The Essence of Mindfulness
Online mindfulness introductory course
The Inner Mind Institute offers you a groundbreaking 10-week introductory course to mindfulness that you can follow entirely online and on-demand.
10 HIGHLY EFFECTIVE SESSIONS
Start with the online Introductory Course a moment that suits you and watch (or listen) one session per week. If you feel you need more time to practice a certain technique, you can decide to repeat a session until you master the technique.
ONLINE STUDY MATERIALS TO SUPPORT TO PRACTICE
View the sessions and practice during the week with our summaries, practice schedules, extra guided mindfulness sessions, and additional modules within IMI Plus to enhance your practice and master your new techniques.
FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS
The techniques that you will learn during this course are extremely new and powerful. While this is an excellent course if you are new to mindfulness, we believe that everyone from a beginner to an advanced practitioner can benefit their mindfulness practice from these techniques and come to deeper insights.
EXTREMELY LOW PRICED. TRY 14 DAYS FREE – AFTER ONLY €10/MONTH!
Similar mindfulness courses already cost around €500 for 8 weeks. You can follow our online introductory course, ‘The Essence of Mindfulness,’ for only €10 per month and learn all the techniques to improve your life for the better!
Included in this Introductory Course are
🗓️ 10 GROUNDBREAKING SESSIONS
Follow one session (of approx. 90 minutes) per week for ten weeks
⚡ 8 NEW TECHNIQUES
Learn 8 powerful, new internal and external mindfulness techniques
🧘🏻 EXPERT GUIDANCE
Receive guidance of former Buddhist monk Master Niels
📎 STUDY MATERIALS
Summaries, exercises, and practice schedules for each session
⭐ EXTRA GUIDED SESSIONS
Watch extra sessions to practice the techniques taught during the course
✨ SPECIAL INITIATION
Receive a special initiation by Master Niels during the final session
📝 TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Find out how well you are doing by completing occasional test
⏳ 5-HOUR MIND RETREAT
You will complete your 10-week course with a closing retreat
✨ ADDITIONAL MODULES
Support your practice with many additional modules within IMI Plus
🌍 WEEKLY LIVE PRACTICE SESSIONS
Weekly practice together with other members of the IMI community
🌍 STUDENT COMMUNITY
Ask questions and share experiences on our student community board
🌍 NEW CONTENT
We continue to publish more and more content. All included in IMI Plus!
Why sign up for this online mindfulness course?
This introductory course to mindfulness is a unique opportunity that you cannot miss. During this course, Master Niels will teach you 8 new powerful mindfulness techniques that you haven’t learned anywhere else.
Learn the real essence of mindfulness by receiving teachings of a true master
Learn the latest and most powerful mindfulness techniques in the world
Learn how to integrate mindfulness in your daily life
Learn how to deal with problems and challenges
Reduce a busy mind, stress, worries, anxiety, anger and a low self-esteem
Learn how to quiet your mind and deal with your emotions
Reduce your physical complaints
Follow this course anywhere online (COVID-19 proof)
Get an unmissable initiation from Master Niels that will boost your mindfulness practice
Ask your personal questions in the member community board
Get motivated by weekly inspiring emails
No obligations! You can quit this course at any moment
The 10-week introductory course is part of our monthly membership IMI Plus. With IMI Plus, you will have access to many additional study modules and weekly practice sessions with the IMI community on our online platform.
⭐ STEP 1 – INTRODUCTORY COURSE
⭐ STEP 2 – MINDFULNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
⭐ STEP 3 – MIND RETREAT
⭐ STEP 4 – MIND RETREAT PROGRAM
⭐ PRACTICE LIVE TOGETHER
⭐ GUIDED MINDFULNESS SESSIONS
⭐ MINDFULNESS PRACTICE SCHEDULES
⭐ ALL THINGS YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT MINDFULNESS!
⭐ HOW DO I GET RID OF MY ADDICTION?
💻 On-demand course
Start your 10-week introductory course and learn online and on-demand with IMI Plus
€10 / month
Guidance by Master Niels
Niels de Stürler Boekwijt (36) is the founder of the Inner Mind Institute. In 2020, Master Niels lived as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. His ultimate goal for this year was to find enlightenment and to spread his knowledge to his students.
Since 2010 Master Niels traveled multiple times to Thailand to expand his knowledge about mindfulness, eventually becoming a monk for the first time in 2015.
He has guided retreats in Thailand and The Netherlands, and is now teaching many students through online live and on-demand available courses.
In the Netherlands, Master Niels works as an osteopath, treating people in the Inner Mind Center in Oegstgeest, and he organizes mindfulness courses and retreats in The Netherlands and Thailand.
What do others say about this course?
“This course was wonderful! I learned a lot about mindfulness. I’ve continued practicing everyday with the techniques I learned. I live in America. I was willing to get up at 330am. It was that good.”
“My whole life I’ve been struggling with my ‘monkey mind’ and self doubt. It controlled my life. During this 10-week course I have learned so much, and so fast, about how to become the observer of my thoughts. More and more I’m able to create mindful energy at any moment of the day. I feel more calm, more love, more aware. I’m very grateful that I had the opportunity to join this course. And thankful for Niels being such a great teacher and putting all this effort in making this knowledge accessible for me/us/others. You rock Niels!”
Kevin la Grand
“For me this course was an amazing adventure. Mindfulness which I knew was different. I like to discover my new possibilities and this course gives me many new practice insights to do so. I am very grateful to Master Niels and team IMI.”
“A must for everyone! Follow this groundbreaking mindfulness course and learn how being aware of your body and your thoughts can significantly change your life in a positive way.”
“This is a fantastic course to begin to understand how to be mindful and how to use everyday mindfulness practice to deal with various problems. Good guidance, assistance at every step during and after sessions, and interesting and helpful materials to support the everyday practice. Thank you!”
“This course has given me much more than I expected. There has really changed a lot in how I look at things and how I approach things. My life is more effortless and lighter!”
Frequently asked questions
‘The Essence of Mindfulness – Introductory Course’ is a 10-week introductory course to mindfulness that you can follow entirely online and on-demand on the online platform of the Inner Mind Institute.
The entire introductory course, ‘The Essence of Mindfulness,’ takes 10 weeks.
Of course, you can decide to complete the course faster, but we advise you to not follow more than one session per week in order to have enough time to practice and master your new techniques.
You will have access to the contents of this introductory course for as long as your are a IMI Plus member, so you can always take more time to complete the course or rewatch sessions at a later time.
‘The Essence of Mindfulness – Introductory Course’ is included in our IMI Plus membership. You can now try IMI Plus for free for 14 days. After this period, IMI Plus costs only €10 per month. You can cancel your membership at any time.
The entire introductory course takes 10 weeks, so you would need IMI Plus for about 3 months. But, of course, we hope you will stick with us for a longer period so that we can continue to guide you in your mindfulness practice.
You can follow the entire introductory course on-demand on our online platform for mindfulness: https://lessons.innermindinstitute.org/
After signing up for IMI Plus, you will find the module for this introductory course in your student dashboard.
During our 10-week introductory course, you will learn 8 new external and internal mindfulness techniques that you haven’t learned anywhere else. You will also learn how to apply these techniques to overcome your problems and to stay in the here and now at all times.
Our introductory course is an excellent course if you are new to mindfulness. However, we believe that everyone from a beginner to an advanced practitioner can benefit their mindfulness practice from these techniques and come to deeper insights.
Yes, you can start this 10-week introductory course at any moment that suits you. The entire course takes 10 weeks and we advise you to not follow more than one session per week, so that you have enough time to practice and master all of your new techniques.
Of course, you can always take more time for a session if you feel you need to.
You can find the video and audio recordings for this introductory course in the module ‘Step 1 – Introductory Course’ in your student dashboard. After opening the module, each session starts with a chapter with the corresponding video session and an audio recording included at the top of the session’s summary.
Your study material for the online introductory course is part of our IMI Plus membership. With IMI Plus you have access to video and audio sessions, summaries, practice schedules, extra guided sessions, and more for each session of the introductory course. You will also have access to the additional modules on our platform to support your mindfulness practice.
You can simply access all of the courses by logging in to our online platform and navigating to your student dashboard.
The study materials for our 10-week introductory course exist out of audio and video sessions, written summaries, practice schedules, presentation slides, extra guided sessions, and more.
You will have access to all sessions of this introductory course and the additional study materials for as long as you are an IMI Plus member. Your access will expire on the expiry date of your membership.
Yes, with IMI Plus you will have access to the study material for this introductory course, and to selected modules to support your online practice. We are still adding new content and new modules periodically, so you will have access to more, and more study material over time.
We continue to improve the study material for this course, and publish new content to support your practice. Next to that, we continuously add new courses and publish new content, such as recorded audio and video sessions, motivational stories, exercises and practice schedules, and articles to existing courses.
IMI Plus is a membership to the online platform of the Inner Mind Institute. For only €10 per month you get access to the study material for our 10-week introductory course, ‘The Essence of Mindfulness,’ and other selected modules to support your mindfulness practice.
You can cancel your IMI Plus membership at any time through the billing tab of your account on our online platform for mindfulness.
If there’s something else you would like to know about our online introductory course, you can send us email at email@example.com