University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Mindfulness in Motion

Stress Reduction Opportunities from the Center for Spirituality & Healing for UPlan members.

The Mindfulness in Motion (MiM) program, offered by the Center for Spirituality and Healing, is a research-based program that offers pragmatic resiliency tools easily implemented in the workplace to reduce daily stress and increase productivity and work engagement. Participants will learn mindful awareness principles that are the key to embodying the benefits of mindfulness. The eight weekly sessions emphasize bodily relaxation with soft background music as well as discussion of mindful awareness of cognitive habits.

The MiM will only be offered to University of Minnesota employees covered by the UPlan Medical Program at the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. The cost is $200, which is fully reimbursed upon completion of seven of the eight sessions and the pre- and post-evaluation. Your spouse or same-sex domestic partner is not eligible for the discounted rate or participation in the Wellness Program MiM reimbursement. Participants are also eligible for 50 Wellness My Way points. One lifetime reimbursement per class.

Upcoming Mindfulness in Motion Sessions:

Twin Cities:

St. Paul Campus
-Mondays, January 27 to March 17, 2014
-7:15 to 8:15 a.m.

East Bank
-Wednesdays, January 29 to March 19, 2014
-7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

East Bank
-Thursdays, January 30 to March 20, 2014
-12 to 1 p.m.

West Bank
-Thursdays, January 30 to March 20, 2014
-5 to 6 p.m.


KSC 268: Located in the Multicultural Center
Thursdays, January 30 to March 27, 2014
12-1:00 p.m.

KSC 268: Located in the Multicultural Center
Wednesdays, March 5 to April 30, 2014
12-1:00 p.m.

How to Enroll in Mindfulness in Motion

Step 1. Review the schedule of courses

Step 2. Register and pay for a course (telephone course options listed here)

Step 3. Create an account to receive your reimbursement (opens new window)

You must have an online account to receive your reimbursement. To set up the online account you will need to provide:

  • Seven-digit U of M employee ID number
  • Routing number of your financial institution and checking/savings account number (found on a check or deposit slip)
  • As a UPlan member, you may be reimbursed for this class just one time while actively employed by the University

If you have met the requirements for participation in Mindfulness in Motion you will be reimbursed $200. The reimbursement will be electronically deposited into your account approximately six weeks after your last class.

Need Assistance?

Questions about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Ask the Center for Spirituality & Healing:

Contact Beth at: Telephone: 612-626-2395

Questions about Reimbursements

You must create an online account to receive your reimbursement.

Create an account now
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Ask the Wellness Program at: 

  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363