Mindfulness Teacher Training
6/10/23 till 26/01/25
In person


More than just a training

Has mindfulness transformed your life in a positive way and are you looking for ways to deepen your practice and pass it on to others?

Maybe you identify with one of the following:

  • You would like to deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness in a group of like-minded people
  • You would like to teach mindfulness courses to individuals and/or companies
  • You are a coach/therapist and would like to bring mindfulness into your work with clients
  • You would like to bring mindfulness into the organisation where you work in a professional way
  • You would like to further increase your wellbeing and stress resilience

If so, consider joining our next cohort starting in October 2023!

About the Mindfulness Teacher Training

About the Mindfulness Teacher Training

Mindfulness training programmes have attained solid ground in many areas of life: personal development, work, health, education, leadership, parenting, childbirth etc.

As mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, there is a growing need for professionalism. 

Brussels Mindfulness offers a 1,5-year Mindfulness Teacher Training programme, starting in October 2023, with lead teacher Lot Heijke, Sandrine Rauter, Yvonne Tuinte, Peter Paanacker and Beate Trück.

Completion of all parts of the programme leads to a Certificate of Competency in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programme.

What you can expect

What you can expect

Enjoy getting away on long weekends in a beautiful retreat center and learn about mindfulness with like minded others, supported by a team on international teachers and spoilt by our cook Viannou with delicious organic food.

Here is what else you can expect

  • Deepen your practice and understanding of Mindfulness
  • Invest in your wellbeing
  • Boost your personal growth
  • Make new friends with an interest in meditation
  • Prepare a career) change in your life
  • Ability to share mindfulness in a skilful way with others
  • Figure out what it is that you have to offer the world
  • Make an investment in your personal future
  • Be kinder to and take better care of yourself
  • Look for new ways to earn additional income
  • Increase your self awareness and decrease reactivity
  • Improve your concentration and focus

Features of the teacher training

  • international programme in English
  • small group to deepen the experience and direct exchange with the trainers
  • international team of senior trainers
  • possibility to exchange and work in small peer groups during the duration of the programme
  • 7 weekend modules over the course of 15 months in a retreat like structure
  • inperson course in a beautiful location with delicious organic food and exclusive use of the location
  • an online platform with all material in one spot (handbook, meditations, planning etc)
  • personal tutorial with one of the senior teachers 
  • internationally recognized certifcation

You can find more information on the Teacher Training here or download the brochure for the 1,5-year programme here or watch our video below. 

Features of the teacher training
Location of the mindfulness teacher training

Location of the mindfulness teacher training

All residential modules take place at Retreat Centre La Maison du Chemin des Roches, Dongelberg in Wallonia, about 50 minutes from Brussels. The retreat centre is a true oasis of peace with a beautiful meditation hall, delicious organic, vegetarian food, a large garden and comfortable rooms. The accommodation is in single or double rooms with shared bathrooms. Our wonderful cook, Viannou, will take care of your wellbeing with fresh, organic and delicious food 3 times a day and additional tea and coffee breaks.

Dongelberg is a small village in the midst of the country side where you can go for nourishing walks amongst fields and meadows with sheep, horses, and cows. The garden of the retreat center has beautiful trees where you can rest or meditate and listen to the bird songs.

The residential setting offers the perfect opportunity to get away from the demands and the business of your daily life and to give yourself a healthy treat.

Modules of the mindfulness teacher training

There are 7 immersive, residential modules taking place from October 2023 to January 2025, followed by a supervision and certification period. In total, there will be 21 full days of teaching.

  • Module 1: 6-8 October 2023
  • Module 2: 24 -26 November 2023
  • Module 3: 26 -28 January 2024
  • Module 4: 18 (pm) -21 April 2024
  • Module 5: 25 May 2024 (trauma)
  • Summer retreat: 3 - 7 July 2024 (optional)
  • Module 6: 26 -29 September 2024
  • Module 7: 24-26 January 2025
  • One Day of Nourishment of your choice

Assessment period with supervision and certification

As of 2025 you will be able to organise your own pilot course and prepare for assessment. You will be required to book 4 supervision sessions with one of the teachers of the programme. The supervision is a gentle process in which we explore together your process, challenges and learnings during your teaching and personal practice. You can find more information about supervision here. For this process we will use the criteria of the internationally recognized MBI TAC, the mindfulness based intervention teaching assessment criteria. You will be required to prepare a written report and send in the recordings of your guided meditations that you have prepared for your pilot course as well as a video recording of one session of this course. This material will be reviewed by your supervisor and you will receive structured feedback on it.

Overview & Costs

Rates for the program are as follows:

Price incl. VAT:

  • Pay-in-full: €4999
  • Instalments: 2x €2750 or 6x €959

Assessment €480

Included in the fee

  • The fee of the teachers for 21 days of teaching 
  • Accommodation for the residential modules (extra charge for single rooms)
  • Course material such as handbooks, guided meditations and videos/recordings
  • Access to a digital platform with all relevant material
  • Delicious organic vegetarian meals
  • Snacks, tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Exclusive use of the entire location and its beautiful garden
  • Structured review of your progress and assignments
  • A 60-minute tutorial with one of the head teachers
  • The diplomas after successful completion of the programme (provided that you participated in all modules and passed the assessment)
  • One-day, Day of Nourishment, date chosen at will until July 2024
  • Administrative support

Some feedback from former participants of the training

"Signing up for the teacher training with Brussels Mindfulness was one of the best decisions I’ve made, both personally and professionally. The retreat-like modules were deep and nourishing, my peer group kept me on track and gave me the confidence to start teaching, and my pilot course helped me realise how much I had learnt and how good it feels to share these practices with others. I can’t recommend the training enough. Even if you’re not 100% sure you want to teach, I would invite you to consider it as a means of deepening your own practice and for the sense of community, both during and after the training."  - Steve D

"When I engaged in the training I was not sure if I would like to become a mindfulness teacher. I only wanted to deepen my journey in a structured way with like-minded people. The training has given me so much more than what I was expecting. It has been transformative, enriching and given me an enormous number of tools and skills. At my work people have asked me to guide lunch-time meditation sessions and they keep on asking for more. It is such a joyful and deeply rewarding experience to provide these sessions that now I am seriously considering of giving an 8-week course." – Course participant.

"This Teacher Training is so much more than I expected it to be. Learning about Mindfulness and MBSR is one thing. Becoming a well-equipped teacher is another and - if you ask me - essential criterium when you aspire to add value and coach people towards growth in (mindfulness) trainings. I'm happy to see this often very practical training is at the core of this. What I appreciate a lot personally is that this training is not only about the 'good news show' of mindfulness. We also spend time exploring criticism, different opinions, available research, history and future of mindfulness training." – Niels Piette, course participant.

"I am so grateful that I have chosen this training. Jake is such a wonderful teacher and he really knows how to teach in a way to engage everyone. It is really fun to come to the modules and meet the other participants who have become real friends for me. The morning and evening meditation sessions are wonderful moments to deepen my practice and to come to rest. This will change your life for ever- in a positive direction- an absolute must if you are interested in mental growth and wellbeing!" – Course participant.

"The teacher training combines passion for mindfulness with a professional approach to teaching it. It strengthened my own meditation practice and gave me excellent guidance on how to practically implement an MBSR course. I would sign up straight away again!" – Course participant.

"The Teacher Training programme has been one of the best learning experiences in my life. It sets very high academic standards in an environment that fosters openness, creativity and a deep human bond." – Elena Prokhorova, course participant.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. For administrative and practical questions, please contact info@brusselsmindfulness.be. For questions about our courses and events, have a look at our FAQ.

If you want to discuss something directly with the teacher, you can contact Beate Trück via beate.trueck@brusselsmindfulness.be.

Many thanks for your registration. We look forward to meeting you in the course.

While meditation and well-being courses, workshops and other in-person events can be very nourishing; they can demand some stability of psychological health and can be triggering for some people.

Have you experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or are your currently struggling with your mental health such as with anxiety, depression, or burnout? If so, it's important for you and the mindfulness trainer to discuss your specific situation as they might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care and support you need right now.

If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience.

Please fill in the questions in the registration form as open and honestly as possible to give us an idea of your current situation. The teacher of the event may reach out to you for more information.

We also ask that if you are feeling ill to consider not attending the class, for the health and safety of the trainer and others in the group.  Listening to your body and taking rest can also be an important act of self-care.

If you are unsure, or have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly at info@brusselsmindfulness.be.