The Meditation Teacher Training program is a 160-hour immersion program that informs the participant through both didactic and experiential practices. Discussion covers the role of mindfulness-based meditation in health care, education and other community building roles, drawing on both ancient wisdom and modern evidence-basis. Experiential practice cultivates a deeper self-practice, and builds the foundation for teaching group and one-on-one sessions.
This program is Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers/NASW, and offers up to 24 hours of CE's to therapists and social workers. CEU's are also offered through Yoga Alliance.
This comprehensive training program features Professor Deborah Norris, Ph.D. founder of The Mindfulness Center™, and Director of the American University Psychobiology of Healing program. Dr. Norris is a neurobehavioral scientist and author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness. She is past professor at Georgetown University Medical School, and yoga therapist.
By joining our community to become a certified meditation teacher, you will:
•Deepen your understanding of meditation through both informational content and experiential practice
•Learn the skills to apply mindfulness practices to relationships and situations of conflict, trauma, and behavioral change.
•Access and learn from the abundance of scientific evidence on the benefits of mindfulness
•Learn about the benefits of different types of mediation practices
•Join a community of people who share your same interest in mindfulness
•Establish the tools, experience, and guidance to further your own mindfulness practice
$2200.00 / PER PERSON (Group rates & payment plans available)
The Mindfulness Center's Meditation Teacher Training features a unique rolling admission, allowing you to start at any time. Hours are comprised of 120 Required Course hours, 20 Elective Course hours and 20 hours of Community Service.
Required course are offered approximately once a month on Fridays from 6:30-9:30pm and Saturdays 12:00-5:00pm. Electives are offered throughout the month. For the full schedule click HERE.
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Dr. Deborah Norris: Friday, May 11, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Weekend Meditation Reteat with Dr. Deborah Norris: Saturday, May 12,12:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Aurora Hutchinson: Friday, June 15, 6:30-9:30pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Aurora Hutchinson: Saturday, June 16,12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mind Body For Cancer Pt 1:
Friday, July 20, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Mind Body For Cancer Pt 2:
Saturday, July 21, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Dr. Deborah Norris: Friday, August 17, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Dr. Deborah Norris:
Saturday, August 18,12:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Aurora Hutchinson: Friday, September 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Aurora Hutchinson: Saturday, September 8,12:00pm - 5:00pm
Meditation as Therapy: Clinical Applications Pt 1:
Friday, October 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Meditation as Therapy: Clinical Applications Pt 2:
Saturday, October 20,12:00pm 5:00pm
Please check link for accurate dates and times of workshops and electives. Dates and times listed above may very.
Pay in full in advance: $2,200.
Payment plan options available. Contact us for questions and inquiries.
Courses are offered individually, and may be taken independent of the Meditation Teacher Training program.
Pay by the course: The cost varies, depending upon the electives that you choose.
In addition to on-site retreats, Dr. Norris and Aurora lead retreats throughout the world. Hours earned during these off-site retreats may count towards completion of certification. Costs of these retreats are additional and are not included in the Meditation Teacher Training tuition.
Scholarships are available for MB362 Mind-Body for Cancer, for individuals with a diagnosis of cancer. Accompanying caretakers may attend for free.
Payment plans and a limited number of partial scholarships are also available. For scholarship information, contact Roxanne@themindfulnesscenter.org.