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Mindful Grieving 200 Hour FAQs

Q: Are there any prerequisites for taking the training program?

A: In order to apply for CSG’s Mindful Grieving 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, applicants must fulfill these requirements:  Certification from a 200+ yoga teacher training program plus a minimum of 25 hours of personal growth work, which can include, workshops, private therapy sessions, retreats or professional trainings.

Q: Where can I find an outline of the course content?

A: You will find detailed information about the course content by clicking here

Q: How do I apply?

A: An application/intake form is the first step in the registration process. This can be found online by clicking here. You will be notified of your acceptance within 2 - 3 business days. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to choose your payment method, sign a financial agreement and make payment. A welcome letter will follow close to the start of the program.

Q: Is there any type of financial assistance?

A: Potential students are invited to apply for a scholarship by using the online application form by clicking here. We also have payment plans available. Should you need to discuss any special needs, please feel free to reach out to us at

Q: Do I need to purchase books or supplies for this program?

A: You will receive a training manual on the first day of class. There is no additional cost for this resource. You will be required to purchase 2-3 additional books which cost no more than $20/piece.

Q: Can I participate in this program even if I decide not to teach in the future?

A: Students are invited to take this program for their own personal knowledge even if they have no desire to teach the programming.

Q: What is included in the certification process for becoming a Mindful Grieving Facilitator?

A: To graduate from this program and receive certification, the following needs to be completed: classroom hours, out of classroom reading / writing assignments, reflection papers, daily meditation / yoga practices, journaling and six week practicum. Requirements are subject to change and details could vary by geographical location.

Q: Who do I contact if I still have questions about the training?

A: Wendy Black Stern is available by email at

Q: What will I be certified to teach?

A: Certification is for the facilitation of Community Circles, Mindful Grieving 6 Week Programs, Mindful Grieving 6 Month Programs, and Mindful Grieving 9 Month Programs.

Q: How will I be supported after I graduate?

A: Graduates are invited to join CSG's Mindful Grieving Facilitator Membership which includes benefits like:

  • Promotion through CSG + GSN

  • Access to the Mindful Grieving Facilitator Toolkit

  • Monthly Peer Facilitator Circles

Q: What is my potential return on investment (ROI)?

A: See examples of ROI by clicking here .

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