Group Meditations in the Truckee Tahoe Area

For Goodness Sake 

Namaste Yoga

Tahoe Yoga and Wellness

Looking for a retreat or a workshop

Contact Jackie for guiding you to one that fits your needs.


MBSR Classes in



The Center for Health and Sports Performance

Jackie and Katie will co teach this class!

Pre - Program Orientation (free)

Tues March 13, 2018

5:30- 8 :00 pm

8 week MBSR Classes

Tues March 20th  for 8 weeks

ending on May, 2018

Daylong Retreat on Sat April 28th

9)00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost - $300

Returning Students  get $100 discount

Nursing  and Therapeutic Massage and Body Workers

Continuing Education Hours Included in fee

see Orientation tab for employer

reimbursement  flyer

Call the Center to Register at


All Previous Students  are invited to attend the Day long Retreat


Next Daylong Retreat is

Saturday May 12, 2018

at the Center for Health in


9am - 4 pm

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

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

Also New this year

at For Goodness Sake

Monday Night Drop in

Meditation with


and Katie

7pm - 8 pm

Suggested Donation $20

This is open to Alumni and those new to Mindfulness Meditation

8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Class

2018 dates to be announced

 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.