Upcoming MBCP Professional Trainings in the US and Abroad


Paris, France

MBCP Teacher Training in France

This training will be taught in English with French translation.

Friday, September 27 – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Friday, March 27 – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Friday, July 17 – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Location: Paris, France

– Eluned Gold, MSc,  RMN, PGCE, MBCP Director of Training
– Mela Pinter, MSc

Contact & Inquiries: naissance.mbcp@gmail.com

Beijing, China

6 Day Professional Training Retreat

Participants in this retreat will experience first-hand each of the mindfulness meditation practices as they are taught in the MBCP classroom; become familiar with the core concepts and practices of the 9 week MBCP program; explore or deepen their understanding of mindfulness and this way of teaching for expectant parents; and investigate the potential for bringing this approach specifically into the fields of maternal, child and family health in which they work.

Taught by Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, MBCP Founding Director, and Eluned Gold, MSc, MBCP Director of Training.  This training is a collaborative effort between the Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation (MBPF) and the National Center for Women and Children’s Health, China CDC.  This effort in China is being led by Ruimin Zheng, MD., PhD., Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Care Department.  This 6 Day Training Retreat is an introduction to a 3 year MBCP Teacher Training Program in China.

This training will be taught in English with Chinese translation.  There are a limited number of spaces reserved for English speakers and MBCPTT Alumni who wish to attend only the 6 day retreat and not the full 3 year Teacher Training Program.

Dates: Monday, October 14 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location: Beijing, China

Information & Application for English speakers and MBCPTT Alumni: please contact us at mindfulbirthingandparenting@gmail.com

Information & Application for Chinese speakers: please contact the Chinese organizers

  • email: xsjk9696@163.com
  • WeChat: h18510629696
  • Phone numbers: 13021144585, 18510629696

Freiburg, Germany

MBCP Teacher Training in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (MBCP-DACH)

Dates: March 2020 – April 2021

Location: Freiburg, Germany at the European Center for Mindfulness

– Mela Pinter, MSc
– Dr. Clarissa Schwarz, MPH
– Dr. phil. Paul Grossman
– Dr. med. Luise Reddemann
– Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA, Founding Director MBCP (if possible, via online video conference)

Contact & Inquiries: mail@mindfulbirting.de

Information About MBCP-DACH


Information for Those Interested in Becoming an MBCP Instructor

Becoming a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Instructor is a process that by its very nature takes patience, commitment, dedication, individual responsibility, creativity and imagination. MBCP teacher training is firmly grounded in the principle that the authenticity and effectiveness of one’s teaching can only come through one’s own personal mindfulness practice. Embodying the practice both inside and outside the classroom is key, and this can only be developed through one’s own personal formal and informal mindfulness practice.

In response to requests for training to become an MBCP Instructor, formal MBCP Teacher Training (MBCPTT) programs have been developed both in the US and abroad.  For those who would like to begin preparing to enter a formal MBCP Teacher Training program, a document outlining the essential background is posted below.

Background to Become a Certified MBCP Teacher



Information About MBCPTT & Certification


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