From the beginning of its first MBSR teacher training program in 2002, the IMA has offered a cohort-oriented model. That means that students start together and train together throughout the entire duration of a program. This allows for continuity, building of close relationships among teachers and students, a developmental approach that emphasizes depth. Students have clarity about the training path and continual access to trainers and fellow students. We believe this kind of training is the most conducive to a nurturing of mindfulness teachers.
Over 70 MBSR teacher-training programs have taken place since the IMA’s founding in 2001.
Registration for the MBSR teacher-training program is generally only possible after an orientation (either online or live) has taken place. If you cannot attend an orientation, please contact us to discuss alternatives. The same is true if the orientation has already taken place. In both cases it is still possible to apply to the program.