Scholarship and Support Program for Aspiring Mindfulness Teachers

In the Fall of 2024, the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness (AACFM) will again be offering support to aspiring mindfulness teachers in Southern Michigan from underrepresented communities by offering scholarships and mentorship. Southern Michigan includes but is not limited to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Adrian, Detroit and outlying cities and rural areas, Jackson, Greater Lansing, Flint and the Tri-Cities areas, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and surrounding areas, and the Lake Michigan Shore.  We believe that the practice and teaching of mindfulness should be inclusive, particularly those in which mindfulness teachers are underrepresented. We invite you to take part in our mission to cultivate a more diverse and empowered mindfulness teaching community by seeking support through the Robinson Teacher Scholarship and Support Program. 

Becoming a mindfulness teacher requires commitment and dedication. Most teacher training programs require a consistent meditation practice and participation in retreats before admission. Certification typically requires multiple teacher trainings, experience teaching, and mentorship. We are available to support all aspects of this demanding training if desired.

If you have a serious interest in teaching mindfulness, are cultivating a personal mindfulness practice, and are a social worker, educator, school personnel, psychologist, counselor, nurse, public health, other healthcare professional, yoga teacher, or community leader, we encourage you to apply when our next scholarship period opens in the Fall of 2024.

The initial step is to determine which specific mindfulness teacher training program aligns with your interests and goals. Consider whether you prefer to teach a specific mindfulness-based intervention (e.g., MBSR, MBCT, or another MBI) or a more generalized mindfulness approach where you would develop your own curriculum.

Fall 2024 Workshop

In the Fall of 2024, we will host a virtual workshop covering a range of mindfulness teacher training options. If you are interested in this workshop, email us.  We will communicate when we have the date and time. The workshop information will also be posted on this website and announced to all those subscribed to our newsletter.

We will also let you know when we will start accepting our next round of scholarship applications after the Fall 2024 Workshop.

Please sign up for our newsletter or check back on our website to stay updated.  If you have any questions, you may contact Libby Robinson at info@aacfm.org.

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