Fundamentals Intensive in Teaching MBSR

Fundamentals Intensive in Teaching MBSR 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 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
  • Participation in a recent silent, teacher-led retreat of 3 days or more in a mindfulness tradition: this retreat can be completed either in person or online. Retreat must be led by a live teacher (no videos of teachers), conducted in a group setting (not a solo retreat).

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

Each program is limited to 12 trainees, with a minimum of 6 participants

Upcoming dates to be announced, so check back!

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 so we can find a way for you to participate.

Applications for this program will be accepted once the program dates are announced.


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

  • Program Schedule

    Upcoming dates to be announced, so check back!

  • 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 so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Apply

    Applications for this program will be accepted once the program dates are announced.


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

  • Common Questions

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee 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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