Connecticut Mindfulness Teacher Training

A 200-hour professional training program for teaching mindfulness and meditation practices across various industries and with a wide range of populations.

Become a certified Mindfulness Teacher and learn the tools to enhance your own life and well-being and the lives of the populations you serve. 

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Connecticut Mindfulness Teacher Training

Connecticut Mindfulness Teacher Training: Training Begins January 20th and 21st, 2024

CEC’s:  NASW, CT 48 hours LCSWs,  LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists. Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers 50 hours. This course also counts towards 3 modules of the 500 hour yoga teacher training program. 

Location: The OM Center, Watertown, CT 

Tuition: $2200 

Become a Certified Direct Path Mindfulness Teacher

Scholarships are available.  Apply Here

Course Highlights:

  • Hybrid Learning: Our program offers a flexible blend of in-person and online training, allowing you to access transformative knowledge from anywhere in the world. Join us for in-person sessions on January 20th-21st, March 23rd-24th, and May 18th-19th (8am-4pm), Sept. 7th (Capstone Presentation Day) and self-paced, online learning in between.
    Capstone Project: After completing the in-person training, you’ll have three months to create and execute a Capstone/Practicum project tailored to the demographic of your choice. This hands-on experience ensures you’re ready to apply your newfound expertise in real-world settings.
    Personal Practice and Burnout Prevention: Cultivate your own personal mindfulness and meditation practice as a foundational tool for self-care and resilience. Learn how to combat burnout and stress, both personally and in your professional life.
    Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science: Dive deep into the ancient wisdom of Yogas, including Samkhya and Yoga Darshana, along with the insights of Buddhism. Our program integrates these timeless philosophies with cutting-edge research and contemporary mindfulness practices.
    Comprehensive Mindfulness Training: Gain practical experience in mindfulness and meditation, covering a spectrum of practices, from mindful eating and communication to advanced meditation techniques. You’ll learn how to seamlessly incorporate these practices into your current profession or embark on a fulfilling journey as a mindfulness facilitator
Who Can Benefit:
Our program is designed for a diverse range of professionals, including:
  • Therapists and Mental Health Professionals
  • Coaches
  • Yoga Teachers (counts as 3 modules toward 500 certification)
  • Dieticians
  • Educators
  • Wellness Professionals
  • Corporate Wellness Experts
  • And many more!
Whether you’re looking to enhance your existing career, broaden your skill set, or start a new path in mindfulness services, our training equips you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to make a positive impact.

Topics of Study:

  • Mindfulness 101
  • History
  • Science
  • Yogic and Buddhist Philosophies
  • Trauma
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Personal Practice
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Working with Groups
  • 1:1 Clients
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Professional Development
  • Mentorship
  • Practicum and Capstone

Ancient Wisdom
Modern Science

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  • Convenience of learning in your own time and at your own pace
  • Unlock your full potential and take the time to apply the teachings to your daily life
  • Build connections with your mentors and teachers
  • See positive shifts in all aspects of your life
  • Apply these teaching within your own profession or learn to create a new path through mindfulness
  • Learn to use research and course creation to build programming for specific populations
  • Take your training into any industry!
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Most frequent questions and answers

Jessica Proulx is the Co-Founding director of Direct Path Institute and is a 20-year veteran Yoga, Meditation, and Eastern Philosophy teacher. She was the founding director of The OM Center and has been a lead teacher on dozens of Yoga and meditation teacher training programs over the last 12 years. She has facilitated retreats in the US, Central America, and Southeast Asia and leads training programs across the globe. In recent years she has focused on movement, meditation, trauma, and the nervous system. She is a certified 500 hour yoga teacher from the Kripalu School of Yoga & Health and has studied with countless teachers throughout her career. Jess excels in group facilitation, public speaking, and working with students and clients on personal and professional growth. 

Mike Williams is the co-founding director of Direct Path Institute, a teacher and mentor of the meditation teacher training program, a meditation teacher and facilitator, and world-wide retreat leader. Mike brings over 20 years of public speaking and corporate training experience and is IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) certified. As an Electrical Engineer, Mike spent his career conducting training seminars, traveling the world educating industry professionals, and holds multiple patents. Meditation is a fundamental aspect of his life and one that he looks forward to sharing. As a certified meditation teacher and consistent student of meditation, Eastern philosophies, and modern approaches, Mike’s focus is on offering his knowledge and supporting students and clients through their journey.

This training is designed for those who work in the health and wellness industry, education, corporate wellness, or for someone looking to make a career change into wellness. 

The program allows you to focus on a particular population or demographic throughout your course work so that you become an expert on both that particular group as well as an expert in researching, designing, and implementing program for any other group in the future. 

Min 2 year mindfulness practice required

Yes. Though we don’t read the whole book, so best to wait until it is assigned. 

Required Reading (Click to Buy on Amazon):

All of our programming is available online, and so you can make up any missed time through online study.

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Connecticut Mindfulness Teacher Training: Training Begins January 20th

Tuition: $2200

Become a Certified Direct Path Mindfulness Teacher

Scholarships are available.  Apply Here

The program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria of CT LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists