• 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. As a Provider of Training Excellence our mission is to support you grow in confidence and embody the skills and practices to teach the 8 week Mindfulness MBSR course and other mindfulness-based approaches. 

    We hope you find the information you need, if not please contact us or call Director of Training Kathy Ward in the UK on (+44) 1225 294483 


  • Our 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.


    • Saturday 3rd November at 6 pm - Friday 9th November at 7.30 pm read more
    • Saturday 2nd March at 6 pm - Friday 8th March at 7.30 pm read more
    • Saturday 18th May at 6 pm - Friday 24th May at 7.30 pm read more

    Read more information on Level 1

  • The 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. 


    • Sunday 18th November at 7am to Sunday 25th November at 8pm at the Hotel Tossa d' Altea, Spain read more
    • Saturday 10th August at 4pm to Saturday 17th August after lunch at Cabragh Lodge, Coolaney, North West Ireland. Full details coming soon

    Read more information on Level 2

  • Venue: Hotel Tossa d’ Altea in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain.

    Optional 1 day MED Talks and Workshops CPD Event Friday 15th February.

    With Kathy Ward and Julia Emes.

    This teacher led silent retreat offers a safe and supportive environment for experienced Meditators, Mindfulness Teacher Trainees and Established Teachers in which to deepen and extend secular mindfulness meditation practice. It provides an opportunity to deeply tune in to our inner processes, exploring the ways we react to experience and how we might practise kindness towards our moment to moment experience and cultivate wisdom.

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  • At the Hotel Tossa d' Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain

    Residential price in a single room with buffet breakfast - 880 euros

    Residential price in a twin room (subject to availability) with buffet breakfast 725 euros

    Non Residential price  - 500 euros

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  • Why train to teach Mindfulness with Mindful Academy International?

    • We offer externally accredited teacher training CPD/CEU courses and qualifications. For full details of our accreditation click here
    • For many professions, engaging with CPD is a professional expectation and for others, it is mandatory. Our professional courses give you sought after externally accredited mindfulness-based teaching skills to add to your annual CPD record and curriculum vitae.
    • 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. Check out our resources page for more details.
    • 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 receive individual support and development from Senior International Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor Kathy Ward 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 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. 
    • We also follow the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines for training teachers.  
  • Our Training Venues

    Hotel Tossal d' Altea

    Mindful Academy International is located in the quiet resort of Altea 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 small family run 4 star Hotel Tossal d' Altea  a 300 year old olive mill and farm (shown in the photo) in the charming town of Altea. The venue offers everything you need to deepen your practice and support your learning and development as a Mindfulness Teacher.

    You can stay at the venue with our discounted rates, and payment on arrival means that you can spread the cost of your course. The resort has 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 Altea 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!

    New in 2019 we are very pleased to announce that we will be running the August Level 2 Mindfulness Teacher Training course at Cabragh Lodge in Coolaney, North West Ireland. The venue is a stunning purpose built centre in the Ox Mountains run by Mindful Academy graduate and Teaching Staff member Fiona McMahon. Visit www.cabraghlodge.ie

    "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.

    For more photos of Altea click here

  • 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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  • With Senior International Mindfulness MBSR and MBCT Trainer, Teacher and Supervisor Kathy Ward.

    1-1 Courses in the comfort of your own home. Various start dates.

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