Center for Mindfulness, Resilience and Well-being

Upcoming Classes

Winter 2022 Introduction to Mindfulness

Six-Week Program at the Brighton Lighthouse in

Brighton, MI

Six sessions on Wednesdays from

January 26th to March 2nd, 2022, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Tuition Fee: $150.00. Are you interested in learning what mindfulness is and how it can benefit you? Perhaps you are hesitant to commit to a longer program or want to refresh your mindfulness practice? If so this introductory program may be for you. Masks are required and class sizes are limited. For more information and/or to register, visit the Brighton Lighthouse webpage below. For additional questions, please contact the instructor at

Spring 2022 MBSR Online (via Zoom) Class Schedule

Free Orientation: Wed Apr 13th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Pre-register for the free Orientation session to learn more

Classes: Eight sessions on Wed from Apr 20th - Jun 8th

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

All-day Session: Sun May 22nd 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

What is your intention for 2022? Maybe it is to reduce stress and increase resilience or possibly change habitual reactivity patterns that hurt your relationships or maybe it is to reduce anxiety or depression? Connect in real time with others around the globe seeking greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. The MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) secular, trauma-sensitive, 8-Week program was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979 at the UMass Medical Center to optimize one's ability to face stress, pain and illness and make sustainable change across one's lifespan.

Explore how MBSR may support you to:

  • Live fully with more composure, understanding, enthusiasm, ease and joy.

  • Cultivate self-awareness and increase self-confidence.

  • Meet challenges with greater attention and clarity.

  • Improve focus, cognitive ability, and increase resilience.

  • Respond rather than react to stress, change habitual reactivity patterns including self-sabotage.

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain.

  • Improve health and feelings of well-being.

  • Improve relationships, access your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and others around you.

Tuition Fees: $150.00, $275.00, or $360.00 Suggested sliding scale, "pay what you can" pricing. Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. We strongly believe in making this class available to anyone who believes that it might be helpful in their life and is willing to commit themselves to do the work. If $150.00 is not affordable, please contact the instructor to discuss payment arrangements. A $200.00 tuition fee is offered to MBSR graduates. Scroll down to pre-register for the Orientation at no cost to learn more or for the Orientation and the 8-week sessions. Payment can be made below via PayPal, Venmo or credit card for the 8-week sessions or by mailing a check to the address at the bottom of this page. Full refunds are available after the Orientation, and before the first session. Class sizes are limited. For more information about MBSR, visit the MBSR Program webpage.

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Instructor: Brenda Lindsay is a MBSR Teacher trained at Brown University-School of Public Health. Brenda is also a Certified Meditation Instructor with AIHCP, Personal Resilience Practitioner, Certified Relationship and Professional Coach, and holds a graduate certificate in Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness from Western Michigan University. Brenda leads online meditation drop-in sessions and has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2013. Meditation has been transformative in her life. As a CPA, Brenda served in several executive positions at the Michigan Department of Treasury prior to transitioning to the consulting and wellness fields. For questions, you may contact Brenda directly at

"Witnessing participants transform their lives with mindfulness has been the most rewarding experience in my career. I am grateful to be part of their journey." Brenda Lindsay