You don't need to become a meditation teacher to help others

Over 375 facilitators trained worldwide

  • Quick-start Toolkit

    Meditation scripts, recordings, background music, outlines for running introduction and ongoing live guided meditation sessions, communication templates to promote your program, handouts, and survey questions to capture your program's benefits. Everything you need to start right away!

  • 30 hours, completely flexible

    Online, FLEXIBLE, do-at-your-own-pace. Up to 6 months to complete, go as fast or as slow as you wish. Highly practical, hit-the-ground-running course and assignments that students rate as 'High or Superb Value' across the board. (Meditation Teacher training can be 200+ hours, costing $6,000+ and doesn't cover the implementation aspects of starting a program).

  • Instant community

    Get immediate access to The Calm Monkey's worldwide online community of facilitators on Slack. Once certified, you will join the live Zoom group meetings for valuable ongoing interaction and growth with the community. It's critical for facilitators to stay current and know how to deal with trends and controversies. You won't feel alone!

  • You'll be Certified

    You will complete the coursework, assignments and submit a video of you leading a group session. Don't worry, this is an exercise you'll be glad you have done. If you are not quite ready for certification, you will receive super supportive coaching to get there. You'll earn the title of 'Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator'. Don't go with a program that doesn't provide live, personalized feedback with the instructor, or you won't know your true skill level.

  • Coaching session with Wendy Quan

    You'll get personalized feedback, coaching, inspiration and mentorship from Wendy Quan. We'll discuss your assignments and your facilitation journey over a live, private Zoom session. Discuss your hesitations, fears and aspirations. Individual attention like this makes a world of difference.

Who is this for?

Practitioners of mindfulness and meditation who want to help others!

Our students have varied backgrounds, but they all share the same goal -- to help others. Some are employees working in organizations, some are service providers, entrepreneurs and small side business owners who want to add mindfulness to their service offerings and/or serve community groups. Some facilitate as a hobby or are retired. This program shows you how to get support and start an ongoing mindfulness practice in organizations, and make the leap from practitioner to facilitator. This shows you what 'meditator teacher training' programs do not. PLEASE SEE APPLICATION FORM FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
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Who is this for?

What's unique about this program?

It's very practical and immediately useful

  • Implementation knowledge

    Other programs may teach you how to facilitate or teach mindfulness, but this program ALSO shows you how to obtain support, promote, deliver, grow & measure an ongoing workplace program. This helps you find your audience! Without implementation knowledge, you may struggle to develop a following.

  • Best practices

    Learn how to facilitate in a secular, workplace-friendly and trauma-sensitive manner. Even if you're already facilitating, how do you know you're doing it right? Sometimes 'we don't know what we don't know'. As our students say "this fills in the important gaps that I didn't know I was missing!"

  • Flexibility for your busy schedule

    This is 'on demand' for busy people. You have up to 6 months to complete this 30 hour program. It's easy to fit into your busy life without feeling the pressure of a strict cohort schedule. Many students finish this and get their certification within a few months.

  • Mentorship from Wendy Quan

    It is invaluable to receive private, personalized coaching and feedback from Wendy Quan. Your participants won't be the ones to give you specific ways to bring your facilitation to the next level. How do you know what you may be doing wrong? You want your training program to provide live, private mentorship.

  • Recognized as an industry leader

    Wendy Quan has facilitated in workplaces since 2011. She pioneered the mindfulness industry's first facilitator training & certification in 2014. Known for her expertise, award-winning white paper and research, she's presented at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center conference, the global Association of Change Management Professionals, BC Human Resources Association and numerous conferences & online summits. This program, instructed by Wendy Quan, trained over 120 facilitators for Mindful Leader.

  • Organizational and change management expertise

    Wendy Quan is a certified organizational change manager with a management background in human resources, organizational development and information technology. With a deep understanding of the organizational world, she teaches you best practices in how to implement mindfulness into organizations.

Fulfill your desire to help others

Learn to implement workplace mindfulness & become a skilled mindfulness facilitator.

How to explore and apply:

Step 1: Take the Free Preview

Get a really good feel for the program & see the course curriculum. Please click the 'FREE PREVIEW' button at the top of this page :)

Step 2: Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

See if all your questions are answered here!

FAQ

Step 3: Send in your Application Form

We welcome your application. See if you are eligible.

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Hear from Certified Facilitators


What students say

"Wendy is a wonderful mentor, inspiring, super supportive and helpful"

Tracy

I didn't expect to learn so much

Tracy

I originally signed up seeking the certification but not really sure how much I'd get out of it since I have a background in facilitation already. But honestly I learned so much! I think the key is in all the best practices, resources and plug & play content that can be used. When I signed up I was also already offering a pilot program in mindfulness and all the things I was struggling with were already clearly outlined in the course in terms of the do's and dont's. So I could really see how super practical the program was.
Jeff

"Transformative"

Jeff

"I didn't know what I didn't know!" I had already starting sessions at work before I took this course. The experience for me taking this course has been nothing short of AMAZING! It was informative, educational and enjoyable. Having a format and structure for a mindfulness meditation session has given me a tool and a renewed purpose for bringing this practice to more organizations. On another note I must say dealing with Wendy was a delight! She was available, responsive and very helpful. If she offered another course I would sign up today!
Kulli

82% reduced level of stress

Kulli

Taking this training has been a life-changing opportunity for me. I work at Canada's largest credit union and the training, tools and certification gave me the confidence to startup groups at work, which is a causing a shift in the workplace. Participating employees have reported an 82% reduced level of stress!
Cliona

A strong structure and very important guidelines

Cliona

All parts of this course are of superb value. What this information provides is a way to facilitate while considering all of the little challenges/obstacles I may encounter at the beginning and throughout my Journey as a facilitator. It is particularly useful to get this information from Wendy who has tried and tested these techniques so she really has the hands on experience of the information she is sharing with her learners. This is very important to me :)
MJ

Everything I was looking for

MJ

Wendy was my teacher, and one-to-one coach. I had been meditating for several years when I enrolled and found that I had a lot to learn through her course and consider in my meditation journey. Wendy helped me move my goals of introducing mindfulness in my workplace from an idea to a clear approach as I prepared to meet with my decision-makers. She helped me navigate potential barriers in an organized, research-based, needs-based approach. The course is well-organized, includes support systems, practical tips for success and managing risks. Wendy is very kind, knowledgeable, experienced and accessible. This was everything I was looking for. Highly recommend!
Marissa

Insightful and full of resources

Marissa

This easy-to-follow course is well-designed to be achievable for even the busiest of people.I had previously taken MBSR and have been facilitating for a number of months at Genentech. I found it of high value, very neutral, insightful, and full of resources.
Sheila

I learned so much!

Sheila

I am so pleased to have discovered this program via the British Columbia Human Resources community. I have learned so much from completing the facilitator training and certification program and have experienced significant personal growth through the journey. I greatly look forward to my weekly facilitation offerings and to expanding my knowledge and service to others moving forward. I believe that identifying myself as a certified facilitator reassures participants that I am facilitating from an informed knowledge base. It also helps me to feel more confident in my session delivery. Thank you Wendy for all your kind, thoughtful help.
Judith

I needed this training even though I'd been facilitating for years

Judith

Though I've been guiding group meditation for years, it's very helpful to be reminded to set participants up for success by giving thorough guidance regarding posture, props and body, as well as attitudes conducive to the practice. The training is thorough and clear, yet concise. Each part of the course was of high or superb value to me. The connection to this facilitator community is valuable. Thank you!
Justine

Started UAE’s first internationally accredited mindfulness course for children

Justine

I'm from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and I took The Calm Monkey’s excellent online Facilitator Training course in 2016. It gave me the confidence I needed to go out into the community. As a result of this easy to use and highly effective online course, I now offer the UAE’s first internationally accredited mindfulness course for children. I go in to schools and train teachers on how they can bring Mindfulness into their classroom. I am so grateful to Wendy for her continued support and giving me the confidence to reach out to the children of the UAE. Thank you Wendy and good luck to all TCM facilitators out there, we ARE making a difference!"
Marc

This program is fantastic

Marc

Wendy is a very talented teacher and leader who works extremely well with her audiences. The program that Wendy has developed is fantastic. The network of highly skilled mindfulness meditation facilitators is a great resource for facilitators. If you are considering becoming a Mindfulness facilitator, I highly recommend working with Wendy at The Calm Monkey!

Our client organizations include . . .

Delightfully satisfied facilitators

. . . 99% recommend this course to others

Having access to an industry expert and the facilitator community supports you in your journey beyond the course. Stay current of what facilitators should know.
Delightfully satisfied facilitators

Meet your guide, Wendy Quan

Wendy Quan, Founder of The Calm Monkey, is the industry innovator in Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training & Certification and combining change management techniques with mindfulness to help people through difficult change.

The Calm Monkey began in 2011 offering mindfulness to organizations, then expanded in 2014 to being the first provider to offer practical mindfulness facilitator training, with over 375 facilitators worldwide successfully trained.

The Calm Monkey is also a collaborative partner of Mindful Leader and the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources in British Columbia.

Wendy has an extensive corporate management background in Human Resources, IT and organizational change management, which is matched well with her corporate mindfulness track record.  

Today, she is an international conference speaker, sought for her continuous innovation.

Her cancer journey led to her life’s purpose: “To help people create a better experience of life through mindfulness meditation”.

Please join Wendy and her community of facilitators to feed your altruistic passion to help others.

All questions are very welcome.  Please email Wendy@TheCalmMonkey.com.

Join our community

In our challenging world, people seek ways to create a better experience of life. Evolving from being a personal practitioner to sharing your knowledge and passion with others will bring much joy to you, and have a ripple effect farther than you'll ever know.

Our facilitator community is fantastic. It's great to be part of a like-minded group with people from around the world!


Join The Calm Monkey's mission to 'Create a mindful world together'.