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Engaged Mindfulness Institute 
Mindfulness Teacher Training 

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Become a Certified Professional Mindfulness Teacher (CMT-P)

Our training enrolls once a year...  

Enrollment is limited--apply now! 

Our Unique Focus

In this time of uncertainty, the world needs more people willing to step up to teach trauma-informed Mindfulness as a key skill for resilience.  Engaged Mindfulness Insitute specializes in training people to bring mindfulness to those in underserved communities.  

We’ve been providing Mindfulness Teacher Training for over eight years to changemakers around the world and have certified hundreds of graduates of our year-long training. 

Train with the best . . .

Study and learn from world-renowned mindfulness teachers. We have gathered a fabulous group of teachers who are all experts in their fields.  Listed below are the  topics of the courses and the teachers of each class. 

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Four  Immeasurables

The Scientific Foundations of Mindfulness

The Art of Teaching Mindfulness

Engaged Mindfulness

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Our Training Includes


In-Depth Coursework (online)

Some of the richest learning will occur through joining with your training cohort (limited to 50 participants per year) online for a deep dive into the foundations of mindfulness and all aspects of teaching. Online coursework includes lectures, discussions, readings, exams, and written assignment


Communities of Practice

The training includes ongoing participation in a robust, online Community of Practice led by an EMI Faculty member. In your small (6-8 participants), bi-weekly Zoom group, you will share your learning about the key concepts of the training and practice teaching and receiving feedback. 

You will also be meeting with your faculty group leader one- on-one two times during the training to work with you on developing your teaching skills. 



Four intensive 4-day retreats -The first two online retreats focus on deepening your practice, the second two are  'training' retreats where you will present mindfulness and receive feedback from your peers.  The second two retreats can be attended online or in person at our retreat center in Deerfield MA, US. 


Your choice of one of these three options:

1. Pay-It-Forward Course Fee: One Payment  of $4750
Required $250 (nonrefundable) deposit to hold your space in the training
Three payments of $1500, or
Six payments of $750
(this price helps fund our Scholarship fee--see below)

2. Sustainer Course Fee: One payment of $3,750
Required $250 (nonrefundable) d
eposit to hold your space in the training

Three payments of $1,175, or
Six payments of $600
(this price allows us to continue offering this training)

3. Scholarship-Supported Course Fee: One Payment of $2,750
Required $250 (nonrefundable) d
eposit to hold your space in the training

Three payments of $850 or
Six payments of $425
(this price has limited spaces available) 


  • Consistent daily mindful meditation practice for at least four years.

  • Has previously attended at least one weeklong (or longer), teacher-led, silent meditation retreat (submit details in application)

  • Must have completed EMI's 6-week online introductory mindfulness course. (Next intro course runs in Early 2023)


with IMTA

We were the first organization to be authorized by the International Mindfulness Teachers. Association.  All of our graduates are eligible to receive the highest IMTA certification of Mindfulness Teacher Professional Level.     CMT-P

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EMI's MTT Learning Outcomes

1) Knowledge: acquire knowledge of the classical and modern scientific foundations of mindfulness.
2) Personal Practice: Establish a consistent mindfulness meditation and mindful movement practice for enhanced teaching context and personal wellness.
3) Well-Being Skills: develop practical skills in building resilience, compassion, and empathy and in teaching these same skills to students / supporting students in doing the same.
4) Ability to Guide Students: develop skills in guiding basic mindfulness practices including mindfulness of body and breath, body scan, and compassion meditation.
5) Group Facilitation Skills: Develop a trauma-informed, effective teaching and facilitation style to skillfully engage with individuals and facilitate small groups.
6) Cultural Humility: Develop the knowledge, skill, and sensitivity required to teach mindfulness and facilitate mindfulness-based interventions in a manner appropriate to the interest, cultural, and educational background, and health status of the individuals and groups you are working with, especially at-risk individuals, vulnerable populations, and underserved communities.

The world needs your skills now more than ever!

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The EMI MTT Training Includes

  • Two Four-Day Practice Retreats (Thursday night to Sunday noonish) (online)

  • Two Four-Day Training Practicum Retreats: where you will be doing a short presentation and getting coaching from faculty and peers as well as practicums on how to develop curriculum. (online or in-person)

  • Online Coursework: Six months of online coursework with discussions, self-reflection assignments, required readings, and quizzes. New topics open weekly. 

  • Group Practice: several options to practice with past and present MTT students daily online. 

  • Bi-Weekly Group Calls ten one-hour zoom calls in a group of 6-8 people led by one of our Faculty group leaders. This allows you to connect with your peers for shared learning and support. 

  • Two private mentoring (one hour) sessions with your group leader.

  • Additional requirements for certification:

    • submission of a final project of a 10-page curriculum for a beginner mindfulness class. 

    • Final (online) Exam: covering all coursework

    • Submission of one 15-minute recording with you teaching a small group. 

    • 35 hours of teaching mindfulness in a group setting. 

    • You will have one year to complete all of the above to qualify for certification.