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Meditation Teacher Training On-Site

160-hour immersion program with Dr. Deborah Norris

About

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)

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 REQUIRED COURSES   Required courses are offered monthly in 3, 5 or 8-hour segments. Hours are cumulative. You can take courses as they fit your schedule; no need to worry about missing a class.    Completion of the certification program requires a total of 160 hours of training.    Including:  •120 hours of required courses. •20 hours elective courses (minimum 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B) •20 hours of approved community service •Concurrent requisites: 50 hours of personal practice either in groups or alone

REQUIRED COURSES 

Required courses are offered monthly in 3, 5 or 8-hour segments. Hours are cumulative. You can take courses as they fit your schedule; no need to worry about missing a class.

Completion of the certification program requires a total of 160 hours of training.
Including:
•120 hours of required courses.
•20 hours elective courses (minimum 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B)
•20 hours of approved community service
•Concurrent requisites: 50 hours of personal practice either in groups or alone

Schedule/Pricing:

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.

Testimonials

I am profoundly thankful that I took the opportunity to study meditation under Dr. Debbie Norris at The Mindfulness Center. I have meditated off and on for over 40 years. Five years ago I certified as a yoga instructor, and began teaching my yoga students how to meditate. Shortly after studying meditation in the Meditation Teacher Training program my own yoga students reported reaching deeper levels during our meditation sessions. Even my students who had been meditating for a few years noticed a profound change in their meditation quality. The skills I learned were particularly helpful for my work with novice meditation students. One of my students was referred to me because he had trouble sleeping. Within two weekly training sessions he was sleeping normally again. All of my students have benefited from what I learned through the Meditation Teacher Training at The Mindfulness Center.
— Sharon Jentzer, RYT200
I thoroughly enjoyed the Meditation Teacher Training at The Mindfulness Center. The format of the program enabled me to fit more meditation into my lifestyle. I enjoyed the opportunity to lead meditation when I was ready and get feedback from others. I also got a lot out of the community service component planning the DC Meditates event on the National Mall. Through the program, I expanded my knowledge on meditation and mindfulness, strengthened my practice, and met some great people!
— Ginny Hill
The mindfulness meditation training has been a life-changing practice. It has truly helped widen my awareness. It’s been over a year that I spoke with Aurora…and I am so thankful she shared that this training was’ life-changing’. It has been.
— Elva Anderson, Ph.D.