All Previous Students  are invited to attend the Day long Retreat


Next Daylong Retreat is

Saturday May 6, 2017

9am - 4 pm

At For Goodness Sake in


We will start the day with viewing the movie

The Connections

Then go into Noble Silence and Mindfulness Practice for the day.

Open to the Community

Interested in bringing the benefits of MBSR to your group or organization?

Contact me and we can set something up that works for you !

MBSR Classes in

Grass Valley


The South Yuba Club

West Berry Hill Dr

Pre - Program Orientation (free)

Tuesday May 9, 2017

5- 7 pm

8 week MBSR Classes

Tues May 16, 2017

throughJuly 11, 2017

Daylong Retreat on Sat June 24,2017

Workbook,  CD and Daylong Retreat Included

Cost - $300

Returning Students and Senior Citizen get $100 discount

22 Nursing  and Therapeutic Massage and Body Workers

Continuing Education Hours Included in fee

see Orientation tab for employer

reimbursement  flyer

Payment must be made in check or cash
530 - 386-7603

Truckee-Tahoe Mindfulness

is now offering a COMMUNITY SIT!

Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 at Namaste Holistic Healing and Yoga Center for $5. Classes begin April 26.

Katie will be teaching a variety of guided mindfulness meditations including compassionate body scans, awareness of breath, mindful walking, lovingkindness and more. The selection of guided meditations will vary in every class and will include short teachings and poetry. The invitation is to experience the shared community of sitting together ! Open to experienced and new meditators. Come discover . . . . . . you.
Never meditated, no problem. No fancy yoga clothes, no problem. Would rather use a chair, no problem. Laying down is your jam, no problem. All you need is you and your breath. EVERYONE is welcome.
Register at MindBody Namaste:

Group Meditations in the Truckee Tahoe Area

For Goodness Sake  in Truckee

Namaste Yoga inTruckee

Center for Health and Sports Perfomance inTruckee

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Also New this year

at The Center for Health and Sports Performance

Mindful Eating Classes

Taught by Katie Merino- Townsend

TFHD Employee Wellness dollars accepted

Payment must be made at time of registration
to Register

8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Class

Thursdays beginning 5/26 from 5:30 – 7:30, half day retreat 6/24

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.


The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.


Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.


Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.


After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:

·       Practice self-compassion in daily life

·       Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion

·       Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

·       Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

·       Transform challenging relationships, old and new

·       Manage caregiver fatigue

·       Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation  


Classes taught by Professor Katie Townsend-Merino and Dr. Alex Hartzler, both qualified Mindful Self-Compassion teachers through UCSD/Center for MSC.


This course is offered at a one-time rate of $150 for 8-weeks of classes and half-day retreat.

Email Katie for more information,
Call the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance 530-587-3769 to register.