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

Over 350 facilitators trained worldwide

  • Quick-start Toolkit

    Meditation scripts, recordings, background music, outlines for running Introduction Sessions and live guided meditations, 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 of coursework

    Online, do-at-your-own-pace. Highly practical, hit-the-ground-running course that students rate as 'High or Superb Value'. (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 Facebook. Once certified, you will join the live Zoom group meetings for valuable interaction with the community. Don'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.

  • Coaching session with Wendy Quan

    You'll get personalized feedback, coaching and inspiration from Wendy Quan. We'll discuss your assignments and your facilitation journey.

Who is this for?

Practitioners of mindfulness and meditation

Our students have varied backgrounds, but they all share the same goal -- to help others. Some are employees working in organizations and some are service providers and entrepreneurs who want to add mindfulness to their service offerings. Either way, this program shows you how to get support and start an ongoing mindfulness practice in organizations. PLEASE SEE APPLICATION FORM FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
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Who is this for?

See what you will learn

  • 3
    Getting started in the paid Facilitator Training course
    • Welcome to the full Training & Certification program!
    • Agreement - Waiver & Release of Liability, Copyright & Usage of Materials
    • Privacy Policy for Enrolled Students
  • 4
    Stage 1 - Gain Support
    • Stages of implementation
    • Socialize the idea with likely participants
    • How to build a business case
    • Evidence-based resources
    • Gain management support
  • 5
    Stage 2 - Start small
    • How to run a pilot group
    • Tips for talking about meditation
  • 6
    Stage 3 - Increase and sustain participation
    • How to promote your sessions
    • Ideas to increase participation
  • 7
    Stage 4 - Go mainstream
    • Integration into people's lives
    • Integration into organizational culture
    • Build Facilitator capacity
  • 8
    Best Practices - building high engagement
    • How to run an Information Session
    • How to run an onboarding session
    • Onboarding session templates
    • How to run a meditation session
    • How to run a virtual session (NEW)
    • How to explain the 'right meditation attitude'
    • Good communication
    • Building trust FREE PREVIEW
    • But wait, am I leading mindfulness or meditation?
    • How to define meditation and mindfulness
    • Handling questions
    • Common problem: Falling Asleep
    • Common problem: Busy mind
    • Common problem: Noises and distractions
    • Common problem: Discomfort
    • LEADING a live, guided meditation - BEST PRACTICES
    • LEADING a live, guided meditation - DEMONSTRATION
  • 9
    Best practices - logistics
    • Equipment list
    • Equipment (demo)
    • Consider liability insurance
    • Mistakes to avoid
    • Dealing with controversy and being trauma-sensitive
    • How to skillfully evaluate your program (with sample survey questions)
  • 10
    Finishing up the Training course
    • Quiz!
    • What is your definition of success? (meditation)
    • ASSIGNMENT: 'My Action Plan'
    • Gaining your confidence
    • TOOLKIT - Download scripts & guided meditation recordings
    • TOOLKIT - Download samples and resources!
    • ASSIGNMENT: Feedback survey
    • ASSIGNMENT: Join the TCM Facilitators group
    • Before you go!
  • 11
    Certification phase
    • How to be guided through your Certification Program
    • ASSIGNMENT: Create & submit a video
    • ASSIGNMENT: Get 3 participants to evaluate you
    • ASSIGNMENT: 'My Journey So Far'
    • Let's create a more mindful world, together

What's unique about this program?

It's very practical and immediately useful

  • Recognized as an industry leader

    Wendy Quan is the mindfulness industry's facilitator training & certification pioneer. 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. Mindful Leader used this program to train over 120 facilitators.

  • Organizational and change management expertise

    Wendy Quan is a certified organizational change manager and has been in management for 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.

  • Training facilitators since 2014

    Wendy started facilitating mindfulness in organizations in 2011. Wendy has trained over 350 facilitators since 2014, so you will benefit from the collective experience of Wendy and The Calm Monkey’s community of facilitators.

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


Step 1: Take the Free Preview

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Step 2: Send in your Application Form

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What students say

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

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 :)
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.
Jeff

"Transformative"

Jeff

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!
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.
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!
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!"
Ronda

I didn't want to become a meditation teacher

Ronda

As a life and health coach, I wanted to share this wonderful avenue with my clients. I did not want to become a meditation teacher, so my search led me to The Calm Monkey, which was exactly what I needed. This course is easily integrated into the busiest of lives!
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!
Kyla

Made it easy for me

Kyla

This made it easy for me to start mindfulness in my workplace. It even provides connection with other facilitators around the world. My participants' feedback is extremely positive, helping them with change and stress. I recommend this for anyone considering workplace mindfulness or starting their own business in this field.

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 350 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.

Fulfill your desire to help others

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.

Join in and help create a mindful world together.