The Mindful Center
A remarkable approach to health, healing & stress reduction
Week Long Retreat
December 8 – 13
This is the deep-dive retreat you’ve been waiting for! Join Michelle DuVal, director of The Mindful Center, and Claudio Barrientos, Director of The Mindful Center – Austin, as we host an incredible meditation retreat in the gorgeous beach town of Sayulita, Mexico. Only 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta but a world away from the ferocious busyness of the holidays, spend time resetting, recharging, relaxing, learning new practices, and deepening your meditation. Give yourself a break this year, grab a friend, take your daughter, reconnect with your spouse or your self in a meaningful way before the new year.
Saturday, Sept. 22
The perfect intro to Mindfulness. Join Michelle DuVal, MA, in this dynamic day session as she covers the essential elements of mindfulness practice: What it is, how to do it in our daily lives for real stress reduction, and how it can help with sleep issues, weight issues, as well as chronic worry, anxiety and depression. With time to practice a variety of meditations – breathing, walking, eating, and lying down (great for sleep issues!).
8 Week Program
Mondays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12
Why not exercise the body and the mind….together? That’s the inspiration behind the Calm and Strong program, as participants are trained to do 10 minutes of meditation that leads right into a great 10 minute workout that can be done anytime and anywhere in about the space of a yoga mat. Week to week the practices build on one another, enabling the participants to really feel and experience the progress that can be enabled by weekly attention to both physical and mental aspects of strength and resiliency.
8 Week Program
3 Programs Begin in October
This is the program you’ve been waiting for! Learn and develop the life changing skills of mindfulness and meditation in this world renowned program, taught by a true expert in the field. Progress through a uniquely comprehensive study and practice of mindfulness meditation: what it is, how to do it in our daily lives to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, weight issues, healing processes, and more, and how it enables our ability to participate in our own health and well being.
4 Week Program
Saturdays, Oct. 6 – Oct. 27
If you’ve taken MBSR and want to go further, then this is the program for you. This class picks up where MBSR left off, with more advanced practices, new guided meditations, and a higher level of focus on creating consistent mindfulness practice as a way of life. Build community with other mindfulness practitioners in this dynamic deep-dive into advanced mindfulness.
If you liked MBSR, you’ll love MBSR Part 2.
In this 3 Part Program learn the most essential elements of mindfulness practice delivered in a way you’ve never heard before. This Starter Kit is great for those just starting out in their practice or who want a simple and to the point refresher in mindfulness.
In this 8 part course participants progress through a uniquely comprehensive study and practice of mindfulness meditation: what it is, how to do it in our daily lives to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, weight issues, healing processes, and more, and how it enables our ability to participate in our own health and well being.
A one-of-a-kind program that runs eight weeks and teaches participants an entirely new approach to weight loss, healthy eating, and stress reduction. Participants learn the clinically proven techniques of mindfulness and how to hone and direct their skills toward eating and weight issues.