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Mindful Mondays: A Mindful Approach to Stress Reduction
Join the Earl. E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing for an informal hour of gentle movement and guided meditation. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a series of mindful movement and meditations that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. No prior experience or special clothing is necessary.

Cost: Free
Monday afternoons, 12 to 1 p.m. Central

Mindful Movement Schedule:
September 5- No session, UMN Closed
September 12- Susan, Qigong
September 19- Mariann, Chair Yoga
September 26- Mary, Laying Down Yoga
October 3- Mariann, Standing Yoga
October 10- Susan, Chair Yoga
October 17- Mariann with guest instructor, Qigong
October 24- Mary, Laying Down Yoga
October 31- Mariann, Standing Yoga
November 7- Mariann, Laying Down Yoga
November 14- Mariann with guest instructor, Qigong
November 21- Mary, Standing Yoga
November 28- Susan, Chair Yoga
December 5- Susan, Qigong
December 12- Mariann, Standing Yoga
December 19- Mary, Chair Yoga
December 26- No Session, UMN Closed

Please contact the Bakken Center's mindfulness programs office (mindprg@umn.edu) as far in advance as possible if you require accommodations or if you have any questions or comments.

We recommend for the best user experience that you download the Zoom desktop client or app and create a Zoom account prior to joining the webinar.

By signing up for this webinar, I agree to the following items:

Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings.

Item 2: These sessions include skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.



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Mariann Johnson
Mindfulness & Wellbeing Instructor @University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Prior to joining the Bakken Center, Mariann taught mindful leadership, mindfulness at work, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in a number of business, corporate and community settings throughout the United States. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive MBSR teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and received her MBSR Teacher Certification designation from Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and is included on the Brown University's Registry of Certified MBSR Teachers, representing an international community of teachers and leaders in the field of MBSR and mindfulness.
Mary Margaret Anderson
Yoga, Mindfulness & Group Fitness Instructor
Mary has spent 35+ years in spandex teaching yoga, mindfulness, group fitness and training instructors in every kind of wellness adventure. Her passions as a teacher are LOVE, fun, laughter, kind energy, and getting the uninterested interested. She has trained extensively in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, yoga, meditation, Spin, cardio dance, laughter yoga, and a boring braggy list of things you never heard of. Catch her reading, recycling, biking, drinking coffee& tea and laughing with her husband, Skip. She recently sold her yoga studio after 20 years and loves chocolate, veggies, butter, being outside and her family—(including her lovely husband, 4 kids and 5 grandkids).
Susan Flannigan
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor @University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Susan completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She received her MBSR Teacher Certification designation from Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and is included on the Center’s Registry of Certified MBSR Teachers, representing an international community of teachers and leaders in the field of MBSR and mindfulness. She also has training in Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management and training in Trauma and Healing.
Alvina Brueggemann, Ph.D
Quality Improvement Consultant for the Mental Health & Addiction Service Line @M Health Fairview
Alvina has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, with a post-baccalaureate certificate in Complementary Therapies and Integrative Healing Practices. She has participated in a variety of yoga/meditation practices and has taught yoga/meditation in numerous settings. Most recently, Alvina has taught meditation to teens/pre-teens in the Juvenile Justice Center and Common Ground meditation center, as well as to adults in a non-profit yoga studio. Alvina has led stress reduction sessions in college settings, and served one year as president of the University of Minnesota Mindfulness Club while attending graduate school. Her passion for teaching extends to college students whom she teaches as an adjunct lecturer in Holistic Health Studies and Psychology. Alvina explores justice work through an employee resource group focusing on leadership opportunities for BIPOC employees at M Health Fairview.