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. 
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH 
There is local accommodation for people who live a distance away, a list can be sent after booking. 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  
On completion of the weekend facilitation training each attendee receives a certificate in Mindfulness Skills from 
Mindfulness CIC. On completion of our advanced six day training retreat each attendee receives a certificate in 
advanced mindfulness skills. The six day training retreat programme has been assessed and accredited by the 
Standards Office. 

MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING RETREATS 

March or 
June 
March 28th - 29th or 
June 20th 21st 
Mindfulness Teacher Training Weekend  
Surprise your students, not with what you teach, but how you teach. 
OPTION 1 March - Saturday 28th @ 10:00 am - Sunday 29th @ 16:30 
 
OPTION 2 June - Saturday 20th @ 10:00 am - Sunday 21st @ 16:30 
OUR WEEKEND TRAINING FACILITATION WEEKENDS ARE SUITABLE FOR: 
Anybody wanting to learn to share mindfulness using an intuitive approach. You will learn how to use silence, metaphors, stories and images. As well as how to keep 
your sharing of mindfulness simple, elegant and practical. 
 
What you will Learn can be used in any setting, such as corporate, healthcare, holistic therapies and the community. 
 
COST: £250 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 Mindfulness Teachers Handbook- How to surprise your students, not just with what you teach, but by how you teach. Each particapant will receive a copy of the book as part of the training. 
 
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. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: You don't need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal you can 
pay via credit/debit card 
 
OUTLINE OF WEEKEND 
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. 
 
NOTE: A certificate in mindfulness skills be given at the end of the retreat. 
 
Feedback from previous faciltator training 
 
"Suryacitta's teachings through our group intervision were a real eye-opener for me. It was great to dive into our teaching questions together and to experience first-hand how simple 
teaching mindfulness can be. It didn't only grow my confidence in teaching but also in 
staying closer to myself vs a perfect teacher version who does everything according to the book." Josta (Netherlands) 
 
"I found it a beautiful, relaxed and fluid experience. Which is what I was looking for, because they are my own aims for my teaching." Vidya 
 
"I feel that I am starting my journey and this weekend has given me the confidence to take my first step." Julie 
 
"I really enjoyed the pauses. It was a whole new learing experience and just waht I needed." Amy  
 
"Thank you both for such an insightful and wonderful experience. I feel like I have grown and have a better understanding of myself, and how I can lead my classes in a more relatable way." Daniel 
 
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 you to another course for a small donation. 
 
February or 
May 
Feb 15th - 20th 
May 16th - 21st 
Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat - 3 Places available 
Option 1 February Saturday 15th @ 10:00 - Thursday 20th @ 1:30 - 1 Place available 
 
Option 2 May Saturday 16th @ 10:00 - Thursday 21st @ 1:30 
OUR SIX DAY ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING RETREATS ARE SUITABLE FOR
Anybody wanting an in-depth look at the principles of mindfulness and how to teach it in any 
setting. You will be shown how to run drop-ins, workshops and day retreats. You will also 
learn how to run the eight week gold standard mindfulness and compassion course. 
 
It is suitable for anybody teaching mindfulness independently and within the corporate and 
healthcare settings.  
 
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH 
There is local accommodation for people who live a distance away. 
 
Each attendee will receive a copy of Surycitta's latest book on Mindfulness Teaching.  
 
The cost of this six day training retreat is £750 (£650 for early payment) which includes all lunches, fruit, bisctues and drinks.  
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. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee will receive a certificate in Advanced Mindfulness Skills 
from Mindfulness cic 
February training retreat - if paid in full before 16th December £650 - a saving of £100 
 
February training retreat - pay £100 deposit - the remainder of £650 to be paid six weeks 
prior to the start of the course 
 
May training retreat - if paid in full before 31st January £650 - a saving of £100 
 
May training retreat - pay £100 deposit - the remainder of £650 to be paid six weeks 
prior to the start of the course 
 
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. 
 
Feedback from past teacher training retreats 
 
"I’ve had a wonderful week. At the moment there is nothing I can think of that would’ve been proved it. I definitely got what I needed. The enquiry process despite being difficult was very valuable. It felt a safe and secure learning space. I also feel that I that you are both very approachable if I needed to contact you for advice or information in the future. Thank you. Wonderful food kindness and teaching." Fiona 
 
"The week was a gift – literally and symbolically. I found it to be the loveliest thing And I leave brimming with a full heart and positive energy. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and setting me on this journey. I feel like I am finding my life. This is a path is sorry I said and you have shown it to me. Thank you." Aris. 
 
"I have really enjoyed the training course. There have been some key “takeaways“ which are giving me the confidence to teach in the future. The simplicity of your teaching is very effective. Thank you" Mark 
 
"I realise that experiencing my emotions is more important than knowing about mindfulness! Feel, not just think! I would love to stay longer." Carmen 
 
 
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 you to another course for a small donation. 
A Mindfulness Teacher's Handbook - for Mindfulness teachers every where, by 
Suryacitta 
 
 
Mindfulness and Compassion
Mindfulness and Compassion by  Suryacitta Malcolm Smith

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Video Recordings  Mindfulness Teaching Masterclass with Suryacitta  One hour 40 minutes 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 £30.   Cost is £30 for the recordings of the  three sessions.   Click link Below 

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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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