Mindfulness Teacher Training

Certification to teach mindfulness, meditation, and related practices

 
The Way brings mindfulness and meditation to businesses, schools, retirement communities, and other venues. This photo is of the Mindfulness Club at Atlantic High in November 2018.

The Way brings mindfulness and meditation to businesses, schools, retirement communities, and other venues. This photo is of the Mindfulness Club at Atlantic High in November 2018.

Course overview — summer-fall 2019

  • This teacher training is for people who want to develop a foundation for teaching mindfulness.

  • Trainees who complete the training and pass the exam receive a Mindfulness Teacher Training certificate.

  • Course teachers are Pablo del Real and Stephen Tucker and will include additional guest teachers.

  • Early registration on or before July 23 is $1,800 per trainee. After July 23, registration is $2,200.

  • 50 contact hours in class + 50 hours outside of class = 100 hours of training.

  • Deposit required to reserve a place. Monthly payment plan available.

  • Some scholarships, based on need, also available.

 

Tuesday night classes: 6:30-9:00 pm

August 6, 13, 20

September 3, 10, 17

October 8,* 15, 22

November 5, 12, 19

Sunday retreats: 1:30-6:30 pm

August 25

September 22

October 27

November 24

*Yom Kippur begins October 8, 2019. A make-up date will be scheduled if a trainee is unable to attend due to the holiday.

 

Location

Delray Beach Historical Society
5 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach


Course description

This mindfulness teacher training will focus on transmitting the following knowledge and skills to participants:

• History and evolution of mindfulness and meditation

• Science and practice of mindfulness and meditation

• Leading mindfulness and meditation exercises

• Ethics and embodiment of teaching mindfulness and meditation

• Art and science of presentation and teaching

• The business of teaching mindfulness and meditation

There are four prerequisites for the course: (1) a strong interest in mindfulness practice, (2) the intention to contribute to a loving and supportive learning environment, (3) a desire to cultivate and share the way of awakening, and (4) a commitment to attend all class sessions.

 

Open house

For anyone who would like to ask questions, meet the teachers, or register in person, Mindfulness Teacher Training open house is scheduled for two dates:

  1. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:00-9:00 p.m. — RSVP

  2. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00-7:00 p.m. — RSVP

The open house (and the training) take place at Delray Beach Historical Society, 5 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach.

 

Bio for lead instructor

Pablo del Real is a teacher and writer. He has been practicing meditation since 2005 and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Pablo practices in the Catholic tradition and in the Plum Village tradition founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chan Khong. In 2014, he discovered the equivalence of the Eightfold Path and the Beatitudes. Pablo is Director of Education for The Way Mindfulness Education (The Way), a provider of mindfulness education and practice in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Way serves students, business people, elders, and the general public.

Pablo is Director of Mindfulness Programs for Auroras Voice, a nonprofit organization devoted to spiritual renewal among young people and communities at risk of illness, distress, and disease. Pablo is a cofounder of the Interfaith Café (a Cooperation Circle member of United Religions Initiative) based in Delray Beach, Florida. The Interfaith Café encourages interfaith dialogue, awareness, and understanding by uniting people of different faiths in conversation over coffee and tea.

Pablo’s poetry has appeared in Quiddity, California Quarterly, and Meridian Anthology of Poetry; his nonfiction writing has appeared in Rebooting America, Waging Nonviolence, Sun-Sentinel, Portada Florida, and other publications. Pablo is married to Aurora Garcia Ramos, and they have two adult children. He lives with his family in Delray Beach.

 

Application

This teacher training program has the potential to train the mind and fill the heart with seeds of awakening. Participants who complete the 100-hour program receive Mindfulness Teacher certification from The Way Mindfulness Education. To apply to the mindfulness teacher training, please respond to the following questions and send responses to Pablo del Real at pablo@theway.education:

  1. Describe your experience with mindfulness and meditation.

  2. Why do you want to take mindfulness teacher training?

  3. Briefly describe your education to date, including formal and informal education.

  4. Briefly describe your employment history to date, including formal and informal employment.

  5. Are there any physical, emotional, or mental health issues that may affect your ability to learn, study, or practice mindfulness and meditation? If so, please describe each issue.

  6. Are you in need of a scholarship or monthly payment plan? If so, please provide a brief description of the need.

  7. Anything else you would like to share that is relevant to this training and/or application?

  8. How did you hear about this teacher training program?