Supervision for mindfulness teachers
Mindfulness supervision and mentoring with Suryacitta, the teacher's teacher
(Including mentorship for experienced meditation practitioners)
Transform your teaching by learning to use the three pillars of excellent mindfulness teaching - Keeping teaching, Simple, Elegant and Practical.
“Suryacitta, cosmic man! Beautiful jewels, jems and facets of wisdom. Fearless learning into the edges was inspiring.” D - Leicestershire City Council
The word “simple” means easily understood, presenting little difficulty, not elaborate. Suryacitta will show you how to keep your mindfulness teaching simple and effective and how not to get bogged down in needless complexity.
Elegance is achieved by what we leave out, by what we often don't say. What we don't say is just as important as what we do say. Pausing, a little silence at the right time can more more transformtional and effective than a thousand words.
My dictionary defines “practical” as being concerned with the actual doing of something rather than with ideas and theory. Keeping our mindfulness teaching practical means that it should relate to real situations and be relevant to our students’ experience of everyday life.
Sessions can be in person or more often now over Zoom/Skype
Learn how to:
Leave your students wanting more not less
Deal with any difficult questions which often arise in teaching
Use Silence and pauses as unique teaching aides
How to deal with difficult students in your session
Challenge your students and transfom their lives
Stop falling into common mistakes even experienced teachers fall into
Go beyond cliches and jargon
What not to say whilst guiding meditations
You can explore the inquiry process in more depth and guiding meditations and any other aspect of teaching you wish to bring, including your own personal practice.
Cost is by donation: You can have longer if you wish. You can have one session or book several sessions in advance if you wish and a reduced rate can be given.
Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)7908957100
What people say
“I never realised that keeping teaching simple and direct is what makes it effective. I couldn’t have imagined that the use of pauses and silence could have such an impact.” Ady
I was going to email you to say huge thank you. I"m good..much to process but something important has shifted.. it was probably the most powerful supervision session I have experienced. So much for lists!! Thank You, Mandy
“Over explaining and over-complicating my teaching. That is what I have been doing for years. What a relief to simplify and speak directly to the heart of my students and not the head." Susan
“It has given me confidence in my ‘understanding’…Simple, some teachers make it more complicated than it needs to be – excellent.”
“Loved the simplicity of it all. Feel confident I can bring it into my classroom."
"...He has proved to me that simplicity and teaching from the heart is the best way to pass on knowledge. I have felt it work, and seen it work on other students over and over again. He gave me the right amount of support and guidance to enable me to develop naturally, uncovering skills I didn’t even know I had."
“Suryacitta’s innate wisdom and his calm balanced manner make him an inspirational teacher. His use of stories and metaphors are a joy to listen to and I look forward to my supervision sessions with him. Suryacitta is a wonderful support for me in my teaching and my own practice.”
"Many thanks Suryacitta, for sharing your wisdom in such an inspiring way."
"After starting my mindfulness journey with Suryacitta and loving every moment of it, I decided to take a further course with him to learn how to teach it. For me, mindfulness is just too good to not want to share, and I am very happy to say that I am now running my own courses part time and helping with the mindfulness programme at LOROS hospice as a volunteer..."
"...Having Suryacitta as a mentor during the early stages of my teaching, I developed the confidence to write and deliver my own courses with the wisdom of practice and experience but, supported by the depth of Suryacitta’s many years of insight..."
"...He has proved to me that simplicity and teaching from the heart is the best way to pass on knowledge. I have felt it work, and seen it work on other students over and over again. He gave me the right amount of support and guidance to enable me to develop naturally, uncovering skills I didn’t even know I had.
Many thanks Suryacitta, for sharing your wisdom in such an inspiring way."
“It was a revelation to see how powerful and beautiful can be the use of metaphors and stories to convey meaning. They cut through confusion like lots of words never could.”
“Thank you so much for an amazing, transformative experience!”
"After coming through the Mindfulness CIC train to teach pathway, I felt that I needed ongoing support and mentorship/supervision as I journeyed into teaching, so decided to continue with Suryacitta with ongoing supervision and support. It is a decision that has transformed my work and own practice..."
"...I haven’t always got what I wanted but always got absolutely what I needed at that time and that is the purpose and beauty of supervision with Suryacitta and Gaynor."
“I think my experience was far more enriching than I could’ve hoped for – a rollercoaster, but personally and hopefully professionally very valuable.”
Short Video from Jo about Supervision
Suryacitta talks about the ABC of Mindfulness on a tour of Australia
What people say
“I think you are a brilliant teacher and I feel safe and contained. It is good to know you practice what you teach – and share it in such an accessible way.”