Mindfulness Certification • Dallas Yoga Center


Mindfulness Teacher Training

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Our 30-hour live-streamed training connects you with a community of like-minded individuals and provides the tools and understanding needed to teach mindfulness.

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Aug 12, 2023

30 Continuing Education (CE) credits Live streaming

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Join mindfulness expert, Dr. Kay Colbert, with over 300 hours of mindfulness training from the UC San Diego Medical School as she leads this live streamed training with Co-Facilitator and mindfulness expert, Sarah Sampson who has shared mindfulness with over 35,000 students, and Daniel Sunshine, two decades long mindfulness practitioner and teacher, and co-founder of the Mindfulness Certification Training. Guest trainers include Dr. Christopher Willard, author and Harvard Medical School Professor of Psychology and Mindfulness, and Meena Srinivasan, international educator and thought leader in the field of mindfulness in education.

What you'll learn

Teaching mindfulness classes

History and science of mindfulness

Mindfulness tools to reduce stress and improve calm and focus

Incorporating mindfulness into work

Scientific benefits

Integrating technology

Decreasing physical and mental suffering

Being more compassionate, patient, present, and aware

Your guides on this journey

Your guides on this journey have years in the class room.

Dr. Kay Colbert

Dr. Kay Colbert has approximately 300 hours of professional training in mindfulness-based programs through the University of San Diego Medical School Center for Mindfulness and has been teaching mindfulness for over a decade. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Mindful Self-Compassion. Kay has a doctorate in social work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, with her dissertation research focusing on using mindfulness interventions with addictions.

Sarah Sampson

Sarah Sampson has been co-facilitating the MCT since 2019. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through UC San Diego Medical School. As a mindfulness trainer, certified social-emotional learning instructor, restorative practices, and yoga teacher, Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower individuals nationwide. Additionally, as the former Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 35,000 students.

Dr. Christopher Willard

Dr. Christopher Willard, (PsyD) is a clinical psychologist, renowned author, and Harvard Medical School professor based in Massachusetts. He has been invited to more than two dozen countries to teach mindfulness, and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of over a dozen books, including The Breathing Book (2020), Raising Resilience (2017) and Growing Up Mindful (2016). He has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org., and cnn.com. Dr. Willard has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years, and teaching for almost as long.

Meena Srinivasan

Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL), is an international educator and thought leader in the field of Social Emotional Learning and mindfulness in education. She is the author of Teach Breathe Learn, SEL Every Day, and was the Program Manager for SEL and mindfulness implementation in the Oakland School District serving over 60 schools.


Class is live streaming

Saturday & Sunday, August 12, 13 10 am - 4 pm CST

Tuesdays & Thursdays: August 15, 17, 22, 24 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Saturday & Sunday, August 26, 27 10 am - 4 pm CST

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"This was a truly great training. I feel really good about everything that has been presented, that I've learned, and how to apply it. I don't get to say that very often about other trainings I've taken, from other places, so I'm incredibly grateful. The quality of this training is so strong. I especially appreciate the openness of inclusion in mindfulness for all groups. The instructors truly are amazing. I cannot imagine better trainers."

"The instructors’ styles, knowledge and personalities complimented each other well. They work seamlessly together on Zoom. Fabulous work, both of them! So grateful for getting all the materials we needed each week. Always very prompted with the information we needed. Very well organized. I'm so grateful for their love, care, kindness, expertise, commitment, support and compassion in each and every session. Thank you!"

"Really a terrific program. Great content. Very supportive --- I totally loved the breakouts and discussion with other participants. Could not get enough of that. Thank you so much for offering this! What a gift. And you should be proud of the "ripples" you are creating which will radiate out to do so much good."

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Yes. It’s an all-levels training. There is usually a mix of people with varied experience levels in the course: some people who have meditated for years, and others who are establishing a regular mindfulness practice. It’s a foundational course learning to teach and share mindfulness with others. You will be working naturally with where you are in your practice.

30 hours of additional personal mindfulness practice is required before issuance of certificate. Personal mindfulness practice can be completed before, during, or after MCT program.

Elevate You CE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elevate You CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The great news is that most states allow Licensed Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists to gain credits from APA approved sponsors. If you are unsure if your state does, just reach out and we will let you know.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the definition of mindfulness
  • Discuss the history of science-based mindfulness
  • Describe the science of the neurological impact of mindfulness
  • Describe the science of the psychological impact of mindfulness
  • Describe the science of the physiological impact of mindfulness
  • Describe the science of mindfulness in stress reduction
  • Describe the science of mindfulness in attention and cognitive focus
  • Describe the science of mindfulness in the reduction of anxiety and worry
  • Describe the science of mindfulness in reducing depressive symptoms
  • Practice mindfulness techniques to improve personal focus and relaxation
  • Teach mindfulness techniques to others
  • Conduct mindfulness sessions with others
  • Identify ways to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion when teaching mindfulness
  • Identify the definition of mindful self-compassion
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in my mindfulness practice

Participants can miss up to 4 hours and still obtain the certification. They will need to watch the recorded material and do a small writing assignment to show that they understand what was covered. We try to accommodate and work with people, as we know life happens! -- if there are more specific questions about attendance or missing classes, please inquire at info@mindfulnesscertification.com

You will receive a welcome email with the access link for the livestream training and all other details two days before the training.