• Course dates for Mindfulness MBSR & MBI teacher training, 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness, 8-week MBSR Courses and Silent Retreats

  • Venue: Hotel Tossal 'd Altea, in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain. This small, family-run 300-year-old converted olive mill is in a quiet area between the countryside and the historical old town famous for its blue-domed church, whitewashed houses, a maze of cobbled streets and Mediterranean beachfront promenade. The hotel is featured in the Michelin guide and has a wonderful, light-filled meditation room overlooking the gardens, pool, sea, and mountains. 

    • Cost of the course (without Accommodation) from €802
    • Course tuition including 8 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1281
    • Course tuition including 8 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast and delicious 3-course evening meal €1401

    TWIN ROOMS may also be available, please email us to check.

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. On successful graduation, Mindful Academy International certificates and formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

    For full details and how to apply for the last space!

  • We are very keen to provide accessible ways of supporting you to 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, we are pleased to offer the accredited Mindful Academy International live online Mindfulness MBSR Continued Professional Development CPD Course from your own home using video conferencing or for those without stable internet, via the telephone (1-1 only) with CEO Kathy Ward, Director of Training and Senior International MBSR/MBCT Trainer, Teacher and Supervisor.

    • 1-1 dates with Kathy Ward available with various start dates.
    • Next Group Course with Kathy Ward starts on Saturday 11th January

    Mindful Academy International CPD accredited Mindfulness 8-week MBSR live group, condensed and 1-1 courses are also available through our training team in the USA with Tina Romenesko Hungary with Andras Barta, Ireland, and Europe with Fiona McMahon and Sierra Leone with Julia Emes. 

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. Official CPD certificates are available.

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  • We are keen to offer an introduction to mindfulness for those who would like to find out if these practices are for them, without having to commit to a full 8-week Mindfulness MBSR course. 

    Group Dates: Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th January 6 pm - 7.30 pm 

    Individual or couples: Dates and times can be discussed to suit your schedule.

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  • Venue: 4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea This 5-day 4-night teacher-led secular mindfulness-based silent retreat is ideal for experienced meditators, mindfulness MBSR or MBI teacher trainees and established teachers. It is also suitable for those that have taken an 8-week MBSR or MBCT course and have 1-years meditation experience. No previous retreat experience is required as full support is offered. 

    This small 300-year old family-run hotel set in the Spanish countryside has a purpose-built meditation hall overlooking gardens and the mountains beyond. It is a short walk to the ancient town of Altea with its maze of cobbled streets and Mediterranean, the ideal place for mindful walking and watching the waves. 

    Held in noble silence and supported by a friendly staff well used to running events of this nature, the intention of this mindfulness-based silent retreat is to offer a nurturing environment, giving us the space to practice curiosity and kindness to our actual present moment experience, without the distractions of home, work, and commitments.

    As an accredited course with the CPD Standards Office, official CPD certificates will be issued.

    • 4 nights in TWIN room (2 same-sex to a room) with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal €486
    • 4 nights in a TWIN room (2 same-sex to a room) with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal €546
    • TWIN rooms are subject to availability. 
    • 4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal  €546
    • 4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal €651

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER: Book before the 20th of November and receive a 50 euro discount.

    Thoroughly recommended...a very authentic revisiting of key practices and their underpinnings...
    personally and professionally very enriching.

    Julia. February 2019

    Full details and how to book your space

    • Venue:  4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain. This small, family-run 300-year-old converted olive mill is in a quiet area between the countryside and the historical old town famous for its blue-domed church, whitewashed houses, a maze of cobbled streets and Mediterranean beachfront promenade. The hotel is featured in the Michelin guide and has a wonderful, light-filled meditation room overlooking the gardens, pool, sea, and mountains. You can book a fantastic room in the hotel or for those wanting the freedom of an apartment, Airbnb offers a wide range of options within easy walking distance.
    • Cost of the course tuition (without accommodation) from €800
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1,310
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast and delicious 3-course evening meal €1,430
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast, lunch and delicious 3-course evening meal €1,535

    Course tuition including 7 nights in a TWIN ROOM may also be available from €1,188, please email us to check availability.

    The hotel caters for all special meal requirements.

    Once accepted on the Mindful Academy International courses, you will receive our extensive resources and your pathway will be supervised by Kathy Ward, TEDx Speaker and Senior International Mindfulness MBSR, MBCT and MBI Trainer, Teacher, and Supervisor. 

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. On successful graduation, Mindful Academy International certificates and formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

     

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  • Level 2 Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Teacher Training Course from 16th - 24th May 2020 in Hungary

    • Venue:  The Malom Guest House, Dömös, Hungary.  Dömös is one of the most picturesque and appreciated hiking areas of the Danube Bend. The guesthouse is in the forest at the bank of the Malom stream right along the hiking trail that leads to the ravine called Rám-szakadék. For more pictures please visit www.domosvendeghaz.hu
    • Cost of the course tuition with a twin room including all meals €1,242. Just 2 spaces!

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. On successful graduation, Mindful Academy International certificates and formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

  • Venue: The Cabragh Lodge  Coolaney, North West of Ireland in the Ox Mountains with Kathy Ward and Fiona McMahon. This teacher-led secular mindfulness-based silent retreat is ideal for experienced meditators, mindfulness MBSR or MBI teacher trainees and established teachers. It is also suitable for those who have taken an 8-week MBSR or MBCT course and have 1-years meditation experience. No previous retreat experience is required as full support is offered. 

    Held in noble silence, the remote and scenic location is perfect for reconnecting with yourself in a nurturing environment without the distractions of home, work, and commitments. With just 4 eco-cabins Fiona has created a retreat center that offers you the perfect escape to serenity, comfort, and privacy.

    Accommodation is in 2 bedroom spacious en-suite eco-cabins set in beautiful peaceful woodland, each enjoying comfort and privacy just a short walk down the path from the retreat center itself.

    • 5-days and 4 nights in TWIN room (2 same-sex to a room) with en-suite bathroom in eco-cabins and full board €680

    As an accredited course with the CPD Standards Office, official CPD certificates will be issued.

    Full details and how to reserve your space.

  • Venue:  4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain. This small, family-run 300-year-old converted olive mill is in a quiet area between the countryside and the historical old town famous for its blue-domed church, whitewashed houses, a maze of cobbled streets and Mediterranean beachfront promenade. The hotel is featured in the Michelin guide and has a wonderful, light-filled meditation room overlooking the gardens, pool, sea, and mountains. You can book a fantastic room at the hotel or Altea offers a range of alternative accommodation to suit every taste and budget. 

    • Cost of the course tuition (without accommodation) from €800
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1,485
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast and delicious 3-course evening meal €1,605
    • Tuition including 7 nights in a TWIN ROOMS may be available with prices from just €1,310 please email us for availability

    Full board is available at a supplement of 15 euros per day. The hotel also has an excellent menu for light lunches on the terrace.

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. On successful graduation, Mindful Academy International certificates and formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

    Popular dates, early booking recommended!

  • Venue: Hotel Tossal 'd Altea, in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain. This small, family-run 300-year-old converted olive mill is in a quiet area between the countryside and the historical old town famous for its blue-domed church, whitewashed houses, a maze of cobbled streets and Mediterranean beachfront promenade. The hotel is featured in the Michelin guide and has a wonderful, light-filled meditation room overlooking the gardens, pool, sea, and mountains. You can book a fantastic room at the hotel, or Altea offers a wide range of alternative accommodation to suit every taste and budget. 

    • Course tuition (without Accommodation) from €846
    • Course tuition including 8 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1,435
    • Course tuition including 8 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast and delicious 3-course evening meal €1,575

    Course tuition including 8 nights in a TWIN ROOM may also be available from just €1,295, please email for availability.

    Full board is available and the hotel has a great terrace menu for light lunches. 

    This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. On successful graduation, Mindful Academy International certificates and formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

    Full details and how to apply.

  • After taking both the Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training courses and graduating as a Qualified Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Teacher with us, you can choose to go on to become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.

    The pathway includes teaching an additional 8-week course with supervision and you will be required to submit video recordings from each of the 8-week course sessions for the assessment using the MBI-TAC, plus written assignments.  You will also need to have attended a 2nd 5-7 day Silent Retreat. 

    This supervision based course is available in English and Hungarian. This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and Professional Development Consortium. Official CPD certificates are available.

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  • Pre-course and on-going mindfulness supervision is an important part of the good practice requirements for both student teachers starting out on the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) and qualified teachers of mindfulness-based classes, workshops, and courses. It can provide you with an invaluable opportunity to reflect upon and inquire about your mindfulness teaching and practice, and if just starting out on your Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) help you prepare for your course.

    Ongoing Supervision may include 'live' teaching practice and feedback, inquiry around issues arising in your teaching, and/or discussion based on videoed sessions. It may also focus upon your personal mindfulness practice including Mindful Movement and how it impacts on your work. Unlike other experiences of supervision that you may have had, though, what is unique to mindfulness supervision is that the session itself is imbued with mindfulness in terms of practice, embodied presence and compassion.

    Supervision also counts towards your CPD/CEU requirements and professional CPD Standards Office certificates will be issued for your CPD record.

    Supervision details