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Insight, focus, and well-being through


The Mindfulness Institute—through its programs, coaching, and trainings—supports individuals, teams, and organizations in developing mindfulness, clarity, wisdom, compassion and inner sustainability. Insight, focus, and well-being through mindfulness practice.

The Mindfulness Institute offers:

Mindfulness teacher training programs
Public mindfulness programs
Training for healthcare providers in mindfulness
Training business and community leaders in mindfulness
Research, insight and analysis on mindfulness

Mindfulness Teacher Trainings
The Mindfulness Institute develops and teaches pioneering teacher training programs in the UK and USA. These professional trainings qualify people to teach mindfulness programs in a variety of settings. The Institute also offers specialized teacher trainings for specific populations in education, healthcare, business and psychology. For more information about our teacher trainings, please visit


Mark Coleman

Founder and Principal, The Mindfulness Institute



Meditation Journeys the VR App

Presented by The New York Times

with Mark Coleman

Take a moment to be more mindful as The New York Times presents Meditation Journeys, an immersive VR experience that will transport you to a spectacular Pacific Ocean vista, the peaceful shade beneath the giant redwoods, a babbling stream where you can watch the sunrise and the quiet stillness atop the California hills at sunset. Throughout each journey, the meditation coach Mark Coleman, founder of Awake in the Wild and The Mindfulness Institute, will guide you through these mindful meditations.

With four videos in this collection, you can choose the meditation and location that suits your mood. Meditating while immersed in VR may change the way you think about mindfulness – or simply make it easier to shut off the outside world and focus on your meditation practice.

Download in the App Store  or Download It from GooglePlay



  • Upcoming Events

    Monday night class at Spirit Rock
    Ongoing class - check with registration
    Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

    Info and registration


    Online Meditation with Mark
    Mark has contributed over 80 meditations to - a digital health and wellness platform for meditation and yoga training.


    Make Peace with Your Mind
    How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from the Inner Critic

    with Mark Coleman
    April 15, 2017
    Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA

    If you would like to learn how to be more free from the torment of the inner critic, then this daylong is for you. Given how much pain self-judgment and judging others causes, it is essential we bring our mindfulness practice to understand and liberate this pattern. The day will involve a combination of talks, interactive exercises, and mindfulness and loving-kindness techniques. This will be a practical and experiential course taught with lightness, compassion and humor, and the need to not take ourselves too seriously! 

    Info and Registration


    Mindfulness Teacher Training in the UK
    September 2017 - June 2018

    This unique yearlong training combines transformational cultivation of your own mindfulness practice and systematic development of mindfulness teaching skills, that will enable you to successfully teach a variety of mindfulness programs with confidence and clarity. You will be part of a small, committed, focused group of like minded individuals where you will receive skilled guided direction and personalized instruction that will allow you to flourish as a mindfulness based facilitator.

    Info and Registration

    Click here to see the full schedule.