Introduction to Teaching MBSR Live Online: An Intensive for New MBSR Teachers

NOTE: This training is for MBSR teachers who have taught 1, 2, or 3 (possibly more) cycles of MBSR in person. If you are an experienced MBSR teacher, please see our advanced training, Train to Teach MBSR Live Online, which can result in certification through East Coast Mindfulness to teach MBSR Live Online.

Introduction to Teaching MBSR Live Online is a 3-day, 27-hour intensive during which early MBSR teachers identify what is essential in each class of an MBSR course (orientation, All Day, and 8 classes), and gain practical experience in expressing the essence of those classes through the online format. Emphasis is on finding your own voice and online style, while honoring the rigor of the curriculum and the needs of your participants.

Using Jon Kabat-Zinn's original MBSR curriculum and documents published after it, as well as your previous MBSR teacher training experience, your own MBSR teaching experience, and your personal meditation practice, you will:

  1. teach parts of the curriculum online to your colleagues and trainers,
  2. give feedback, and receive feedback from, your training colleagues about teaching online, and
  3. receive feedback from the trainers about your online teaching.
You will also spend up to 10 hours between sessions working on your own to complete practical assignments to help you teach online.

Acceptance into the training is by application. Training is capped at 10 participants to ensure time for exploration and questions. This course will be taught by Rebecca Eldridge and Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers.

Apply now for the program beginning on Sunday, September 20, 2020. A waitlist will be created after the application deadline, once all applications have been thoroughly reviewed.

During this training you will—

  • Consider what is essential in each of the 10 classes of an MBSR course, and what adaptations need to happen to convey the essential online
  • Explore your authentic, unique way to bring the MBSR curriculum alive online
  • Teach aspects of the MBSR curriculum online to your fellow trainees
  • Give and receive feedback to yourself and other trainees around teaching online

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

  • Identify essential elements of the 10 sessions in an MBSR course
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in teaching MBSR Live Online
  • Authentically express interactive and didactic teaching through the online platform
  • Connect with your online MBSR teaching colleagues for continued support and learning

Required Technology:

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

This program is limited to 10 participants

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): $2100

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1800

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1500

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 the program beginning in September 2020:

  1. Submit application online by Thursday, August 27, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
  2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, August 31, 2020, with acceptance status.
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Friday, September 4, 2020.
  4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.

Application timeline for the program beginning in April 2021:

  1. Submit application online by Monday, March 8, 2021. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
  2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Thursday, March 11, 2021, with acceptance status.
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Thursday, March 18, 2021.
  4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.


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

  • 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): $2100

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1800

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1500

    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 the program beginning in September 2020:

    1. Submit application online by Thursday, August 27, 2020. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
    2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Monday, August 31, 2020, with acceptance status.
    3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Friday, September 4, 2020.
    4. Once your spot is confirmed, you will receive more information about the course.

    Application timeline for the program beginning in April 2021:

    1. Submit application online by Monday, March 8, 2021. You will receive an automated response that your application has been received.
    2. Receive email from East Coast Mindfulness by Thursday, March 11, 2021, with acceptance status.
    3. If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your spot and submit payment by Thursday, March 18, 2021.
    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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