Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance

Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance (MTTA) is a collaborative of Certified MBSR teacher trainers dedicated to evidence-based mindfulness training and teacher education in service of decreasing suffering and increasing thriving for humanity and the planet. To this end, we aim to increase accessibility to all who seek to learn, reducing geographic, cultural and systemic barriers to participation. As a member organization in the Global Mindfulness Collaborative , we are in collaboration with international partners who match our standard of excellence in training new MBSR teachers. Our MTTA members offer MBSR, MBSR teacher training, MBCT, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness training, Interpersonal Mindfulness Practice, various other mindfulness-based trainings, retreats, and are involved in mindfulness research.

Janet and her fellow Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance (MTTA) colleagues are certified as MBSR teacher trainers by both the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B), also a member of the GMC.  We use all MC@B curricula in the MBSR teacher training pathway.

In September/October, 2021, the MTTA Collaborative will be offering the MBSR Teacher Advancement Intensive (TAI), the second-level of formal training in the MC@B’s teacher training pathway to becoming certified as an MBSR teacher. The TAI will strengthen personal practice, teaching skills, and expand experiential and didactic understanding of the elements of teaching MBSR through:

  • Opportunities to practice teaching components of MBSR.

  • Receiving peer and teacher trainer feedback in each session.

  • Cultivating skills in offering meditation practices and didactic teachings of MBSR through self-reflection, dialogue, and practice.  

  • Forming community with other MBSR teachers.

  • Between-session assignments prior to each weekend.

  • Strengthening meditation practice.

  • Deepening personal and professional resilience and mindful presence which can be shared with others through teaching.

As a co-member of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, MTTA uses the MB@B curriculum for the TAI, and every level of MBSR teacher training.  MTTA TAI participants who successfully complete the TAI will be placed on the GMC and the MC@B websites as level 2 MBSR teachers.

MBSR Teacher Advancement Intensive (TAI)

PROGRAM DATES (9 days total): 

  1. September 23-25 
  2. October 7-9 
  3. October 21-23 

MTTA will be offering this training live-online via Zoom to allow decreased travel, housing, and climate costs.

Details and applications will be available on the MTTA website in 2021. For more information or to address questions about this Fall 2021 TAI, please contact Janet.

As more MBSR teacher training courses are added, they will be posted here, as well as on the MTTA website.


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Mindfulness Courses

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