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

In-Person Mindfulness Classes have a sliding scale cost depening on the size of your group and the length of the class (one hour, half-day, or full-day). Contact us for further information!

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