Many individuals, who experience the benefits of mindfulness in their personal lives, work and relationships develop a desire to bring mindfulness into the world by becoming a meditation teacher. The Penn Program for Mindfulness offers two primary options:

  1. Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Management
  2. Certificate in Mindfulness-based Stress Management
  3. Additional Training Opportunities

All training options require participants to have completed, at minimum, the 8-week foundation course.  Additional prerequisites apply as you progress through training with our program. 

The teacher training programs are facilitated by Michael Baime, MD co-founder and Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness and Karen Bowles, MD, Director of Professional Mindfulness Training.  Other facilitators include Gabriel Rocco, MA and Mara Wai, MEd who also provides personal coaching. Learn more about all of our instructors here.

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    Training Class Schedule

    View the current class schedule for the Training in Teaching Mindfulness Courses, Click on the course title for information on the course dates, locations, costs and registration.

  • Practicum in Mindfulness

    Take the first step towards teaching Mindfulness-based stress management by intimately exploring how mindfulness is taught and learned.

  • Certificate in Mindfulness

    Expand your knowledge and practice of Mindfulness by earning a certificate in Mindfulness - Based Stress Management.

  • Additional Training Opportunities

    Learn about additional training opportunities in Mindfulness.

  • Training in Teaching FAQ

    See answers to commonly asked questions about the Training in Teaching Program.

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