Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training

The Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training is a complete course that is taught over the course of one year. The three-part training consists of a 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat, 40-week online mentorship, and a 6-day instructor training and retreat at the end of the year.

The 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat and the 40-week online mentorship are open to everyone whether or not they are enrolled in the instructor training program, but are prerequisites for the 6-day teacher training and retreat.

Successful completion of the training will lead to a certificate as a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor.

5-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Do I have to be enrolled in the instructor training to participate in the mindfulness meditation retreat?
No, you do not have to be enrolled in the instructor training. The retreat is open to anyone interested in practicing mindfulness meditation but is a prerequisite for those students enrolling in the Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training program.

What can I expect during the 5-day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat?
During the 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat we will focus on the practical aspects of mindfulness meditation. You can expect to spend long hours practicing mindfulness meditation, but you will have several breaks during the day where you are encouraged to walk around the grounds and/or rest.

The retreat participants will be preparing and eating meals communally.

The retreat centre has accommodations for 15 participants to stay overnight and this is on a first-come basis. Please register early if you plan to stay at the retreat centre.

There are several accommodations nearby and the possibility of student/home stays for those interested.

What should I bring?
A cushion to sit on and blankets or cushions to support your knees, a shawl or blanket to keep warm, comfortable clothing, a water bottle, journal/notebook and pen, any prescription medication you require, clothing for the full stay, Yoga mat if you want to participate in a mindful movement practice.

COST: The 5-day retreat is $500.00 CAD (plus tax for Canadian residents). Room and meals package – 4 night’s accommodations, and meals/snacks – $200.00 CAD OR Meals package for day participants (entire retreat) $125.00 CAD.

LOCATION: The retreat will take place at Ancient Spirals Retreat Centre, 15 minutes outside of Saskatoon, SK, CANADA

DATE: April 20-24, 2012

If I am enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training, am I required to attend the trainings and retreats in a specific order?
Yes, you are required to complete the 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat and 40-week online mentorship before you can participate in the 6-day instructor training and retreat.

Who should attend this program?

  • Massage therapists
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Care Practitioners
  • Yoga Teachers
  • School Teachers
  • Daycare Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Chiropractors
  • Acupuncturists
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Mental Health Care Workers
  • Caregivers
  • Anyone interested in learning to practice mindfulness meditation and/or deepen their practice

Who will be leading the retreat?
Brenda Feuerstein will be leading this retreat and instructor training program.

40-Week ONLINE Mentorship Program

Do I have to be enrolled in the instructor training to participate in the 40-week online mentorship program?
No, anyone can participate in the 40-week online Mentorship Program. The mentorship is open to anyone interested in a mindfulness meditation practice, but is a prerequisite for those students enrolling in the Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training program.

Is there a prerequisite for the mentorship program?
No, there is no prerequisite for the mentorship program. If you are enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training, the 5-day retreat is a prerequisite for the mentorship program.

What can I expect during the 40-week online mentorship program?
You will receive weekly reading assignments, practices, and for reflection questions via email. There will also be a monthly audio segment that can be listened to at your convenience. You will be asked to submit your responses to me by email, and I will respond during the week. You should set aside at least 2 hours a week for the mentorship program.

What will I need to participate in the mentorship program?
You will need to have access to internet connection, ability to listen/watch audio/video on your computer, email address, and basic computer skills.

There will be several book readings involved in this program but I highly encourage you to use your library system whenever possible. You will be given advance notice about which books we will be working with during the program.

COST: 40-week mentorship is $700.00 CAD (plus tax for Canadian residents)

When does the 40-week mentorship begin?
The online mentorship begins on Friday, May 4, 2012 (weekly mentorship by email/skype/telephone depending on the circumstance).

Who will be your mentor during this program?
Brenda Feuerstein will be the mentor.

6-day Instructor Training and Retreat

PREREQUISITES: 5-day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat and 40-week Online Mentorship program.

COST: $800.00 CAD plus room and board $250.00 CAD (plus tax for Canadian residents).

DATE: April 18 – 23, 2013.

LOCATION: Ancient Spirals Retreat Centre, 15 minutes outside of Saskatoon,SK,CANADA.

What can I expect during the instructor training and retreat?
During the 6-day training and retreat you will learn the principles of teaching mindfulness meditation to various populations in your community, study the science, theory and practice of mindfulness meditation, practice teach and deepen your own mindfulness meditation practice.

The retreat participants will be preparing and eating meals communally.

You will obtain a certificate after your successful completion of all aspects of the training. No exceptions.

What should I bring?
A cushion to sit on and blankets or cushions to support your knees, a shawl or blanket to keep warm, comfortable clothing, a water bottle, journal/notebook and pen, any prescription medication you require, clothing for the full stay, Yoga mat if you want to participate in a mindful movement practice.

Who will be leading the teacher training/retreat?
Brenda Feuerstein will be leading this retreat and instructor training program.

 

Enrollment is limited in all the programs so please apply early.

Please copy and paste the following questions into an email and send your responses to tyslearning@sasktel.net  If you have not heard back from me with 2 weeks, please email to find out the status of your application. Upon acceptance, full payment is required to hold your place in the retreats, mentorship and/or Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training by cheque, bank transfer or credit card.

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Feuerstein at tyslearning@sastktel.net

Application

Full name –

Mailing address –

Email address –

Telephone number –

Contact person with telephone number –

Please supply the names and telephone numbers of 2 references who are not family members.

Which program are you applying for?
5-day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
40-Week Mentorship Program
6-Day Instructor Training and Retreat 

  1. Do you currently have a meditation practice? If so, please tell me more about it including past meditation training and experience. 
  1. What is your educational background? 
  1. If you are applying for the instructor training, please tell me why you would like to be a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and what populations you see yourself serving. 
  1. Are you in good physical, mental and emotional health? 
  1. If you are applying for the retreats and/or Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training, do you have any allergies that we should know about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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