The Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy has been offering workshops, courses, and certification trainings since 2018. Based on feedback from previous clients, we are working on redesigning our courses and experiences and expect to relaunch our initiatives in 2024.
Workshops will run between 2-4 hours and will feature opportunities for earning professional development credit. Initial MBWP certification will be offered for participants who complete 16 hours of training (MBWP Level I) and 32 hours of training (MBWP Level II). MBWP Level II certificate holders are eligible to enroll in our teacher certification program once it is offered. A sample of upcoming workshops for 2024 include:
Fundamentals of Mindfulness
Applications of Mindfulness for Educators
Socially Engaged and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
Mindfulness for Performers
Using Mindfulness in the Music Studio
Mindfulness for Ensemble Leaders
MBWP TEACHER CERTIFICATION
The Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy (MBWP) Teacher Certification Program is designed for educators in the arts and other fields who are interested in deepening their knowledge and commitment to mindfulness-based education both in their personal and professional lives. The program aims to create a community of educators dedicated to transforming the culture of education through mindfulness. Participation in the program is available to individuals who have completed MBWP Level II Certification.
MBWP Teacher Certification Requirements
Maintain a consistent personal mindfulness practice for a minimum of one year after earning Level II Certification.
Engage in monthly cohort meetings to discuss personal practice and teaching applications.
Engage in monthly meetings with an MBWP certified teacher to discuss personal practice along with pedagogical ideas, applications, and progress.
Submit video artifacts, along with accompanying commentary, demonstrating applications of MBWP in an educational setting.
Submit a cumulative written project that includes, (a) a summary of your understanding of MBWP and its applications in teaching, (b) five MBWP lesson plans that you have used or plan to use in your teaching context, and (c) an additional artifact demonstrating a current or potential application of MBWP.
Complete four supervised teaching units in your role as apprentice faculty for an MBWP workshop.
Complete an exit interview with a certified MBWP teacher.
Note: Videos and written material will be reviewed by an MBWP-certified teacher and must be deemed acceptable before MBWP certification is approved. In cases where materials are not initially approved, opportunities for further guidance and resubmission may be discussed.
What will I be able to do with MBWP Certification?
Refer to yourself as a certified MBWP teacher and add this designation to your credentials.
Engage in your personal mindfulness practice with a deeper understanding of the philosophical, ethical, scientific, pedagogical, and creative foundations of mindfulness and its applications in contemporary educational contexts.
Design and facilitate introductory level classes and workshops on MBWP and advise and serve as a consultant to those interested in applying MBWP principles in their work as teachers and artists.
Incorporate MBWP practices and interventions into your work as an educator and artist.
In certain circumstances and as requested, serve as a monthly cohort or individual meeting facilitator for aspiring MBWP teachers.
At MBWP we are dedicated to enhancing well-being and fostering personal growth through contemplative practices. Our team of experts is committed to tailoring unique programs and trainings designed to meet the specific needs of individuals and organizations alike.
Why Choose Our Customized Programs?
Personalized Approach: We understand that no two individuals or organizations are alike. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, your goals, and your unique circumstances. Our experts collaborate closely with you to create programs that are tailored to your specific needs.
Expert Guidance: Our team includes seasoned practitioners and experts in contemplative practices, mindfulness, and meditation. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every project, ensuring that you receive the highest quality guidance and instruction.
What We Offer
Individualized Coaching: Whether you’re an individual seeking personal growth or a professional looking to enhance your leadership skills, our one-on-one coaching sessions provide tailored guidance to help you achieve your goals.
Corporate Training: We work with organizations to create contemplative practice programs that improve employee well-being, reduce stress, and enhance productivity. Our experts collaborate with your team to develop strategies that work for your unique corporate culture.
Workshops and Retreats: Join us for immersive workshops and retreats that delve deep into contemplative practices. These experiences provide a profound opportunity for self-discovery and personal transformation.
Get Started Today
Ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and well-being? Contact us today to discuss how we can create a customized program or training that aligns with your goals. Our team is here to collaborate with you and support your path to a more balanced and mindful life.