When you’re ready to offer real-world mindfulness
with clarity, confidence & compassion,
with uniqueness only you can bring...

Certified Mindfulness Instructor

Complete path to share mindfulness in the real world to meet real life.

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Certification For The Rest of Us

The World Is Waiting For You. Certification Helps You Get Ready For The World.

With MNDFL, That Means All of It.

Once you've completed the Mindfulness Intensive Training (go ahead, check it out, we'll be here when you get back), or if you want to take it all on together, the Certification path lays the world at your feet.


At MNDFL, we’ve always said “there’s no substitute for one human being holding space for another human being” and an intensive Certification Retreat with a diverse cohort that challenges you is the perfect opportunity to feel this BIG TIME.

Come together with other participants and practice in community to prepare to share mindfulness in modern contexts, while experiencing real-time feedback, coaching, and assessments. You'll come out the other side with deepened knowledge and skills, an ability to hold more complexity, and greater confidence in your seat when sharing mindfulness in different settings.

Yes, you’ll officially be a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (CMI) after this last step*, but you’ll also join our extended MNDFL family which will make us officially thrilled.

 75 hours

Who: Experienced practitioners who want to deepen their training and go all the way to receive certification. As part of this path, applicants will complete the Mindfulness Intensive Training (MIT), including live sessions & assessment requirements. 

Requirements (included in package): MIT + Assessments + Practicum Project + Pre-Certification Review

What you'll experience: 

  • Practice
  • Feedback
  • Direct Coaching
  • Assessment
  • Culminates In Certification by MNDFL*


Enter the Movement of Modern Mindfulness, and offer your gift, just as YOU are.


REAL people. REAL practice. REAL Life.

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*To maintain a high level of integrity and qualified instructors, certification is not guaranteed and is entirely at the discretion of the Certification Evaluation Team. Candidates must meet certification standards criteria but will be able to re-apply if they don't. 

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We've Shared MNDFL-ness With...


Modern Training Experience Designed
To Meet Today's Demands

Grounded by Live Experience,
Mentorship & Community

What You'll Get:

  • Three month LIVE program, including online sessions to deepen your practice and knowledge from wherever you are
  • Mentorship with feedback and support from expert MNDFL faculty
  • Collaborative training with a small (no more than 24) peers to provide community, accountability, and FUN 

Intro to Mindfulness Meditative Cinematic-style Foundation Training

  • Gain an understanding of the history, context and rise of modern of mindfulness as it exists today

ALL Content and Support Material from the Essential of Mindfulness+ Training

  • NEW! fully searchable transcriptions of all video content
  • A blend of content to support your learning style...
  • Engaging video seminars with expert MNDFL faculty
  • Slideshow content to support visual learning
  • Interactive assessments to review material learned in each module
  • A comprehensive reading list with outside resources and ongoing learning material
  • Guided mindfulness practices to embody the teachings
  • Self-reflection questions to make the content personalized and relevant to YOU
  • Certificate of Completion after assessments are reviewed by a trained facilitator to keep you accountable and on track. This certificate will demonstrate your understanding of and experience with mindfulness
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What Is Covered In This Training:

Module 1


Framing mindfulness, its evidence-based benefits, and its cultivation of compassion and resilience

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Module 2


Modern mindfulness, the science, the intersections of mindfulness, social justice and going “beyond the brain”

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Module 3


Establishing a practice, instructions for physical and mental alignment, contraindications and trauma-informed sensitivity

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Module 4


Roles, conduct, and the ethics of offering mindfulness, creating spaces of belonging beyond diversity, equity and inclusion

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Module 5


Tangible tools & skillsets for sharing mindfulness - doing business, accessing networks, and other important next steps

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How It Works:

MIT Week 1:

• Begin your online study with an on-demand 2-hour course, Intro to Mindfulness (I2M)

• Introduction to your MNDFL Facilitators

• Meet Your Cohort (less than 25 people)

• Diversity of faculty, peers, and facilitators sets MNDFL apart - gather with people who will broaden your perspectives and celebrate your uniqueness

• Create the conditions for learning: community and accountability

• Get a MNDFL Pod, group of 3-4 peers to meet with weekly for deeper dives

MIT Week 2-6:

• Personal study - 25 hours of on-demand content with the Essentials of Mindfulness Training (EMT)

• Training Modules: Aspects, Essentials, Technique, Ethics, and Application

• MNDFL Facilitators lead weekly live sessions for your cohort to reflect & bring course content to life

• Deepen Personal Practice - this is not just training in mindfulness theory and techniques, it's training in everyday mindful LIVING

• Get mentorship, feedback, and support

• Connect in small groups for discussion and reflection

MIT Week 7 & 8:

• After completing your online course-study (EMT), it's time to go out into the world

• Learn-by-doing: 2 weeks of project-based learning. Put your training into real life practice

• MNDFL Edge Practicum is by your own design - deepen your mindfulness practice within the context of your real life - find your edge

• Accountability Buddy - honest and clear feedback, offered with care, is gold. Deepen your awareness and skill with peer support

• Write a self-reflection on your learnings and growing edges

• CMI path includes 1:1 coaching and mentorship

MIT Week 10:
That's A Wrap

• Presentations and Reflections with peers on MNDFL Edge Practicum Projects

• Receive Invaluable Mentorship and Feedback from your MNDFL Facilitators

• Seal your training with integrity and purpose as you prepare to transition into the world, newly trained and deepened

• Get what you need. Your final questions get answered as you consider what comes next.

• Receive your Certificate of Completion and set off on your mindful life...

• ...or choose to continue on the path to become a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (CMI) >>>

The Certification Path

• Go all the way and become a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (CMI)

• After an integration phase, come together for the Certification Retreat

• 10 day deep dive, a week spent going deep on your own, book-ended with two weekends of live immersive practice teaching with feedback, mentorship, and support

• Receive coaching & guidance in how to give and receive potent feedback

• Assessment from MNDFL Facilitators gives you the confidence (and the credentials) to share mindfulness in the world

• Culminates in MNDFL Certification*

Get MNDFL Trained Like This:


  • Get Expertise: MIT is a live training led by expert MNDFL Facilitators who offer feedback and mentorship focused on your development. They won’t hold your hand, but they’ll be there to support you at your growing edges.

  • Get Intimate: Join a small cohort of no more than 25 people - no one gets lost on page 5 of the Zoom screen.

  • Get Collaborative: Within your cohort, you’ll connect weekly with a MNDFL Pod of 5-6 peers to build accountability, ask questions, and stay motivated. With this level of connection, nobody gets left behind.

  • Get Interactive: Weekly sessions are held live on Zoom to connect with MNDFL Facilitators, get your questions answered, and dig deeper into the training content with your MNDFL Pod in breakout rooms. There’s no joining this training anonymously just to “listen in” - this is where your unique mindfulness voice comes alive. 

  • Get Practiced: Theory is all well and good, but what happens when you sit in front of people to share? How about people that are different - that stretch your learning edge? Scripts will get you but so (not very) far. Practicums are project-based learning, because learning-by-doing is the premier way to learn.  

  • Get Ready: NEW! We've now made MIT Even More Accessible. It's no secret that mindfulness is for everyone, so we've ditched the applications to join our live Mindfulness Intensive Training. While we call it MIT, you don't need a 6-page resume or tons of experience to join. Just bring the curiosity and commitment to make your life a more mindful one, and we'll meet you there.

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Sharing Mindfulness With Integrity is No Joke

We welcome all kinds of humans, but let's face it:
not everyone is ready for the integrity & accountability required of certification.

This is for you if you want to...

  • Up-level your professional and personal life with certification by a recognized leader in mindfulness training and education.
  • Improve your life with a way for the benefits of mindfulness to meet you where you are.
  • Deepen your work as an educator, counselor, trainer, healer, or just as a plain human.
  • Learn a language that meets people where they are across lines of race, class, & gender, and can speak to the experiences that your fellow humans are having.
  • Develop your mindfulness muscles with renowned and experienced teachers and experts to give you the strength and confidence to flex these techniques anywhere.
  • Discover exactly where you meet mindfulness and it meets you. 

This is NOT for you if...

  • Just want a quick credential with no accountability, no work, no commitment.
  • You aren't ready to put time into up-leveling your practice.
  • You think "watching videos" will make you an instructor without having a commitment to integrity of your own practice.
  • You are using mindfulness to bypass mental health challenges best worked out with the direct support of a professional or healer.
  • You want to bypass the intention work of a spiritual path or lineage you're engaged with.
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Mindfulness Training Feature Comparison

There's a LOT of trainings out there. Ours is unique, so we've even
done the leg work for you so you can compare.

                 MNDFL         Chopra Sura Flow Justin Michael Williams Sounds
School of Positive Transformation
          Frequency           Offered Monthly Offered 3x Annually Offered 1x Annually Offered 1x Annually Offered every 2 year On-Demand
Length 10 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks 6 months 2 years No time limit
# of hours 75 hours
(7-8 hours/week)
60 hours
(5-6 hours/week)
300 hours not listed 5-6 hours/week 100 hours
Cost $1,997 $2,495 $5,877 $6,500 $7,700 $490
Live Training Weekly Live Sessions,
Retreat for those who go on to certify
(2 weekends)
Live Q&A Sessions Live Practice Sessions with Q&A Live Coaching, Weekend Intensives, Hybrid Retreat Monthly Cohort Meetups, 2 Live Weekend Events optional monthly live webinar
Community aspect Emphasized Optional Limited Included Included None
# of Instructors >23
(Faculty, Guest Stars, Facilitators)
8 Teachers 1 Teacher 1 Teacher 2 Teachers, 19 Guest Faculty 1 Teacher
Curated for diversity Explicit commitment to equity Not mentioned Not mentioned Not mentioned DEI mentioned Not mentioned
Scholarship Transparency 20% of classes reserved for scholarships
75% scholarships allocated to marginalized identities
Not mentioned Not mentioned Limited partial scholarships available Limited partial scholarships available Not mentioned
Prerequisites All prerequisites included.
Register and choose your cohort.
Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment Program. Must call & speak to Program Specialist to enroll Dedicated personal practice, or training experience in yoga, healing or meditation Not listed 6-night, residential, silent, mindfulness meditation retreat in the style of Insight or Vipassana (excluding Goenka) meditation. Letter of recommendation from meditation or spiritual teacher. None

Benefits Comparison

Features are great, but benefits are all about what you actually get.
Compare for yourself:

                 MNDFL         Chopra Sura Flow Justin Michael Williams Sounds
School of Positive Transformation
Prerequisites Choose-Your-Own-Path Model. Prerequisites included & built into different training paths Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment Program. Must call & speak to Program Specialist to enroll Dedicated personal practice, or training experience in yoga, healing or meditation MNDFL meditation Not listed 6-night, residential, silent, mindfulness meditation retreat in the style of Insight or Vipassana . None
Suitable for beginners
No agenda (i.e. not tied to a lineage)
Robust evaluation metrics
Provides meditation scripts
Continuing education credits
Choose your own path model
Coaching & mentorship
Science-based approach to program design
Program overseen by Senior Teachers


Built by People You Can Trust

Great training is by design... Meet The Architects

With over 50 years of combined experience in deep traditions, trained as teachers, but also in life, you can be sure your training is built on more than just the latest fad.

If it looks like we're having fun while we do this, yeah, you can do that, too.

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Rev. angel Kyodo williams is an author, award-winning activist, international speaker, Master Trainer, and Zen priest. Rev. is the visionary badass behind MNDFL Training who powerfully communicates the relevance of mindfulness as an essential skill that anyone can access. Leveraging practices from time-tested ancient wisdom, she has helped thousands of people meet today's modern, fast-paced life with more grace, connection, and compassion in as little as five minutes a day. Rev. angel knows that a mindful life doesn’t happen by accident, but by design. 

David Perrin

David Perrin is Director of MNDFL Teacher Training, original Head Teacher of MNDFL Greenwich Village, and co-founder of MNDFL Ed. school-based program. Collaborator, syncretist, facilitator of circle in its myriad forms, David is a meditation mentor and friend to students, trainees, and fellow instructors. As creative arts therapist, social venture business co-owner, philanthropist, partner and father, David articulates the multiplicity of meaning encompassed by a modern practice of mindfulness.

Hear From MNDFL Training Alumni


Over 200 people have taken MNDFL Training this year alone, and we're just getting started.

Our alums are from all different backgrounds, races, classes, gender identities, age groups, and professional sectors. Here is what just a few of them have to say about MNDFL Training:


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Certified Mindfulness Instructor


  • BONUS: Intro to Mindfulness
  • EMT: Essentials of Mindfulness Training+ (EMT) 25-hour video training
  • Assessments & Review by Faculty
  • Live Intensive: live classes over 3 months in a small cohort of < 23 people + experienced, diverse faculty mentorship
  • MNDFL Edge™ Practicum Project Management & Support
  • Certification Retreat ($647 value)
  • One-to-One Coaching Session
  • BONUS: 3 months complimentary access to Mindfulness Network for continued growth & opportunities in community 
  • BONUS: Complimentary Listing in NEW Mindful Certified Directory - launching 2022
  • BONUS: First access + 50% discount to ZenChange Coaching Transformative Training program developed by Rev. angel Kyodo williams

$50 Application Fee applies.
Program Fee is paid upon acceptance.
Any coupon codes are applied at that time.

Full Training Value 


Certification Package includes: Value
Intro to Mindfulness $47
EMT+: Essential Mindfulness Training+ $997
MIT: Mindfulness Intensive Training (Live Classes) $1500
Certification Retreat $647
One-to-One Coaching Session $125
Full Training Value $3,316
Plus additional $357 in Bonuses

Next Steps:

  1. Decide your payment option.
  2. Register and pay for an upcoming MIT cohort.
  3. Continue on to fill out the Certification track application.
  4. Upon pre-acceptance, pay the balance.

*You will pay after registering for your MIT Live Sessions. Upon pre-acceptance, to the Certification track you will pay the balance. Pre-acceptance is not a guarantee for certification. You must meet all qualifications. If you don't receive pre-acceptance, you can remain in MIT or opt out.

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Scholarships Available

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Meet Your Faculty:

Diverse Peoples & Perspectives

Mindfulness isn't one size or one voice fits all. When you train with us, you train with people that look like the world does. 

Our commitment to diversity extends to our faculty including world-class teachers, professionals, guest scientists and even a neurosurgeon. Many faces, one commitment:

Feel good, be good, do good...
& share that goodness with the world.

Guest Stars

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