The Mindfulness Center

The Mindfulness Center

5.0 (9)
10 employees
13 years in business

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The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit wellness center headquartered in Bethesda, MD. offering services, classes for those with critical health needs or those who strive for optimal wellness. Services include Massage, Private Meditation, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Hypnosis, Medical Qigong, Yoga Therapy, Psychotherapy and more. In-home and telehealth services are offered as well.  Group classes are offered throughout the week and include Yoga (Gentle and Flow), Meditation, Tai-Chi and Breathwork. The Mindfulness Center is a leader in the wellness industry offering certification in Yoga Therapy and Yoga Teacher training We offer Meditation Teach training with both in-person and online options.

The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wellness center founded in 2009, by Dr. Deborah Norris, Ph.D. and her two daughters, Jessie and Jacqueline. In 1996, Debbie was diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia, which left her in chronic pain; doctors said there was no cure and nothing could be done. Debbie, a research scientist, began researching the underlying causes of her condition and took up practices to reverse these causes. Debbie began doing things to gradually increase her physical, mental and emotional well-being, including gentle yoga for the physical pain, nutritional changes to increase her energy and meditation to relieve stress. By incorporating these practices, Debbie reversed her condition and returned to an active, healthy life. After an accident in 1999, Debbie suffered a traumatic brain injury and was diagnosed with seizures, impaired vision and chronic headaches. Once again, Debbie researched ways to heal herself using mind and body practices, and once again, Debbie was able to heal herself and live a healthy life free of seizures and pain. This personal health journey is what led Debbie and her family to open The Mindfulness Center: to continue to explore mind-body practices through research, practice and teachings, and spread this information to others, so that all may enjoy health, happiness and optimal well-being. Together with a team of health experts and educators, they seek to create a model of the new paradigm for health car

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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9 Reviews


  • Mayuri Khatri

  • Bobby Voit

    The breathwork class with Lauren Cafritz is great. This class guided me to let go of some deep emotional stresses and left my body feeling energized, yet relaxed

  • Jessica Wojcicki

    I go here for Meditation and yoga classes and seminars as well as private sessions and massage. When I was going through difficult medical issues, this was pretty much the only studio I found in Bethesda that had a number of restorative yoga and tai chi classes each week that I could participate in. The center offers evidence based Mindfulness practices for the whole spectrum of wellness. I’m now able to participate in the more physically demanding classes on my good days and the restorative classes when I need those. I highly recommend for anyone looking to optimize their physical and psychological health and wellness.

  • Celine Nguyen

    My first experience at the mindfulness center was exactly what i've been searching for. I practice yoga and meditation regularly and decided to extend my practice at the mindfulness center during a lovely meditation taught by Aurora. She made our experience so welcoming and accepting of everyone that attended the class - we started off with 3 "OMs" and going in a circle introducing ourselves and talking about where our current state of minds were. She peacefully guided us with just her voice and it really allowed us to sync in with our own breathing techniques. I look forward to coming to this center regularly again and would recommend it for everyone on any level.

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The Mindfulness Center team of experienced practitioners work together to provide you with the best possible care in mind-body therapies. By integrating multiple modalities of care and practice, we enable you to find your path to greater health and well-being. Healing is a journey of self-exploration, and our service providers are dedicated to working with you to support you along this journey, and providing you with evidence-based best practices of care.

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Drop In: $20
5 Class Pass: $90 (Expires after 45 days)
10 Class Pass: $150 (Expires after 90 days)

One Month Unlimited: $149
(Does not include Transformational Breathing)

Transformation Breathing: $30 or $100/4pk

Monthy Auto-Enroll Membership Program:
$99/month with a 4-month commitment minimum.

SPECIAL: $49 New Member Auto-Enroll. New clients enjoy their first month of unlimited classes for only $49! Automatically enrolls client into the $99/month auto-enroll memberships (savings of over $50!).