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The World Needs More Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teachers

A record number of people are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, addiction, distraction, grief and loneliness. The good news is that mindfulness meditation can help. 

Unfortunately, most mindfulness teacher training programs:

  • don't offer personalized support
  • require long in-person retreats 
  • limit their support to 1 year
  • lack evidence-based trainings
  • aren't officially accredited
  • restrict you to teach their branded curriculum, and/or
  • charge $7,000 or more

Our certification program solves all of this for you.

Since 2015, we've certified hundreds of people around the world to safely teach mindfulness in businesses, schools, healing environments, the outdoors, yoga studios, sports teams, coaching programs, prisons and retreat centers.

We offer personalized support, a flexible online format, lifetime access to all trainings, international accreditation, and white-labeled teaching curriculum - all for a reasonable price. Most people take 9-12 months to certify, though itall  depends on your schedule and preferred pace. 

If you're a sincere mindfulness practitioner who wants to help others feel the benefits of mindfulness, we'd be happy to welcome you!

With gratitude for your intentions to help others,

Founder, Mindfulness Exercises

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What You Get:

Self-Paced Mindfulness Teacher Trainings with Lifetime Access

Receive comprehensive online trainings on Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals and How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations for Well-Being & Resilience.

Download step-by-step study guides and workbooks to track your learning and progress. Everything is self-paced with no deadlines, dogma or pressure.

Live Monthly Workshops with Renowned Teachers

Optionally join the world's top mindfulness teachers one Wednesday a month from 1-3pm PST. 

Speakers include Dr. Richie Davidson, Dr. Judson Brewer, Dr. Rick Hanson, Spring Washam, David Treleaven and more.

Join us live via Zoom or watch the recordings anytime.

Weekly Personalized Mentoring Sessions with Live Q&A

Access Sean Fargo for up to 2 hours each Wednesday from 11am-1pm PST / 2pm-4pm EST. 

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.

Pressure-Free Certification Requirements for Accreditation

1. Record 40 hours of formal mindfulness meditation practice in your Mindfulness Meditation Log.

2. Complete our Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals video course (~23 20-minute videos) and its accompanying Workbook. 

3. Review our How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations video course (~6 20-minute videos). 

4. Submit audio and/or video of yourself teaching the principles of mindfulness (non-judgmental awareness of one's moment-to-moment experience).

*Most people certify in 9-12 months. You can complete these trainings at your own pace with no pressure, judgment or deadlines. 

*Brandable 10-Session Teaching Curriculum

Quickly teach your own mindfulness classes, courses or workshops with this customizable 10-session teacher curriculum (*add-on fee). Complete with 10 Student Handbooks, 10 Teacher Guides and 200+ brandable slides. Use online or in-person. 


A Few of Our Graduates



What You Will Learn


Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals

  • How To Define Mindfulness
  • Research on Mindfulness
  • Attitudinal Foundations for Teaching
  • Four Foundations for Mindfulness
  • Understanding Compassion
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Mindfulness of Breathing
  • Teaching Body Scans
  • Guiding Mindful Movement
  • Getting Started Teaching Mindfulness
  • Common Questions & Answers
  • Managing Group Processes
  • Relational Skills
  • Mindfulness Exercises for Teachers
  • Embodiment of Mindfulness
  • Guiding A Variety of Meditations
  • Inquiry and Didactic Teaching
  • Curriculum Pacing Coverage
  • Teaching Self-Assessments

How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations

  • What is Mindfulness Exactly?
  • There is Nothing Quite Like Mindfulness
  • Being and Doing Modes
  • The Importance of a Mindfulness Teacher's Presence
  • The Power of Trust
  • Guiding Mindfulness Practices
  • Knowing What Students Bring
  • Three Elements to Skillfully Guide Practices
  • Creating a Mindful Environment
  • How Language Matters
  • Mastering Mindful Teaching
  • Balance is Key to Masterful Teaching
  • Inviting vs. Directing
  • Nurturing Process, Rather than Results
  • Helping Students Notice Their Experience
  • Leave Nothing Out
  • Use of Metaphors
  • Allowing Difficulty & Skepticism
  • What Is and What Could Be
  • Bringing Personal Challenges to Mindfulness Practice
  • Addressing Misunderstandings
  • I Shouldn't Have Thoughts
  • If I'm Being Mindful, I Should Feel...
  • Thinking is my Only Way of Knowing
  • I'm Distracted All the Time (I Can't Do This)
  • Mindfulness is Pretty Serious, Isn't it?
  • Create a Consistent Structure
  • Transitioning into a Session
  • Transitioning in and Out of a Practice
  • Transitioning Out of a Session

6 LIMITED-TIME BONUSES

BONUS #1

330 Mindfulness Worksheets

  • 330+ premium pdf mindfulness worksheets that you can download, save to your computer, print for others, or fill out electronically.
  • Step-by-step guidance for integrating mindfulness in all areas of your life, including sleep, embodied presence, emotional regulation, concentration, mental clarity, relationships skills, life purpose, and mindful performance.
  • Sections for typing or handwriting your answers, recording your thoughts and ideas, tracking your progress, and optionally sharing your worksheets with others.
  • Evidence-based techniques and methods for increasing mindfulness while decreasing stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm.
BONUS #2

200 Guided Mindfulness Meditation Scripts

  • 200+ guided mindfulness meditation scripts that you can download, save to your computer, and verbally guide for others.
  • Step-by-step guidance for leading mindfulness meditations for less stress, anxiety, depression, unworthiness and insomnia. 
  • Meditations for embodiment, resilience, self-compassion, and ways of applying non-judgmental awareness to our full range of moment-to-moment experience.
  • Evidence-based techniques and methods for increasing mindfulness while decreasing stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm.
BONUS #3

Mindfulness of Eating Online Course

  • Enhance your mindfulness meditation with the 30-part FitMind program, taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, and government organizations
  • Receive this custom blend of ancient practices and research-based instruction
  • Review meditation fundamentals, concentration, metacognition, deconstruction & integration
  • This program is not available anywhere else online
BONUS #4

Exclusive Online Access to FitMind Program

  • Enhance your mindfulness meditation with the 30-part FitMind program, taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, and government organizations
  • Review meditation fundamentals, concentration, metacognition, deconstruction & integration
  • This program is not available anywhere else online
BONUS #5

"Sleep Meditations" Online Course 

  • Learn how to use a variety of guided meditations to fall asleep with more ease and relaxation
  • Includes strategy sessions using the latest evidence-based research
  • Help guide others to a more restful sleep
BONUS #6

Private Online Community

  • Connect with hundreds of other mindfulness teachers from around the world
  • Share encouragement, support and accountability
  • Access dedicated forums for mindfulness and meditation teachings
  • Join subgroups for specific professional contexts like business, healthcare, coaching, education and more.

About Sean Fargo

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The Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, Sean Fargo has helped more than 2 million people enhance their mindfulness and meditation.

Sean is an official partner with the mindfulness program born at Google and a former Buddhist monk of 2 years. He has trained more than 500 people how to teach mindfulness in business, healthcare and education.

Sean has consulted for Tesla, Kaiser Permanente, Facebook, Ernst & Young, DocuSign, family meditation retreats, California prisons, 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, teaching doctors how 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 leads and/or hosts all Zoom mindfulness teacher training sessions. 

Watch Sean Speak On The Foundations of Teaching Mindfulness

Testimonials

Dr. Rick Hanson, mindfulness meditation teacher

Dr. Rick Hanson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RESILIENCE AND HARDWIRING HAPPINESS

“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.”

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Levi Bersola

TESLA

"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."

Sharon Salzberg, mindfulness meditation teacher

Sharon Salzberg

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LOVING KINDNESS & REAL HAPPINESS

"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."

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Hasan Rafiq

C.O.O. OF DIVERSITY FOR FACEBOOK

"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."


Monthly Guest Teachers


Receive lifetime access to our live monthly workshops with world-renowned teachers.

Ask questions and receive custom guidance with these exclusive, unique opportunities.

Richie Davidson, mindfulness meditation teacher

Dr. Richie Davidson

Founder of The Center For Healthy Minds At The University of Wisconsin-Madison; Friend & Confidante of the Dalai Lama

Michel Maldonado, mindfulness meditation teacher

Michelle Maldonado

Founder of Lucenscia; Co-author of A Bridge To Better: An Open Letter & Invitation to Humanity; Living & Leading An Integrated Life

Judson Brewer, mindfulness meditation teacher

Judson Brewer

Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center; Professor in Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University

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David Treleaven

Bestselling Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

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Spring Washam

Bestselling Author of A Fierce Heart; Cofounder of East Bay Meditation Center; Spirit Rock Leading Teacher; Pioneer in Mindfulness of Racial Diversity

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Dr. Rick Hanson

NYTimes Bestselling Author of Resilient; Hardwiring Happiness; Just One Thing; and Buddha's Brain

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Kevin Griffin

Bestselling Author of One Breath At A Time; Recovering Joy; and Living Kindness; National Pioneer in Mindful Recovery

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Oren Jay Sofer

Bestselling Author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication; and The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents

George Mumford, mindfulness meditation teacher

George Mumford

Bestselling Author of The Mindful Athlete; Mindfulness Teacher for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson

Dr. Christopher Germer, mindfulness meditation teacher

Christopher Germer

Co-Developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program with Kristin Neff

Bonnie Duran, mindfulness meditation teacher

Bonnie Duran

First Native American to join the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teachers Council; Professor at University of Washington

Cory Muscara, mindfulness meditation teacher

Cory Muscara

Bestselling Author of Stop Missing Your Life; Mindfulness Expert for Dr. Oz; Main Teacher for Mindfulness.com

Dr. Gabor Maté

Bestselling Author on Compassionate Inquiry, Addiction, Stress, and Childhood Development

Real world outcomes

Receive the Value of Accredited Certification

  • Lead professional classes, courses and workshops
  • Record and share your own guided meditations
  • Coach individuals and groups to their highest potential
  • Teach business wellness programs
  • Gain entry into Fortune 500 companies
  • Help heal trauma, addiction, grief, depression & anxiety
  • Integrate with yoga, reiki, hypnotherapy, DBT, ACT, etc.
  • Support families, parents, teachers & kids
  • Increase people's resilience & emotional intelligence
  • Build credibility as a mindfulness meditation teacher
CPD Certification

This program is internationally accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service. 


Established in London in 1996, it governs all Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutions around the world.


The CPD Certification Service provides recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with rigorous global CPD principles.

Register Now For Lifetime Access

5 installments

Pay over 5 months 

$

329

/ mo

  • Comprehensive training courses on teaching mindfulness meditations
  • Monthly guest teacher workshops
  • Weekly personalized mentoring
  • Pressure-free Certification requirements
  • International Accreditation
  • All 6 bonuses
10 INSTALLMENTS

Pay over 10 months

$

175

 / mo

  • Comprehensive training courses on teaching mindfulness meditations
  • Monthly guest teacher workshops
  • Weekly personalized mentoring
  • Pressure-free Certification requirements
  • International Accreditation
  • All 6 bonuses

More Testimonials

Teaching Mindfulness At Companies

Mike Borozdin

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.”

James Baraz, mindfulness meditation teacher

James Baraz

Co-Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

"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."

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Deiric McCann

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!”

Shauna Shapiro, mindfulness meditation teacher

Shauna Shapiro

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."

The Mindful Bride, mindfulness meditation teacher

Tara Buhaglar

CEO, The Mindful Bride

"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."

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Graduate

Lena Adams Kim

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

"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."

Ruben Kalra, M.D.

Harvard Trained Pain Physician 

"Sean's calm demeanor & gentle soul will put you at ease. His background as a monk and as an experienced meditation teacher will make you feel comfortable & help you identify with your greater purpose in life.


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. "

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training

Garrett McNamara

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."


Frequently Asked Questions


The Program, Registration and Certificate

When are the LIVE online workshops?

Weekly community calls with Sean Fargo are typically LIVE on Wednesdays from 11-1pm PST.

Monthly guest-teacher workshops are typically LIVE on a Wednesday from 1-3pm PST.

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.

Can I get CEUs for this training?

Continuing Education Units may be offered in the coming year, but are not available at this time.

Can you tell me about the certificate accreditation?

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.

Is financial support available?

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

General Questions

What can I use this Mindfulness Teacher Training for?

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:

  • Lead a mindfulness program within a company or wellness center
  • Grow as a consultant, coach, author, or trainer
  • Increase your influence as a meditation teacher online and in your community
  • Integrate mindfulness into counseling, yoga, massage, reiki, hypnotherapy and more
  • Incorporate mindfulness into education, nursing, caregiving

What if I have unhealed trauma or psychiatric challenges?

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.

Register Now For Lifetime Access

5 installments

Pay over 5 months 

$

329

/ mo

  • Comprehensive training courses on teaching mindfulness meditations
  • Monthly guest teacher workshops
  • Weekly personalized mentoring
  • Pressure-free Certification requirements
  • International Accreditation
  • All 6 bonuses
10 INSTALLMENTS

Pay over 10 months

$

175

/ mo

  • Comprehensive training courses on teaching mindfulness meditations
  • Monthly guest teacher workshops
  • Weekly personalized mentoring
  • Pressure-free Certification requirements
  • International Accreditation
  • All 6 bonuses

My Promise.

I've spent the last 8 years making this the best mindfulness meditation teacher training program possible. If you register and find something lacking, I promise to address your concerns personally so that you can reach your mindfulness teaching goals. 

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Email:

Sean@MindfulnessExercises.com


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