Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation
Vanderbilt Osher Center (Nashville, TN)

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This 55-hour training course is designed for those who have experienced the transformative beauty of mindfulness practice in their own lives, and wish to bring it into their work with others. 

There will be an emphasis on continuing to deepen one’s own practice as we learn to skillfully and compassionately guide others. Participants will be offered a well-rounded understanding of the contemporary field, research findings, and historical origins. Both those who are new to facilitating mindfulness and those who are already using it in their work will benefit from the structured mentorship and the richness of a learning community that this program offers. 

There will be five one-day online meetings and 2 full-day in-person meetings, along with 5 hours of mentoring in small groups online. A certificate of completion will be available.

Click here to register.

Classes schedule

Online classes will take place on Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST on the following days:         

  • September 9
  • September 30
  • November 11
  • December 2
  • December 16

In- Person classes will take place 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST on the following days: 

  • October 21
  • October 22

Course facilitators

  • Michelle Foote-Pearce, DMIN, MSN, MA, LPC-MHSP, RN Director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach, Course Developer, Planner
  • Paloma Cain, MA Psychology Insight LA, Mindfulness Teacher, Course Developer, Planner
  • Landrew Sevel, PhD Clinical Health Psychologist, Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Course Director 
  • Linda Manning, PhD Health Psychologist and Guest Speaker
  • Dennis McLeod II, PhD Health Psychologist and Guest Speaker
  • Shelby Reyes, PhD Health Psychologist and Guest Speaker

Additional information

See this flyer for additional information.

For questions or more information, call Ricki Calbert at 615-343-1170 or email

The fee for the course is $1,650. A 20% non-refundable deposit ($330) is due upon acceptance. The balance is due by September 10th. Payment plans are available. Space is limited to 35 participants.