Course Calendar

Eric Nelson facilitates all programs and has 30 year experience in Complementary Medicine and Contemplative Science (22 years as Program Developer at the Fetzer Institute). He applies his wealth of experience to  create courses to support physical health, emotional  balance and relationship harmony.
Eric received Mindfulness training from: 
  • 2015-2016 – Chelsea Meditation  – 4 Foundations of Mindfulness  
  • 2014- Metta Foundation – Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • 2011- Center for Mindfulness @ UMass Medical School – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  
  • 2002 – Dzogchen  Center- Non-Dual Dzogchen
  • 1999-2001 – Zen Peace Maker Order – Engaged Buddhism 
  • 1995 – Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
  • 1985-1987 – Arcane School – Theosophy 

Course Schedule 2019-2020

(to view course descriptions and registration information click on course titles below)

Winter 2019

  1. Day Retreat in February: Saturday February 23rd, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm @ Unitarian Church,  Portage.  Fee $30, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.

Spring 2019

  1. Mindfulness 1: Fundamentals: April 8-June 10 (no class May 27 Memorial Day), 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat April 27). Fee $260, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  2. Mindfulness 2:  Intermediate  Skills – April 9-May 28, 2019, 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat May 4, 9:30-3:30p).  Fee $250, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  3. Day Retreat in May: Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30 am to 3:30 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.

Fall 2019

  1. Mindfulness 1: Fundamentals: TBA. Starts Mid-September. Fee $260, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  2. Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. TBA. Starts Mid-September. Fee $270, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  3. Day Retreat in November: Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30 am to 3:30 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  4. 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.

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.
  2. Mindfulness 1: Fundamentals  – January 13- March 9, 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat February 23).  Fee $260, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  3. Mindfulness 2:  Intermediate  Skills – January 14- March 3, 7-9 pm @ Kazoo Books (includes Saturday retreat February 22).  Fee $250, scholarships available call Eric at 269-553-6621.
  4. Day Retreat in February: Saturday February 22, 2020 9:30 am to 3:30 pm @ Unitarian Church, Portage. Fee $30.