Teacher Training Certification

Our next training begins October 2024.
Get on our waitlist to be notified when applications open!


With Justin Michael Williams

About the training

Be a part of the Transformational Leader Teacher Training Certification program by Justin Michael Williams. This program will provide you with the practices, tools, and knowledge to transform your own life and take that transformation out into the world. Whether you take it to your kids, family, community, corporation, organization, or national reach — this program will teach you how to use meditation, shadow work, and social equality to change lives. Learn to teach Freedom Meditation. This is your opportunity to cultivate your personal practice, learn how to take inspired action in your life and community, see the “behind the scenes” of how Justin works, and learn how to cultivate a thriving business doing what you love. Select participants will have opportunities to be hired by our organization to be leaders in our community. 

"We believe in the elevation of human consciousness for all people—not just some, not just the chosen few."

- Justin Michael Williams

Discover Your Unique Style

We don’t live our modern lives as monks do, nor do most of us have the ability to meditate in a silent temple all day long. In this program, you will learn how to practice and teach Freedom Meditation which allows you to listen to and feel what is going on inside you, instead of trying to silence the noise.

The key = getting your thoughts to work for you instead of against you. 

In this program, you will learn how to create your personal practice that will fit into your life, so you can find a sanctuary within yourself, no matter what is going on around you. 

We don’t use meditation to feel good, we use meditation to become more of who we really are.

"We don't meditate to get better at meditating, we meditate to get better at life." - Sharon Salzberg

What others have said about Justin and his work, and his book Stay Woke:

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The world needs all its flowers, and you are one. Whether for personal stress reduction, for a greater sense of belonging and being beautiful and okay as you are, or for catalyzing racial, social, and  economic justice in our time, this book could be a godsend, a portal into embodied clarity, wakefulness, meaning, and action. Enter. Enter. Enter. And trust in your capacity to flower in your own way for the sake of the world.”


Patrisse Cullors

“I started meditating after recognizing the rage inside of me was eating away at my spirit. I wish I would have had Williams’s book as a young person navigating racism, sexism, and homophobia. Stay Woke is a beacon of light in a time of deep despair. We are reminded through Justin’s writing how necessary our healing actually is.”


Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez)

"Williams has created something special... Out of the many voices in the world, this is the one we shou'd listen to."


Dyllón Burnside

"Justin Michael Williams made meditation accessible for me. He demystified it and showed me it didn’t have to be such hard work, that I could make it work for me."

What you will learn

🔸 Create your personal practice, one that's authentic and incorporates your other spiritual practices, cultural background, and life circumstances.  

🔸 The Science of Mindfulness & Transformational Tools for Real Change.

🔸 How to create and record high-quality audio meditations and the key to creating passive income through meditation. 

🔸 How to teach classes (both large and small)—from corporations, to private sessions, and beyond. 

🔸 How to teach meditation to diverse audiences, and students who are often marginalized. 

🔸 The secrets to introducing transformational practices to those who are often left out of the personal growth movement and how to get them to engage, now. 

🔸 The behind-the-scenes action of how Justin facilitates small and large group sessions of transformation, so you can start hosting groups of your own.  

🔸 Get specific scripts for teaching many types of meditation so that you don't have to do it on your own.  

🔸 Get high-quality Keynote and Powerpoint slide presentations that you can use at any company/organization/presentation to introduce mindfulness to the community. 

🔸 Exactly how to create Your Signature Talk, which includes sharing your story in a way that helps others heal—one that you can use on podcasts, presentations, and beyond. 

🔸 How our practices can help create REAL CHANGE in the world and help each other heal.  

🔸 Take what you learn and teach others, so everyone has the opportunity to live at their full potential.

Kind words from some of Justin's Teachers

Lorin Roche

“Meditation can be wonderfully liberating, or it can be oppressive and frustrating. The difference is that you have to customize meditation to fit your type—your body type, emotion type, mental type, and the flow of your daily life. If we don’t invent our own approach to meditation then we’ll be oppressed by somebody else’s system. Justin will teach you how to create a practice that works for you and with you, regardless of what you’re dealing with in your life.”


Sianna Sherman

"Justin Michael Williams is a radical new voice for the times we live in, not afraid to show up fully, go the distance, and embrace the full spectrum of life. Change is here. Rooted and real, authentic and courageous, this will change your life and invite you to a whole new realm of possibility."


How the Training Works

This 6-month online program is divided into two parts. 

Training Dates: April - September 2024

The first part focuses on YOUR PERSONAL PRACTICE. During this section of the training, you will go through Justin’s two most impactful courses, Breakthrough Conversations and 40 Days to Transformation. You will meet with Justin on a weekly basis for the duration of both courses so you can learn how to be a coach of this material.  

The second part of the training focuses on you TEACHING MEDITATION in a way that helps people create action in their lives. We will take you behind the scenes to learn how Justin coaches and teaches, and you will be provided with a special curriculum that will be taught over several immersive virtual weekend workshops with Justin.

The training ends with a hybrid in-person event in California in September 2024 to celebrate all you've accomplished and give you a chance to meet Justin and your fellow trainees. You can join in person or online.

Upon completion of this program, Justin will invite members who completed the program to audition to be featured on our website and teach within our programs.

This program is designed to give you the knowledge and tools to teach meditation, but you can also take this program for your own learning and development. 

The World Outside Your Practice

Becoming a meditation teacher will not only deepen your practice but empower you to create ripples out in the world. Learn to let your soul speak to you, and live an authentic life that you love. 

Core Teachings

Module 1: Your Personal Practice

- Building a strong personal practice that integrates your culture, religion, and spirituality. 

- Learning how to keep a practice that evolves as you do, even when life gets tough. 

- Creating a lifelong practice that doesn't get boring as you grow and evolve in your personal transformation journey.

Module 2: Teaching Meditation 

- How to teach meditation in any environment, classroom, or workplace setting, including large groups and 1-on-1 sessions. 

- Scripts for teaching meditation to any group, of any size, that will be a hit every time. 

Module 3: Transformational Tools for Real Change

- Learn Shadow Work, Fear Busting, Self-Sabotage, and working with Fear to change your life. 

- How your practice impacts the movement for equality and change.

Module 4: The World Outside Your Practice

- Practical tools for bringing people into the transformational fold. Including: Your Signature Talk, recording HQ audio meditations, and an editable slide deck you can use anywhere to teach and speak.

- Learn to create YOUR unique style and YOUR flair as you teach and bring these practices to life in a way that's unique and authentic to you.

- Bringing the practice to communities who have been marginalized or left out of the wellness conversation. 

Module 5: The Business of Doing What You Love 

- Business models for teaching and speaking.

- Creating passive income and online courses. 

- Go under the hood of Justin's business model to see how you can become a part of the team and get funneled business for transformational work.

Module 6: Celebration

- Bringing joy to the process of transformation.

- Meet your fellow trainees and get your official certificate.

About Justin

Justin Michael Williams, is an author, transformational speaker, and top-20 recording artist who has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness. From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin knows well the pain of adversity and the power of healing to overcome. He has since been featured by The Wall Street Journal,,, The Root, The Advocate, Yoga Journal, and SXSW®. With his groundbreaking book Stay Woke, and over a decade of teaching experience, Justin’s message of hope and empowerment has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe, particularly through his national "Stay Woke, Give Back" tour bringing mindfulness to youth in underserved communities. Justin is dedicated to using his voice to serve; to being a beacon of hope for those who are lost, and to making sure all people, of all backgrounds, have access to the information they need to change their lives.


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Features of the Program and Schedule 

This isn’t a canned, pre-programmed digital training. It is a hybrid with both self-paced and interactive teaching components, including:

  • Personalized attention from Justin during the weekly calls and intensive weekend workshop, and teachers-only masterclasses. Online, live-taught classrooms, with access to your own private dashboard. 
  • Access to all the live session recordings in case you need to miss a session.
  • Support for you and your practice by our dedicated team to help you thrive throughout the experience.
  • Connection with others in the calls and within your cohort.

Weekly Live Coaching Sessions (75-90 minutes each) 

  • Mondays, 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET from April 22nd - June 17th
  • Starting April 29th, you will also be taking our 40 Days to Transformation Program.

Weekend Teachers-Only Intensive (Virtual) 

  • Fri, June 28th | 5:30pm-7:30pm PT
  • Sat, June 29th | 10:00am-2:00pm PT
  • Sun, June 30th | 10:00am-2:00pm PT

Teachers-Only Master Classes (Virtual) 

  • Thurs, July 18th | 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
  • Thurs, August 1st | 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
  • Thurs, August 15th | 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
  • Thurs, August 29th | 5:00pm-7:00pm PT

Teachers-Only Hybrid Retreat (Come virtual OR in-person) 

  • September 16th - 20th in California (location announced once you are in training)

**You will also meet with your small team group weekly for the duration of the program

See what previous Teachers have said about the training:

"This program has allowed me to love myself and truly let other people in and love me, flaws and all. I have kept myself and others at a distance for so long, and it feels amazing to take a leap towards love and find yourself embraced by so many amazing people."

- Christine Petrich

"My biggest transformation in this training has been developing the confidence and skills to facilitate the meditations that I’ve always dreamed of facilitating! Plus being able to have learned to accept and experience all of my inner and outer experiences from a space of awareness rather than judgment."

- Trey Carlisle

"Through this training, I have transformed in the way of knowing and seeing possibility. I have become confident in my skills, and am ready to fully accept my divine mission in bringing this knowledge to women who were in the same position I was. I am inspired, disciplined, and sitting back a lot better in this seat of consciousness."

- Ann Meschelle Munro

"This program has taught me to trust my inner knowing and how to step into my authentic self. Both of which have allowed me to start realizing my dreams and taking action towards my health, career, and other areas of my life. I feel this training had a huge impact on seeing my cancer in a different context, allowing me to embrace it, learn the many lessons it has to teach me, and be able to share those lessons through stories and meditations to help others. There is no going back to the place I was before this training!"

- Daphne Gardiner

Our next training begins October 2024.

Join the waitlist to be notified when applications open!

Program Investment = $6,500
with 50% Scholarship = $3,250

* Payment plans available. 
* Partial scholarships available.