Year-Long Certification


In-depth training with retreat practice, online instruction, and small group mentorship.
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2015-2016 Year-Long Certification
Admission to the 2014-2015 course is now closed. To be notified once the 2015-2016 application is available, click here. The prerequisites are the Mindful Schools Mindfulness Fundamentals and Curriculum Training courses.

Why Certification?

Deepen Your Personal Practice

  • Cultivate and deepen your personal practice
  • Work intensely on your teaching and facilitation skills

Transform Your Work with Youth

  • Receive mentorship to build and grow mindfulness programs
  • Get coaching on working with specific youth populations
  • Become more fluent in the neuroscience of mindfulness

Join a Worldwide Referral Network

  • Be featured on our website (receiving the most traffic in our field, with 30,000+ visits monthly)
  • List your professional background in our Certified Instructor Directory and attract schools seeking mindfulness programs
  • Join an international community of educators and mental health professionals committed to mindfulness practice

Course Structure

  • Two week-long summer retreats that book-end the year
  • 10 months of online learning
  • Monthly small group cohort meetings
  • Weekly written and video content
  • Weekly live online Q & A and coaching sessions with the faculty
  • See a sample week of content
  • Practicum – videotaping, evaluating, and receiving feedback on your teaching

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Course Topics

The course’s content can be grouped into the following four subject areas:
Component Details

Program Overview Video

Watch this short video to experience the faculty and retreat environment.


The Mindful Schools Certification is an equal opportunity program. People from LBGTQ communities, people with disabilities, and people of all racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Testimonials: Year Long

“After 30 years in Education, this is the best training I’ve ever been to… this is the real deal.”

“Some of the most embodied facilitation I have seen… this faculty sets the gold standard in the youth mindfulness field.”

“I am humbled by my experience. It's been so brilliantly crafted, so simple, so easy, so seamless... It feels like family really.”