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Mindfulness Teacher Training - India - Module 101 | Foundations of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Teacher Training - India - Module 101 | Foundations of Mindfulness

Wed, Aug 16


Instructor Led Zoom Classes

Mindfulness Teacher Training - India - Module 101 | Foundations of Mindfulness

This is the part 1 of the first module for our globally recognised Mindfulness Teacher Certification Course for India. It is accredited by International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and is led by International Faculty.

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Time & Location

Aug 16, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT+5:30

Instructor Led Zoom Classes

About the Event

1. Module 101 - Foundations of Mindfulness

  • Module  Content:

Module 101, Foundations of Mindfulness, presents the foundations of mindfulness practices and its overview. This module is critical to the effectiveness of Mindfulness teachers as it empowers them with sufficient depth to explain the unique features of Mindfulness and how Mindfulness works. The Module will cover the following broad topics:

- Definitions of Mindfulness

- History of Mindfulness & Meditation

- Difference between Secular & Religious Mindfulness

- Components & Mechanisms of Mindfulness

- Research Evidence for Mindfulness

- Measuring Mindfulness

- Mindfulness & Positive Psychology

- Critiques of Mindfulness

  • Mode of Delivery: Live Instruction via Zoom
  • Total hours: 35
  • Assessment: A minimum of 80 marks out of 100 is required to pass this module. The assessment shall comprise of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Online Class Dates (Thursdays, 05:00pm to 07:30pm IST):  August 2023: 17, 24, 31;  September 2023: 7
  • Course Fee (in Indian Rupees): INR 31,900
  • Certificate: On successful completion of the Module 101 you will receive the Certificate in Foundations of Mindfulness from the Centre for Mindfulness Singapore. It is important to note that this certificate does not make you eligible or competent to teach any Mindfulness-Based Program.

This module is one of five modules that is required to complete the Mindfulness Teacher Training program. More details about how it leads to IMTA certification can be found in the course prospectus.

Terms: Please note that we may cancel this course if we do not have sufficient sign ups. In such a case, you will receive a full refund.

2. About the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program:

The Mindfulness Teacher Training program is a 287-hour intensive program accredited by International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). This is the 3rd intake for India and the 8th international intake of the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program.

Program goals:

  • To expand the availability of secular mindfulness training globally by training qualified individuals as mindfulness teachers and facilitators
  • To provide participants with training and standards in teaching, designing and facilitating mindfulness programs
  • To promote secular mindfulness as a means to enhance wellbeing and inspire purposeful living
  • To teach mindfulness skills and practices for workshops with individuals, groups, communities, organisations and others
  • To support participants in embodying mindfulness and facilitating their personal understanding and practice of secular mindfulness
  • To appreciate secular mindfulness vis-a-vis the Indic culture, philosphies and traditions
  • To create a global community of certified and qualified mindfulness teachers and facilitatorsbility of secular mindfulness training globally by training qualified individuals as mindfulness teachers and facilitators
  • To promote secular mindfulness as a means to enhance wellbeing and inspire purposeful living

Learning outcomes:

  • Lead mindfulness classes for diverse populations, which you are familiar with or desire to work with, such as corporate/business settings or educational settings.
  • Lead mindfulness coaching classes for individuals
  • Lecture or deliver a talk for the public, a professional community or people in your field
  • Demonstrate competence in teaching, designing and facilitating mindfulness-based courses and workshops
  • Articulate the professional and ethical standards of adherence for a mindfulness teacher
  • Articulate and demonstrate relevant teaching skills including clear instructions, creating positive group learning environment, creating safety, managing challenges and difficulties of self and participants and being flexible in curriculum delivery.
  • Demonstrate good relational skills when teaching and with fellow teachers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop customised curriculum by target audiences, organising and evaluating teaching materials for individual and group settings.
  • Demonstrate competence in understanding the theoretical knowledge of Mindfulness, experiential learning, relevant qualities and attitudes of a teacher
  • Demonstrate responsive and flexible pacing to cover an appropriate curriculum, as well as holding a group learning environment and managing challenges and difficulties

Pre-requisites for Admission into the Program:

Mindfulness is not a soft skill or a technical skill. It is more of a foundational life skill. These pre-requisites help the trainee teacher be aware of the experience of mindfulness before she embarks on the journey of learning to teach it:

- A minimum of 2 years regular mindfulness meditation practice

- Attended an 8 Week Mindfulness Based Course like the MBWE, MBSR, MBCT etc which should include the Day of Mindfulness/Silent retreat. If you have not completed this yet, sign-up here for an upcoming batch of MBWE.

- Attended a 5-day or longer mindfulness meditation retreat with a qualified instructor, during or before the completion of this Course. Upcoming retreats can be found here on the events page.

- Proficiency in the English language

Application Process:

Option 1: If you meet all the pre-requisites:

Submit the non-refundable application fee of INR 999 via this EVENT page and submit the following documents via email to

  • Application fee payment receipt
  • Updated resume
  • Certificate of Completion or a verification letter as an evidence of completion of an 8 week mindfulness live/onsite class and the Retreat
  • a 100 to 200 word personal statement about your intentions to join this teacher training programme

Option 2: If you do not meet all the pre-requisites yet:

You may proceed to sign up for Module 101 and then apply for the admission to the program once you have met all the pre-requisites as stated in Option 1.

After the approval of your application, you will be sent the payment details. Please note that this is a one-time application. There is no need to apply again to continue with other modules of the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program.

Do check with us for additional discounts if you happen to be:

- Certified Yoga teachers

- Meditation teachers

- Psychologists

- Coaches


  • Application Fee

    +₹24.98 service fee
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