This document describes the rights and responsibilities of a Certified MIEA Mindfulness Teacher and the terms that govern the use of the MIEA/Koru Mindfulness teaching materials.
MIEA owns the intellectual property.
The Mindfulness Center for Emerging Adults (MIEA) owns the intellectual property, copyright, and trademark for Koru Mindfulness. That means that only those folks who have permission to use our materials can use them.
Certified MIEA teachers and teachers in training have permission to use our materials.
Certified MIEA teachers and teachers in training have permission to use our materials. This includes our logo, all of the teaching materials provided for you at the teacher training workshop and all the materials you access via the online teacher dashboard.
If your certification lapses, you can’t continue to use our materials. This means you have to pay your annual certification fee to continue to have access to all of our materials.
If you are a teacher in training and don’t complete the training in 12-18 months, you can’t use our materials anymore.
What are the limitations to using our materials?
Teachers can only use MIEA/Koru Mindfulness materials for their own teaching. Teachers can’t copy or share them with others to use who are not MIEA teachers. No one can sell our materials.
Teachers cannot train other folks to teach Koru. Only MIEA can do that.
Translating the materials for personal teaching may be fine. Just get written permission from MIEA first.
Teachers can’t amend or adapt our materials without written permission.
The rules about teaching Koru Mindfulness.
Koru Mindfulness can only be taught by certified MIEA teachers or teachers in training. This is how we all know that Koru is being offered at a high standard, everywhere it is taught.
Certified teachers and teachers in training can teach the Koru Mindfulness curriculum in any setting, either as a volunteer, as part of your duties in your professional position or charging an appropriate fee for your services and expertise. You may use your own discretion in setting your fees.
Teachers must maintain certification by paying the annual fee. Only teachers in training and certified teachers with up-to-date certification can teach Koru.
Certified MIEA teachers and teachers in training are listed in the MIEA teacher directory and may advertise themselves as MIEA/Koru Mindfulness teachers.
Who can use the Teacher Dashboard?
The Teacher Dashboard is expensive to develop and maintain; we can only offer this service by charging a reasonable fee for its use.
Teachers in training get complimentary membership to the Teacher Dashboard for up to 12 months during the training period. You can extend this access by 3 months at a time if you need to extend your training period up to two times.
Access to the Teacher Dashboard is available to certified MIEA Mindfulness teachers and is included in the annual certification plan.
If your certification lapses or your subscription expires, you won’t have access to all the materials on the Teacher Dashboard, including our innovative course management system.
What about doing research on MIEA/Koru Mindfulness?
Research on the Koru Mindfulness curriculum may only be completed when fully certified MIEA teachers are doing the teaching. This is the only way to maintain validity in research findings with the program.
If you plan to do a research project using Koru, make sure to consult with MIEA before you get started.
A few final things.
Once certified, certification will continue for as long as the annual certification plan is paid. If certification expires or is discontinued or revoked for any reason, you may not hold yourself out as a Certified MIEA Mindfulness Teacher, use any of the MIEA/Koru teaching materials, or use the MIEA/Koru logo.
We reserve the right to revoke certification for any individual who in our reasonable judgment is adversely affecting the MIEA Mindfulness program or curriculum.
The Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) has the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. You can always see them here.