NOTE: This training is for MBSR teachers who have taught 1, 2, or 3 (possibly more) cycles of MBSR in person. If you are an experienced MBSR teacher, please see our advanced training, Train to Teach MBSR Live Online, which can result in certification through East Coast Mindfulness to teach MBSR Live Online.
Introduction to Teaching MBSR Live Online is a 3-day, 27-hour intensive during which early MBSR teachers identify what is essential in each class of an MBSR course (orientation, All Day, and 8 classes), and gain practical experience in expressing the essence of those classes through the online format. Emphasis is on finding your own voice and online style, while honoring the rigor of the curriculum and the needs of your participants.
Using Jon Kabat-Zinn's original MBSR curriculum and documents published after it, as well as your previous MBSR teacher training experience, your own MBSR teaching experience, and your personal meditation practice, you will:
- teach parts of the curriculum online to your colleagues and trainers,
- give feedback, and receive feedback from, your training colleagues about teaching online, and
- receive feedback from the trainers about your online teaching.
You will also spend up to 10 hours between sessions working on your own to complete practical assignments to help you teach online.
Acceptance into the training is by application. Training is capped at 10 participants to ensure time for exploration and questions. This course will be taught by Rebecca Eldridge
and Margaret Fletcher
, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers.
Apply now for the program beginning on Saturday, July 25, 2020. A waitlist will be created after the application deadline, once all applications have been thoroughly reviewed.