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Engaged Mindfulness Institute

Mindfulness Teacher Training

Become a Certified Professional Mindfulness Teacher (CMT-P)

Train with the best . . .

Study and learn from world-renowned mindfulness teachers. We have gathered a brilliant group of teachers who are all experts in the field of mindfulness.  

Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, Rhonda Magee, Gaylon Ferguson, Joan Halifax, Fleet Maull, David Treleaven, Angel Kyodo Williams, Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, Kelly McGonigal, Leslie Booker, Diana Winston, Melissa Blacker, Mushim Ikeda, Vinny Ferraro and more!

Learn more about our Faculty:

Certification

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

Training Components

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 assignments.

Communities of Practice

Online

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.

Intensive Training 
Retreats

 Online or In-Person

Four intensive retreats -the first two online retreats focus on deepening your practice, and 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.

COST

Required $250 (nonrefundable) deposit to hold your space in the training

Pay-It-Forward 

$4,750

Three payments (after deposit) of $1600

OR

Six payments (after deposit) of $850

This price helps fund our Scholarship fee.

Sustainer

$3,750

Three payments (after deposit) of $1,350

OR

Six payments (after deposit) of $700

This price allows us to continue offering this training.

Scholarship-Supported

$2,750

Three payments (after deposit) of $1000

OR

Six payments (after deposit) of $550

This price has limited spaces available.

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.

EMI's MTT Training Includes

  • Two Weekend Practice Retreats (Friday night to Sunday) (online)

  • Two Training Practicum Retreats: You will be doing a short presentation and getting coaching from faculty and peers, as well as practicums on various aspects of teaching. (online or in-person)

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

    • Four Foundations of Mindfulness

    • Loving Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy & Equanimity

    • The Scientific Foundations of Mindfulness

    • The Art of Teaching includes group facilitation, presence, teaching as practice, ethics, and more. 

    • Diversity & Inclusion

    • Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

    • Engaged Applications: prisons, working with youth, environmental issues, homelessness, law enforcement, and more.  

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

  • 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, practice teaching,  and support. 

  • Topical (online) Workshops on various teaching methods. 

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

  • Additional requirements for certification:

    • Submission of a 10-page curriculum final project 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. 

Training Info

More details about our Mindfulness Teacher Training. Also check out the black FAQ button in the lower right for Frequently Asked Questions. 

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