Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Online

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During your mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, you will be trained to deepen your practice and teach the following objectives to your students. The following mindfulness teacher certification objectives are important because they guide students’ understanding and practice of the four steps of TSD Mindfulness. The four steps are:


1.     Taming the mind

2.     Soothing the gut

3.     Dwelling in the heart

4.     Integration


You will become skilled at teaching others how to raise resilience, reduce stress, heal and experience greater connection with the help of their mindfulness practice. During your mindfulness meditation teacher training online, you will teach 1 – 3 of these objectives in a single class. During your student teaching, you will teach six classes to a small group of students of your choosing.

Mindfulness Teacher Certification Teaching Objectives


To support Taming the Mind, student will practice mindfulness of:


  • physical sensations

  • sounds in the environment

  • breath sensations

  • mental emotions

  • distorted emotions

  • mental responses to instinctual impulses

  • mental responses to heart emotions

  • thought sequences

  • our natural tendency to justify and explain

  • desires for change

  • instinctual responses to healing


Student will also be able to:


  • disengage from their correct and faulty logic

  • practice awareness of the part of their consciousness that directs their attention

  • practice awareness of the form their thoughts take

  • disengage from the content of their thoughts

  • practice mindfulness-based coping skills to increase acceptance of what is

  • be mindful of how their mind acts to protect


To support Soothing the Gut student will practice mindfulness of their:


  • physical sensations in the gut area

  • thoughts of concern triggered by the gut     

  • desire to preserve status quo

  • instinctual responses to thoughts


Student will also be able to:


  • practice mindful exercises to soothe their gut triggers

  • practice acceptance of change in status quo

  • be mindful of how their gut acts to protect


To support Dwelling in the Heart, student will practice mindfulness of their:


  • physical sensations in the heart area

  • heart emotions

  • rhythmic energy in the heart

  • desire for certainty


Student will also be able to:


  • allow their heart emotions to exist naturally

  • use mindfulness exercises to support their own natural healing process

  • allow physical responses to pain and joy

  • practice embracing uncertainty

  • practice acceptance of uncertainty

To support Integration, student will practice:


  • patience for their own TSD process

  • trusting in the existence of something greater than themselves

  • surrender to a greater existence

  • prayer for healing and gratitude


I can’t tell you how much my life has changed since taking the TSD Mindfulness online course. It’s amazing to me is that I can handle my big emotions and negative thoughts in a much more appropriate way, resulting in less stress. And I also now have a practice for looking deeper into those emotions and thoughts to see what is at their root. Holly Holfeltz, TSD Certified Mindfulness Teacher, California



The TSD Mindfulness classes are a great way of discovering yourself & healing your heart! TSD Mindfulness has improved my focus and quietened my mind, helping me to better concentrate. In moments of concerns and worries, the technique gives me ease when I am triggered and supports me to be comfortable with "what is". TSD Mindfulness encourages me to surrender more quickly and to build my trust so I can open and go deeper to explore my heart consciously. Mirka Pesek, TSD Certified Mindfulness Teacher Candidate, Australia



TSD Mindfulness has definitely helped me become more resilient, more in tune with my irrational fears and my need for everything to be planned. I've learned that by embracing uncertainty I am more able to live in the moment and to truly enjoy the process and the beauty of what the outcome can actually be. Lisa Codina, TSD Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions for Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification

Is this course online or in person?

All of our programs are offered online.


How will I participate in online classes and how long are the classes?

Online classes meet twice per month for three months (six classes total). We use Google Meet. When logged in, you will be able to view your instructor and classmates. You will also be able to ask questions by speaking or type questions and comments in the chat. Classes are 90 minutes long.


What do I do if I miss an online class?

All online classes are recorded, so you can view the class recording on our training platform for up to two months. You do not need to attend classes live to become certified, but you do need to attend the one-day retreat live (as works with your time zone).


How much homework will I be responsible for?

You will be responsible for one hour per week of reading and writing to fill certification requirements. And you will need to practice mindfulness meditation as described by your instructor for a minimum of 90 minutes per week for the first three months of the course; and increase your practice to a minimum of 120 minutes for the remaining months of the course. As a certification candidate you will also perform your student teaching or clinical practice. This will involve prepping for lessons and sessions, conducting mindfulness sessions, and documenting your experience during these sessions.


If you are not enrolled in a certification program, all homework is optional.


How much does the mindfulness teacher certification cost?

If you are a certification candidate, your monthly investment in yourself is $199 USD per month. Monthly payments can be cancelled at any time, however, any payments made before cancellation will not be refunded. Cost is different If you are not enrolled in a certification program.

Monthly course investment includes:


  • Participation in six 90-minute online classes.

  • Continued digital instruction via discussion forums between classes.

  • Unlimited access to recorded classes.

  • A 1-day online retreats.

  • One certification if all requirements are filled. Additional certifications are $300 each.

  • Unlimited access to coaching curriculum, normally sold for $89.00.


Monthly coaching investment includes:


  • 12 one-hour Mindfulness Coaching sessions with Sarah Vallely.

  • Additional training in curriculum not shared in classroom instruction.

  • Personalized & focused guidance for your sitting mindfulness practice and daily mindfulness mindset.

  • Deeper skills and experience to strengthen your work with students and clients.


How do I get certified?

Counselors, coaches & healers will meet with six clients, three sessions each. Teachers will teach six classes to a small group. Ministers will teach two classes, hold two counseling sessions, and give two sermons. All certification candidates will need to complete course training, private coaching for their specific program and participate in a 1-day retreat virtually and complete all the necessary paperwork, including prep materials, session notes, and practice reflections.


How long is the course?

Six months

Can I cancel my program or move to another cohort?

Yes, you can cancel your monthly auto-payment at any time. However, any payments made before cancellation will not be refunded. Any monthly payments you have made can be transferred to another cohort, therefore you will not pay more if it becomes necessary for you to switch cohorts.

Course Syllabus

This is a combined syllabus for all programs, since many students work towards two certifications.

Classes 1 – 7 (Weekend 1)

  • Mindfulness of thoughts

  • Mindfulness of emotions

  • Mindfulness of distraction

  • Improving resilience with mindfulness

  • Introduction to the mental, gut and heart centers.

  • Tips for teaching students with attention challenges


  • At home practice: minimum of 90 minutes of practice per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 1 – 14 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

Classes 8 – 15 (Weekend 2)


  • Mindfulness techniques to tame your mind

  • Mindfulness techniques to soothe your gut

  • Mindfulness techniques to settle attention within your heart

  • Mindfulness techniques for breaking cycles of distorted emotions (ie. shame, resentment)

  • Mindfulness techniques for improving relationships, including relationships with addictive substances

  • Counseling, coaching and teaching instruction


  • At home practice: minimum of 90 minutes of practice per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 15 - 26 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

  • Clinical practice for counselors and coaches; prepare for student teaching for teachers.


Classes 15 – 20 (Weekend 3)


  • Mindfulness techniques for integrating conscious with divine

  • Mindfulness techniques for healing

  • Mindfulness techniques for deeper emotional awareness

  • Mindfulness techniques for deeper spiritual awareness


  • At home practice: minimum 120 minutes per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 27 - 55 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

  • Healer and minister instruction.

  • Student teaching and healer and minister clinical practice.