Facilitating the evolution of the standard of healthcare from one of managing disease to one of fostering health.

300HR Yoga Teacher Training

Coming soon! (check back for schedule)

Transcend boundaries, come together with Master Teachers and immerse yourself in the art, science, history and practice of yoga with Dr. Deborah Norris and Jessie Norris Taylor of The Mindfulness Center.

Deepen your Skills through Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Bring greater depth and confidence to your teaching

  • Advanced sequencing techniques ensure optimal experience for all students
  • Unique program focus explores the scientific, evidence basis for the therapeutic benefits and health applications of yoga and related mind-body practices.
  • Advanced anatomy and physiology delve deeper in to both eastern and western perspectives. 
    Learn fundamentals of scientific methodology for research in yoga
  • Community Service project provides the opportunity to work with special needs groups.

Contact TMC Registrar Roxanne Lerner for more information-


Dr. Deborah Norris

Deborah Norris, Ph.D. – Founder of The Mindfulness Center™, based in Washington, D.C., & author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, and Editor-in-Chief of MindBodyJournal.com. Dr Norris is Psychologist-in-Residence and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University, and past professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Renowned for her online meditation teacher training program, SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness, Dr. Norris is an internationally recognized speaker and educator on mindfulness, yoga, and integrative mind-body medicine. A health scientist with over 40 years of experience ranging from traditional medical and psychotherapeutic practices to integrative therapies and lifestyle practices, she teaches and conducts research in mindfulness, behavioral medicine and other holistic approaches to happiness and well-being.

Jesse Taylor

Jessie Taylor is Co-Founder and Director of Education at The Mindfulness Center (TMC) as well as a yoga and meditation instructor. She is 200-Hour ERYT with Yoga Alliance and for over a decade has studied a number of yoga  traditions, as well as meditation with the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies and the Gestalt Psychotherapy Center of Washington, DC and Trauma-Informed Mind-Body practices with the YogaHOPE organization. Jessie has developed and conducted wellness programs for numerous area corporations, hospitals, schools, the military and government agencies. Jessie is Director of The Mindfulness Center’s Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training programs and oversees program and staff development. Jessie recognizes the ability of yoga and meditation to balance and enhance all aspects of our lives and to cultivate optimal wellness of mind, body and spirit. Her background includes training in the arts, sustainable design and feng shui, which brings a unique awareness of the flow of energy in and around us to her work. Through her work and teachings with TMC Jessie hopes to create an environment of healing and wellness which you take with you throughout life.

are you ready for a life changing experience?

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