Become a Humanize Dyad Teacher

Learn to teach an innovative
contemplative practice

Join a growing community
of Dyad practitioners


Teacher Training Applications open Spring 2023.

Join the Teacher Training mailing list for updates, informational webinars, and news when the program launches.

Ready to get started?

Participation in a Foundation Dyad Program (FDP) is a prerequisite for Teacher Training — we want you to experience the program you'll be learning to teach. If you are considering Teacher Training, we strongly encourage you to sign up for the Foundation Dyad Program as soon as possible in order to be eligible for 2023 Teacher Training.

Sign up for a Foundation Dyad Program.

A small number of scholarships are available for those in financial need. Contact for more information.


The 10-week Humanize FDP journey.

What You'll Learn

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At the initial Teacher Training retreat in the south of France, February 2023

What to expect in Teacher Training

  • Build community in a gathering of diverse teachers
  • Learn all aspects of the Foundation Dyad, including how to set up your participants for success in the Dyad practice; how to facilitate weekly sessions on a variety of contemplative topics like body awareness, social patterns, and seeing shared humanity; and how to effectively leverage technology for your courses
  • Explore the research supporting the Dyad practice
  • Deepen embodiment of connection with yourself, others, and humanity through somatic and inquiry practices that highlight our patterns of connection and disconnection
  • Practice (lots of practice) teaching and facilitating to prepare you for leading your course
  • Receive guidance and feedback from experienced facilitators

Certification Criteria

Certification as a Humanize Foundation Dyad Teacher is given upon successful completion of all teacher training steps, including:

  • Attendance at Teacher Training Sessions
  • Completion of program assignments and practice teaching
  • Teaching a first trial "practicum" program
  • Supervision from an experienced teacher
  • Approval from a panel of senior teachers

Within these steps Humanize emphasizes four areas of teacher competency:

  1. Embodying mindful, compassionate presence
  2. Holding a safe and effective group learning environment
  3. Conceptual clarity
  4. Group Facilitation

After Certification

Once you're certified, you'll be able to teach the Humanize Foundation Dyad Program using the Humanize app to facilitate your participants' Dyad conversations. You and your programs will be listed on the Humanize website.

Humanize will set guidance on pricing for different geographical regions, and charge a licensing fee as part of each course to support the maintenance of the online platform and course materials.

Is the Teacher Training Program Right for Me?

Qualifications for Teacher Training

Required qualifications:

  • Participation in a Foundation Dyad Program Course
  • Recommendation from your Foundation Dyad Program Teacher
  • Experience teaching mindfulness or compassion-based programs
  • Personal meditation or mindfulness-based practice

Beneficial but not required:

  • Certification in a mindfulness or compassion-based training program (e.g. MBSR, MBCT, MMTCP, CCT)
  • Training or experience in psychology, therapy, or coaching
  • Group teaching experience

If you're unsure if the program is a fit for you, contact and we'll be happy to talk through your questions.

Training Details, Location, and Cost

The Foundation Dyad Program Teacher Training will be held through live online sessions over the course of approximately six months, with the potential of one live in-person gathering.

Further details about schedule and cost will be announced in Spring 2023. If you may be interested in Teacher Training, sign up for a Foundation Dyad Program now, and join the Teacher Training mailing list above to hear when new information is released.