Mindfulness Teacher Training

Immersion in mindfulness. Geared towards teaching adolescents.

iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training is a yearlong training and certification that prepares professionals who work with adolescents to implement an in-depth mindfulness curriculum in high schools, colleges and other educational settings.

This program teaches mindfulness practices specifically developed for adolescents and the adults who support them, as well as the skills to succeed as effective mentors.

The 2019-20 cohort is now complete.

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Past Dates & Locations

June 2019-June 2020. The year-long program will begin and conclude with a 5-day residential retreat held in Concord, MA. An additional 4-day retreat will be held in January. Room and board for all retreats is included in the training fee.

Retreat Dates
June 18-23, 2019 at Prindle Pond Hilltop in Charlton, MA
January 18-22, 2020 at Prindle Pond Hilltop in Charlton, MA
June 16-21, 2020 at Middlesex School in Concord, MA

Course Structure

  • Three residential retreats
  • Online study between retreats
  • Monthly small group meetings
  • Meditation and Facilitation mentoring
  • Structured daily meditation practice
  • Individualized feedback from faculty
  • Practicum and Certification

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Who is this training for?

Professionals who are interested in teaching mindfulness in their high school, college or community through classes, workshops or retreats, and who are committed to deepening their own meditation practice as a foundation for working with adolescents and the adults in their community. This includes:

  • Public and Private School Educators
  • Higher Education Professionals
  • Adolescent Counselors & Social Workers
  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Experiential Educators
  • Professionals who work with young adults in any capacity

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What will you learn?

Personal and professional mindfulness teaching skills, including:

  • A depth of meditation experience adequate to embody mindfulness
  • Methods for compassionate and playful engagement with youth
  • Mindfulness practices for working with parents and colleagues
  • Foundations of adolescent developmental psychology
  • Science of mindfulness
  • Trauma-informed teaching methods
  • Ability to create curriculum for diverse populations
  • Understanding how issues of social justice including racism, power and privilege intersect and impact teaching
  • Ability to apply mindfulness to creative expression, the natural world, and global issues.

To learn more about a central school mindfulness model for this training, see our blog post Mindfulness in Educational Settings: Spotlight on the Middlesex Program.

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A strong background in the study and practice of mindfulness, including:

  • A consistent mindfulness meditation practice for at least three years
  • A minimum of 10 days total of silent retreat, including at least one retreat of 5 days or more (e.g., two 5-day retreats, or one 7-day retreat and a 3-day retreat)
  • At least three years of experience working with adolescents
    Experience teaching classes or facilitating groups is suggested.


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Jessica Morey, MA

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Rod Owens

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Doug Worthen

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Khalila Archer

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Charisse Minerva Spencer, MA

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Enrique Collazo

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David Treleaven

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Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD

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Ghylian Bell

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Miki Kashtan

Program Fee

$7,500 (includes room and board at three retreats)

Financial Assistance is available

The $7,500 Program Fee covers:

  • Three 5-day residential retreats with room and board
  • Online curriculum
  • Individual personal/professional mentoring
  • Practicum supervision
  • Monthly small group meetings
  • Guidance for structured daily meditation

iBme is committed to training diverse leaders in the growing field of secular mindfulness who can serve a wide range of communities reflecting racial, gender, economic, and religious differences.

This cohort is now closed

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