Fundamentals in Teaching MBSR: 7-Day Intensive

Fundamentals in Teaching MBSR: 7-Day Intensive is the first step in the pathway toward becoming a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through East Coast Mindfulness. This course is designed for people with an established practice and a desire to learn how to share the benefits of mindfulness with others. A commitment to maintaining a personal relationship with practice and to developing the skills necessary to offer the MBSR class in person are necessary. Participants must be willing to show up authentically within the training group, and to bring their unique wisdom as well as their full humanness to bear in learning to teach MBSR.

This 7-day online intensive training establishes the foundational principles of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and curriculum. Participants study and experience the ethos, underpinnings, mindfulness practices, and attitudes that are the basis of MBSR. Language, pedagogical methods, and skills for engaging participants will be observed, investigated, and practiced.

This course will be taught by Rebecca Eldridge and Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers.

During this training you will—

  • Study the MBSR Curriculum, Protocols and Program Standards
  • Guide other trainees in standard MBSR meditation practices
  • Practice teaching components of the MBSR course curriculum to your fellow trainees
  • Give and receive feedback to yourself and other trainees
  • Investigate the ethos of teaching MBSR: for populations, in contexts, in the marketplace

At the end of this training you will be able to—

  • Demonstrate basic MBSR teaching competencies
  • Describe MBSR themes, intentions, and practices
  • Teach Mindfulness-Based practices
  • Deliver didactic presentations on stress
  • Articulate the intersection between your personal practice and teaching MBSR

  • Completion of an 8-Week MBSR course for personal growth, in one of these 2 formats:
  • In person, with a Certified MBSR teacher in your area, if possible
  • Online live with a Certified MBSR teacher (this does not include participation in recorded versions of an MBSR course)
  • Regular personal mindfulness meditation practice of at least one year
  • 3+ day silent, teacher-led retreat in mindfulness tradition in a group setting (not a solo retreat). Retreat must be led by a live teacher (no videos of teachers).

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed

Each program is limited to 12 trainees

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $3400

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2900

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2400

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

Application timeline for August 2020 program:

  1. Submit application online by Monday, July 20, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
  2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, July 27, 2020, with acceptance status.
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Monday, August 3, 2020.
  4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • 2020 Program Schedule
  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $3400

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2900

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2400

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

  • Apply

    Please review the information below regarding the dates for application submission, and so on. The button below takes you to a secure online application for the program.

    Application timeline for August 2020 program:

    1. Submit application online by Monday, July 20, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
    2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, July 27, 2020, with acceptance status.
    3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Monday, August 3, 2020.
    4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Common Questions

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 7 days prior to the first day of training (this will give us time to notify someone on the waitlist). No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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