Teacher Training Program

MINDSET’s Toronto-based 200-hour teacher training program blends together the latest neuroscience & psychology research, ancient wisdom, mindset coaching, technology, and best practices in teaching mindfulness to the world’s top performers across corporations and sport.

Looking for individual modules? Check out our Professional Development mindfulness courses.

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What’s included in the program?

  • 200-hour curriculum from May through July 2019
  • Unlimited membership to MINDSET brain gym
  • Opportunity to teach community drop-in classes
  • An intensive weekend retreat
  • A new MINDSET Journal and 5 required reading books
  • Muse™ brain sensing headband
  • MINDSET 200-hr Meditation Teacher Certificate (CYA-RMT)

*Graduating does not guarantee employment at MINDSET, although we will be recruiting exclusively from our graduates. Regardless, it does mean we back that you’re trained to teach mindfulness and get paid to do it, and we’ll even give you the business skills to make that happen.

Early bird pricing (apply by April 10th and save $500)

$2,997 + hst

$500 deposit due upon acceptance to the program
$1497 due May 1st, $1000 due June 1st

Mindset Brain Gym Toronto Inc. is the only certified educational institution by the Canadian Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour for meditation teacher training. This professional program is eligible for the federal tuition tax credit under the Income Tax Act.

Be at the forefront of the mental fitness movement

MINDSET’s fresh take on mindfulness meditation has already made waves around the country. And we want to enable some exceptional individuals to spread and teach the practice of mindfulness to thousands of new people.

Whether you want to be embarking on a career in meditation leading guided classes, coaching individuals or athletes, helping employers implement a culture of mindfulness at the office, or just deepening your own personal practice, MINDSET’s unique 200-hour teacher training program will help you embark on an exciting new career in the fastest-growing trend in fitness.

In addition to our own senior instructors, we’ve tapped local experts from the University of Toronto, InteraXon, and leading mindfulness training firms to bring you the highest-quality content we can. We’ll teach you the mindfulness techniques of the leading clinically-researched programs in the world, including Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness and Knowledge (mPEAK), and Search Inside Yourself (SIY).

You’ll learn how to tailor your teachings to different audiences – from type-A lawyers to athletes to young children – and receive a strong foundation of knowledge needed to do it. Learn the history of meditation, the latest neuroscience on how mindfulness changes the brain, the methodology of guiding meditation, and the business of teaching and building your brand. Get the opportunity to lead community classes at Toronto’s leading mindfulness studio. And get all this over 3 intensive months of training so you’re able to start spreading mindfulness this fall!

Comprehensive mindfulness theory

Techniques, Training, and Knowledge

What meditation, mindfulness, and mental fitness is and isn’t

Building a deep daily mindfulness practice, the science of habit formation, and tools to overcome obstacles

The history and philosophy of different meditation lineages and methodologies

A comprehensive background of the neuroscience and research of meditation and brain health

Overview of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques

Overview of performance-oriented mindfulness techniques (mPEAK + SIY + MSPE)

Overview of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Loving-kindness techniques

Adopting mindfulness techniques and teaching for children

Mindful goal-setting, athletic visualization techniques, journaling, and mindful contemplation for self-discovery and self-mastery

The research of ‘flow states’ and how to cultivate them through mindfulness

Wim Hof breathwork fundamentals

The philosophy of mindfulness and the nature of perception

Teaching Methodology

Best practices and structure of mindfulness instruction for beginners, corporate groups, and skeptics

Finding your voice as a teacher and the ethics & lifestyle of teaching mindfulness meditation

The business of teaching mindfulness & building your brand

Helping answer common questions and resolving common issues students face

Bonus: Muse™ Training

Integrating the Muse™ brain sensing headband into teaching and coaching and interpreting results

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Schedule announced soon.
Intensive Retreat Weekend: June 6th-9th

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We’re accepting up to 16 applicants to our Summer 2019 program. Candidates should be familiar with MINDSET’s offerings and classes and maintain a consistent personal meditation practice.

Early bird deadline extended to April 10th, 2019.