• Train to teach Mindfulness with our Accredited Courses.

    Kathy Ward, Mindful Academy International Director of Training, Senior Mindfulness Trainer, Teacher and Supervisor

    Welcome to Mindful Academy International. We are passionate about Mindfulness and have been training and supporting teachers since 2010. Having taught 64 Teacher Training courses over the years, our mission is to support you grow in confidence and embody the skills and practices as you train to teach mindfulness based approaches. 

    We do this by providing professionally accredited Mindfulness Teacher Training based on the standard 8 week MBSR Course and offering ongoing Supervision and a supportive community to our graduates around the world. We also offer a live online 8 Week MBSR Course if you wish to learn mindfulness with us. 

    If you need further information or would like to explore if our courses meet your vision of teaching Mindfulness, contact us by email or call Director of Training Kathy Ward on Whats app or telephone +44  1225  294483 (UK) or +34  667196371 (Spain)

  • Your Teacher Training Pathway starts from the premise that as teachers we need to embody mindfulness-based practice in our own lives, before we can attempt to teach it to others.

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    How to train as a Mindfulness Teacher

    How to train as a Mindfulness Teacher

    Your Teacher Training Pathway starts from the premise that as teachers we need to embody mindfulness-based practice in our own lives, before we can attempt to teach it to others.

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  • Our 6 or 10 day Level 1 courses primarily focuses on the teaching process and curriculum of the standard 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course, however it is valuable for those who wish to integrate mindfulness into their profession or teach mindfulness in a different form.

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    Teacher Training Level 1

    Teacher Training Level 1

    Our 6 or 10 day Level 1 courses primarily focuses on the teaching process and curriculum of the standard 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course, however it is valuable for those who wish to integrate mindfulness into their profession or teach mindfulness in a different form.

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  • This 8 day Teacher Training Level 2 builds on the Level 1 course and is designed to support and deepen both personal and professional understanding of the skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice.

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    Teacher Training Level 2

    Teacher Training Level 2

    This 8 day Teacher Training Level 2 builds on the Level 1 course and is designed to support and deepen both personal and professional understanding of the skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice.

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  • Why train to teach Mindfulness with Mindful Academy International?

    • The curriculum we teach follows the standard Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week course curriculum taught around the world including the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP Bangor, UK where Founder and Director of Training Kathy Ward trained, and the official MBSR course curriculum taught at UMASS Centre for Medicine so you can be sure of authentic teaching. 
    • The intention of our Teacher Training is to give you the skills and confidence to teach Mindfulness, we therefore only accept a maximum of 12 students which means you get individual connection with Kathy both before, during and after the course. 
    • We include Supervision sessions, email support, Inquiry and Mindful Movement which are often additional costs or courses with other Training organisations. 
    • On both courses you also receive personal supportive assessment with verbal and written feedback on the MBI TAC 6 essential Domains of teaching Mindfulness to support your ongoing teacher portfolio
    • You can join our closed community group of Mindfulness Teacher and tap into a wealth of experience and ongoing support.
    • You get a free listing on our Worldwide Directory
    • We consistently receive excellent feedback from our students. Read our testimonials. 

    Here is what you will receive: 

    • Pre course professional and personal study pack including mp3 recordings and core practice scripts
    • Email support and 2 Supervision sessions (worth €150)
    • Extensive 426 page training manual supporting every aspect of Mindfulness teaching and practice
    • 60hrs of tuition during the 6 day course/100hrs of tuition during the 10 day course
    • Indepth workshops on the skill of Inquiry and Mindful Movement 
    • Certificate as a Level 1 Mindfulness Teacher with the option to apply for registration with the UK Mindfulness Network 
    • DATES:

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    • Email support and 2 Supervision sessions (worth €150)
    • Pre course 8 week live online Group Supervision to explore and deepen your knowledge of the curriculum (worth €280) Recordings available if you miss a session.
    • 80hrs of tuition during the 8 day course covering every aspect of teaching the 8 week MBSR Course and Mindfulness in alternative settings
    • Indepth 8 week course Session Plans
    • Participants workbook you can print for students when you start teaching live group courses
    • Recognised qualification as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.
    • DATES:
      • 18th - 25th November read more
      • 2019 Dates coming soon!

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  • Our Training Venues

    Hotel Tossal d' Altea

    Mindful Academy International is located in the quiet resort of Albir on the Costa Blanca, Spain, just minutes from the Mediterranean and stunning Sierra Helada National Park.

    The Mindfulness Teacher Training courses are held in the bright and modern 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa in Albir and the small family run 4 star Hotel Tossal d' Altea  a 300 year old Olive Mill and farm (shown in the photo) in the picture postcard town of Altea. Both venues offer everything you need to deepen your practice and support your learning and development as a Mindfulness Teacher.

    For more photos of Altea click here

  • The light filled training rooms have everything you could possibly need including chairs, meditation chairs, benches, meditation cushions, mats for mindful movement, blankets and blocks. They are located in a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the Hotel, and each has a private terrace to enjoy a cup of tea and soak up the sun during breaks, or why not go for a swim in the pool!

  • Altea old Town

    You can stay at the venue the 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa in Albir or the 4 star Hotel Tossal d' Altea in Altea with our discounted rates. The resorts have everything from camping to AirBnB and Hotels so there is something to suit every budget. If you would like to share accommodation with other students, contact us and we will let you know if there is any availability. 

    With many low cost operators flying into Alicante International airport and with direct transport links to Albir with Benniconnect, getting here could not be easier. The World Health Organisation has also confirmed that the Costa Blanca is one of the healthiest areas in the world to live. We have excellent year-round climate, stunning scenery and blue flag beaches so why not join our family of Mindfulness Teacher, come and train with us in the Sun!

    "This time I opted to have a single room in the hotel where the training was..a good move as it meant I had a little refuge from the intensity of the course and all the amazing exchanges/group work - a quiet space close to hand where I could take care of myself, rest and study when needed during the day." Julia.

     

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training Graduates on the beach

  • Kathy and her assistant Julia gave me, as I presume the other members of the course, every possible guide line and support that was/is needed for my personal path as I train to teach mindfulness.

    Kathy constantly made all of the group be part of a wonderful co-learning and teaching opportunity, not to mention the great location, impeccable organisation, flow and method that by no means went un-noticed.

    So, I thank you again; Kathy (and the group) for your expertise, kindness and care I recieved and I'm feeling incredibly grateful to be part of this growing and evolving Mindfulness Family. Thank you. 

    Alex from Italy/UK - Psychologist and Dance Therapist, August  2017 MBSR Foundation Teacher Training Course Level 1, Advanced Level 2 November 2017

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  • We are very keen to provide accessible ways of supporting you experience the 8 Week MBSR Course, and in response to requests from people who may not have access to a mindfulness-based course in their home location or are preparing to train to teach mindfulness, we are pleased to offer the 8 week MBSR course live online from the comfort of your own home using video conferencing with Senior International Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor Kathy Ward.

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