Meditation Teacher Training 

Our Meditation Teacher Training Programme has been assessed and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.  

 
 
 
“This has been an insightful programme. It really highlights the essence of mindfulness in ways which theory cannot. I feel I have gained so much more than teacher training.” 
Michelle – University Lecturer 
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Mindfulness Training for Teachers 

"Train to Teach Mindfulness Intuitively." 

Are you interested in mindfulness training for teachers annd meditation teacher training? All of our online meditation teacher training UK courses are led by Suryacitta and supported by Gaynor Quilter. Suryacitta is known as the teacher’s teacher. He is one of the most experienced and innovative teachers in the UK and teaches mindfulness training for all. Browse the courses below to find a mindfulness training for teachers programme that suits you. 

Taking bookings now for September 2022 

Become a Certified Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion teacher by joining our 12 month Teacher Training Programme. 
Price £1645 Early bird price £1345 if booked before January 31st 2022 

What you will learn 

Skills to teach mindfulness courses, classes, and one-day events in a range of settings 
How to teach Mindfulness intuitively and to learn to trust your own experience and practice 
How and when to use metaphors, images and stories to enrich your teaching 
The Subtleties of this ancient practice 
How to use the brilliant arts of silence and pauses as teaching aides 
How to guide different mindfulness and compassion practices 
How to be confident during inquiry and how to respond to the questioner not just the question 
How to cultivate awareness in your student’s personal and professional lives 

Join Our Mindfulness Teacher Training Today 

Joining the 12 month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Pathway will reignite and deepen your own meditation practice. You will learn to skilfully share with others the simple yet profound teachings of mindfulness and compassion. 
 
On completion of our twelve month Online Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Pathway each trainee will be accredited and qualified to teach our Mindfulness and Compassion course. Book your mindfulness training for teachers course now and register with your deposit below. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price £1645 Early bird price £1345 if booked before January 31st 2022 

Mindfulness Training Online 

Our mindfulness training online is currently structured around an initial 2 day online virtual retreat, followed by monthly teaching and learning webinars that are structured to include tutor teaching input, student teaching and space for inquiry and discussion. 
 
Trainee teachers will have access to the online Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Vision and Transformation course and the Teacher Training Course, these are pre-recorded. There is recommended reading to support and reinforce the learning during your mindfulness training for teachers. There will be different monthly learning partner to provide peer support and connection. You will receive two individual one to one sessions with the tutors. 
 
Over the 12 months you will learn to develop the protocols for teaching mindfulness, but more importantly you will learn to embody the teachings so that you can teach from your own experience and practice. You will join a committed peer-group of like-minded mindfulness trainee teachers. 
“This has been a wonderful experience and a chance for developing greater self awareness and instilling the confidence to teach mindfulness. Not just about the mechanics of the 8 week course. The challenging moments were handled so gently that the opportunities for growth were maximised. Truly nourishing in all senses.” 
Sarah 
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Find out more about each webinar 

This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching discussion and student meditation guidance 
The four noble truths 
Guidelines for living 
The three poisons of the human mind 
Student guided meditation and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Melting Ice Cubes 
Discovering where we are 
Intuitive Teaching 
Student guided meditation and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
How to use the brilliant arts of silence and pausing as teaching aides 
Tools and techniques on watching thoughts 
Student guided meditation and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Your student’s secret practice 
How to work with all difficult emotions 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Somatic work. Helping us understand the intelligence of somatic awareness and mindfulness. 
Focusing and Voice Dialogue templates and techniques that can be used in your workshops or in one to one work. 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Acceptance, Letting go and other cliches and what they really mean 
How to respond to any question and responding to the questioner rather than the question 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
The ABC of Mindfulness 
The power of metaphors - The two daggers and other metaphors and stories 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Utilising contemporary mindfulness research and neuroscience findings on mindfulness into your teaching approach 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Marketing from the heart 
Business nuts and bolts 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
How to structure and format course design for classes, workshops, courses 
Working with people individually 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 
Review and discussion 
Bringing it all together 
Graduation 

Dates 

Two day online weekend retreat Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT 
Monthly Webinars - Wednesdays 19:00 - 21:00 (Last Wednesday of the month) 
 
28th September 
26th October 
30th November 
14th December (Due to Christmas) 
2022 - No meeting in January 
22nd February 
29th March 
26th April 
31st May 
28th June 
 
Online Graduation morning Saturday 22nd July 

In between teaching and learning webinars: 

Trainee teachers will have access to the pre-recorded online Mindfulness and Compassion course and the Teacher Training Course, to watch and listen to at their convenience. This gives participants an understanding of how Suryacitta and Gaynor deliver the course materials used over the 12 months. 
 
Trainee teachers will be given a reading list to support and reinforce the learning from their own experience of practice. This includes more background on theoretical underpinning of mindfulness and compassion teaching; Buddhist philosophy and the latest studies from neuroscience that can support teaching. 
 
There will be a learning partner list. Trainee teachers can choose to connect with their allocated partner each month. This partnering is put in place to provide peer support and connection in the month before the next learning webinar. It’s an opportunity to discuss teachings, practice the meditation in advance and gain feedback, discuss the recommend reading and raise any points of clarification before the next webinar. 
“I am infinitely grateful for the experience. During the training course mental constructs continued to drop away revealing more of the jewel within us all. It has deepened my own practice and given me the confidence to pass on the miracle of mindfulness to others. ” 
Paul B 
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Is the Training For Me? 

Graduation from the 12 month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training pathway will give you a certificate from Mindfulness Community Interest Company and endorsed by CPD - Continuing Professional Development Standards Office. 
 
The 12 month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training pathway is for people already working, or intending to work with mindfulness and or compassion in their professional lives. This could be through teaching formal mindfulness courses or bringing mindfulness into other roles and disciplines, including health and social care, private practice, business, education, coaching, non -profits, criminal justice and many others options. The possibilities are limitless
 
Our graduates repeatedly say the experience has been transformative. Meditation teacher training has deepened, giving them the understanding, confidence and capacity to teach from their own experience and practice. (See testimonials) 

Qualification, Graduation and Accreditation 

Graduation from the 12 month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training pathway will give you a certificate from Mindfulness Community Interest Company and endorsed by CPD- Continuing Professional Development Standards Office. 
 
You will be qualified to lead your own workshops, classes and courses in Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion in your professional work with clients, groups and organisations. The Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion course was used as the foundation of the MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion at Coventry University. 
 
This is not a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction qualification. MBSR is a particularly defined Mindfulness modality having its own separate training programs. 
 
Graduation will only take place if students have participated in at least 80% of the pathway. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mindfulness taught simply and practically  
is transformational, not just educational. 
Price £1645 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn to use the beautiful art of silence and pauses in your teaching 
Price £1645 

Graduates will be equipped to: 

Teach mindfulness classes, workshops, courses and one-day mindfulness events. 
Deliver the Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion course created by author Suryacitta Malcolm Smith 
Teach mindfulness and compassion to groups in a variety of settings including in health care, business, non-profits, education and a host of other settings. 
Bring mindfulness techniques into individual work including psychotherapy, coaching, chaplaincy and social work. 
Give mindfulness lectures 
 
Network and Wider impact: 
This 12 month pathway provides you with an approach based on simple, practical and proven teachings and resources backed by expertise and experienced teachers. Our graduates have gone on to teach around the UK, Europe and Australia in a diversity of settings – from health and social care to classrooms; yoga studios to boardrooms, equipped with the knowledge, confidence and ease in their ability to teach from their own experience. The course is adaptable and provided them with the skills to mould it to their own unique setting. 

Join Train to Teach Mindfulness Today 

We can offer payment plans for those who are eligible for the meditation teacher training course. Please contact us for details. This is usually payment on a 10th month or quarterly basis. We also offer an early bird fee of £300 discount if the full amount is paid 3 months before the start of the 12 month pathway. 
If you are interested and have attended our previous six day training we give a £500 discount for the 12 month pathway. 
What to expect from our Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion 12 month Pathway 
 
Reignite, dive deeper and refine your own personal mindfulness practice 
Learn the Skills to teach mindfulness courses, classes, and one-day and weekend meditation events 
Learn how to teach Mindfulness intuitively and to trust in your own experience 
Learn the three pillars of excellent mindfulness teaching - simple, elegant, practical 
Grow your ability to lead and guide students one-on-one and in groups 
Learn to teach a number of mindfulness practices; including the Mindfulness with Breathing, Compassion, Being at Home and Serene Reflection 
Learn how to work with common obstacles around the different meditations you will be teaching 
Learn how to work with challenging students and groups 
Learn how to be confident during the inquiry process and respond to the questioner and not just the question 
How to cultivate awareness in your student’s personal and professional lives 
How to use metaphors, images and stories to enrich your teaching 
How to use the brilliant arts of silence and pauses 
How to help students work with troublesome thoughts and emotions 
How to leave your students wanting more not less 
Join a committed peer-group of fellow trainees and benefit from personal support from the tutors 
A daily meditation practice. This is the cornerstone of being able to teach well and to teach from your own experience. All trainees will be expected to maintain and deepen their practice throughout the 12-month pathway 
A minimum of six months regular mindfulness meditation practice 
Attended a one or two day silent retreat or will do so prior to the start or during the pathway 
Attended a mindfulness and compassion course or similar. ie  MBSR, MBCT or has attended Buddhist teachings 
Exceptions concerning these entry requirements are at the discretion of the tutors, please contact us 
This is a 12-month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Pathway 
It begins with an initial 2 day virtual retreat (held on-line in 2020) 
10 X 2 hour Webinars - one each month  
Final virtual day retreat 
Usual number of students 12 
The three pillars of excellent mindfulness teaching, guiding meditations and what mindfulness is and is not 
Keeping teaching Simple, elegant and practical 
Guiding meditations 
Inquiry process - Trusting simplicity 
Intuitive Teaching 
The two pools of mindfulness practice 
The price of practice 
In the final quarter of the year you will be asked to submit a short recording of your Mindfulness and Compassion teaching for your specific audience or an introduction to Mindfulness. You can choose any theme from the course. Videos will be around 20 minutes in length. This will form the basis of your one to one session with the tutor. We can help with technical issues if needed.  
Pease Note: You do not need to record this to a group but can be filmed alone. It is just to give us a sense of how you are doing.  
The pathway includes  
-2 day opening retreat 
-10 x 2 hour Webinars 
- Saturday morning tea ceremony celebration 
Venue: Our mindfulness teacher training takes place online over Zoom and in-person training courses at Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HH 
 
The full cost is £1645.00  
 
Early bird booking by 30th June cost is £1345.00 
The cost includes all administration fees; tuition fees for the two day virtual retreat*; 10 learning webinars, the graduation retreat. Two individual one to one sessions focused on your teaching of the key themes and a second for discussion of your practice. The pre-recorded eight week mindfulness and compassion course and the pre-recorded Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training programme. 
 
The initial deposit of £200 secures a place. This is non-refundable. 
 
Payment Plans: 
We can offer payment plans for those who qualify for the course. Please contact us for details. This is usually payment on a 10th month or quarterly basis. 
We also offer an early bird fee of £300 discount if the full amount is paid 3 months before the start of the 12 month pathway. 
If you are interested and have attended our previous six day training we give a £500 discount for the 12 month pathway. 
 
Cancellation Policy: 
The initial deposit of £200 secures a place and covers the administration. This is non-refundable. 
50% of paid balance is refundable up to 3 months before the pathway commences. 
10% of paid balance is refundable upto a month before the pathway commences. 
There will be no refunds once the 12 month pathway has begun.  

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