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Frequently Asked Questions

These are questions often asked about our Mindfulness Teacher training. Please let us know if you have any other questions by filling in the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

  • What does the EMI MTT Training involve?
    Full Participation in four retreats. Weekly Online modules with Lectures, Readings, Quizzes and Required Group Discussions (approximately 10 hours per week) Weekly Personal Meditation and Movement Practice Requirements 10 Online Meetings with Small Learning Group Topical Short Workshops on teaching methods. 2 One-On-One Faculty Learning Group Leader Calls 2 Required Readings and Reflection Papers Completion of a Final Exam Culminating Project Paper 35 Hours Practice Teaching Completion of recording - leading a basic mindfulness class
  • Certification?
    Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to use “EMI CMT-P Mindfulness Facilitator” as your credential. You will also be eligible to apply for certification with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (
  • Intro Course Requirement?
    Our intro course is a 4-week online offering. We consider it ideal to take our introductory course, although we will accept graduation from an equivalent course (email us for details) .
  • Qualifications?
    I’m not sure I have enough experience to participate? We would be happy to set up some time to discuss your background with you.
  • Retreat Pre-req?
    We require attendance at a week-long, teacher-led silent meditation retreat as a pre-req for applying to our program. You can review our suggested retreat centers here. We do allow online retreats as a substitute for the in-person retreat format.Please reach out to us directly with any questions as to whether the retreat you have attended or are considering meets our requirement.
  • Can I pay in installments?
    We have several options to choose from in terms of payment plans. Please see our home page (midway down under COST) for more details.
  • Scholarships?
    Our scholarship rate is available and listed on our payment plan information on the home page. Please consider your needs carefully for the scholarship rate, so we can reserve our limited scholarship funds for those who would otherwise not be able to enroll.
  • CEUs?
    We are a certified CE provider with NBCC (for counselors) and ASWB (for social workers) and offer 152 CE credit hours for successful completion of the MTT300 course.
  • Cancellation Policy
    A $250 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your place in the training. This fee guarantees your space as enrollment is limited. Training fees are nonrefundable if a registration is cancelled by the participant within one month (30 days) of the start date of the training. If enrollment is cancelled by the enrollee more than a month (30 days) prior to the training start date, course fees are refundable, minus the $250 nonrefundable deposit. We reserve the right to substitute faculty at any time, cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the training is canceled in entirety by the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, registrants will receive full refunds of the paid registration fees. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare or any other expenses related to attending the training. All refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.
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