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Public and Professional Programs Currently Registering

Experiencing Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

Weekly | Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm ET

Join us for a weekly “taste” of mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is necessary, new participants will learn meditation practices with instructor guidance or experienced meditators can join us in deepening their daily practice in a community environment.  Topics and instructors for each session vary.

Yoga Classes

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

Gentle Yoga (online drop-in)

Wednesdays (4:30-5:30 pm ET)
Fridays (10:30 – 11:30 am ET)

Follow along with an instructor for gentle practices designed to help you release tension, enhance energy, stretch and strengthen your body, relax your mind and lift your spirits. This class is suitable for those able to get down and up from the floor. No previous yoga experience is required!

Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training

July 19, 2021 – May 13, 2022 | Registration now through June 18


Become a Health & Well-Being Coach! Acquire the core coaching skills and competencies as you learn to incorporate them into professional practice. The DHWCT includes two phases: Core Competencies and Advanced Application.

Nurturing Mindfulness and Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

August 2021 | Starts August 4 | Register now through August 2, 2021
CEUs available: NBHWC

This three-part program will aim to provide participants with knowledge and skills for discovering and experiencing possibilities for greater peace and stillness within, enhancing capacity for improved self-care, and responding more effectively to the stressful demands of living in the time of COVID-19, and beyond. The program is based upon experiencing mindfulness through direct practice, using several core practices from the MBSR program.

Nutrition Smarts

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

August 2021 | The Mediterranean Diet and the MIND Diet
August 10, 2021 | Register now through August 9

CEUs available: NBHWC

What’s behind all the buzz and interest in the Mediterranean and MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diets? Join us to discover the background, science, and recipes of these two lifestyle approaches.


September 2021 | Intuitive Eating and the Hunger Fullness Scale
September 14, 2021 | Register now through September 13

CEUs available: NBHWC

What is intuitive eating and what research supports this practice of listening to the body to guide nutrition intake? We share answers to these questions, and invite you to come learn how to bring attention to and trust the internal signals of hunger and fullness that our bodies send to help regulate body weight naturally.


October 2021 | Exploring Digestive Health
October 12,2021 | Register now through October 11

CEUs available: NBHWC

The digestive system influences our states of physical and mental health. We will introduce you to 5 steps you can take for improving digestive balance and achieving greater overall well-being.


November 2021 | Planning for a Healthier Holiday Season
November 9, 2021 | Register now through November 8

CEUs available: NBHWC

The holiday season: such joy! …and so many challenges! We will suggest strategies for maintaining your healthy habits while enjoying special events and indulgences.

Day of Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

August 2021 | Starts August 21 | Register now through August 18

CEUs available: NBHWC

Join with those currently enrolled in an MBSR or MBSR Distance Learning course for a full-day meditation intensive. Renew or deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive retreat environment.

Pre-requisite:  Completion of an MBSR course is required to register for this course.

The Not So Big Life

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
September 2021 | Starts September 2 | Register now through August 30, 2021
CEUs available: NBHWC

Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of The Not So Big Life, offers guidance in this weekend workshop to help you identify what’s in the way of living your full potential – right here, right now.

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to inhabit your life completely by listening to what your heart already knows. The end result is greater meaning, vitality, and a sense of being at home in your life, focused not on what you do, but instead on how you are in everything you do.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
CEUs available: NBHWC

September 2021 | Starts week of Sep. 20| Register now through Sep. 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.

In the MBSR Distance Learning course participants “meet” with their instructor and classmates once a week via web conference, from wherever they may be.  This program is designed to deliver the same teachings and opportunity for group learning as our on-site MBSR program to those who are unable to visit our facility on a weekly basis, for reasons of scheduling difficulties, distance, or physical limitations.

Reiki: Level One

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

October 2021 | October 9, 2021 | Registration opens July 12, 2021


Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and support physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body.

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