Program Calendar

Eric Nelson facilitates all courses and has 30 year experience in Complementary Medicine and Contemplative Science (22 years as Program Developer at the Fetzer Institute). He formal contemplative practice training includes: 
  • 2015-2016 – Chelsea Meditation  – 4 Foundations of Mindfulness Mediation  
  • 2014- Metta Foundation – Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • 2011- Center for Mindfulness @ UMass Medical School – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  
  • 2002 – Dzogchen  Center- Non-Dual Practice
  • 1999-2001 – Zen Peace Maker Order – Socially Engaged Spirituality
  • 1995 – Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 

Course Schedule 2019-2020

Spring 2019

  1. Mindful Living Skills 1. 9-Weeks. April 8 – June 10, 2019 (no class Memorial Day), 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat May 4, 9:30-4 pm).  Fee $250, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  2. Day Retreat in May: Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30 am to 4 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.

Fall 2019

  1. Mindful Living Skills 1. 9-Weeks. TBA, 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat, 9:30-4 pm).  Fee $250, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  2. Compassionate Living 1. TBA. Starts Mid-September. Fee $270, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  3. Day Retreat in November: Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30 am to 4 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  4. New Year’s Workshop: Connecting Mindfulness, Values and Intentions for a Happy and Healthy 2020 – December 27, 7-9 pm and 28, 9:30-3 pm @ Unitarian Church in Portage.  Fee $40, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.  For more information or to register click here.

Winter 2020

  1. Retreat: Connecting Mindfulness, Values and Intentions for a Happy and Healthy 2020 – December 27, 7-9 pm and 28, 9:30-3 pm @ Unitarian Church in Portage.  Fee $40, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  2. Advanced Mindfulness Practice– 8 Weeks. TBA, 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat TBA).  Fee $250, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621. For more information or to register click here.
  3. Day Retreat in February: Saturday February 22, 2020 9:30 am to 4 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30. For more information or to register click here.