There are several ways to take MARI INTENSIVE (which now combines Levels 1 and 2) Training:

MARI Creative Resources Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider​, ACEP No. 6335. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MARI Creative Resources Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Students are awarded 21 contact hours upon completion of the MARI intensive Training (both Live Training and Live On-Line Training)

MARI® Live In-Person Training

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANothing is better than a live class -and live classes are offered all over the world by our MARI teachers. Often the location is part of what makes learning MARI so enjoyable. In a live class, you and other students will enjoy the expertise of a teacher and the shared experience with other students.  You can take MARI on a cruise -enjoy, relax, learn and earn CE clock hours. Many students enjoy taking MARI in the summer Lily Dale, NY from Shelley Takei, PhD and owner of MARI. Other locations that offer live classes are in the New York City area; Fair Oaks, Texas; Charlottesville, Virginia; Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  Other locations in the USA, such California, will soon be available.  If you want to put together a class of 10 or more at your location, there are teachers that will gladly travel to your location to conduct a MARI training.

We currently have International Teachers in South Africa, Germany, Russia, Brazil and Canada.

This class includes everything you need to go home and practice MARI with others.
It does NOT include PRACTITIONER. For this reason, the price is less.

MARI® Live Training Cost: $499.99 – $599.99
There is an additional cost of $325.00 for certified MARI materials.
(Teacher provides the materials at a live class -so there no cost for shipping)
Total Cost -$824.00 -$924.00 (depending on venue)
There will be an additional cost of $199.00 for Practitioner -which may be paid to a different teacher.

See current list of upcoming trainings – click here.

PRACTITIONER – Supervised Practice (for live training)
Requirements

Administer eight (8) MARI /mandala combinations to others under the supervision of a Certified MARI teacher – after you have returned home from completion of a live training.

What is Practitioner?
When you are at a live class, typically there is no one that you can practice on. You have to wait until you return home to begin to practice. For this reason, this level of practice is typically not included in a LIVE training.

You learn everything you need to know in the Live MARI Intensive. You also get a wonderful and informative manual that will help you. The most important thing to do next is practice. Practitioner is the level of supervised practice.

During Practitioner, which has more flexible hours – determined between you and your supervising teacher, you will submit eight (8) MARI/mandala combinations that you have administered – and work with a teacher, (on-line, with “Go-To-Meeting”) to fine tune your understanding. During Practitioner, you have an opportunity to ask questions and also see and hear the supervision of other students, who are also completing Practitioner.

Once you have completed Practitioner status, you may be listed on the website as a certified practitioner.

Cost: about $199.00


MARI® Live Online Training

Live on-line training is just like a Live class only you are taking it in live time with a live teacher via “Go-To-Meeting.” Chances are there will also be others who are taking the live on-line class with you. The hours of an on-line class can be more flexible and are determined between the teacher and student(s). The MARI materials are sent to you prior to the beginning of class.

Because you take the ONLINE TRAINING at home, you typically do have people to practice with and Practitioner IS included as the next natural and final step in your on-line training.

PRACTITIONER – Supervised Practice (for live on-line training)
Requirements

Administer eight (8) MARI /mandala combinations to others under the supervision of a Certified MARI teacher – after you have returned home from completion of a live training.

What is Practitioner?
After learning everything you need to know in the Live On-line MARI Intensive, you now coninue naturally into the final step of learning -which is actually administering MARI to others. During this level of supervised practice, called Practitioner, all of your learning comes together as you begin to practice with others, under the helpful guidance of your teacher.

During Practitioner, which has more flexible hours determined between you and your supervising teacher and your other classmates, you will submit eight (8) MARI/mandala combinations via the “Go-To-Meeting” format just as you did in class.

Once you have completed Practitioner status, you may be listed on the website as a certified practitioner.

Cost: about $199.00

MARI® Live Online Training Cost: $799.00 (includes Practitioner)
There is an additional cost of $325.00 for certified MARI materials.
There is an additional cost of $20.00 for shipping. (The materials are sent directly to the student.)
Total Cost – $1144.00


Program Registration Requirements:

Program Registration for Live and Live On-Line Classes

  1. You can register for LIVE classes by contacting:
    – the teacher who is teaching the live class you desire
    – the host venue, such as Ursuline College or Fellowships of the Spirit
    – or, Michele Takei or Jill Zikmund (see contact information below.)
  2. Program Registration for. Live On-Line classes
    You can register for LIVE ON-LINE classes by contacting the Jill at jziggy12@gmail.com or visit this page to register online.

Program Content and Learning Objectives:

  1. Program Content
    Workshop Description: This course will provide students an working understanding of MARI and its use as a therapeutic tool with clients ranging from inpatient settings to its use as a ‘wellness’ based tool for personal growth. Through the use of hands-on demonstration, experiential activities, group discussion and presentation, this course will explore of how the MARI from each students own personal journey and progress to its use as a therapeutic tool.
  2. Learning Objectives: Masters Level
    The student will:

    1. Become more familiar with Joan Kellogg’s’ system called Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI).
      1. Understanding of the great round and cycle of the MARI stages.
      2. Beginning understanding of the symbols and color combinations at these stages.
    2. Using MARI as a Therapeutic tool in a counseling process.
      1. Apply the combined color and symbol system to counseling practice for insight enhancement.
      2. Structuring questions and that guide and support the client in their unconscious process.
      3. Incorporation in counseling setting from inpatient to a personal growth ‘wellness’ tool.
    3. Integration of the MARI system with Mandala work.
      1. Interpretation of mandalas using MARI stages, symbols, and colors
      2. Using MARI to support therapeutic process in relation to personal in client treatments.

The name and qualifications of each program presenter: Teachers List Page

The number of NBCC contact hours offered for completion of the program:

The basic number of contact hours for the MARI Intensive is 21. This does not include practitioner, as contact hours are not given for this practice, learning and fine-tuning time with the live teacher.

A live training is typically 7 hours a day for 3 full days. A live training does not include Practitioner status because the students must return home and administer eight (8) MARI/mandala combinations which, when ready, they submit to their supervising teacher. The   completion of Practitioner is flexible and based on the student’s access to subjects, comfort level and timing.

A live on-line training will also reflect 21 hours of direct on-line learning with a real teacher. The schedule, however, is often more flexible and is determined by the teacher, current group of students and time zones.
Practitioner status is often a natural continuation of the on-line training with the same teacher, although no contact hours are given.

Provider contact information:

MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument)

Michele Takei
2211 Lakeshore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 821-4222
Mari4info@gmail.com

Jill Zikmund
60 Strawbridge Avenue
Sharon, Pa. 16146
(724) 699-9056
Jziggy12@gmail.com


MARI® Teacher Training

Students having completed live or online course study can apply for teacher training.

Students applying for Teacher Training must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in professional mental health field from a fully approved university.

See more information here.

MARI Creative Resources Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider​, ACEP No. 6335. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MARI Creative Resources Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.