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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction



Free Introduction Class, September 8

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week stress reduction program based on intensive training in mindfulness. According to the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center, MBSR can help you “learn how to take better care of yourself through the interplay of mind and body, mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.” 


Brick Canvas is pleased to offer this course, with a certified MBSR instructor, Tanji Wolfert. Participants will better understand the physiology of stress in the body and how to manage it through guided meditation and mindfulness practices. This will include gentle stretching, mindful yoga and group discussion with mindful communication. Experience enhanced peace of mind, as well as improved health and well-being through MBSR.


ONE Introduction class and EIGHT weekly course classes on Wednesday evenings, plus ONE Saturday retreat. We strongly encourage participants to attend all dates, including the all-day Saturday retreat.

  • Introduction: Meet the instructor and learn about the foundation and benefits of MBSR and decide if this series is a good fit for you.

  • Weeks One to Four: Becoming aware through mindfulness. Explore and understand the mind/body connection. Beginning with what is here.

  • Weeks Five & Six: How to work with what is here. This is stress. This is how we work with it in the body. Stress lessons and communication lessons. All day retreat.

  • Weeks Seven to Eight: Transitioning and applying MBSR into everyday life.


Eight-week Series: $300/person

  • Introduction: September 8, 2021 7-8:30 PM

  • Series: September 22 - November 17, 2021, 7-9:30 PM. Eight weekly classes (with the exception of October 13, for Fall Break)

  • All-Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9 AM-3 PM.



  • Attendance is limited.

  • Register online or call 801-407-8620

  • Located in the Saratoga Room at Brick Canvas


Participants will have the option to attend any or all of the classes in the series virtually, via a Zoom link.

In this series taught by certified MBSR instructor Tanji Wolfert, guests will participate in guided meditation and mindfulness practices. This will include gentle stretching, mindful yoga, and an open floor group discussion with mindful communication. 

Participants will better understand the physiology of stress in the body and how to manage it. Registrants will also find improved health and well-being and discover peace of mind through MBSR. Anyone experiencing or suffering from stress, chronic pain, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, asthma, anxiety, or depression may benefit from MBSR.


  • Brick Canvas will provide complimentary Aveda herbal tea and small snacks at all evening classes. Feel free to bring your own snacks and water as well.
  • For the all-day Saturday retreat, bring your own lunch and snacks, if desired. A fridge will be available for storage. All MBSR attendees will also receive 10% off in the Brick Canvas Cafe that day (full menu available).


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Bring the following:

  • Yoga mat

  • Meditation pillow (Zafu)

  • Notebook and pen/pencil

  • Water

  • Bring your own items from home or purchase them at Brick Canvas. All MBSR participants will receive a 20% discount off retail purchases on class days.

Past-Participant Testimonials:

"I thoroughly enjoyed taking the MBSR class with Tanji. I feel energized by the training which whets my appetite for furthering my meditation practice.  As a new meditator, I was initially concerned that I might hold others in the group back, but that did not happen at all.  The class lesson was very well prepared each week and covered the whole curriculum in an orderly, thorough manner, while at the same time allowing each participant the opportunity for individual questions and comments. Tanji is highly skilled and experienced and offered many resources for outside learning. She is a very gentle soul who exemplifies a soothing nature within herself and invites others to experience the same. I highly recommend this course and Tanji Wolfert." —Anonymous

We happy to offer a Teacher and First Responder discount.

Please contact for more information.

Tanji Wolfert

Tanji has had her own mindfulness practice for many years and is passionate about sharing the benefits with others, especially her clients and community! She is a licensed mental health professional trained in and working with stress management, effective communication, trauma, and addiction. She received her mindfulness training through The University of Massachusetts' Medical School for Mind-Body Medicine in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for adults and teaches mindfulness for stress management and communication for IHC's Live Well Center online and Chateau Recovery in Midway. In addition, she currently works with teachers and administrators of Utah school districts to assist them in bringing SEL mindfulness programs into the classroom.

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