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Practical details 2025-26

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Below you can find the practical information concerning the upcoming teacher training, which which will be starting in February 2025 and is lasting until May 2026. The training program follows the guidelines and standards of the International Mindfulness Integrity Network.

Teaching Modules

Teaching Modules

There are 8 immersive, residential modules taking place fromFebruary 2025 onwards, followed by a supervision and certification period. 

Module 1: 13 to 16 February 2025 (residential)
Module 2: 4 to 6 April 2025 (residential)
Module 3: 27 - 29 June 2025 (residential)
Summer retreat (optional), not included in the fee: 9 to 13 July 2025 (residential)
Module 4: 5 to 7 September 2025 (residential)
Module 5: 6 December 2025 (online)
Module 6: 15 to 18 January 2026 (residential)
Module 7: 14 February 2025 (online)
Module 8: 13 to 15 March 2026 (residential)

In total, there will be 21 full days of teaching.

Retreat experience

During the teacher training

The teacher training is organised in a retreat-like structure which provides not only the perfect ground for learning but also the possibility to increase your wellbeing and take a pause from your busy life. We will start and end our days with yoga and meditation and sometimes enter a nourishing silence after the last session of the day so that you can best integrate the learning and find deep rest for the night. 

Prior to registration

In order to boost and deepen your practice it is required to have followed at least one full retreat (day of nourishment) before you start the programme. You can find a list of our retreats here.

Prior to  your pilot course

In order to complete the Mindfulness Teacher Training, participants are requested to participate in a 5-day residential silent retreat. The 5-day silent summer retreat is aligned with the purpose and programme of teacher training. You can choose to take it in 2024 or 2025. The dates are from 3  to 7 July 2024 and from 9 to 13 July 2025. 

This silent retreat provides a deep dive into your personal meditation practice. The silent retreat takes place in one of our beautiful retreat centres, a haven of peace which contributes to deepening your learning process. It will provide you with the tools and the experience that are required for the rest of the training.

While we strongly recommend following this retreat, it is not obligatory to follow it with us You can also take part in a 5-day silent retreat with a different provider. Should this be the case, please check with us before registering whether the retreat meets the requirements.

Some impressions
Some impressions
Some impressions

Locations 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.

Assessment period with supervision and certification

As of March 2026 you will be able to organise your own pilot course and prepare for assessment. You can choose to offer your pilot in one of the two curricula, either the MBSR or the Finding peace in a frantic world programme. You will be required to book four 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. 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. Following the supervision, the supervisor will assess all your material according to the internationally recognized MBI TAC, the mindfulness based intervention teaching assessment criteria. 

Please note that the assessment and supervision fee is not included in the overall fee of the programme. After a 100% attendance and completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate of competency is subject of successful passing of the assessment. 

Overview & Costs

Pay-in-full: €4999 (€4131 excl VAT), Full fee €5199 (€4296 excl VAT)

2 Instalments: 2x €2750 (€2272 excl. VAT), Full fee €2850 (€2355 excl VAT)

6 instalments 6x €959 (€792 excl VAT), Full fee €992 (€819 excl VAT)

12 instalments of 12 x €499 (€394 excl VAT), Full fee €598 (€494 excl VAT)

Payment Schedule:

  • Pay-in-full:    Due at time of enrolment
  • 2-payments: First payment due at time of enrolment, second payment September 2025
  • 6-payments: First payment due at time of enrolment, subsequent payments once per month starting February 2025 until June 2025
  • 12 payments: First payment due at time of enrolment, subsequent payments once per month starting February 2025 until January 2026

Included in the fee

  • The fee of the teachers
  • Accommodation for the residential modules (extra charge for single rooms)
  • Course material such as handouts, guided meditations and recordings
  • 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 the head teacher
  • The diplomas after successful completion of the programme (provided that you participated in all modules and passed the assessment)

Not included in the fee

  • Supervision and assessment of your pilot course (€480, incl VAT)
  • Summer retreat
  • Books
  • Single room fee (€30 per night)
  • Linen and towels at the retreat center (€20 per stay)

Conditions for admission to the programme

Prior to your application you should have:

  • Followed an 8-week mindfulness course as a participant in a group 
  • Completed some form of higher education (at least Bachelor’s degree).
  • Attended one silent retreat of at least one day (click here to see our days of nourishment & retreats)
  • Have a daily meditation practice for a few months prior to the teacher training

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Get to know your trainers

Wondering who will be teaching and guiding you during the teacher training programme?  Watch our interview videos with some of our lead trainers to get a sneak peek.

In this video, hear from senior mindfulness trainer & supervisor Yvonne Tuinte as she is interviewed by Beate Trück about what motivates her about mindfulness and why she chooses to share this with others.

You can also listen to this conversation between the two lead trainers Lot Heijke and Beate Trück about the teacher training (recorded in 2021). 

Here you can find some impressions from our current teacher training. 

About us

We believe that mindfulness skills can make this world a better place, not only because it helps to improve individual wellbeing, but also because it leads to wiser choices and more kindness in this world. Our team of international certified mindfulness and yoga teachers has extensive experience at the work place and can train in English, Dutch, German and French. 

Learn more about our vision, meet our team and check out our beautiful locations.

  • Beate Trück
  • Lot Heijke
  • Lorinda Brinton
  • Alena Reisinger
  • Steve Savels
  • Berenice Boxler
  • Kirsten Victor
  • Lyuba Byessonova
  • Yvonne Tuinte
  • Sandrine Rauter
  • Katrien Maes
  • Peter Paanakker
  • Isabelle Hoberg
  • Heather Gorham
  • Viannou  Coëme
  • Rainer Arndt