Overview of our training pathway


Level 1: If you are new to our studio, get to know us! We offer a free class, Community Meditation Night. It’s a great place to start.
This optional free intro is offered at least once each quarter. Come to this class in order to meet our community and get a sense of our studio offerings. Even though it’s handy to call this kind of event “Level 1”, it is not required. You can go directly to a Level 2 class if you prefer.


Level 2 options: you can take these classes in any order that suits your schedule.

  • The Meditation Toolbox is a six-week course. Usually six Thursday nights in Cambridge. Each class is 75 minutes long.

  • The Bypassing Burnout Workshop is from 10am to 4pm on a Friday in Boston. Includes a workbook for you to take home, lunch, coffee, and snacks.


Level 3: Once you have completed either of the Level 2 prerequisites, you can then attend the keystone of our training pathway: The MBSR Intensive.

MBSR stands for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. It is the program that has been widely studied in medical facilities since 1979. This intensive can overhaul your relationship to your stressors… if you put in the work!


4-A) Aspiring Teachers
Once you have graduated MBSR, you have the option to meet with Mindful Boston’s senior teachers to discuss if you are ready to start an apprenticeship in teaching meditation. We have Craftsman Level and then Journeyman Level teacher training options. A certification can be a part of your training.

4-B) Scholars
Some meditation students do not prefer to become teachers, yet they want to continue the training pathway in order to deepen their understanding of the practice. After graduating MBSR, you have the option to engage in this form of study under the direction of senior teaching staff.


Regardless of what classes you might take, or not take, memberships are available to everyone. If there’s something that will support your practice of mindfulness, at Mindful Boston we’ll do our best to include it.

The following articles describe each of our classes in detail:

the Mindful Boston training pathway diagram

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