Mindfulness Teacher Certification

Starts October 30th

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Become a Leader in a Global Mindfulness Movement.

As a Mindfulness Teacher you can help others to heal and transform.

Mindfulness is increasingly in demand in all walks of life. Mindfulness and meditation practices are even being prescribed by physicians and psychologists. Mindfulness has the potential to transform- not only our thoughts- but our lives and our society.

At Inbody Academy our students come from around the globe. As Inbody graduates they are making a real difference throughout the world, integrating mindfulness in yoga classes, therapy programs, sports psychology, healthcare, and more.

In this training you will learn the skills to transform your thoughts and to guide others to find more awareness and compassion in their lives. As a Certified Mindfulness Teacher you will also be a leader creating real change in the world.

The Highest Standard in Mindfulness Teacher Training

The Inbody Mindfulness Certification Program combines a modern understanding of mindfulness practices with practical interdisciplinary knowledge from therapeutic fields such as psychology and scientific understandings of issues that create suffering in the mind. Our unique approach allows us to work with both therapeutic professionals as well as help people in everyday life. Inbody Academy was one of the first schools to be accredited with the prestigious International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA), which maintains rigorous standards and review processes for accreditation.

 

The IMTA committee is comprised of some of the most renowned mindfulness teachers in the world including Jack Cornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Diana Winston, Dawa Phillips and more.

Do you have a passion for helping others transform?

Take the next step on your true path.

Where ever you are at in your practice and life, the Inbody Mindfulness program is the place to begin.

With over 20 years of experience in educating teachers, you will be a part of a tradition of excellence at Inbody Academy. Our expert instructors will support you at each step to succeed and create a career as a mindfulness teacher.

Research increasingly shows the effectiveness of mindfulness to support physical and mental health.

  • 1 in 10 adults report meditating at least once a week.
  • 1 in 7 US workers engage in mindfulness during their work-day.
  • The number of frequent meditators increased from 8.0% to 9.9% from ’06 -’07

These numbers continue to grow each year.

Take the first step on your path.


As an Inbody Certifed Mindfulness teacher you will be empowered with the tools and skills to serve others and be a part of a global movement for changing consciousness.

 

What you will receive from the training:

  • Deepen your personal mindfulness and meditation practice.
  • Learn how to effectively teach mindfulness and meditation to all levels.
  • Learn to teach practices of compassion and inner peace and deepen your own experience.
  • Develop skills for leading groups and classes
  • Develop tools to align body, heart and mind
  • Receive ongoing professional mentoring
  • Gain skills for greater insight and wisdom in relationships
  • Gain a foundation for therapeutic applications of mindfulness in trauma, anxiety and depression.
  • Enable others find peace and healing in their lives

 

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Learn from top experts in their fields.

You will have the best guides with you, each step of the way.

Over the past 20 years, we have learned what works for educating the most skilled and successful teachers. Our expert instructors know how to teach to each individual learning style and level of ability. That said, our training is not for everyone. It’s for those who have a passion for helping others and a dedication to personal transformation. Our training will challenge you to succeed while supporting you at each step of the way.

Dr. Steve Proskauer

Steve has devoted over 45 years to training and practicing as a psychotherapist, meditator, and healer. He was a head Zen monk for 10 years. Steve has published several books on therapy, meditation and holistic healing and has been published in many professional journals. Steve’s teaching integrates therapy, mindfulness and spiritual healing.

Dana Levy

Dana is a certified Yoga Therapist who has worked with mindfulness and embodiment for over 30 years. She studied and taught aikido, meditation, and mindfulness as well as alignment-based yoga in the Iyengar tradition, and has both a B.A. in Dance and M.A. in Choreography and Performance. Dana spent 15 years in Japan, where she led yoga and mindfulness retreats and owned a yoga studio. Her classes combine mindfulness with coordination of body, breath and movement.

Charlotte Bell

Charlotte has been teaching for over 30 years. She is a renowned yoga and mindfulness instructor and has published several books on Yoga, and articles on meditation and mindfulness. She has taught at yoga conferences and lead countless mindfulness and yoga workshops and retreats. Her teachings focus on alignment in body and mind.

Aron Stein

Aron is the Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy Director at Inbody Academy. He has been a director and resident at two international meditation centers. Aron is a certified Yoga Therapist, and a well-known teacher and writer. He is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor, with a focus on subtle energy and mindfulness based practices. He has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years.

Next Program begins October 24th!

Apply Today! Enrollment is limited and fills quickly.

Pricing In-person $3400.

Early registration special: Receive 200 off as well as free registration at our Annual Mindfulness retreat.
Payment options are available.

Online Tuition: $3200
Early Registration Special: Receive 200 off as well as free registration at our Annual Mindfulness retreat.
Payment options are available.

Additional reasons to enroll:

    • Exclusivity. To give you the most individualized attention, we keep the training limited to 20 students.

 

    • Accessibility. Both ONLINE Distance Education and in-person attendance is available. We professionally record the classes and make the content, worksheets, and quizzes available on your online student account as well as offer live streaming options.

 

    • Credibility. As an Inbody Mindfulness Teacher you will be a part of an tradtion of excellence of over 20 years of experience. You will be certified as a 200-hour  Inbody Mindfulness Teacher Inbody Academy and accredited by the prestigious International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Additionally, our trainings are recognized by the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches.

 

    • Certification Options. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit is available for attendance. The Mindfulness training may also qualifiy as part of the 200-hour Inbody Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in further certification.

WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • 200 hours of in-depth training and practice
  • Inbody Mindfulness Manual and worksheets, including the Mindfulness Workbook
  • Group and individual mentoring
  • Online access to class video recordings
  • Online audio and video resources
  • Support in creating your own mindfulness research project
  • Connections with an incredible group of like-minded students and teachers
  • Free enrollment at our Annual Retreat (with early enrollment, more Retreat information below).

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COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Mindfulness Foundations (20 Hours)

This course will teach you the key foundational principles of mindfulness and meditation and effective approaches to introducing others to mindfulness.

Some of the subjects you will learn include:

  • An understanding of mindfulness as a secular practice that can benefit everyone.
  • Foundations of Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation.
  • Mindfulness as a path to teach and live with authenticity.
  • Traditional and informal mindfulness and meditation practices.
  • Introduction to mindful approaches in therapy and psychology.

Personal Practice and Development Course (25 Hours)

The course will focus on supporting in developing and deepening your own practice and introduce you to some of the most effective and researched approaches to mindfulness and meditation.

You will learn:

  • Foundations of mindfulness teaching and professional Skills.
  • Introduction to Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. (MBSR)
  • Introduction to Zen Meditation and mindfulness practices.
  • Alignment and biomechanics in meditation and mindful movement.
  • Ongoing Mindfulness Practice.
  • Developing your skills through individual and group mentoring.

 

Teacher Training and Supervision (20 Hours)

In this course you will learn the science and art of teaching, both in groups and with individuals. We will introduction to mindfulness and meditation as a therapeutic tool for healing and transformation.

You will learn:

  • Large and small group facilitation skills.
  • How to lead a group practice.
  • Group processing.
  • Principles of holding space.
  • Tools for staying grounded.

Practicum and Mentoring (20 Hours)

In this section you will have the opportunity to practice and develop in depth teaching skill both in groups and supervised by instructors.

  • Group practicum and practice
  • Mindfulness sessions with individuals.
  • Supervision and group mentoring.

Teaching to the Mind Body Connection (30 Hours)

This course will introduce you to the power and therapeutic impacts of mindful movement with a focus on Mindfulness Yoga and developing the mind-body connection.

Mindfulness and Yoga Connection. Philosophy and Traditions from past to present.

  • Early Teachings and History of Mindfulness
  • Buddhist Psychology past and present
  • Mindfulness and the chakra system
  • Yoga philosophy from traditional viewpoints for training the mind
  • How to understand and apply these ancient teachings in a simple effective way

 

Fundamentals of Yoga: Hands on Applications:

Explore yoga postures for mindfulness.

Yoga as a mindfulness and energetic practice to:

  • Integrate emotional and energetic polarities
  • Remove emotional and psychological ‘blocks’ that hold us back.
  • Harmonizing body and mind.
  • Yoga as a tool to heal the nervous system from trauma.

 

Mindfulness and Yoga Asana Practice.

  • Asana as a practice of alignment of body and mind
  • Asana practice, as a tool for increasing sensation and discomfort as well as pleasurable sensations and enabling a space of awareness and neutrality
  • Development of mindfulness of movement in daily life activities, as well as other endeavors including Yoga and athletics
  • Use of breath in everyday activities and importance of natural breathing

 

Mindfulness Research (20 Hours)

This course will explore the evidence and research on mindfulness and meditation practices. You will learn about the science of change and transformation and how mindfulness can bridge eastern and western approaches to healing and transformation

 

  • Introduction to neuroplasticity and the power of mindfulness to change the brain
  • Studies regarding effects of meditation and effect on regions of the brain
  • How to enable our mind to observe habitual patterns and mental traps
  • Styles of thinking and science of how we talk to ourselves, including negative self-talk
  • Eliminating unconscious and limiting beliefs

Science and Research of Mindfulness & Meditation (15 Hours)

  • Overview of parts of the brain and it’s function
  • Impact of mindfulness on personal development
  • Development of stronger sense of empathy
  • Self-regulation
  • Empowering your sense of self
  • Healing and integration
  • Introduction to the brain and behavior
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Mindfulness and relationships
  • Improve your relationships in any situations
  • The power of mindful listening
  • Mindfulness and working with difficult people

Contemporary Mindfulness (20 Hours)

This course will go deeper into mindfulness as a therapeutic tool and modern approaches to personal transformation, including self-development and modern cognitive tools.
Traditional and modern personal development tools
Client self-actualization and personal growth
Hierarchy of human needs review
Mindfulness as the modern path of enlightenment
How Hatha Yoga embodies the ideal of tantra: to live in the world with complete authenticity

Yoga and Mindful Movement (8 Hours)

Introduction to Mindful Movement and Alignment in the Body

  • The body as a vehicle for enlightenment
  • Science of yoga and integration of the body and mind
  • Yoga as a skill for transformation and to enhance everyday mindfulness
  • Research and hands on: benefits of body awareness

 

Psychology of Mindfulness and Meditation (8 hours)

Evidence and in-depth overview supporting mindfulness to alleviate mental and physical disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and physical pain.

  • Evidence for mindfulness to enhance athletic success.
  • Introduction to interdisciplinary thinking and research with mindfulness.
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities and Mindfulness: How to work with the unconscious or shadow aspects of the psyche for healing and transformation
  • Mindfulness for ADD and improving focus

Teaching and Cultural Understanding (20 Hours)

As a mindfulness teacher and facilitator, it is important to have a deep understanding of your clients and students’ individual issues, challenges and beliefs. You will learn to work with a deeper respect and compassion for you clients and students. You will learn the power of using an interdisciplinary approach to working with diverse populations, genders, orientations and cross-cultural issues.

  • Understanding personal biases and beliefs
  • Importance of understanding cultural backgrounds in working with clients
  • Sensitivity and understanding of issues regarding identity, gender, and sexual orientation
  • How to see through the eyes of our client using empathy and mindful listening
  • Researching cultural and environmental influences
  • Understanding cultural norms and beliefs using a non-dual, non-judgmental perspective
  • Integration of spiritual and psychotheraputic healing practices.
  • Professional Ethics for Teachers and facilitators
  • Promoting professional ethical standards and professional boundaries in the field

Professional Development (20 Hours)

This course will go deeper into mindfulness as a therapeutic tool and modern approache

The objective of this course is to educate future and current Mindfulness Teachers on the business of Teaching. A good teacher is motivated to teach for the love of helping others. But as a teacher you also must take care of yourself. Understanding the fundamentals of business is important in creating a professional practice and supporting you in your dreams. When you are supported you are better able to serve others.

  • Overview of practices, including business planning and financial management
  • How to develop and maintain relationships with peers, mentors, and clinicians
  • Building a referral network of peers, related healthcare practitioners and organizations
  • Balancing business and life
  • Planning client sessions
  • Discovering and sharing your personal brand with the world
  • Creating financial stability through passive income as a teacher

Mindfulness Retreat

Inbody Yoga Academy is pleased to announce our 2019 Retreat at Hidden Springs Ranch in Altamont, Utah.

For over a decade Inbody Academy has been the premier destination for Retreats, Yoga Therapy, and Yoga Teacher Training’s in Utah. Our mission is to bring mindfulness, alignment-based yoga, and yoga therapy to all people and places. This retreat integrates the yogic traditions of silence and contemplation, as well as mind-body connection, with a modern therapeutic approach. Experience healing and rejuvenation, while learning to become more free in your body and mind through the power of yoga and meditation.

 

Retreat Dates: May 8-12, 2019. Availability limited.

  • Enjoy delicious organic meals created around Ayurvedic principles.
  • Experience how the power of nature can enhance your awareness and help your discover your true self.
  • Participate in light group yoga therapy practice sessions with world-class yoga therapists.
  • Practice stillness meditation and mindfulness for more peace and focus in life.
  • Understand the importance of physical alignment in body and mind.
  • Discover the healing power of practicing deep mind body connection.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Mindfulness and yoga therapy group practice (open to all levels)
  • Light Breakfast
  • Meditation
  • Organic Lunch
  • Hiking and free time
  • Evening Yoga Therapy Workshop
  • Gourmet organic dinner
  • Evening healing practice
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