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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.

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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