We're pleased to announce that - after consultation with our members - we're opening the Grow Mindfulness Teachers Network to teachers in training.
If you're currently training to teach an 8 week mindfulness course then we'd love to welcome you in to our online and real world community of mindfulness teachers.
What is the Grow Mindfulness Teacher Network all about?
Our members website is a place where you can talk in a private, secure space about the practical and not-so-practical highs and lows of mindfulness teaching. We have a thriving community of teachers from across the country who are sharing experiences, resources and tips, asking for advice and reflecting on the huge changes that are happening in mindfulness at the moment. We list mindfulness CPD and training events from UK Network organisations and provide links to major journals and mindfulness articles as well as news from across the UK.
Our real world events include workshops on practical and business topics for growing a teaching practice and more informal networking events where you can meet with our peers from across the UK and explore the joys, challenges and learnings from this work in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We also strive to offer good biscuits and laughter! Many of our events are hosted by our kind partners at University of Westminster in a wonderful central London venue which is accessible from all major rail routes.
How to join the network
To join the network, just fill in your details here: http://www.growmindfulness.org/apply
We ask a few questions about your training and your practice just to verify that you are working within the UK Best Practice guidelines. We'll review your application and then send you details of how to pay the membership fees and log in to the members website.
How much is membership?
This is a paid membership network - your fees cover the costs of running the network. Grow Mindfulness is a Community Interest Company - we have just one paid member of staff (our Director draws the Living Wage) and a handful of committed volunteers who are doing a lot on very little other than good will.
Full membership costs £10 / month or £110 for a year. Read full details of the membership options on our Join page.
Is it worth it?
We know that there are a lot of costs as you train and set up as a mindfulness teacher: insurance, room hire, investment in kit such as cushions and blankets, supervision costs, ongoing CPD. So why should you spend another £10 each month on this network?
We'll leave it to one of our members to answer this question:
" I was hesitant when I first heard of this network as yet another way to pay out a significant amount of money - but you are incredibly worthwhile and good value, keep doing more of what you do!" Sheila Bond, Mindfulness Teacher
We hope you'll take the plunge and join us in the network soon.