"Mark and Martin are both outstanding teachers, and this program offers an opportunity to gain high-quality training in rich, intimate settings." - Tara Brach
Have you been profoundly impacted by mindfulness practice?
Would you like to teach others this powerful, liberating practice?
The Mindfulness Training Institute is now accepting applications for its 7th International yearlong Mindfulness teacher training, beginning in Devon, UK in September 2019.
Led by renowned teachers Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward, small group numbers facilitate personal tracking and guidance by the teachers. You will deeply grow your own practice through 16 days of in-person training, as well as learn to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
Over 200 MTI graduates from more than 30 countries have gone on to teaching around the world in diverse fields: healthcare, business, education, the criminal justice system, personal coaching and public mindfulness classes and courses.
The Mindfulness Training Institute is accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA), and MTI-certified graduates are also eligible to certify with the IMTA.
Martin has practiced meditation intensively since the age of 19, spending 4 years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching worldwide since 1999, leading retreats and courses in mindfulness, meditation, and inner freedom.
Martin is the founding and guiding teacher of Moulin de Chaves, a residential meditation centre in South West France where he lives. He is on the teaching faculty at UC Dublin, Ireland for their MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions, and is also founding teacher of the online meditation platform, WorldwideInsight.org
Mark has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades. Mark holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Mark founded The Mindfulness Institute, where he has brought mindfulness trainings to Fortune 500 companies and the nonprofit sector.
Through the Mindfulness Training Institute Mark leads Professional Mindfulness Teacher Trainings in the US and UK annually. Mark is a trainer for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, developed at Google and leads their mindfulness and emotional intelligence leadership programs worldwide.
"Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward are wise and gifted teachers of mindfulness. I highly recommend their trainings."
The course runs from September 2019 to July 2020. It is delivered via a combination of four, four-day-long in-person residential modules at the beautiful Sharpham House in Devon, UK, along with online group tutorials. Participants will be expected to deliver written assignments and two video recordings of their mindfulness teaching.
Residential modules are held at Sharpham House, a Grade 1-listed mansion at the centre of the stunning Sharpham Estate, within beautiful Capability Brown gardens offering delightful views over the Dart Valley, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The beauty of Sharpham House and grounds created a lovely container to support my personal practice and the development my skills as a mindfulness teacher. Staying on-site for the training allowed me to more fully experience all I was learning and connect with other students in meaningful ways. And being able to get out in nature in such a pastoral setting was a delight!
Ann Brand, Course Graduate
I’d gone to Sharpham House with no expectations. I ended up having an experience of connection and community that I’d never had before and have not had since. A truly sublime spiritual encounter in an old England manor, on a sylvan landscape. It will remain one of the highlights of my life.
Kyle Smith, Course Graduate
With its glorious views of the River Dart and gentle, verdant hills, Sharpham House offers a superb location for deepening one’s practice and understanding of mindfulness. The spacious, bright rooms and carefully prepared and generous meals make a stay there comfortable and inviting. The grounds also extend over woodlands and open fields that allow for a deeper connection to nature. It is a place that always support my ability to look beyond the forms my of habitual thoughts and see with fresh and unexpected awareness.
Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Course Graduate
The mindfulness teacher training is aimed at people already working with mindfulness in their professional lives, or anybody wishing to do so — be it through teaching formal mindfulness courses or bringing mindfulness into other roles including in private practice, healthcare, business, education, etc.
If you are looking for a training that will not only give you the skills and content to teach mindulness, but also the opportunity to deepen your practice, discover your individual teaching style, and join a supportive community of budding students and entrepreneurs . . . then this is the training for you. Mark and Martin are masterful teachers, engaging speakers, and encouraging coaches throughout the process. I feel fortunate to have joined the Mindfulness Training Institute’s training which offers such breadth of content, depth in practice, and incredible support to take the seat as teacher in a growing community of graduates.
Miriam Eisenberger, Educator and Psychotherapist
I have taken mindfulness teacher trainings in the past. This teacher training differed in the level of depth, knowledge and insight that these teachers bring into their offering of teaching. They have a deep respect and love of this practice that is embodied in the way that they teach. . . . The integrity, wisdom and love [Mark and Martin] both bring to your teaching and sharing is palpable. I feel as though I was offered beautiful transmission of these teachings that will forever be held in my heart and within my practice.
Rochelle Calvert, Psychotherapist
The Mindfulness Teacher Training course was a fantastic opportunity for me to learn from two master teachers as well as a community of other developing teachers. I deepened my knowledge of the foundations of mindfulness and learned excellent teaching skills that I’ve been able to put into practice. I’ve made connections that I am sure will last long after the course. And I’m looking forward to the post-graduate trainings.
Patricia Dowling, Professor
Watch these short talks about how the course came to be, how it works and what you'll learn:
Mark and Martin are extraordinary teachers. Their ability to transmit pedagogy is only surpassed by an empathic understanding of what a new teacher is likely to experience.
JIM GRABB, FORMER GRAND SLAM TENNIS DOUBLES CHAMPION AND EXECUTIVE COACH (COURSE GRADUATE)
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