Intuitive Mindfulness Teacher Training Course  Become a Certified Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher. Join our 12 month Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Programme.  MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING - OVERVIEW 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.  The pathway 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. 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.  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 

Suryacitta Malcom Smith and Gaynor Quilter have been studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness for over 45 years. We draw on the roots of Buddhism to give depth to understanding, whilst framing what we do within a secular approach. We are known for making the teaching simple and practical so that it can be applied to everyday life. 
 
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. 
 
Is this training for me? 
The 12 month Intuitive Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training pathway is for people already working with mindfulness and or compassion in their professional lives, or anybody wishing to do so. 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. Their practice has deepened giving them the understanding, confidence and capacity to teach from their own experience and practice. (See testimonials) 
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 
Entry Requirements - Trainees will have: 
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 
Where and when? 
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 (see link) 
Final virtual day retreat 
Number of students 12 maximum 
TWELVE MONTH PATHWAY CONTENT 
 
Two Day Virtual Retreat will cover: 
 
The Three Pillars of Excellent Mindfulness Teaching 
Keeping teaching Simple, elegant and practical 
 
Guiding Meditations and Inquiry 
Guiding meditations 
Inquiry process - Trusting simplicity 
Intuitive Teaching 
 
What mindfulness is and isn’t 
The two pools of mindfulness practice 
The price of practice 
The reward of practice 
First Monthly Learning Webinar: The roots of mindfulness 
 
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 1 
Second Monthly Learning Webinar: Common mistakes most teachers make and the Mindfulness journey 
 
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 2 
Third Monthly Learning Webinar: Allowing Silence nad Watching Thoughts 
 
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 3 
Fourth Monthly Learning Webinar: Exploring Dancing with Dragons - Working with Difficult Emotions 
 
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 4 
Fifth Monthly Learning Webinar:  
 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
 
 
This webinar is focused on the body - mind connection through somatic work. Helping us understand the intelligence of somatic awareness and mindfulness.  
We will explore basic 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 5 
Sixth Monthly Learning Webinar: Going Beyond Cliches and Managing Group Dynamics 
 
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 6 
Seventh Monthly Learning Webinar: The Secret to a Happy Life 
 
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 7 
Eighth Monthly Learning Webinar: A breif overview of the Science 
 
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 8 
Ninth Monthly Learning Webinar: Business Alchemy 
 
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 9 
Tenth Monthly Learning Webinar: Your Own Course 
 
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 10 
Final One Day Learning Webinar:  
 
This webinar is structured to include tutor teaching, discussion and student meditation guidance 
 
 
 
Students meditation guidance and inquiry 11 - 12 
Review and discussion 
Bringing it all together 
Graduation 
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 teachee 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. 
Teaching video:  
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 and record that. 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.  
 
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 is 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. 
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. 
The Cost: 
The full cost is £1645.00 
The cost includes all administration fees; tuition fees for the two day virtual retreat*; 10 learning webinars, one day graduation. 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.  (*when held in Leicestershire UK this does not include travel costs and accommodations) 
 
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 monthly or quarterly basis. 
We also offer an early bird fee if the full amount is paid 3 months before the start of 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 unto a month before the pathway commences 
There will be no refunds once the 12 month pathway has begun 
 
XXXXX if you drop out xxx plus payment plan 
 
 
ongoing and Afterward 
 
please contact us for a discussion  
Short video of Suryacitta teaching in Australia 

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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