The Mindful Center Knoxville Partners with Provision Health & Performance to Offer Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs Starting January 2014

The Mindful Center Knoxville, a business devoted to training individuals and organizations on the skill of Mindfulness Meditation for health, healing and stress reduction is proud to announce a recent partnership with Provision Health & Performance. Starting January 2014, The Mindful Center Knoxville will be offering various Mindfulness Meditation programs open to the general public at Provision Health & Performance.

Knoxville, TN, November 15, 2013 --( Four times a year, The Mindful Center Knoxville will be offering the 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program, modeled after Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn’s MBSR program at the UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society. In addition to the 8 week MBSR program, The Mindful Center will also be offering an “Intro Day Course to Mindfulness Meditation,” and a weekly “30 Minute Monday Morning Mindfulness Meditation” session. All programs will be hosted by Provision Health & Performance.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), is a program that teaches individuals how to cultivate and increase their self-awareness, body-awareness, emotional regulation, and attention regulation. “It’s no secret that Mindfulness Meditation is now being offered in over 250 medical centers worldwide, as well as in such organizations as Google, Intel, the US Marines…and now at Provision Health & Performance,” stated Claudio Barrientos, Director and Lead Instructor at The Mindful Center Knoxville. “Since 1991, our model has always been to partner with leading hospitals and medical centers that are interested in offering a truly integrative approach to health and healing. As the scientific research continues to validate the efficacy of mindfulness meditation in treating a myriad of physical and mental health issues, we are proud to be at Provision Health & Performance and offer these programs to the Knoxville community.”

Starting 2014, The Mindful Center Knoxville will be offering the MBSR Winter Session commencing on Monday, January 27th, from 5:45pm to 8:00pm. The program fee is $240 and includes 8 weekly sessions, a day retreat on Week 6 of the program, 4 CD set of guided meditations, a course book, as well as access to Provision Health & Performance Monday Morning Mindfulness Meditation sessions. To register for the MBSR program, please visit

The Mindful Center Knoxville is part of The Mindful Center, New Mexico’s largest independent provider of Mindfulness Meditation training. For over 20 years, The Mindful Center has devoted itself to offering a non-religious and evidence based approach to Mindfulness Meditation. By partnering with the University of New Mexico Center for Life, The New Mexico Heart Institute, and Presbyterian Hospital, The Mindful Center continues to offer various, year-round mindfulness meditation programs with Centers in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Knoxville. “After working with The Mindful Center for almost three years, Claudio Barrientos was ready to open up a Center in Knoxville, where his family lives. I am proud of Claudio and the work he is doing at Provision Health & Performance,” stated Michelle DuVal, Founder and Director of The Mindful Center.

About The Mindful Center Knoxville
The Mindful Center Knoxville is a business devoted to training individuals and organizations on the skill of mindfulness meditation for health, healing, and stress reduction. Non-religious and evidence-based, all meditation programs are designed to bring benefit to every-day people seeking to learn a skill clinically proven to develop a new found awareness of body and mind.

About Provision Health & Performance
Located at the Dowell Springs campus in Knoxville, TN, Provision Health & Performance is a comprehensive, medically-based wellness center that offers a supportive and welcoming environment to enable members to improve and maintain their health and well-being, ultimately preventing lifestyle-related disease.

Contact Information
Claudio Barrientos, Director and Lead Instructor
The Mindful Center Knoxville
(865) 219-3210

Ashley Kouma, Client/Patient Relations Coordinator
Provision Health & Performance
1400 Dowell Springs Blvd. #100
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 232-1414
The Mindful Center Knoxville
Claudio Barrientos