Make a difference.
Become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
Join the 500+ people who use this flexible training program to teach mindfulness in business, therapy, coaching, wellness and education.
A letter from Sean Fargo
We’re facing one of the most difficult times in human history. People around the world are more stressed, anxious and depressed than ever.
The world needs more mindfulness meditation teachers. That's why I believe that mindfulness teacher training should be accessible to all.
Unfortunately, it's difficult to find mindfulness teacher trainings that are customizable for your unique mindfulness experience and teaching goals. It's also difficult to receive accredited certification for less than $7,000 and two years of intensive training. And even if you certify, it's difficult to find a brandable mindfulness curriculum that you can immediately use to teach your own classes, courses and workshops.
This program solves all of this for you.
For 5 years, we have helped hundreds of meditators to teach mindfulness in business, healthcare, coaching, wellness and education with integrity, confidence and credibility. This program is internationally accredited by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service.
It's all completely self-paced without pressure, deadlines, travel or dogma.
This program can help you:
For real-world outcomes that make a meaningful impact:
Complete Trainings on Teaching Mindfulness & Meditation
Access our self-paced online video training courses on Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals and How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations for Well-Being & Resilience. Download your own step-by-step pdf study guides and workbooks to track your learning and progress. Also receive 10 'Deep Dive' premium bonus trainings. Everything is self-paced with no pressure or deadlines.
Live Monthly Trainings with World-Renowned Teachers
Join us each month to learn how the best mindfulness teachers in the world make a bigger impact in the worlds of business, healthcare, spirituality, and education. Speakers include Dr. Rick Hanson, Spring Washam, David Treleaven, Oren Jay Sofer and more. Every 2-hour session is also recorded for you to watch anytime, anywhere.
Flexible Certification Requirements
Earn your internationally accredited certification by completing the following at your own pace from anywhere in the world:
1. Record 40 hours of formal mindfulness practice in your Mindfulness Meditation Log.
2. Complete our Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals video course and its accompanying Workbook.
3. Review our How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations video course and its accompanying Workbook.
4. Submit audio and/or video of yourself teaching the foundational principles of mindfulness (nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness of experience).
Weekly Personalized Mentoring Sessions
Access Sean Fargo for up to 2 hours each week during open office hours on Zoom video. This is an opportunity to ask your questions, receive custom support, and meet other mindfulness teachers from around the world. We will review mindfulness teaching fundamentals, practice a variety of meditations together, and encourage each other along the way. These are optional calls, with no pressure or dogma.
*Brandable 10-Session Teaching Curriculum (added fee)
Create your own mindfulness classes, courses and workshops with this customizable 10-session curriculum, complete with 10 Student Handbooks, 10 Teacher Guides and 200+ brandable slides. Use online or in-person. (Normally priced at $995.)
This is for compassionate individuals who sincerely want to help others.
Diverse professionals from all walks of life have used this program to deepen their own mindfulness, develop their careers, strengthen their credibility, and make a bigger impact on the people they serve.
It is an honor for us to share these offerings.
Our program is an affordable, accessible, and efficient option for you to become a certified mindfulness teacher - and is free of dogma, pressure, and competitiveness.
If you've been thinking of becoming a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, if you've been practicing mindfulness for at least 2 years, and if you've completed mindfulness meditation retreats, I welcome you to register for our program.
Thank you for wanting to share the benefits of mindfulness and meditation with others. I look forward to supporting your path.
More about the program
(formerly called “Mindfulness Mastermind”)
“In these unprecedented times, the demand for qualified mindfulness meditation teachers has never been greater." - Sean Fargo
Meet Sean Fargo
The Founder of Mindfulness Exercises LLC, Sean Fargo has helped more than 2 million people enhance their mindfulness and meditation.
Sean is an official Search Inside Yourself (Google) mindfulness instructor and a former Buddhist monk of 2 years. He has trained more than 500 people how to teach mindfulness in business, healthcare, coaching and education.
Sean is a mindfulness teacher for Tesla, Kaiser Permanente, Facebook, Ernst & Young, DocuSign, and Singapore’s telecom company Singtel.
He is the Mindfulness Advisor for Elevate Labs, Apple’s 2015 App of the Year. Sean regularly speaks at pain management conferences around the United States, encouraging doctors to prescribe mindfulness to their patients.
He’s taught mindfulness classes and retreats at two California state prisons, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, UC Davis, teen meditation retreats, Bay Area meditation groups, and prestigious business conferences around the world.
Sean will be leading and/or hosting all Zoom mindfulness teacher training sessions.
Sean speaks about his life before and after he was a Buddhist monk for 2 years.
Sean explains how he introduces mindfulness and meditation to others.
Sean opens up about his evolution as a mindfulness teacher.
“Sean is the absolute gold standard for mindfulness training and coaching.
He’s been trained as a monk in the traditional teachings and methods of the Buddha, and he’s also worked in corporate settings while raising a family. In other words, he has tremendous depth and breadth.
He is also very very kind, with bone-deep integrity, excellent communication and teaching skills, inclusive open-minded awareness, and a sweetly supportive manner.
He really is the best, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.”
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
New York Times Bestselling Author of Resilience and Hardwiring Happiness
"Sean helped me develop a mindful leadership training program specifically tailored to our culture here at TESLA.
I couldn’t be more grateful. Sean really embodies what he teaches."
Renowned guest teachers
Bestselling Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
Bestselling Author of A Fierce Heart; Cofounder of East Bay Meditation Center; Spirit Rock Leading Teacher; Pioneer in Mindfulness of Racial Diversity
Dr. Rick Hanson
NYTimes Bestselling Author of Resilient; Hardwiring Happiness; Just One Thing; and Buddha's Brain
Bestselling Author of One Breath At A Time; Recovering Joy; and Living Kindness; National Pioneer in Mindful Recovery
Oren Jay Sofer
Bestselling Author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication; and The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents
Bestselling Author of The Mindful Athlete; Mindfulness Teacher for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson
Bestselling Author of Awakening Joy, Cofounder of Spirit Rock
First Native American to join the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teachers Council; Professor at University of Washington
Bestselling Author of Stop Missing Your Life; Mindfulness Expert for Dr. Oz; Main Teacher for Mindfulness.com
Our guest teachers will lead the optional monthly group Zoom trainings, which will be recorded for future replay.
Ask questions and receive custom guidance from these renowned mindfulness leaders.
"Sean is the most thoughtful, courageous and inclusive teacher I have had in a long time.
If you want to start your mindfulness teaching journey in a simple, practical and meaningful way, I recommend speaking with Sean and you will be amazed at the impact he will have on you.
His passion to contribute to others learning and development is contagious. I admire his client centric and tailored approach which accelerated my mindfulness teaching journey."
C.O.O. of Diversity for Facebook
"I was always grateful to work with Sean Fargo.
I find him an unusual combination of great emotional intelligence and the diligence and perseverance to get any job done.
His caring and kindness are exemplary, as is his clarity and awareness."
NY Times Bestselling Mindfulness & Meditation Author
Sample topics covered
Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals
How To Guide Meditations
Teaching with integrity
Help people from diverse walks of life
No need to focus on teaching one kind of person with one prescriptive point of view. This program can be tailored for you, based on your experience, values and goals. Learn how to teach mindfulness meditation to the people you care about, in a way that feels authentic and natural to you.
Encourage gentle curiosity
Explore ways of opening to pleasant, unpleasant and neutral experiences with kind, gentle curiosity for how it actually feels, moment to moment to moment. Identify safe, healing ways of relating with intense experiences internally and externally.
Authentically share your wisdom
Develop strategies, tools, and resources to effectively and authentically share your own experiential understanding with others. Learn how to guide individuals and groups, whether in-person or online, in a wide variety of contexts.
Increase people's mindfulness in daily life
This is not only about what we do with our eyes closed - it's about how we integrate mindfulness with our relationships, our families, how we eat, how we move, and what we think. Mindfulness is about an integrated way of being.
Share mindfulness with confidence
Explore the role of a mindfulness meditation teacher as a guide versus preacher. Learn how we can invite people to notice their own embodied experience, without the judgment, fear or selfish goals that often get in the way.
Help heal people's bodies, hearts and minds
Safely help people with their deepest challenges. Learn how we can heal old wounds, shed light on hidden shadows, and promote real change in our world in large, heartfelt, meaningful ways... one loving breath at a time.
Senior Director of Engineering at DocuSign
“Sean created a safe, non-threatening environment to introduce the DocuSign team to mindfulness and meditation.
I would recommend Sean to anyone who is interested in introducing mindfulness and meditation in a corporate environment.”
Co-Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Bestselling Author of Awakening Joy
"Sean has something special to offer others: his own unique way of sharing mindfulness with clarity, heartfulness and generosity.
I have great respect for Sean and highly recommend him for anyone wanting to deepen their own practice."
Executive Vice President Profiles International, Inc
“Sean's effortless and absolute presence are backed up by a common-sense approach to helping you find your way to ideas and solutions in a way that feels so easy you wondered why you ever needed a coach at all!”
Mindfulness Researcher & Professor
"Sean is an extraordinary human being and brings all of his resources to the work he does.
He is hard working, passionate, caring, and clear seeing, and brings a graceful precision to his work.
I highly recommend him."
Ruben Kalra, MD, MBA
Harvard Trained Pain Physician
"Sean's background as a monk and as an experienced meditation teacher will make you feel comfortable and help you identify with your greater purpose.
Despite the connotations that may come with being a monk, Sean is extremely relatable and would be extraordinarily helpful for anyone looking to learn or improve their mindfulness practice. "
Legendary Professional Surfer
"Sean’s mindfulness exercises helped me recover from a painful shoulder injury so that I can get back to doing what I love most."
6 LIMITED-TIME BONUSES
Get these bonuses before they expire:
330 Mindfulness Worksheets
200 Guided Mindfulness Meditation Scripts
Mindfulness of Eating Online Course
Exclusive Online Access to FitMind Program
"Sleep Meditations" Online Course
Private Online Community
A few of our graduates
"My mindfulness practices progressed extensively as I moved through Sean's mindfulness coaching.
I greatly appreciated Sean's wisdom to help everything come together.
His support to my ideas provided a strong foundation for me to manifest my presence, my own mindfulness courses and my mindfulness business."
CEO, The Mindful Bride
Want to speak with Sean before registering?
"Thanks to your support and guidance, I have been able to support my EPA colleagues in weekly meditations with more skill and far more confidence.
Specifically, our climate change team, which was decimated and feeling depressed over the past 4 years, is beginning to gear up again to do their important work.
All members of this wonderful team have attended our mindfulness sessions, and have voiced their gratitude for your support in getting them through these tough times."
Lena Adams Kim
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Frequently Asked Questions
The Program, Registration and Certificate
Workshops will be hosted LIVE on weekdays Pacific Daylight Time.
Each LIVE group workshop is approximately 2 hours long, though there is no need to stay the whole time. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
Each LIVE workshop will include trainings on how to teach mindfulness and meditation with others in personal and professional settings. We will often incorporate hot-seat coaching, community sharing and group reflections to help strengthen your skills and to learn from each other.
Zoom links to our next upcoming online workshops are posted in the Member's Dashboard. Attend the workshops you want - no need to RSVP or attend any particular session. Recordings are posted in the member's section for you to access and practice with anytime.
Continuing Education Units may be offered in the coming year, but are not available at this time.
Upon completion of the certification program requirements, you will receive a certification from The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD). We worked with the CPD Certification Service for several months to meet and exceed their strict requirements for international accreditation of a course like this.
This Certification has been approved by leaders of Fortune 500 companies, large healthcare providers, yoga studios, and school districts around the world.
Completing this Mindfulness Teacher Training Program will benefit your continuing education, strengthen your resume, and serve as a beneficial stepping stone for further professional training. If in doubt, check with your prospective clients or students to be certain this is acceptable.
Mindfulness Exercises LLC is offering a very limited number of partial scholarships based on true financial need and commitment to teaching in your community. Please do not apply for a scholarship unless you have true financial need. To receive a scholarship application, email Support@MindfulnessExercises.com
Many people from our program have gone on to teach mindfulness meditation for major Fortune 500 corporations, large healthcare organizations, yoga studios, counseling centers, school districts, coaching programs, family retreats, prison systems, and meditation centers. Some reasons you might consider Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training would be to:
Mindfulness can be a powerful addition to psychotherapy and psychiatric care. However, this training is not a substitute or replacement for psychiatric care or therapy.
Please speak with a mental health professional about whether this program is right for you, follow the guidance in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness before joining the program, and see our Terms and Conditions for liability details.