Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes

Class Schedules

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness

Spring 2018

Session 1

#195 Minneapolis:
Tuesdays, March 27-May 15
6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Joen Snyder O'Neal
Location: Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
652 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis
(in the Northeast Arts District)

Session 2

#276 St. Paul:
Thursdays, March 29-May 17
6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Michael O'Neal
Location: Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington St., St. Paul (near Hwy 94 & Marion St. exit)

NOTE: Both classes include a one-day retreat on Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Units

27 CEUS are available for educators, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.


The fee for the eight-week course is $330 ($295 tuition plus $35 materials fee). The course includes an individual interview, eight classes, an in-town Saturday retreat, a book, four CDs, and handouts.


Detailed program description (PDF)



The registration form is available here for printing and mailing or register online (in the Program Fees section).

Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness

Total Dynamic Living is a thorough, well-structured introduction to mindfulness practice in everyday life. It follows the nationally acclaimed MBSR model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, presenting mindfulness as a universal practice for people of any religious background.

The program includes instruction and practice in sitting meditation, gentle yoga, body awareness meditation, and daily-life applications of mindfulness. It also includes information about stress and relaxation. The program enables participants to develop their own base in mindfulness practice integrated into everyday life.

The course includes eight weekly classes, an individual interview with the instructor, a Saturday retreat, the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, two CDs, and handouts.

The course fee is $295 plus a $35 materials fee. 27 CEUs are available for all courses. Payment plans and some scholarship aid are available. Please contact the Center to discuss.

Total Dynamic Living II

We occasionally offer ongoing mindfulness classes, building on concepts from Total Dynamic Living I. These classes go into greater depth on aspects of mindfulness, including applications to daily life. Each class includes formal mindfulness practice, presentations by the instructor, and discussion. The course includes eight classes, a Saturday retreat, course text, and handouts.

Total Dynamic Living One-Day Retreats

These retreats are open to all current participants in Total Dynamic Living I & II courses, as well as graduates of past Total Dynamic Living courses on a donation basis. People not enrolled in a current course should call the Center in advance to reserve a space.

Registration Information

Enrollment for classes is limited, and early registration is encouraged. You may print and mail a registration form or register online.

Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.

Register online. The classes are listed in the Program Fees section of the online form.