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Membership

An IMTA membership can be the first step in the journey to full certification and accreditation. By joining the IMTA community, you'll be part of an international professional community that also includes the organization's Board and Advisory Board of world-renowned mindfulness experts.


IMTA Membership: Individual and Organizational


The IMTA offers two levels of membership – Individual and Organizational. IMTA membership is open to teachers and organizations that are actively working to shape the future of the mindfulness teaching field.

Within these two levels, membership designations, Associate and Full, are for candidates either aspiring to be credentialed or that have officially achieved their IMTA credentials, respectively. Credentialing programs for individual teachers are also open to non-members at non-member rates.

Benefits of IMTA Membership include:

  • Access to the IMTA community of mindfulness teachers, allowing you to network with leaders in the mindfulness teaching community
  • The opportunity to pursue an internationally-recognized accreditation or certification credential that shows you have met our rigorous standards of mindfulness teacher training.
  • Inclusion in our online, geographically searchable directory, where you can tell the world who you are as a mindfulness teacher.
  • Invitations to community events and meet-ups that IMTA attends or hosts in your area.
  • Discounts on services from our partners on everything from insurance to continuing education.
  • The ability to nominate representatives (yourself included!) to participate in IMTA Committees
  • The ability to nominate a representative for election to the Board of Directors (Accredited Organizations only)

If you are part of an IMTA Accredited Mindfulness Teacher Training Program and want to become a member, up to three Organizational representatives may have the same participation rights of Associate Individual Members.


Membership Type Annual Membership Fee
Associate Individual Member Introductory Rate: $100
Associate Organizational Member Introductory Rate: $800


Eligibility Requirements

To become an Organizational member, your mindfulness teacher training program must:

  • Operate at or actively work toward operating at a 200-hour training program level toward receiving IMTA accreditation (accreditation must be reached within three years of joining IMTA)
  • Direct the program with a qualified supervising teacher or team (guiding teachers must have demonstrated years of advanced mindfulness experience, personal practice, and teaching)
  • Provide one-on-one oversight with supervising teachers (to ensure the quality of students within a program, the IMTA requires that the guiding teacher or core teaching team has personal contact with students)

To become an Individual member, you must be a mindfulness teacher that has completed:

  • Two years of personal Mindfulness Practice
  • An introduction to mindfulness class series
  • 60 hours of teaching experience or have enrolled in a Mindfulness Teacher Training Program that includes at least 60 hours of teaching-related training and experience
  • At least one mindfulness meditation retreat of 5 days or more


Process to Become an Associate Member

Individual Membership Individual Associate Individual Full
Completed training with an Accredited Mindfulness Teacher Training program at the 200-hour level
Pay the applicable fees and submit your CMT training materials
Learn more about the application process and apply today

Organizational Membership Organizational Associate Organizational Full
Pursuing IMTA accreditation at the 200-hour level
Completed IMTA accreditation at the 200-hour level
Pay the applicable fees and submit your organizational materials
A sample certificate of what your trainees will receive when they complete the training
Learn more about the application process and apply today


Your Membership Benefits

Individual Membership Comparison Chart

Benefits Associate Individual Member Full Individual Member Certified Individual
Non-Member
Access to IMTA Community
Right to Use Membership Logo
Discounts on Teacher Insurance (Pending)
Directory Listing
Conference Discount (Pending)
Pricing Discounts
Access to Networking and Regional Chapters (Pending)
Individual is Eligible to Nominate themselves for Election to the Board of Directors (if Certified)
Able to Nominate themselves for Participation in IMTA Committees

Organizational Membership Comparison Chart

Benefits Associate Organizational Member Full Organizational Member Certified Organizational Non-Member
Access to IMTA Community
Right to Use Membership Logo
Directory Listing
Conference Discount (Pending)
Pricing Discounts
Access to Networking and Regional Chapters (Pending)
Eligible to Apply to become an IMTA Accredited Training Program
Company Representatives May be Nominated to Participate in IMTA Committees
Organization is Eligible to Nominate a Representative for Election to the Board of Directors (if Accredited)
Up to three named Company Representatives may have the same participation rights of Associate Individual Members