Saturday MBSR 8-Week Program – Winter
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Program 

The 8-Week MBSR Program is an experiential learning course developed 30 years ago as a complement to self-care, medical care and therapy.  Here are the details to this training:

Program Structure:

  • Complete a brief interview.
  • Provide the instructor with a completed MBSR application
  • 22 hours of class time (2.5 hours one day per week for 8 weeks).  Meeting each Saturday, 2-4:30pm: January 27th through March 18th with these exceptions: Saturday, February 24th there is class from 2-6pm and then no class Saturday, March 3rd.
  • A Sunday silent retreat:  March 4th; Noon – 7pm.
  • Your commitment to do homework each day you are not in class during the Program: 45 minutes
  • Tuition is $290.
  • You will be Brant’s guest in his mindful yoga classes during the term as part of your home practice.
  • Payment plans and partial scholarships might be arranged for those with limited means.  Contact the instructor for details.
  • Classroom learning and practice of:
    • Gentle, adaptive mindful movement
    • Body scan meditation
    • Sitting meditation
    • Walking meditation
    • Mindful breathing practice
    • Group dialogue
    • Interpersonal learning
  • If you are currently in active treatment with an acute condition consult with your doctor, therapist or psychotherapist to provide the MBSR instructor their written or emailed recommendation/referral for MBSR prior to the beginning of the course.   You may be asked to give your doctor or psychotherapist permission to talk with your MBSR instructor in order to support you appropriately.  Participants often do this to better include their healthcare providers as partners in the learning process.

The MBSR training is held in the instructor’s well-equipped, safe and comfortable classrooms.

To register for the program you must  1) complete a brief interview with the instructor and 2) complete and submit the application.

Questions about MBSR? Learn more or contact the instructor.  MBSR Orientations are helpful though not required.

Contact Brant to Register


FYI – THERE ARE SOME LOVELY RESTAURANTS AND VENUES IN DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO A SHORT WALK FROM MY CLASSROOMS.  You may want to arrive early to miss traffic or stay late for a nice meal before going home:

  •  Aybla Grill, 180 E. Main Street #105, Hillsboro OR 503-372-9628. Outstanding Mediterranean fusion
  • Insomnia Coffee Company.  Open early and late in downtown Hillsboro.  Good beverages, pastries, and wifi.  Good place to informally hang out
  • Syun, 209 NE Lincoln (503 640-3131) superb Japanese
  • Pissario, 337 East Main (503 693-7953) Italian
  • Primrose and Tumbleweeds, 248 East Main (503 703-8525) good food, large wine selection and nice atmosphere
  • McNally’s Taproom, 370 East Main (503 268-1429) food and brews





Nia Sunday, Winter
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Nia ~ a fitness/dance/healing movement practice that draws on the martial, dance and meditative arts. It blends inspiring, soulful music with moves that make your body flexible & strong, your mind focused & relaxed.

Contact Laurie at this link to register:  HERE

Yoga with Laurie, Winter
Feb 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

A bright, dynamic approach to a this art.  For those between beginning and intermediate levels of experience.

Contact Laurie at this link to register:  HERE

Gentle Mindful Yoga – Monday Afternoons – Winter
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

A safe and friendly introduction to yoga, appropriate for those wanting to try an accessible form of yoga or for those who have had injuries in the past. We will practice movements that teach yoga alignment in ways that are available to most everyone. We will practice relaxation as well as develop strength and flexibility. Easy and modified yoga poses will be explored. Your physician should release you for general physical activity.

Registration, costs, and other details


You may be able preregister on-line for this course through Tuality Healthcare: registration


Beginning Mindful Yoga Mondays – Winter
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Register anytime through Yoga Hillsboro: Registration, costs, and other details


Beginning Mindful Yoga Tuesday Evenings -Winter
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Registration, costs, and other details


Gentle Mindful Yoga – Tuesdays
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Registration, costs, and other details


Intermediate Mindful Yoga Wednesdays – Winter
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

We introduce a physically more lively practice including Inversions, backbends, rigorous flow.  Mindfulness during practice emphasized.

Registration, costs, and other details

Mindful Bellydance – Beginning
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this ongoing series you will begin learning the postures, shapes and isolations that make up the foundation of strong bellydance technique.  Throughout this series we will also be exploring bellydance as a tool to increase mindfulness as we build new pathways for communication between the mind and body.  Bellydance is an empowering and healing form of movement that will help you connect deeply with your body in a loving and healthy way.

This series is designed for the absolute beginner or anyone wanting to explore the restorative and meditative side of bellydance.

To learn more and register please visit:

or email

Taught by Malkiera

Therapeutic Orientation/Beginning Mindful Yoga, Wednesday Evenings – Winter
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.  We will gently introduce Inversions, backbends, more rigorous flow.  Mindfulness during practice emphasized.  This class will emphacize a therapeutic orientation so that folks might explore ways to care for themselves more directly and effectively.  This is of course no substitute for medical care of therapy.  The intention is to enhance a kind discipline for caring for ourselves in the way we move an respond to our bodies.

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