Adult Courses



What is MBSR?

MBSR 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 applied all over the world.

The course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class. It is designed to introduce mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and participation in one’s life.

You will learn:

  1. How to reduce and relate to stress
  2. How to improve your ability to concentrate and think clearly
  3. How to deal with difficulties in your life with balance and awareness
  4. How to participate in your own wellness and health
  5. How to cultivate your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater ease and peace of mind.


Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm
October 2 – November 20, 2018

Day of Mindfulness
Saturday November 17, 2018
9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Classes and Day of Mindfulness are held at:
Heartwood House, 404 MacArthur Street, Ottawa


Sonja Roth is a certified MBSR teacher (MBSR Ottawa) and founder of MBSRjunior, a mindfulness program specifically designed for teens. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is a certified coach. She has successfully led numerous mindfulness courses. Sonja is a long-time meditator and committed to make the benefits of mindfulness available to everyone. For more information please visit;


To register please contact Sonja at, or call 613 797 5607. Participation fee is $350.
This course offers special rates for parents with children treated by the CHEO department of Rheumatology and for members, staff and volunteers of the Heartwood House.


Mindful Teens

When: Thursdays, November 15th to December 6th, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Location: Younion, 123 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa

Mindful Parenting

When: November 28th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Mindfulness at Centrepoint, 261 Centrepoint Drive, Ottawa


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