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MRP Trainer within one year. Upon completing your studies, you can immediately start working or even decide to continue your
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Mindfulness Teacher Training Program

In this Mindfulness Teacher Training you will learn the basics till the more profound teachings of mindfulness. It provides you with the skills and experience on how you can transfer your newfound knowledge to your future course participants or even your own students.

Mindfulness Teacher Training - Guidance by Master Niels

Your first module (12 months)
In your first year you will start with the Mindfulness Trainer Module, you will lay the foundation of your professional career as a mindfulness trainer. You will start with the basics of mindfulness, such as the theoretical background and principles, and your very first basic mindfulness techniques.

The module is build around learning and mastering the two introductory courses The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pre-MRP1) and Mindfulness in Everyday Life (pre-MRP2). Upon completing this year, you are an officially certified MRP Trainer and ready to professionally guide both introductory courses to others.

More modules for those who want to learn more
The entire Mindfulness Teacher Training at the Inner Mind Institute spans three years. It’s entirely up to you to decide whether you want to continue with the second and third year. Ultimately, you can continue your study until you become an MRP Master and possess an extensive toolbox with which you can teach your students everything about mindfulness from A to Z.

Master Niels, founder of the IMI, teaches you the first 3 basic mindfulness techniques

Professional guidance
Along your Mindfulness Teacher Training you will be supervised by Master Niels. You start your Mindfulness Teacher Training online and learn through a special designed self-study program. Master Niels will assist you in deepening your theoretical knowledge and mastering the latest and most effective mindfulness techniques. In the final part of the first module, you will learn how to effectively transfer your wisdom to your future students, giving you a strong foundation to become a successful mindfulness teacher.

Guidance during the Trainer Module is also available in Dutch

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A more comprehensive program in the field of mindfulness
Our Mindfulness Teacher Training is a comprehensive program that provides a unique and in-depth approach to mindfulness practice and teaching. It goes beyond other well-known training programs such as MBSR and MBCT, offering a deeper level of personal development, the potential to reach enlightenment, and the opportunity to become a better skilled & more complete mindfulness teacher.

So whether you are an ambitious beginner or an experienced mindfulness practitioner, this Mindfulness Teacher Training is an interesting choice!

The IMI’s Teacher Training is accredited by the International Mind Retreat Program Association (IMRPA).

Mindfulness Teacher Training:

€1850

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An innovative and complete
study program

Our Mindfulness Teacher Training program offers you wisdom and a comprehensive toolbox of techniques to teach others about all facets of mindfulness.

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Professional guidance by
a mindfulness master

Receive guidance from Master Niels, founder of the Innner Mind Institute and a former Buddhist monk. Master Niels has over 15 years of experience in the field of mindfulness.

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Offering a practical online study platform

Next to your guided sessions with Master Niels, you will have access to our Online Platform for Mindfulness where you can easily practice on-demand.

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1 Bonus kick-off session on 9 May
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10 Guided sessions
with Master Niels
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2 Powerful introductory
mindfulness courses
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60+ Hours of study
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Comprehensive study
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Exercises and practice schedules
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Personalized feedback
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Access to our global
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Information about the contents and practical matters of our Mindfulness Teacher Training

Mindfulness Teacher Training

During your Mindfulness Teacher Training, you will first learn to master different mindfulness techniques and the underlying theories. In addition, you will learn to apply these techniques and transfer your skills and knowledge to the students you guide during the pre-MRP Introductory Courses. When you are ready, you will continue studying your MRPs in the following years.

Your learning path during the Mindfulness Teacher Training

What will you learn during the Teacher Training?

In the first year of the Teacher Training, students are introduced to the content and philosophy behind the Mind Retreat Program (MRP). This provides a strong foundation for their future work as an MRP Trainer. Additionally, students will learn to master and teach the two 7-week introductory mindfulness courses The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pre-MRP1) and Mindfulness in Everyday Life (pre-MRP2).

The introductory courses are an essential part of MRP, and teaching them effectively is key to helping participants fully benefit from the courses and retreats that follow. By mastering these courses, students will gain a deeper understanding of MRP and be well-prepared to help others on their mindfulness journey.

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Personal guidance

During your Mindfulness Teacher Training, you will receive guidance from Master Niels, founder of the Inner Mind Institute. He will focus on two aspects:

1. Help you increase your theoretical knowledge and teach you to master the most effective mindfulness techniques.

2. Help you overcome your personal challenges.

To become a good mindfulness trainer, you must progress in both your personal growth and theoretical knowledge. To monitor your growth and knowledge, you will have 10 guided sessions throughout your study year. Eight of these session will occur within your study group.

10 Guided sessions with your teacher or master

The guided sessions will allow you to discuss your progress, personal development, understanding of the study materials, next steps, and any questions you might have at that point.

The remaining 2 sessions are used for your teacher to be present during your practical and theoretical exams and to evaluate your performance and knowledge.

For personal questions and urgent matters between these sessions, you can contact your teacher by email. Students are encouraged to use the Student Community on our online platform for mindfulness for general questions. Using the Student Community can help other students who may have the same question(s) as you.

We expect you to work independently with the materials offered in the Teacher Training study modules on our online platform for mindfulness.

Guidance during the Trainer Module is also available in Dutch. Click here for more information.

Flexibility of self-study

Self-study is a vital part of the Mindfulness Teacher Training program. We offer an online learning platform where you can learn independently and go through the Pre-MRP courses and additional study materials such as theory & extra guided sessions.

Our self-study program offers students the flexibility to schedule their study time. However, we encourage all students to progress through their studies at a similar pace to ensure completion within one year.

This approach also allows for peer-to-peer learning, enabling you to connect and learn from other students’ experiences on the online platform. We stimulate our students to use our dedicated online Student Community to discuss study materials, ask questions, share experience, and practice together.

Student community

At the beginning of their Mindfulness Teacher Training, students are divided into groups. In addition to a general Student Community, students also form their own, smaller working group in which they learn together, share experiences, ask questions, and practice together.

The opportunity to practice together and have personal contact with fellow students has proven to be a valuable addition that contributes positively to the development and motivation of the student.

Because the teachers and support team of the Inner Mind Institute also play an active role, the community is the ideal communication channel for all substantive and practical matters about the Teacher Training.

Mindfulness Teacher Training - Student Community Live Sessions

Mindfulness Teacher Training - Student Community

Duration of the training

The Mindfulness Teacher Training takes 12 months and is part of a training program that lasts a total of three years.

You are free to decide whether you want to continue with the second and third years after completing the first year. With twelve months, the Mindfulness Teacher Training program lasts longer than, for example, the MBSR course, where you can ultimately only teach a single 8-week course.

The Inner Mind Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training, on the other hand, offers you the opportunity to guide multiple courses, retreats, one-on-one sessions, or even guide your own students.

Student profile

Our Mindfulness Teacher Training is perfect for anyone who is motivated to learn and transfer the true essence of mindfulness to others. For you to be successful, it’s essential that you are willing to spend sufficient time on your mindfulness practice and are eager to delve into the deeper teachings of mindfulness.

Compared to other teacher training courses, you can learn everything about the essence of mindfulness up to the path to enlightenment at the Inner Mind Institute. That means you can learn a lot more about mindfulness than just the basics. Not only do you learn special techniques, but you also learn to master them in such a way that you can let go of your problem areas. As a result, you can live your life with inner peace and true happiness.

Tests and exams

To complete this module, you will take on several tests and exams to test your knowledge. You will conclude the first module of the training program by guiding the introductory mindfulness courses The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pre-MRP1) and Mindfulness in Everyday Life (pre-MRP2).

Passing these tests and exams ensures that you are experienced and qualified to offer a high level of mindfulness education. That’s why, after completing this module, you are immediately ready to start your professional career as a mindfulness MRP Trainer.

MRP Certification

Our Mindfulness Teacher Training is a training program that consists of three study years. It is entirely up to you to decide how far you want to progress through the program.

Year 1
Upon completing the first module of our Mindfulness Teacher Training, you will become a certified MRP Trainer and be able to teach two pre-MRP courses: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pre-MRP1) and Mindfulness in Everyday Life (pre-MRP2). Both courses last seven weeks and can be taught either online or in-person, based on your preference.

If you decide to continue your studies, after completing the second and third module, you will be able to lead various additional courses and retreats:

Year 2
Upon completing your second year of study, you will become a certified MRP Teacher and be able to teach the 7-week course The Mindfulness Code (pre-MRP3), as well as lead two Mind Retreats: Trial MRP (3 days) and Essential MRP (7 days).

Year 3
Upon completing your third year of study, you will become a certified MRP Expert and be able to give one-on-one sessions and supervise the first two study years of the Inner Mind Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training.

Year 7
If you choose to continue your mindfulness studies after the third year, you can guide students from the first to the third year of the Inner Mind Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training, deepening your own practice and contributing to the growth of mindfulness education. After seven years of study, you will be recognized as an accomplished master and awarded the title of MRP Master.

We are committed to supporting you on your mindfulness journey and helping you achieve your goals at each step of the way. With each year of study, you will gain valuable skills and knowledge that will enable you to teach mindfulness practices with integrity and effectiveness.

Accredited training

Taking a mindfulness teacher training program at an IMRPA accredited school, such as the Inner Mind Institute, means that the school’s program has met the high standards set by the association for teaching MRP to others. The quality mark ensures students that the training they receive will provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques to teach MRP effectively and according to high-quality standards.

Upon completing the program at the Inner Mind Institute, students will be eligible for accreditation from the IMRPA (“International Mind Retreat Program Association”) themselves. This accreditation is a symbol of quality and excellence in mindfulness education and may also increase the student’s opportunities for employment and career advancement

Read more about the IMRPA here.

After your studies

Embark on a journey towards MRP mastery with our Mindfulness Teacher Training. Already after completing the first year, you will be equipped to share your expertise as an MRP Trainer with mindfulness schools, companies, and enterprises. As you continue your studies to become an MRP Teacher, Expert, or Master, you will gain the knowledge and skills to guide additional courses, retreats, one-on-one sessions, or even to teach and inspire your own students!

Receiving accreditation from the IMRPA provides a strong endorsement to potential employers, clients, and peers that you have met the high standards set by the organization. It demonstrates that you have completed a rigorous and respected training program and are qualified to teach mindfulness practices with skill and integrity.

By pursuing accreditation, you can stand out as a qualified and trustworthy mindfulness teacher in the industry, contributing to the growth and acceptance of mindfulness as a valuable tool for personal and professional development.

Year 1: Guide 2 introductory mindfulness courses
Upon completion of the first year of the Teacher Training, students are certified as MRP Trainers and can start teaching the two 7-week pre-MRP courses:

In addition to these courses, you can also guide Pre-MRP3 – The Mindfulness Code, lead mindfulness retreats, conduct one-on-one sessions, and even teach your own students if you decide to continue with the second and third year of the Teacher Training.

With the ability to guide these courses and programs, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to help others cultivate mindfulness and compassion in their daily lives.

Year 2
Upon completing your second year of study, you will become a certified MRP Teacher and be able to teach the 7-week course Pre-MRP3 – The Mindfulness Code, as well as lead two Mind Retreats: Trial MRP (3 days) and Essential MRP (7 days).

Year 3
Upon completing your third year of study, you will become a certified MRP Expert and be able to give one-on-one sessions and supervise the first two study years of the Inner Mind Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training.

Start earning directly after completing your first year
Directly after becoming a certified MRP Trainer, you can start earning money by guiding others through the first two pre-MRP introductory courses. Each 7-week course has a market-based value of €450 per student.

Alternatively, you could choose to follow the example of the Inner Mind Institute and offer introductory courses on a donation basis. While this approach may be less certain in terms of income, it allows you to reach more people and contribute to the spread of MRP globally. Regardless of which option you choose, becoming an MRP Trainer is a great way to help others and earn money at the same time.

Start dates

The next opportunity to start your Teacher Training is on:

May 9th 2024 Register now

Costs

Mindfulness Teacher Training €1850
Mindfulness Teacher Training in monthly payments 12x €155

 

* Determine whether you want to continue your studies after each year.
** Costs for taking the required retreats are not included in the price. At the Inner Mind Institute, you can participate in the 3-day Trial MRP and 7-day Essential MRP on a donation basis.

For all of your questions about the Mindfulness Teacher Training, please send us an email: mindful@innermindinstitute.org
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