Train to Teach Mindfulness 

All our mindfulness 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. 
Our next mindfulness training retreats are in May and a weekend in July 
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH 
There is local accommodation for people who live a distance away.  

NEXT MINDFULNESS TRAINING RETREATS 

May 
11th - 16th 
Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat - One place now available due to cancellation  
May 11th @ 10:00 am - May 16th @ 16:30 pm GMT 
Train to teach mindfulness with confidence and ease.  
 
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH 
There is local accommodation for people who live a distance away. 
 
The cost of this 6-day training retreat is £650 which includes all lunches along drinks and snacks. You can secure your place by paying £100 deposit today or full price - see below. 
 
Each day will consist of mindfulness and compassion meditation and the exploration of themes such as letting go, enquiry, trust, teaching from your own experience. There will be group work and the opportunity to teach a variety of practices. There will be a maximum of 12 participants. 
 
 
 
THEMES COVERED ON THE RETREAT INCLUDE: 
The history and roots of mindfulness 
The art of guiding meditations 
Exploring the inquiry process 
Using metaphor, stories and images in teaching 
Teaching from your own experience 
Teaching mindfulness in different settings 
Using silence and pauses in your own practice and as teaching aids 
Looking at guidelines for living – how we live each day matters 
Holding a group 
What is mindfulness – a look at the subtleties of this ancient practice 
Essential attitudes for a beneficial practice – sensitivity, courage, curiosity, warmth, kindness, receptivity…and lots more 
Why mindfulness works and why it doesn’t 
How to work with the tyranny of thoughts and difficult emotions 
Setting the students home practice 
 
There will be a full day of silent meditation practice during the training retreat. We can also show you how to set up and run a morning or day retreat of your own 
 
 
If you have a question prior to booking or would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque please contact us using the form below or call us. 
Cancellations Cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within 21 days we will refund 50 per cent of the fee. No refunds will be given after the course starts. However, with all cancellations, we will transfer to another course for a small donation. 
July 
20th - 21st 
Mindfulness Teacher Training Weekend - Places Available 
Surprise your students, not with what you teach, but how you teach. 
Saturday 20th July @ 10:00 am - Sunday 21st July @ 16.30 pm GMT 
Train to teach mindfulness with confidence and ease.  
COST: £195 includes lunches and snacks 
 
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH 
There is local accommodation for people who live a distance away. 
 
Mindfulness - Facilitation Training - Weekend Retreat 
 
The material is based on Suryacitta's latest book, A Handbook for Mindfulness Teachers - How to surpise your students, not just with what you teach, but how you teach, which is published in May 
 
All material will expand on the three pillars of good teaching. 
Simple - you will be shown that keeping teaching simple, is more effective. You will explore how to keep teaching in the here and now and not to get lost in over explanation. This makes it easier for you, the teacher. 
 
Elegant - Elegance is what you leave out. Many teachers say far too much and over complicate this simple and profound practice. Suryacitta will show you that what you leave out, is as important as what you put in. 
 
Practical - Teaching has to be practical and relevant to a persons' life. Here you will explore how to apply mindfulness in every area of life. 
 
Our facilitation training is suitable for: 
 
Professionals wanting to use mindfulness in their chosen setting such as, therapy, counselling and health care 
Workplace mindfulness facilitators wanting to create a culture of mindfulness in their workplace for managers and staff 
Community mindfulness facilitators - anybody wanting to teach mindfulness within their community via mindfulness courses or drop-ins. 
 
Saturday Morning: 
Setting the scene and introduction to the Three Pillars 
The use of metaphors, stories and images as teaching aides. 
The use of pauses and silence in teaching and sharing mindfulness 
 
Saturday Afternoon: 
Guiding meditations - what to say, what not to say and how much to say 
Exploring the Inquiry process 
 
Sunday Morning: 
Having a go. There will be the option of having a go at guiding a short meditation and receiving helpful feedback from Suryacitta, Gaynor and the group 
 
Sunday Afternoon: 
How to help your students work with troublesome thoughts and emotions 
Discussion about any aspect of mindfulness and mindfulness teaching and resources and what next. 
 
Pre-requisites: This facilitation training is open to anybody who has completed an mindfulness course with any teacher and wants to either start teaching or develop their teaching in new areas.  
 
Both Suryacitta and Gaynor are happy to enter into supervision after the training ends.  
 
PLEASE NOTE: You don't need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal you can pay via credit/debit card 
 
If you have a question prior to booking or would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque please contact us using the form below or call us. 
Cancellations Cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within 21 days we will refund 50 per cent of the fee. No refunds will be given after the course starts. However, with all cancellations, we will transfer to another course for a small donation. 
 
July 
10, 17, 24 
How to teach mindfulness with confidence and ease - online 
July 10, 17, 24 @ 19:00 - 20:00 pm GMT 
Three Week Live Online Course 
(These sessions are live but there are also recorded so if you miss a session you can view anytime) 
 
VENUE – Online, July 10th, 17th, 24th – 19.00 – 20.00 
PRICE: £65.00 for three weeks. 
 
Many mindfulness teachers find themselves falling short as they begin to attempt to communicate the wonderful teachings of mindfulness. 
 
Becoming confident in teaching takes time but often teachers can make it difficult for themselves. They can easily complicate an utterly simple practice sending students into their thinking, analysing mind. This is when it can get tricky. Rather than lengthy technical explanations a shrug of the shoulder, a smile, a story or a metaphor can bring the students' mind to a halt and a new understanding. 
 
 
When sharing mindfulness we are not just speaking to a student’s intellect but to their intuitive wisdom “behind” the mind. This is when students tend to reflect, to go quiet and process rather than just wanting answers. 
 
During the online sessions there will be time for question and answers and explore areas of teaching such as: 
 
The role of insight in mindfulness practice and teaching 
The principle behind all practices 
The inquiry process 
Allowing silence to be the teacher 
Why saying less is meaning more 
The four noble truths - the roots of mindfulness 
 
Leave your students wanting to learn more!! 
 
Testimonials from the live sessions 
 
"A lovely teacher. There’s a wonderful simplicity to Suryacitta’s teaching style, yet it’s fun too. So glad I attended his training." Michelle 
 
"I’ve just listened to the first session. Thank you for sharing all your experience and wisdom so effortlessly! I feel I have learned so much just with an hour." DT 
 
"Suryacitta, 
Your teaching is powerful for me as a professional coach because you are very simple and practical... 
...You help us to remember that mindfulness is real, is a discipline, is being awake to the present without selecting any preference …..This is the best take away for me….” Rosella (Verona, Italy) 
 
"I have not come across teaching like this before, it is simple and direct, and your metaphors explain what a thousand words could never. Suryacitta shows how to use silence in a way that is powerful." LT 
 
"I found the teaching sessions really enlightening, and helpful to share questions received from students. Suryacitta was, as ever, engaging, helpful, interesting and a great guide through the mindfulness sessions. I got a lot from the sessions." Helena  
 
"Very informative class. Loved the option to view a recorded version of the class if you are unable to view the class in progress. Definite YES." Richard (Texas, USA) 
PLEASE NOTE: You don't need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal you can pay via credit/debit card 
If you have a question prior to booking or would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque please contact us using the form below or call us. 
Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within seven days we will look at your situation. 
 
No refunds will be given once the course has started. however, we can offer a free transfer to another course. 

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Video Recordings  Mindfulness Teaching Masterclass with Suryacitta - Three hours of recordings available  Testimonials from the live sessions "I’ve just listened to the first session. Thank you for sharing all your experience and wisdom so effortlessly! I feel I have learned so much just with an hour." DT  "Suryacitta, Your teaching is powerful for me as a professional coach because you are very simple and practical... ...You help us to remember that mindfulness is real, is a discipline, is being awake to the present without selecting any preference …..This is my best take away for me….” Rosella (Verona. Italy)  "I have not come across teaching like this before, it is simple and direct, and your metaphors explain what a thousand words could never. Suryacitta shows how to use silence in a way that is powerful." LT  "Very informative class. Loved the option to view a recorded version of the class if you are unable to view the class in progress. Definite YES." Richard (Texas, USA)  Three Live Video Streams for £20.   Cost is £20 for the recordings of the  three sessions. PayPal will convert your currency automatically . 

 
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What people say 

“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 
“It has given me confidence in my ‘understanding’…Simple, some teachers make it more complicated than it needs to be – excellent.”  
AM 
 
“Loved the simplicity of it all. Feel confident I can bring it into my classroom." 
JM 
 
“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.” 
Dan 
 
“I have no hesitations in recommending any one of the courses at Mindfulness CIC and their brilliantly led retreats. It will be the greatest gift you could give to yourself. It provided me with a safe and supportive environment in which to build my own Daily mindfulness practice. Professionally run and delivered with kindness, I’ve also found being part of their online community a great way to grow and inform my own practice.” 
Louise 
 
“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 effect.” 
Ady 
 
“Thank you so much for an amazing, transformative experience!” 
Michael 
 
“The warmth, connection between you both, your teaching, challenge and hospitality create an unforgettable experience, which is something of a turning point for me personally.” 
Mandy 
 
“Thank you, both for this opportunity and space to learn. Both from the course delivery practically and the modelling of your own practice and being. Truly uplifting.” 
Glynis 
 
“I am infinitely grateful for the experience. During the course, mental constructs continued to drop away revealing more of the jewel within the lot of us. It has deepened my practice and given me the confidence to pass on the miracle of mindfulness.” 
Paul 
 
“I think my experience was far more enriching than I could’ve hoped for – a rollercoaster, but personally and hopefully professionally very valuable.” 
Alexandra 
 
“Thank you for an insightful six days. It’s helped develop me, my reflections, my awareness and understanding of myself in a safe, yet challenging environment. Life isn’t easy and the retreat helps to reflect on the ups and downs. I appreciate the honesty and challenge Suryacitta brings without apology, with humour.” 
Helena 
 
“Thank you for Six-Days of great teaching, great conversations, great company. I’ve learnt a huge amount about myself in such a short time. I’m going to make myself a fridge magnet saying something like “the best teaching companion is silence. I have learned from both of you.” 
Juliette 

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