Become an IMTA Member

Your first step to meaningfully touching many lives as a mindfulness teacher

Have a passion for mindfulness and want to share its numerous benefits with others?

Join the IMTA to start or advance your career in the mindfulness field today.

The benefits of IMTA membership

Join a community of world-renowned mindfulness experts

Get exclusive access to special offers, practical insights, and invites to mindfulness events

Gain professional recognition by earning a Certified Mindfulness Teacher credential

Where can being a mindfulness teacher take you? And where do you begin?

Now is the perfect time to be part of this exciting and growing field. As a mindfulness teacher, the opportunities for a fulfilling career are endless. Share your skills and expertise with the world as you:

Becoming an IMTA member is your first step to earning an internationally-recognized Certified Mindfulness Teacher credential that boosts your authority so you can touch more lives. Whether you’re just starting out or have decades of experience, the IMTA is committed to supporting you on your journey.

The benefits of IMTA membership

When you become an IMTA member, you get:

Access to world-class mindfulness teachers and experts

Become part of a supportive community of like-minded people who share your passion. Network with other mindfulness teachers while gaining fresh perspectives and inspiration. Access our private IMTA Facebook group and invitations to future mindfulness events and conferences.

Insights to help you advance professionally

Benefit from the wisdom of top leaders in the field through member-exclusive webinars and newsletters. Get tips to help you advance your career in mindfulness – including business building advice, updates from the latest mindfulness research, upcoming events and more.

Opportunity to pursue certification and earn an IMTA credential at discounted rate

Establish credibility and demonstrate your commitment to serving others with an internationally-recognized certification credential. Gain exposure to new students and clients by being listed in our Certified Mindfulness Teacher directory.

Access to job listings in the mindfulness field

Take advantage of new opportunities to share your mindfulness skills by staying up to date with the latest job openings, speaking opportunities, or volunteer opportunities for mindfulness teachers.

NEW: Discounts on insurance, continuing education, and other special offers.

Save money and keep advancing your professional growth in the mindfulness field.

Ready to leave your mark on the world with mindfulness?

Become a member in 5 easy steps


Create an IMTA account


Fill out your application


Attest to completing the requirements below


Pay your first year’s fee


Gain access to the benefits of membership

What are the requirements to
become an IMTA member?

Whether you’re just starting out or have decades of experience, the IMTA is here to support you.

If you’re currently a mindfulness teacher, you can apply for IMTA membership by completing the following requirements:

If you’re not currently a mindfulness teacher, but are ready to become one, here’s how you can get started today:

Becoming an Organizational Member

If you’re an organization that trains mindfulness teachers, you can become an organizational member by meeting the following requirements:

Operate Accordingly

Operate at, or actively work toward operating at, a program level that is commensurate with the level of IMTA accreditation you want to reach. Accreditation must be reached within three years of joining IMTA.

Direct the program with a qualified supervising teacher or team

Qualified supervising teachers must demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of advanced mindfulness experience and personal practice combined with 5 years of teaching experience.

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.

How much does it cost to become an IMTA member?

The annual membership fee for individual members is


The annual membership fee for organizational members is


As an international organization, we prorate IMTA fees based on the World Bank list of country economies. Residents in certain countries could receive a fee discount ranging from
25% to 75% off.


Most frequent questions and answers

From the time you complete your application and make your payment, you will instantly gain access to the benefits of IMTA membership. 

Being a member is the first step to getting credentialed and helps you get a discount on your application for your credential.
As a member you gain:
  • Access a community of world-class mindfulness teachers and experts
  • Practical insights to help you maximize your impact in the world
  • Access to job listings and opportunities in the mindfulness field
  • Opportunity to pursue certification and earn an IMTA credential at discounted rate
  • Discounts on services from our partners on everything from insurance to continuing education. (Coming soon!)
Upon earning a credential and becoming certified, you also get:
  • Your name listed in the Certified Mindfulness Teachers directory
  • Rights to use the IMTA Membership Logo in your marketing materials
  • Ability to nominate yourself for election to the Board of Directors
  • Ability to nominate yourself for participation in IMTA committees