Become a Mindfulness Teacher

Bringing mindfulness to individuals in
at-risk situations and underserved communities.




IMTA logoThe EMI 300-Hr Mindfulness Teacher Certification is an accredited training program (AMTTP) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Upon completion of EMI’s 300-Hr Training, you can become an IMTA Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P).

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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

  • Detailed Course Outline

What You'll Receive . . .

  • A professionally competitive and cutting edge training fully accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA), allowing you to become a IMTA Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) upon completion of this training

  • The highest quality 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 300-Hour Mindfulness Teacher upon successful completion of Level One

  • CE credits for counseling and social work professionals (see details below)

  • A year of transformational and life changing learning

  • Completion Certificate: upon successful completion of Level One you will be certified as a 300-Hour Mindfulness Teacher. Upon successful completion of Level Two you will be certified as a 500-Hour 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.

300-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Certification (Level One)

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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500-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Certification (Level Two)

Level Two: After successful completion of the Level One 300-Hour Certification, you can pursue the next level of deeper training with the EMI 500-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Certification.

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Level One (300-hr) Dates

2018-19 Training  Retreats:  
First Retreat: Sept. 24 – 30, 2018
Second Retreat: May 4 – 10, 2019

Three Online Courses:  October 2018 – April 2019

Retreat Logistics

Level One (300-hr) Cost

Tuition:  $5,975

Early Bird Tuition: $5,275 (if paid in full by July 1, 2018)

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. 

***We are now accepting applications to the 2018-19 Training!


More Details . . .

Applicant Prerequisites:

    • Consistent mindfulness meditation practice (at least three days per week) for four years or more.
    • 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, teacher-led, silent mindfulness meditation retreat at an approved meditation center.
    • Prior participation in an introduction to mindfulness course, or equivalent.
    • Consistent daily (non-public) computer access with high speed internet connection.
    • Familiarity operating in an online environment.

CE Credit

Engaged Mindfulness Institute, #1402, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Engaged Mindfulness Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2017 – 7/15/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 104 face-to-face and 48 distance learning clinical continuing education clock hours.


Prison Mindfulness Institute and Engaged Mindfulness Institute are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Prison Mindfulness Institute is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6730. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

Cancellation Policy

We require a $500 nonrefundable deposit after your application is approved. All remaining program fees are nonrefundable if a registration is cancelled by the participant within one month (30 days) of the start date.
If a registration is canceled by the participant more than one month (30 days) prior to the program start date, a full refund will be issued, minus the $500 deposit and the $50 application fee. We reserve the right to substitute faculty at any time or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the workshop is canceled by the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, registrants will receive full credits or refunds of the paid registration fees. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare or any other expenses related to attending the workshop.
All refunds will be processed within 30 days.