Host a Certification Workshop
Empower your campus and cultivate resilient students with a Mindfulness Institute teacher certification workshop.
Are you passionate about empowering your students and fostering resilience on campus?
Take the lead in bringing the transformative benefits of mindfulness to your community by hosting a certification workshop.
By hosting a Mindfulness Institute workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to quickly build a community of certified MIEA mindfulness teachers among your colleagues. Together, you can provide students with the tools they need to navigate life successfully.
Reduced Training Tuition
Receive reduced training tuition, making it a cost-effective way to expand your expertise and impact.
Eliminate Travel Costs
Hosting an in-person training on your campus eliminates the need for your staff to incur travel expenses, making it convenient and cost-efficient.
Set the training schedule that works best for your community.
Hosting a workshop brings people together from your region. This network provides ongoing support, collaboration, and opportunities for continued learning.
Requirements for Hosting
Hosting a workshop allows you to choose options that best suits your needs, provides discounted pricing, and builds your mindfulness community.
- Minimum of 20 participants
We require at least 20 participants to host an in-person workshop. They do not all have to be members of your institution if you are willing to allow others to attend. We will help with marketing efforts.
- A minimum of 3 months to plan
A key factor in having a successful workshop is giving people enough notice to plan. We need 3 months’ notice, at a minimum, to plan for the workshop. 6-12 months lead time is ideal.
- Working Scholarship
1 participant will receive our “working scholarship” which covers 100% of the certification tuition in exchange for helping out with logistical needs during the workshop.
Leading the Way in Mindfulness for Higher Education
The Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) leads the way in mindfulness for higher education. Our proven success, evidence-based curriculum, innovative approach, and unwavering commitment have made us the go-to source for over 200 campuses worldwide.
Decades of Expertise in Working with Emerging Adults
At the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults, our team brings a wealth of experience and expertise in working with emerging adults. Dr. Holly Rogers, a psychiatrist, has devoted over two decades to Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, while Libby Webb has dedicated her professional career to Duke’s Counseling Center as a clinical social worker and Associate Director.
Technology Tailored to Your Needs
Discover the benefits of our custom-built teacher dashboard and student mobile app, designed to support the personal mentorship and one-on-one guidance essential for successful mindfulness practice. Our technology simplifies the teaching process and enhances student engagement.
Proven Success Backed by Research and Testimonials
Our curriculum has undergone rigorous randomized, controlled trials and has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness. Our classes have thrived, with waitlists growing as students seek the benefits of our program. Our teachers are confident and dedicated, delivering transformative mindfulness education year after year.
Join Our Community and Transform Your Community
Empower your campus and cultivate resilient students by hosting a MIEA Certification Workshop. Together, we can create a culture of well-being and resilience on your campus, providing your students with the tools they need to thrive academically and emotionally.
How MIEA is Impacting UAMS
Through evidence-based practices, customized programs, and a sense of community, MIEA is fostering a culture of well-being and resilience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Transforming Mindfulness Education on Campus
The Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults has partnered with leading campuses worldwide to transform mindfulness education for educators and students, equipping them with resilience and essential skills for success.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does becoming certified cost?
Our Teacher Certification Training, the year-long teacher training program, typically costs $1,895. Hosting Contracts receive the following discounts:
- 100% reduction for one “working scholarship” participant.
- 50% reduction for ten participants.
- $300 off each additional participant.
- +$100 to you for each participant over the 20-person minimum.
Other Costs to Consider:
- Fundamentals, our prerequisite 5-week course, is $295.
- The Annual Plan, required to teach our curriculum, is $225/year.
What is the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA)?
The Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) is the organization behind the development and certification of the mindfulness curriculum formerly known as Koru Mindfulness. Our institute focuses on training and certifying individuals to effectively teach this specialized curriculum.
Our curriculum is specifically designed to address the developmental needs and interests of individuals aged 18 to 29, known as emerging adults. Originating from Duke University’s student counseling center, Koru Mindfulness has gained popularity as a highly effective program. It has undergone rigorous empirical testing through randomized, controlled trials, demonstrating significant benefits in areas such as sleep, perceived stress, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
The comprehensive curriculum comprises three components: Koru Basic, an introductory course; Koru 2.0, an advanced class; and Koru Retreat, a half-day mindfulness retreat. Koru Basic spans four 75-minute classes and is extensively detailed in the book “Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives.”.
Why did we change our name from Koru to MIEA?
We made the decision to change our organization’s name for several reasons. Firstly, while we cherished the name “Koru,” we found that it did not effectively convey our role as the primary provider of evidence-based mindfulness training for emerging adults, particularly to administrators in higher education, who form our main market. We wanted a name that clearly communicated our focus on serving this specific population.
Secondly, as we continue to grow and expand, we felt that a name more aligned with our mission would support our broader development efforts. We wanted a name that did not require extensive explanation and could be easily understood, thereby facilitating our outreach and growth.
Lastly, and importantly, we considered the cultural sensitivity of our previous name. We heard concerns from teachers and students regarding the appropriateness of our use of the word “koru.” As an organization committed to inclusivity and avoiding any form of harm or discomfort, we felt the need to address these concerns and chose a name that respects cultural diversity.
Emerging adults and young adults: What’s the difference?
Emerging adulthood is the name of the developmental stage that young adults are in. It lasts from about age 18 through age 29. So essentially, emerging adults are the same as young adults, just like adolescents are the same as teenagers. Young adulthood is an exciting time of life but it also involves lots of change and lots of stress. Mindfulness is a great tool for optimizing this period of growth.
How is MIEA different from other mindfulness training programs?
The Mindfulness Institute’s curriculum was designed specifically for emerging adults and differs from mindfulness programs developed for more general populations of adults in several ways.
- Teaches mindfulness meditation as well as stress-management skills
- A brief model to accommodate the busy schedules of college-aged adults. Taught in four, weekly, 75-minute classes.
- Highly structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice
- Personal coaching paired with cutting-edge technology
- Taught in small, diverse groups
- Active teaching to address skepticism and build motivation
- Stories and metaphors relevant to the lives of college-aged adults
What’s the difference between Koru Basic, Fundamentals, and becoming Certified?
Koru Basic is designed for emerging adults learning basics for mindfulness and meditation. It consists of a 4-week course, with a requirement of 10 minutes a day of daily mindfulness practice.
Fundamentals is for those who want to learn more about MIEA and our curriculum and are considering whether they would like to teach and apply for certification. It meets the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification. It is also useful for anyone who is wanting to learn more about mindfulness, develop their practice, and learn our curriculum. There are no prerequisites for taking Fundamentals. Please note that completing Fundamentals does not allow you to advertise as a Certified MIEA Mindfulness Teacher.
Teacher Certification Training is a 1-year process designed to teach everything needed to know to effectively teach mindfulness to emerging adults using our curriculum. Once training is complete, teachers are required to pay an annual license fee to teach MIEA’s curriculum, use the trademarked Logo, and access our technology.