Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs throughout the year. Some of our regular programs include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), MBSR for Healthcare and Other Professionals, and Drop-In Classes. We also offer Customized Workshops & Retreats and Mindfulness in the Workplace.

Upcoming Events

Summer 2017

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday 11:00 - 6:00

July 5 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.

July 12 - August 30 plus August 19, 2017

Registration Deadline: June 28, 2017 To REGISTER click here.

Location: Grandview Heights Community Centre.  12603 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta   Free Parking

Fall 2017

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday 11:00 - 6:00

September 6 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.

September 13 - November 1 plus October 21, 2017

Registration Deadline: August 30, 2017 To REGISTER click here.

Location: Grandview Heights Community Centre.  12603 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta   Free Parking

An 8-week group program based on the emerging field of mind-body medicine. Through intensive training in a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and self-regulation skills, learn to mobilize your deep inner resources to facilitate learning, growth, healing, enhance self care, and make positive shifts in attitudes, behaviours and relationships. Led by Dr. Priscilla M. Koop.

(26 hours + daily home practice)

Mindfulness is increasingly being integrated into a variety of medical, educational, and business settings. The MBSR program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the internationally acclaimed Center For Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the oldest and largest Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI), upon which many other MBI’s are based. Through attending this program, professionals can experience MBSR and its outcomes in a non-clinical setting with other professionals. By the end of the 8-week program, participants will have developed a daily personal mindfulness practice – the necessary foundation upon which to integrate mindfulness into their professional and personal lives. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will: 

  • Have a direct personal experience of the 8-week MBSR program, including its format, themes, and discussion emerging from the program. 
  • Learn foundational mindfulness exercises practiced in MBSR (and adapted by various other MBI’s) to develop their own mindfulness   practice, gaining the tools to integrate mindfulness into their professional life. 
  • Complete an essential requirement for anyone considering leading the MBSR program or applying for teacher certification. 


Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Teachers, Social Workers, and other professionals. Any physician or therapist curious about this program that you have been hearing about from your patients! 

This program is led by Dr. Priscilla M. Koop.

Click here for a poster about MBSR for Health Care and Other Professionals.

Clinical MBSR programs

Clinical programs are offered independently of The Mindfulness Institute.ca, through Dr. Catherine L. Phillips. These programs require referral by a physician for a medical or psychological condition. Demand is high for this program, and you will be placed on a wait list upon receipt of your physician's referral. For more information contact Dr. Catherine Phillips.


Priscilla M. Koop, PhD, has had a lifelong interest in stress and coping. She has trained through the CFM, University of Massachusetts Medical School and has taught mindfulness since 2008. Her training includes MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine, with Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and several mindfulness-related retreats, intensive workshops, and scientific conferences. She retired from an academic career in 2014 in order to teach mindfulness and MBSR with The Mindfulness Institute.ca.

About Us

Founded in 2010, The Mindfulness Institute.ca has taught more than 1,000 students, teachers, healthcare and other professionals, helping them lead a more joyful life and become more productive in their careers. 


Cost $675 per person plus GST ($708.75). Includes four CDs and a program workbook. To REGISTER click here.

Registration Deadline: One WEEK prior to Orientation session. Register early as space is limited. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.

Contact: joyce@mindfulnessinstitute.ca or call Joyce - 780-919-0693 Cancellation policy: Cancellations received one week prior to the Orientation date will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds after Orientation date. The Mindfulness Institute.ca reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances. If this should occur, registrants will be granted full refunds. A minimum attendance of 15 people is required.