MBSR Course Information

Loved the course. I’m finding it to be a very life changing tool....grounding and uplifting simultaneously!
— Lynn Whitestone

MBSR means “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”.  It  is an approach to self-care that helps deal with stress, pain and illness. The MBSR course teaches people to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way.

This course is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  Kabat-Zinn’s program is evidence-based and is the “gold standard” in such mindfulness training.

The course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class on a Saturday or Sunday. It is designed to introduce mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and participation in one’s life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in one’s life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands.

You will learn:

1.  How to reduce and relate to stress;

2.  Methods to improve your ability to concentrate and think clearly;

3.  To deal with difficulties in your life with balance and awareness;

4.  To participate in your own wellness and health;

5.  To cultivate your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater ease and peace of mind.

Cost: $350 + HST


For more information please contact Jill Dunkley

Upcoming Programs:

MBSR - A Spring 8 Week Program Thurs April 4 - Thurs May 23, 2019 2:00 - 4:30 pm and a day-long retreat Sat April 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Yoga Connection, 39 D Gore St in Perth, Ontario. Anyone is welcome to apply and no prior yoga experience is necessary.

Once your application is processed you can pay a $395.50 ($350 + HST) via credit card on-line at the Yoga Connection or call 613-267-7148 if you would like assistance with other forms of payment.

The fee includes all print materials and recordings, the eight sessions and the day-long session.

You will attend group sessions for 2 ½ hours, once a week for 8 weeks.  You receive 31 hours of direct instruction. There is also the expectation that you practice daily home assignments for 30-45 minutes each day.

If the cost for you is out of reach, please contact Jill Dunkley

Deposit refunded minus $50 processing fee prior to March 15, 2019.

After March 15, 2019 : no refund.


I found Jill Dunkley to be a very skilled leader and teacher of MBSR. She has an awareness of people’s feelings and a respect of their experience. A very positive experience.
— CE