Open Heart Project: Meditation Instructor Training Program

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When:
February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$1,495.00
Contact:
Jenna Hollenstein
617-548-6110
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Event Start Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM ET

Event End Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 – 8:00 PM ET

OPENING SESSION: Week 0: February 27: 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET

ADDITIONAL CLASS DATES/TIMES FOR THIS EVENT:

Week 1: March 4: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 2: March 11: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 3: March 18: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 4: March 25: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 5: April 1: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 6: April 8: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 7: April 15: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 8: April 22: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Week 9: April 29: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET

CHECK-IN DATES

Week 1: March 7: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 2: March 14: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 3: March 21: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 4: March 28: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 5: April 4: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 6: April 11: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 7: April 18: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Week 8: April 25: 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET

Event Description:

Mindfulness meditation is now a cultural phenomenon. It may appear that teaching meditation is a simple thing—what is so complicated about sitting down and breathing?! However, 2,600 years of mindfulness-awareness practice has shown us that though the technique is simple, the results it produces are not. A skillful meditation teacher has knowledge of how to guide others as this ancient practice takes root. This program will help you to become that guide.

You can’t find this kind of training anywhere else online. It is a one-of-a-kind program, specifically constructed for those who want to offer meditation instruction to individuals and small groups as part of their professional offering. It was developed by Susan Piver, Buddhist teacher and founder of the Open Heart Project, and Jenna Hollenstein, a meditation guide and nutrition therapist. Here is what sets this training apart:

* It is live and in-person; no pre-recorded material for you to figure out on your own
* It is taught by deeply trained meditators with a combined 30 years of experience
* It is unapologetically spiritual–meditation is not presented as self-improvement but as a means to access wisdom, compassion, and confidence
* The curriculum is rooted in Buddhist wisdom; there is nothing new-agey about it
* It is crafted specifically for those who want to offer meditation instruction as part of their professional offering as yoga teachers, coaches, counselors, and so on
* Each student has the opportunity for a one-to-one consultation with Susan or Jenna
* Once the program is completed, you are not left on your own. There is an active alumni program that meets once a week for ongoing support

In our nine weeks together, we will really get to know each other. We will support you to navigate the obstacles and develop a strong personal practice. Through weekly talks, readings, group discussions, reading assignments, mentoring, and giving instruction to each other, you will learn to teach the meditation technique clearly, answer the most frequently asked questions with confidence, gain insight into the teacher-student relationship, and guide others to explore their potential with the support of mindfulness.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have been trained by the Open Heart Project to teach mindfulness-awareness meditation in the Buddhist tradition.

Number of Core Competency (CC) credits: 15

Number of Resource Development (RD) credits: 32.5