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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: $125 hour or 3-session package for $325

 (sliding scale available to low-income clients)

Boulder Office - 2955 Valmont Rd., Suite 230

or Zoom Online Video Conferencing

Individual Mindfulness Support: Find Out More


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Janet Solyntjes, MA, Certified MBSR Teacher

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

Spring 2019 MBSR Courses


Wednesday evenings in North Boulder

March 13 - April 10, 2019 (short course)

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $325

For more information and to register: Janet


Tuesday evenings at the Denver Botanic Gardens

March 12 - April 9, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information and to register: DBG


Daylong and Residential Retreats

& Online Study Groups

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Shambhala Mountain Center

February 8-10, 2019 

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.

For more information and to register: SMC

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

March 30th, 2019


September 7th, 2019

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.

For more information and to register: SMC

Do-nothing Leadership Retreat

Shambhala Mountain Center

April 15-18, 2019 

with Janet Solyntjes

The donothing Leadership Retreat presents business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners with the most rewarding challenge you may ever take – a silent retreat. We invite you to join us to learn and practice how meditation can benefit you as a leader and a person. As leaders, the greatest gift we can bring to our teams is our full presence and awareness.

For more information and to register: SMC

Youtube dialogue with Rob Dube and Janet Solyntjes

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Shambhala Mountain Center

April 23-28, 2019


August 9-14, 2019

All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, resilience, and unconditional care and kindness. In order to enhance this capacity, we will directly explore the power of mindfulness meditation and related practices including yoga, slow walking, mindful eating, and loving-kindness practice. The retreat emphasizes the direct experience of mind and heart in a silent and supportive atmosphere.

Registration for the April retreat is now open: SMC

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
7-Day Teacher-led Retreat
Shambhala Mountain Center
June 14th - 21st, 2019


November 1st - 8th, 2019

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.

For more information and to register: June Retreat

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Online Study Group (Zoom)

The next group will begin in September, 2019.

The basis of MBSR and many Mindfulness-based Interventions is the Buddhist teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.  This study course includes readings, study questions, and an intimate, live, online setting to discuss, explore, and deepen in the understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation.

For more information and to register: Janet

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