MBSR Course Information


Many of us feel as if the whirlwind of our lives creates unendurable stress and sometimes illness. What if we could, instead, just stop in the middle of the swirl, step outside of it, and see our lives more calmly and clearly?  This 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is based on such a liberating view.  MBSR means “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”. Mindfulness is a simple, yet profound way of relating directly to whatever is happening in our lives, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands. 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. 

This  8 week MBSR course will be offered at the Yoga Connection. No yoga experience necessary.

Location: 39D Gore St., Perth, Ontario K7H 1H4

When:  2:00 - 4:30 pm Thurs April 4 - May 23, 2019  plus full day (9am – 4pm) on Saturday May 11, 2019 .

Cost: $350 + HST – space is limited to 15 participants.

For more information or if the cost for you is out of reach please contact Jill Dunkley

This was the best experience for me at this time in my life. This class helped my mind and body during a difficult time.
— Shelley F

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 for a minimum of 30 - 45 minutes each day.

Before March 15, 2019 deposit refunded minus $50 processing fee.

On or after March 15, 2019 : no refund.


Jill creates a safe, welcoming, non-judgemental environment for a course that is designed to provoke a profound personal change. She holds space without faltering, respecting both schedule requirements and emerging mood. I highly recommend this offering.
— Vanessa Compton PhD Holistic Educator