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The Center for Courageous Living offers a variety of programs and retreats during the year. More…

About Us

The Center for Courageous Living was founded by Janet Solyntjes, MA, Certified MBSR Teacher, and Jeff Price, MA, LPC, LAC, CGP More…



Programs and Retreats


MB-Well Mentoring can help you tap the well of inner resource that  will allow for a genuine, artful and fearless approach to life.  The MB-Well™ mentor offers experience with mindfulness tools and a desire to suppport a non-judgmental inquiry into the habitual patterns which undermine your ability to 'dance in the gale' of life's challenges. 

Cost: Three 1-hour sessions for $275 (or $110 hour)

Boulder Office - 2955 Valmont Rd., Suite 230

or Zoom Online Video Conferencing

Individual Mindfulness Support: Find Out More


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Foundation Course

with Janet Solyntjes, MA, CYT

MBSR 8-week course was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness.For more information about the course MBSR

Fall 2017 MBSR Courses

Boulder Only 1 spot remaining!

Wednesday evenings at Peaceful Meadow Retreat

September 13th - November 1st

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $450

Silent Practice session: Sunday, October 22nd

9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register: Janet


Denver  Sorry, class is full.

Tuesday evenings at the Denver Botanic Gardens

September 12th - October 31st

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $350

Silent Practice session: Saturday, October 21st

9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register:DBG

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
7-Day Teacher-led Retreat

Shambhala Mountain Center
November 3-10,2017
with Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

This week-long silent retreat – based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachings developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – includes mindfulness meditation practice and instructions, talks by senior teachers, movement exercises, and contemplative practices.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat fulfills the retreat prerequisite for attending Oasis Institute training programs.

To register:SMC

Living the Full Catastrophe: A Day of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

November 18th, 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

with Janet Solyntjes

This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown to be effective in reducing stress, depression, and anxiety; enhancing communication and health; fostering courage in difficult situations; and supporting overall well-being. The day will include an introduction to the theory of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, guided instruction in the mindfulness practices used in MBSR (body scan, sitting and walking meditation, hatha yoga), and discussion of the benefits and applications of mindfulness in daily life.

Registration: Coming soon!

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Shambhala Mountain Center

December 8th - 10th, 2017

with Janet Solyntjes

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically-supported teachings to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this retreat offers tools for engaging the demands of our lives, including illness, chronic pain, personal crisis, or the ongoing challenges of a “full catastrophe.” By relating directly with our bodies and emotions, we’ll discover the power of mindfulness to change our lives. Through sitting, walking, and body scan meditation practices- as well as mindful yoga- we will return to our lives better equipped to manage stress.

To register: SMC

MBSR 8-week Course in Business Settings

We are scheduling MBSR courses for Denver/Boulder area businesses. If you are interested in learning more give us a call at (303) 415-2766, ext. 1

Mindfulness in Everday Life Online Course

5-week video course with interactive online community

Janet presents the practice of peaceful abiding meditation and guidance on how to establish a meditation practice. We often hear that meditation can improve the quality of life, but it can be challenging too. Learn how to recognize and deal with the obstacles. By deepening our understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are. In addition, participants will receive:

   Meditation posture instruction
   Shamatha yoga instruction
   Downloadable guided meditation

This course is run through Shambhala On-line.  To watch the welcome video and for additional details: MIEL