Become a Mindfulness Teacher

Bringing mindfulness
to at-risk individuals
and underserved communities.




What You'll Learn . . .

  • Classical and modern scientific foundations for mindfulness practice

  • Training in empathy, resilience and compassion

  • Mindfulness teaching methodologies including: body scan, basic mindfulness of body and breath, insight and awareness meditation

  • Mindful yoga routines for enhancing wellness

  • The art of teaching mindfulness

  • The art of facilitating mindfulness-based interventions

  • The art of group facilitation

  • How to develop an effective teaching and facilitation style

  • Detailed Learning Outcomes

What You'll Receive . . .

  • The highest quality training and instruction available in the mindfulness field provided by renowned teachers with 20 to 40 years of mindfulness practice and teaching experience

  • A thorough education in both the classical and scientific foundations of mindfulness practice and teaching

  • A wealth of online materials to support the deepening of your mindfulness practice and teaching and facilitation skills

  • Individual contact with highly experienced mindfulness teachers and mentors, including two one-on-one mentoring calls

  • Peer support within a robust online community of practice

  • Certification as an EMI Mindfulness Facilitator upon successful completion of Year One

  • CE credits for counseling and/or social work professionals

  • A year of transformational and life changing learning

  • Completion Certificate: upon successful completion of Level One (300 hour) you will be certified as a Mindfulness Facilitator. Upon successful completion of Level two(500 hour) you will be certified as a  Mindfulness Teacher. (Separate costs and enrollments for each level).
mindfulness facilitator retreat

What You Will Be Trained to Do . . .

  • Guide and facilitate basic mindfulness meditations, empathy and compassion training meditations, and basic mindful yoga sessions with individuals and small groups.

  • Skillfully engage with and facilitate small groups and/or effectively engage students in a classroom or community setting.

  • Teach mindfulness and facilitate mindfulness-based interventions and programs in a manner appropriate to the interest, cultural and educational background and health status of the individuals and groups you are working with, e.g., lead a mindfulness group in a prison for prisoners or staff; in a psychotherapy or medical setting for clients, patients or staff; in a community agency or nonprofit organization with clients or staff; in a school setting with students, teachers or administrative staff.

Mindfulness Facilitator Certification (MFT-300)

Level One: Includes two weeklong retreats and nine months of intensive online learning including video lectures, in-person webinars, community of practice discussions, mentoring and more. 

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Mindfulness Teacher Certification (MTT-500)

Level Two: After successful completion of the Level One MFT-300, you can pursue the next level of deeper training with the EMI Mindfulness Teacher Training (MTT-500). 

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Dates: Level One (300 Hour)

2017-18 Training  Retreats:  
First Retreat: Sept. 24 – 30, 2017
Second Retreat: May 5 – 11, 2018

Three Online Courses:  October 2017 – May 2018

Retreat Logistics

Level One (300 hour) Cost

Tuition:  $5,975

Early Bird Tuition: $4,975 (if paid in full by July 1, 2017)

Note: Tuition fees above include full program, plus two retreats with meals. Tuition does NOT include housing for the two weeklong retreats. Tuition for Level Two (500 hour) is a separate cost. 

***Application to 2017-18 Training is Now Open!


More Details . . .

Applicant Prerequisites:

    • Consistent mindfulness meditation practice (at least three days per week) for four years or more (exceptions considered on a case by case basis).
    • Significant experience with basic mindfulness of body and/or mindfulness of breathing style meditation practice.
    • Prior participation in at least one 5 day or longer silent mindfulness meditation retreat at an approved meditation center (exceptions considered on a case by case basis).
    • Consistent daily (non-public) computer access with high speed internet connection.
    • Familiarity operating in an online environment.
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