MBSR Teacher Education & Certification

Oasis Institute

Oasis Institute offers comprehensive, highly-professional training to become a CFM Certified MBSR Teacher, with the opportunity to earn CFM "Qualified Teacher" status after the first three courses (SR-401, SR-402, SR-403). With completion of all four courses (SR-401 through SR-404), you are eligible to apply for MBSR Teacher Certification (SR-405).

As of February 2, 2018MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine will shift from being a required prerequisite for beginning the Teacher Education Pathway and become an elective that may be taken at any time in one’s journey to becoming a Certified MBSR teacher. In addition, the curriculum is being reviewed and will be condensed into five days in the fall of 2018, making it more accessible and current. 

Also as of February 2, 2018 for those entering the Teacher Education Pathway, Group Supervision (SR-403) is required to obtain "CFM Qualified" MBSR Teacher status.  Those already in the Teacher Education Pathway will not be impacted by this change.

SR-401-8WMBSR Fundamentals - 8 Week

MBSR Fundamentals - 8-Week is an immersion in the CFM 8-week Stress Reduction Program to study the curriculum, program flow, and contextual and theoretical background of MBSR. A small cohort explores issues arising out of the MBSR learning and teaching experience.
Determinations will be sent 6 weeks prior to the start date.

Pre-requisites *

- MBSR 8-Week Course in one of the following formats:

- Retreat #1 (Please review the retreat guidelines)
- Minimum of one year of personal meditation practice

Dates & Locations

Tuition 

$2,100

Detailed Course InformationCEURetreats

SR-401-8WOMBSR Fundamentals - 8 Week ONLINE

Offered only through The UMASS Center for Mindfulness, the MBSR Fundamentals ONLINE course delivers the standard of excellence you’ve come to expect from all of our trainings, with the added benefit of being part of a global community of practitioners. Class size is limited, and preference will be given to those who live beyond reasonable driving distance to the CFM.  Determinations will be sent 6 weeks prior to the start date.

Pre-requisites *

- MBSR 8-Week Course in one of the following formats:

- Retreat #1 (Please review the retreat guidelines)
- Minimum of one year of personal meditation practice

Dates & Locations

** The Fall 2018 Online Fundamentals course is full at this time.  Please email cfm.oasis@umassmed.edu to put your name on a wait list and you will be notified if space becomes available.

Tuition 

$2,150

Detailed Course InformationCEURetreats

SR-401-9D MBSR Fundamentals - 9 Day

A 9-day residential program for trainees unable to participate at the 8-week MBSR Fundamentals format. This 9-day format starts with a 5-day immersion in Mindfulness Tools intensive workshop, followed by a 4-day rigorous professional MBSR teacher training.
Determinations will be sent 6 weeks prior to the start date.

Pre-requisites *

- MBSR 8-Week Course in one of the following formats:

- Retreat #1 (Please review the retreat guidelines)
- Minimum of one year of personal meditation practice

Dates & Locations

Acceptance into this course is required. Please do not make hotel reservations until you have received an official acceptance determination from the Oasis Institute. The hotel link listed herewith is strictly for informational purposes only and may not reflect our negotiated rate.

  • August 10 - 19, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ 
    • Application Deadline has passed

Tuition

$2,640
A separate fee for room and board applies for this program.  These fees vary by location.

Detailed Course Information CEU Retreats

SR-402 MBSR Practice Teaching Intensive

Applied exploration of MBSR Fundamentals curriculum over 8 consecutive days, immersion in MBSR methodology and direct experience through simulated teaching.
Determinations will be sent 6 weeks prior to the start date.

Pre-requisites

Dates & Locations

Acceptance into this course is required. Please do not make hotel reservations until you have received an official acceptance determination from the Oasis Institute. The hotel link listed herewith is strictly for informational purposes only and may not reflect our negotiated rate.

Tuition

$2,950
A separate fee for accomodations applies for this program.  This fee varies by location.

Detailed Course Information CEU Retreats

SR-403 MBSR Group Supervision (Online)

Group supervision in MBSR offers the opportunity to actively engage in dialogue with a CFM senior teacher and small peer cohort. Via live, online videoconferencing, explore issues and questions that arise out of direct MBSR teaching. Completion authorizes trainees to teach 8-week MBSR classes to the public with CFM "Qualified Teacher" status.

NOTE: As of February 2, 2018 for those entering the Teacher Education Pathway, Group Supervision (SR-403) is required to obtain "CFM Qualified" MBSR Teacher status.  Those already in the Teacher Education Pathway will not be impacted by this change.

Group Supervision (SR-403) is a requirement for those beginning Teacher Education (TE) (formerly known as the Oasis Professional Training Pathway) as of January 1, 2017. It is not a requirement for those already in the Oasis Professional Training Pathway prior to January 1, 2017, however it can be taken as an elective. 

Pre-requisites

Dates & Locations

  • Thursdays, September 6 - November 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
    • Application Deadline has passed for 2018 Fall session, Winter session TBA

Tuition

$700

Detailed Course InformationRetreats

SR-404MBSR Individual Supervision

Actively engage in one-on-one dialogue with a CFM senior teacher for individualized support, guidance, dialogue, and feedback. Conducted by online videoconference or phone, you will investigate, clarify, and refine teaching capacity and skill.

Pre-requisites

Dates & Locations

  • Scheduled individually during the same period of time that you are teaching your 8-week MBSR class, including the orientation session. Apply Now
  • Ten (10) supervision sessions are required. Please apply 8 weeks prior to the orientation for the 8-week course you will be teaching. 
  • CFM Senior Teachers / Supervisors will be assigned based on availability and the timing of your 8-week MBSR course schedule.

Tuition

$1,600 (for all ten sessions)

Detailed Course InformationRetreats

SR-405 MBSR Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification in MBSR is the recognition of your in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum, and an acknowledgment that your teaching competencies meet all practice standards for MBSR teachers as established by the Center for Mindfulness.

Pre-requisites

Dates & Locations

  • MBSR Teacher Certification requires submission of an in-depth portfolio with specific components, as listed on the Course Details page . Apply Now

Tuition

$1,275

Detailed Course InformationRetreats

 

Please make sure that your retreats meet the following guidelines: 

  1. 5-7 full days in length
  2. Held in complete, noble silence
  3. Must be teacher-led (live, in-person – no recordings/videos of teachers)
  4. Must be in a group setting (no 1:1 retreats)

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