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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.


Commitment:
 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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Modern Training Experience Designed
To Meet Today's Demands

Grounded by Live Experience,
Mentorship & Community

What You'll Get:

 

Intro to Mindfulness: Meditative Cinematic-style Foundation Training

  • 90-minute Introductory Training – gain an understanding of the history, context, and rise of modern mindfulness as it exists today
  • NEW! Searchable Transcript – easily search through video content and find what you're looking for 

 

Essentials of Mindfulness+ Training: ALL Content and Support Material  

  • 25+ Hours of Recorded Content – including engaging video seminars with expert MNDFL faculty and guided mindfulness practices to embody the teachings
  • Visual Learning Content – including slideshows with charts & graphics to support visual learning
  • Interactive Assessments – self-reflection questions to personalize content + review of material learned in each module 
  • Comprehensive Reading List & Study Guide – with outside resources and ongoing learning material
  • 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

 

LIVE Intensive Training: 10 Weeks of Interactive Sessions

  • Live Cohort Sessions – 3-month live program with facilitated & collaborative online sessions to bring your training alive from wherever you are
  • Mentorship & Feedback – real-time engagement and support from expert MNDFL Facilitators
  • Peer Collaboration & Networking – join a small (less than 24) group of peers to provide community, accountability, and FUN 
  • MNDFL Edge™ Practicum Project – level up your study and practice with a personalized project designed for your growth and deepening

 

Certification Retreat 

  • 2-Weekend Retreat back-to-back weekends of live engagement with peers and MNDFL Faculty 
  • Real-Time Practice – offer mindfulness in line with how you envision bringing it out into the world (no scripts, just your real voice)
  • Feedback & Mentorshipget skilled giving and receiving feedback with your peers and MNDFL Facilitators
  • 1:1 Coaching – from expert MNDFL Faculty to sharpen your skills and confidence
  • *Certification as a Certified Mindfulness Instructor receive the confidence and credentials you need to skillfully and ethically offer mindfulness in the world

     

    ***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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What Is Covered In This Training:

Aspects

Module 1


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

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Essentials

Module 2


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

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Technique

Module 3


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

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Ethics

Module 4


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

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Application

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:
REAL PEOPLE


Intro to Mindfulness – cinematic & meditative 2-hour foundational course

• Live Sessions Begin – meet your MIT Cohort Facilitator(s) 

• Introductions – share your WHY and intentions for this training

Diversity & Realness –  gather with others who will broaden your perspective 

 Build Community & Accountability – create ideal conditions for learning

MNDFL Pod Assignment – small group of 3-4 peers within your Cohort

MIT Week 2-6:
REAL PRACTICE


• Essentials of Mindfulness Curriculum – dive into 25 hours of on-demand content

5 Training Modules –  Aspects, Essentials, Technique, Ethics, and Application

Weekly Live Sessions – Facilitated reflection & breakout discussions bring content to life

Deepen Your Practice - go beyond mindfulness theory & techniques, start mindful LIVING

• Mentorship & Feedback – receive support relevant to your path

• Small Group Meetups – meet with your Pod for deeper dives into content 

MIT Week 7 & 8:
REAL LIFE


 Mindfulness Lifestyle – start integrating curriculum and content into everyday life

• Integration Period – two weeks without live sessions to bring your training into real life contexts

MNDFL Edge Practicum Project – investigate how you’d like to go deeper, in a measurable way

• Group Coaching Session – meet with your MNDFL Facilitator to ask questions and gain inspiration

• Self-Reflection – write about your learnings and growing edges

MIT Week 10:
First Milestone Met


Project Reflection & Presentation – share takeaways, learnings, and growth edges 

• Celebration & Closure – share a final practice and celebrate together

Get What You Need – get your last burning questions answered

Next Steps – continue to network with peers & take your practice into the world

Choose Your Certification Retreat – You will have up to 6 months from completion of MIT to select your CMI dates (offered every other month)

CMI:
The Certification Path


Integration & Preparationreflect on your how you envision sharing mindfulness

• CMI Application – a self-assessment to determine whether you're ready

Certification Retreat – two weekends of live practice teaching with feedback, mentorship, and support

• 1:1 Coaching - direct guidance & support from MNDFL Facilitators

Certification by MNDFL* – final assessment gives you the confidence (and credentials) to share mindfulness in the world 

Get MNDFL Certified 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 less than 24 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 Certified: Once you have the skills, the depth, and the confidence, it's time to go out and share mindfulness with the people in your world and circles of influence. Attend a Certification Retreat with mentorship, feedback, and real-time practice sharing mindfulness in your authentic voice. 

     

    ***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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Sharing Mindfulness With Integrity is Serious Business

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...

  • Share mindfulness in the real world within your workplace, home, relationships, and everyday life.
  • Enhance your professional and personal life with certification by a recognized leader in mindfulness training and education.
  • Solidify your understanding of the history, benefits, and application of mindfulness in the context of people’s real lives.
  • Deepen your work as an educator, counselor, trainer, healer, or just as a plain human.
  • Expand your perspective and learn a language that meets people where they are across lines of race, class, & gender, and can speak to the experiences 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.
  • Refine your skills with direct peer feedback and 1:1 coaching from expert facilitators.

This is NOT for you if...

  • You want a quick credential with no accountability, no work, no commitment.
  • You want to learn how to share mindfulness with others, but don’t have a commitment to your own practice.
  • You hope mindfulness will be a “magic pill” when the real benefits only come with consistent practice.
  • 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
True
Mindfulness Exercises
          Frequency           Offered Bi-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 75 hours
Lowest Cost $1,997 $2,495 $4,877 $6,500 $7,700 $1,997
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 Weekly 2-Hour Group Mentorship
Community aspect Emphasized Optional Limited Included Included Community Forum Access
# of Instructors >23
(Faculty, Guest Stars, Facilitators)
8 Teachers 1 Teacher, Numerous Guest Teachers 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 Limited partial scholarships available
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. Familiarity and some experience with mindfulness (not intended for complete beginners)

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
True
Mindfulness Exercises
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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Certification Training Path Value

A quick overview of what you’ll get:

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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No-Interest Payment Plan
(Get Started Affordably)

$450.42

(application fee included)

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One-Time Payment
(Instantly Save $253)

$2447.00

(application fee included)

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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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