MBSR00 Janet 4

Janet Solyntjes

Janet Solyntjes, MA, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher offering courses in Colorado since 2000 and has been leading mindfulness meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for over 25 years. As the co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living, Janet is committed to promoting the inherent goodness of individuals and groups by uncovering their basic health and well-being. Janet supports mindfulness teachers-in-training through online study groups and individual mentoring and has been on the faculty of Naropa University, the Center for Mindfulness, and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. She facilitates the annual donothing retreat for entrepreneurs and supports business leaders and teams in the integration of mindfulness into business settings.

  • Teacher certification level: Level 3 Certified Teacher 
  • Previous class feedback score: 4.6
  • Years of experience: 20
  • Certification from: UMass Center for Mindfulness

Listen to a meditation from Janet: 


  • Mindful Leader

    “The 8-week MBSR course really helped with helping me to cultivate self-compassion and extend loving-kindness to myself. Janet Solyntjes is an amazing instructor! She shared so many valuable insights and helped me to discover new things about myself. Despite the virtual learning platform, I really connected with my fellow students and we are looking forward to continuing to practice in community with each other.”

    Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program Manager

  • Mindful Leader

    “I took this MBSR course to deepen my personal and professional practice of mindfulness. To my delight, the course and my excellent instructor Janet Solyntjes, exceeded my expectations by far! I am grateful and empowered as I move forward.”

    Solopreneur Mindful Lifestyles Now

  • Mindful Leader

    “This program met me on my journey toward mindfulness exactly where I needed and hoped. I completed it with tools and resources for a lifetime practice.”

    Coach, Lyric Coaching and Consulting

  • Mindful Leader

    “The course fulfilled all my expectations ... and more. Our instructor, Janet, engaged, guided and supported us so beautifully and skillfully. What a sweet and generous gift! I feel so privileged, spoiled, and full.”

    Special Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz

  • Mindful Leader

    “This MBSR course far exceeded my expectations and brought me to a place that I never, ever anticipated. The feeling of community was overwhelming and I met some of the most courageous, aware and authentic people I've ever come across in this life. Janet, as an instructor, was profound and charismatic in the most gentle and natural way. She taught with the most amazing mix of ease, curiousity, confidence and warmth. This is an experience I will never forget, which has given me a full suite of lifelong lessons and a path to acceptance that I never thought possible.”

    VP of People Operations, iSeatz