Who is it for?

The Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate enables individuals to become qualified meditation teachers. It is a highly practical course that has been designed to offer you the knowledge and experience you need to be a competent teacher of meditation. The course is ideal for individuals already practicing meditation or another yogic discipline, qualified yoga and pilates teachers, alternative therapists, life coaches, health professionals, counselors, and others who want to expand their practice or career to include meditation teaching, theory, and methods. Many people join the training course, even though they do not intend to teach, but simply to deepen their practice and knowledge of meditation. This course would enable you to obtain a solid foundation of daily practice so that you could enjoy the many benefits of meditation.

Training Materials and Support

Scientific-based, filled with practice and activities

  • Training Materials

    The training course includes 40+ videos, 30+ evidence-based guided meditation scripts, 30+ exercises and activities, and downloadable audio meditations, handouts, and worksheets. These materials are divided into 30 teaching sessions, each session incorporates videos, exercises, and meditation practice. The sessions make a comprehensive course (see full curriculum below) and would offer you all that you need to deliver inspiring and responsible meditation sessions.

  • Online Group
    & Email Support

    In addition to the comprehensive materials, the course also has its own Facebook group, only for students and graduates of the training. As part of the group, you will be able to ask questions, share meditation techniques, and discuss challenges or insights you had as part of your meditation practice and teaching. Finally, you have free access to a mindfulness teacher, via emails, to discuss any question you might have.

  • Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Certificate

    The Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training has been internationally approved and validated by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association). Once you have completed the training you will receive a formal certificate indicating you are a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher.

Training Reviews

We have hundreds of graduates from all over the world. See what they say about the training:

Tiga-Rose Nercessian

“This Meditation & Mindfulness course is the perfect fun, informative and practical adjunct to my doctoral studies and adds a wealth of techniques and tips to my current coaching practice. For me, the course is the perfect balance between engag...”

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“This Meditation & Mindfulness course is the perfect fun, informative and practical adjunct to my doctoral studies and adds a wealth of techniques and tips to my current coaching practice. For me, the course is the perfect balance between engagingly challenging, highly educational and meaningfully experiential. I loved working through the different sessions and I'm grateful to have the handouts to refer back to. Thank you so much for this fascinating, gentle and powerful course. It's beautifully crafted and a delight to work through. Thank you for your insights and energy, it was a joy and pleasure to be in your presence. ”

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Angela Heskey

“I can honestly say that this course was the most enlightening course I think I have ever done. I have learned simple ways of delivering meditation techniques, which I have been able to incorporate into my everyday life with fantastic positive resu...”

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“I can honestly say that this course was the most enlightening course I think I have ever done. I have learned simple ways of delivering meditation techniques, which I have been able to incorporate into my everyday life with fantastic positive results. I was really nervous about teaching others how to meditate and thought that it would be an extremely difficult process to learn. However, Itai was able to break it down so that it was simple, easy and well-paced. I was able to practice what I had learned in a safe and non-judgmental environment, which allowed me to explore and experiment with lots of meditation styles.”

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Joanna West

“This was a wonderful experience. I found Dr Itai Ivtzan an engaging and enthusiastic teacher. His enthusiasm and love for this topic comes through on the videos. The practice meditations are very good as are the practical exercises in each session.”

“This was a wonderful experience. I found Dr Itai Ivtzan an engaging and enthusiastic teacher. His enthusiasm and love for this topic comes through on the videos. The practice meditations are very good as are the practical exercises in each session.”

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William Luscombe

“Not having done any course like this before I can highly recommend it. It was a very inspirational and positive experience. Dr. Itai Ivtzan is really one of those nurturing teachers. I learned so much about meditation and its benefits and the diff...”

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“Not having done any course like this before I can highly recommend it. It was a very inspirational and positive experience. Dr. Itai Ivtzan is really one of those nurturing teachers. I learned so much about meditation and its benefits and the different techniques. The actual practical part of the course was so informative and uplifting that I was able to gradually overcome my fears of leading a meditation with constructive support, this gave me a boost to my confidence. This really will help you advance in your practice and in leading a meditation”

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Evelyn MacRitchie

“I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this course, which made it a wonderful positive surprise. I gained a vast array of knowledge and confidence in teaching meditation. Dr Ivtzan delivers the course in a structured but very entertaining manner. I...”

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“I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this course, which made it a wonderful positive surprise. I gained a vast array of knowledge and confidence in teaching meditation. Dr Ivtzan delivers the course in a structured but very entertaining manner. I would certainly recommend this course”

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Daniel Sieff

“True spiritual practice is not founded on attainment or on the miraculous, but on seeing life itself as a true miracle. Itai exemplifies the spiritual art of meditation and its teaching”

“True spiritual practice is not founded on attainment or on the miraculous, but on seeing life itself as a true miracle. Itai exemplifies the spiritual art of meditation and its teaching”

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Naima Aissat

“Dr Itai Ivtzan showed me how to use the various meditation techniques with practical instructions and clear discussions. He teaches in a fresh and engaging way. His encouraging and approachable manners inspired me and helped me to break down my pe...”

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“Dr Itai Ivtzan showed me how to use the various meditation techniques with practical instructions and clear discussions. He teaches in a fresh and engaging way. His encouraging and approachable manners inspired me and helped me to break down my personal challenges and as such brought my confidence to another level. As much as learning and re-enforcing my own practice, I was also given more skills and ideas to share with my own students. In addition I really enjoyed the course and had fun.”

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Lois Kruk

“Itai provided the theoretical background and practical skills for me to be transformed from Meditation and Mindfulness student to teacher. His teaching style was dynamic, exploring the true essence of mindful meditation and self-discovery. I appre...”

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“Itai provided the theoretical background and practical skills for me to be transformed from Meditation and Mindfulness student to teacher. His teaching style was dynamic, exploring the true essence of mindful meditation and self-discovery. I appreciated the positive energy he bought to every session which I found inspiring. His enthusiasm and authenticity was infectious and it has motivated me to continue with my own meditation practice and to pass it on with loving kindness”

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Julie Camosseto

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and the teacher’s passion for the topic. I initially enrolled to learn about the different techniques of meditation and potentially bring this to my work place and other people. I ended up discovering a tremendous...”

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“I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and the teacher’s passion for the topic. I initially enrolled to learn about the different techniques of meditation and potentially bring this to my work place and other people. I ended up discovering a tremendous lot about myself and it also enriched my practice of Buddhism and life on a daily basis”

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David Perridge

“Being taught by Itai is a profoundly rewarding experience. His love and compassion are equal and powerful complements to the very substantial skill, knowledge, and experience that he brings to this course. In each session both theory and practice ...”

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“Being taught by Itai is a profoundly rewarding experience. His love and compassion are equal and powerful complements to the very substantial skill, knowledge, and experience that he brings to this course. In each session both theory and practice are combined in such a way that individually, and collectively, you grow increasingly confident and competent in your capacity to support others in their exploration of meditation. Whatever your intentions in considering this course, you can be confident that it will be both enlightening and rewarding in more ways than you’ll anticipate”

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Bilber Kaur

“For me the best experiences are those that awaken your own gifts and potential. The Meditation Teacher Training Course was something I considered doing for a while but my inner courage was lacking. When I took the course I was strengthened by the...”

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“For me the best experiences are those that awaken your own gifts and potential. The Meditation Teacher Training Course was something I considered doing for a while but my inner courage was lacking. When I took the course I was strengthened by the way it was structured and delivered by Dr Itai Ivtzan. A balance of practical and theory, this was an extremely empowering course which helped me discover that I can use my own voice from the heart to teach meditation”

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Odette Kurland

“I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the Meditation Teacher Training course with Itai. I felt the course had a perfect balance of theory and practice and Itai’s style of teaching was spot on. Itai has such an incredible understanding and knowledge of t...”

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“I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the Meditation Teacher Training course with Itai. I felt the course had a perfect balance of theory and practice and Itai’s style of teaching was spot on. Itai has such an incredible understanding and knowledge of the world of psychology and spirituality which comes across in his teaching which I believe gives this course the edge over what else is on offer out there. I was initially concerned that the course may be a little too academic due to Itai’s university background but I need not have worried as the teaching is delivered in a simple and clearly understandable way. I sometimes have quite a short attention span but found that I was completely engaged throughout which was amazing. I have come away with the tools and confidence to deliver guided meditations with my groups and now it’s down to me. I look forward to utilising my new skills with my Spiritual Walking and Social Groups. Thank you Itai!”

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Training Curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome Session

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    • Welcome Video (Video 1)

  • 02

    Session 1: Intention Setting

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    • Exercises - Instructions

    • Intention Setting (Exercise 1)

    • Intention Meditation (Audio 1)

  • 03

    Session 2: What is Meditation?

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    • What is Meditation? (Exercise 2)

    • Wandering Mind (Video 2)

    • Definition of Meditation (Video 3)

    • Defining Meditation (Handout 1)

  • 04

    Session 3: Meditation Techniques

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    • Breathing Meditation (Audio 2)

    • Breathing Meditation - With Music (Audio 3)

    • With or Without Music? (Exercise 3)

    • Meditation Techniques (Exercise 4)

    • Meditation Techniques (Video 4)

  • 05

    Session 4: Teaching Breathing Meditation

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    • Teaching 1 - Breathing Meditation (Video 5)

    • Contact form - Collaborating with other students

    • Breathing Meditation Script (Handout 2)

    • Teaching Experience - Breathing Meditation (Exercise 5)

  • 06

    Session 5: Challenges in Meditation 1

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    • Facebook Group

    • What are Challenges in Meditation? (Video 6)

    • Challenges in Meditation 1 (Exercise 6)

    • Challenges in Meditation 1 (Video 7)

  • 07

    Session 6: Meditation in Movement

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    • Walking Meditation (Video 8)

    • Walking Meditation (Audio 4)

    • Walking Meditation (Handout 3)

    • Mindful Walking Challenge (Exercise 7)

  • 08

    Session 7: Reactive vs. non-reactive way of being

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    • Reactive vs Non-Reactive Way of Being (Video 9)

    • Practice - Reactive vs Non-Reactive Way of Being (Video 10)

    • Meditative Listening Challenge (Exercise 8)

    • Meditative Listening Challenge (Exercise 8)

  • 09

    Session 8: Authentic Self

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    • Authentic Self (Video 11)

    • Loving-Kindness Meditation (Audio 5)

  • 10

    Session 9: Opening and Closing Sessions

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    • Opening and Closing Meditation Session (Video 12)

    • Instructions - Opening and Closing Meditation Session (Handout 4)

  • 11

    Session 10: Teaching Loving-Kindness Meditation

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    • Teaching 2 - Loving Kindness Meditation (Video 13)

    • Loving Kindness Meditation Script (Handout 5)

    • Teaching Experience - Loving Kindness Meditation (Exercise 9)

  • 12

    Session 11: Taking a Meditative Break

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    • Emotional Cognitive Overload (Video 14)

    • Understanding the 1-Minute Meditation (Video 15)

    • 1-Minute Meditation (Audio 6)

    • 1-Minute Meditation Script (Handout 6)

    • 1-Minute Meditation Challenge (Exercise 10)

  • 13

    Session 12: Scientific Benefits of Meditation

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    • Benefits of Meditation (Exercise 11)

    • What are the Benefits of Meditation? (Video 16)

    • Meditation and Scientific Research - Benefits of Meditation (Handout 7)

  • 14

    Special Section (1): Mindfulness-Based Flourishing

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    • Positive Mindfuness: Thriving with Mindfulness

    • TEDx Talk - Dr Itai Ivtzan

    • Scientific Articles: Mindfulness-Based Flourishing

    • Integrating Mindfulness & Wellbeing

    • "I feel I can live every minute if I choose to"

    • Mindfulness-Based Flourishing - Cross Cultural Research

    • 8-Week Mindfulness & Flourishing Program

    • Mindfulness-Based Flourishing Program

    • Teaching Mindfulness-Based Flourishing

    • Gratitude Meditation Script

    • Self-Compassion Meditation Script

    • Best Moment in Life Meditation Script

  • 15

    Session 13: Mantra Meditation

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    • What is the Mantra Meditation? (Video 17)

    • Mantra Meditation (Audio 7)

  • 16

    Session 14: From Auto-Pilot to Choice

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    • From Auto Pilot to Choice (Video 18)

    • Eating Meditation (Audio 8)

    • Eating Meditation Script (Handout 8)

    • Mindfully Eating (Exercise 12)

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    Session 15: Enhancing Meditation Teaching

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    • Enhancing Meditation Teaching (Video 19)

    • Enhancing Meditation Teaching - Instructions (Handout 9)

    • Teaching 3 - Eating Meditation (Video 20)

    • Teaching Experience - Eating Meditation (Exercise 13)

  • 18

    Session 16: Dangers of Meditation

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    • Dangers of Meditation (Video 21)

    • Dangers of Meditation (Article)

  • 19

    Session 17: Teaching your own 10-minute Meditation

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    • Teaching 4 - Create your own Meditation (Video 22)

    • Teaching Experience - 10 Minutes Chosen Meditation (Exercise 14)

  • 20

    Session 18: Challenges in Meditation 2

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    • Challenges in Meditation 2 (Exercise 15)

    • Challenges in Meditation 2 (Video 23)

  • 21

    Special Section (2): Mindfulness Games

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    • Mindfulness Games

    • Body-Scan Battleships

    • The Game of Breathing

    • Mindfulness Games Activity

  • 22

    Session 19: Meditation vs. Mindfulness

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    • Meditation vs. Mindfulness (Video 24)

    • Mindfulness Meditation - Open Monitoring (Audio 9)

    • Comparing Concentrative and Open Monitoring (Exercise 16)

  • 23

    Session 20: Mindfulness Practice

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    • Mindfulness of Your Internal & External Environment (Handout 10)

    • Teaching 5 - Mindfulness (Video 25)

    • Teaching Experience - Mindfulness Meditation (Exercise 17)

    • Presence in Everyday Life (Exercise 18)

  • 24

    Session 21: Challenges in Meditation 3

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    • Challenges in Meditation 3 (Exercise 19)

    • Challenges in Meditation 3 (Video 26)

    • Counting Breathing Meditation (Audio 10)

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    Session 22: Mind, Body, & Emotions

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    • Mind and Body (Video 27)

    • Body Scan Meditation (Audio 11)

    • Teaching 6 - Body Scan Meditation (Video 28)

    • Body Scan Meditation (Handout 11)

    • Teaching Experience - Body Scan Meditation (Exercise 20)

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    Session 23: Smiling Meditation

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    • Mind, Body, and Positive Emotions (Exercise 21)

    • Smiling Meditation (Video 29)

    • Smiling Meditation (Audio 12)

    • Smiling Meditation Script

  • 27

    Session 24: Meditation & Emotions

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    • Meditation and Emotions (Video 30)

    • Emotional Presence Meditation (Audio 13)

    • Emotional Presence Meditation (Exercise 22)

  • 28

    Session 25: Challenges in Meditation 4

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    • Challenges in Meditation 4 (Exercise 23)

    • Challenges in Meditation 4 (Video 31)

  • 29

    Special Section (3): Organizational Mindfulness

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    • Organizational Mindfulness

    • Scientific Research: Organizational Mindfulness

    • Research Article: Mindfulness at the Workplace

    • Organizational Teaching Activity

  • 30

    Session 26: Doing vs. Being

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    • Doing vs. Being (Video 32)

    • Real Life Simulation Meditation (Video 33)

  • 31

    Session 27: Active Meditations

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    • Active Meditations (Video 34)

    • Active Meditations - Yoga (Exercise 24)

  • 32

    Session 28: Teaching your own 20-minute Meditation

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    • Teaching 7 - Create your own Meditation (Video 35)

    • Teaching Experience - 20 Minutes Chosen Meditation (Exercise 25)

  • 33

    Session 29: Feedback

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    • Feedback (Exercise 26)

  • 34

    Session 30: Wrap-Up

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    • Wrap-up (Video 36)

Instructor

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Itai Ivtzan is a positive psychologist, an Associate Professor at Naropa University, teaching and researching at the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Ivtzan has run mindfulness sessions, workshops, and retreats around the world. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. He published several books linking mindfulness with psychology and spirituality. Dr. Ivtzan is confident that mindfulness meditation has the power to change individuals – in fact, whole societies – for the better. Accordingly, he has been investing much time in practicing and studying mindfulness, writing books about it, teaching it, and training mindfulness teachers.

Dr Itai Ivtzan

Founder, School of Positive Transformation

Training Modules

Click on each module below for full information

  • Theoretical knowledge (Module 1)

    Meditation can have a far-reaching impact on your life. It facilitates a deeper feeling of peace and calm, while at the same time allowing you to engage with yourself at deeper levels. Additionally, meditation has been scientifically researched, and the results have clearly shown that the practice has important benefits. According to research, meditation increases psychological well-being factors such as acceptance, meaning, happiness and compassion on the one hand, and reduces levels of stress, anxiety, and depression on the other hand. This module will provide you with the knowledge and understanding surrounding meditation, including concepts such as “Presence”, “Authentic Self”, “Enlightenment” and “Awareness”.

  • Personal experience and practice (Module 2)

    As teaching meditation begins with a personal experience of it, this teacher training course emphasizes personal practice, alongside the teaching of theory and exercises. You will be trained in a variety of meditation techniques in order to have an intimate and subjective experience of different meditation-based exercises. The list of meditation techniques you will learn as part of this module includes Intention Meditation, Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation, Smiling Meditation, Body-Scan Meditation, Loving-Kindness Meditation, 1-Minute Meditation, and many more. This course would enable you to psychologically and spiritually grow while engaging with these meditation techniques.

  • Teaching others both theory and practice of meditation (Module 3)

    As you gain knowledge about meditation and learn the experience of meditation, you will realize how you could offer others a similar experience of expansion. By engaging with the materials on a theoretical level (module 1) and practical level (module 2), you will realize how to apply the techniques you have learned so that you could teach others. This module will provide you with practical tools that would assist you in teaching others.

  • Integration of the Modules

    The three modules are not being taught separately; instead, the training continuously moves from one module to another, offering some theory, followed by practice and a teaching session, seamlessly integrating the three modules into a coherent experience. These three learning outcomes (and corresponding modules) offer a process of transformation. As part of this transformation, you will be able to gradually build higher levels of presence – being able to bring your awareness to the “Here and Now”. Meditation invites us to become more present in our everyday life. This course will offer you an opportunity to engage with meditation in a way that will allow that presence to penetrate whatever you are doing during the day. It will shift your mind from one that is constantly busy and scattered to a mind that is focused and connected to the moment. Finally, the course would enable you to share and teach this knowledge; there is great joy in inviting others to grow and transform.

  • Special Sections

    The Meditation and Mindfulness teacher training includes a number of special sections where you will learn unique approaches to mindfulness teaching. For example, the special section of “Mindfulness-Based Flourishing” will teach you how to apply mindfulness not only for stress and anxiety but also to increase happiness, meaning in life, hope, and resilience. Another special section, “Organizational Mindfulness”, will teach you how to apply mindfulness teaching in organizations. The special section of “Mindfulness Games” will teach you how to offer mindfulness through games, a highly-effective teaching technique which appeals to most students and clients. Those are unique teaching sessions and they reflect the innovative teaching we offer as part of this training.

Accreditation & Certification

The Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training has been internationally approved and validated by the CPD (Continuing Professional Development). The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across the industry to review and accredit professional institutes and academic bodies.
The Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training is an accredited CPD course. It means that the certificate has reached the required CPD highest standards and benchmarks.
The CPD Certification provides your Meditation and Mindfulness teacher certificate with a recognized accreditation which is internationally respected all over the world.
As the course is recognized by the CPD, you can get insured for the meditation sessions with your clients, students, and groups. Once you have completed the training you will receive a formal certificate indicating you are a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher.


Pricing Options

You can pay with any Debit/Credit card or with PayPal

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I contact you?

    Any question for which you cannot find an answer on this webpage? Feel free to contact us on info@SchoolofPositiveTransformation.com

  • Training Exercises (are there any exams in this training?)

    During the training course, you will complete different exercises to deepen your knowledge and understanding of meditation. You will also teach meditation sessions to someone you choose to work with (friend/family/client) and then write a summary of your experiences and insights following the teaching. These are informal assessments, which will not be marked; they are simply an opportunity for you to deepen the impact of the training.

  • What is the Training's Duration?

    There are 30 teaching sessions as part of this training, each session includes a variety of videos, exercises, audio files, and handouts. When you join the course the first session will be open for you to study and practice. Every day one more teaching session will open (session 2 in day 2, session 3 in day 3, session 4 in day 4, etc.) until day 30 when the final session is released. Therefore, the minimum completion time for this training course is 30 days.

    You could study the course as an intensive course and complete it in 30 days – or you could take your time and complete it in a few months, as you wish. Whatever you choose, the course will be open for you for 12 months, so you have plenty of time to complete it at any pace that feels right for you.

  • Is the training Research-Based?

    This Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training is unique as it is based on scientific research. Dr. Itai Ivtzan is using theories and practices that have been tested and found to be effective.

  • When can I start?

    Once you register and pay you can start the training immediately.

  • What are the Training Fees?

    The training fees are 490 US Dollars. If you pay with a different currency the fees would be converted automatically to your local currency.

    You can also choose a payment plan (2 payments of $245). The second payment is charged one month following the first payment.
    You can pay with any credit/debit card or through PayPal.

  • What if I enrol and change my mind?

    Based on our graduates’ feedback, we are confident that you would enjoy this training and find it right for you. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, contact us within the first 30 days and receive a full refund.

This training includes:

  • 40+ inspiring videos

  • 30+ Evidence-Based Guided Meditation Scripts

  • 30+ Exercises and Activities

  • Downloadable Audio Meditations, Handouts, and Worksheets

  • Practical sessions teaching you how to work with clients, groups, and in organizations

  • Facebook Group for Support (Q&A), Netwworking, and Sharing

  • Formal Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Certificate - Registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association)

  • Teaching by Dr Itai Ivtzan: World-Leading Practitioner, Teacher, and Researcher of Mindfulness Meditation

  • Email Access, Anytime, to an Experienced Mindfulness Teacher

  • 30 Teaching Sessions, Each Session Incorporates Videos, Exercises, and Meditation Practice

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