• Here you find the calendar of the Mindful Academy International 3rd party externally accredited courses for 2020/2021. The schedule is reduced this year as Kathy is involved in a year-long consultancy project developing and researching mindfulness in the workplace for the World Health Organization WHO.

    Please click on a course title to find dates or scroll down the page to see all events in date order.

    We have been teaching mindfulness in a retreat format and live online for many years and all of our courses been externally 3rd party verified and accredited by the Professional Development Consortium.  

    In fact, the interactive live online video conferencing courses hold the only CPD accreditation with a unique online CPD recognition! They give you exactly the same course, experience, and standard of mindfulness education, support, and teaching practicals as you would receive if you attended an in-person course. 

    Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Training quick links:

    Teacher Training Level 1 or download the Prospectus HERE

    Teacher Training Level 2

    Teacher Training Level 3 supervision based online course

    Teacher Training Level 4 supervision based online course

    8-week Mindfulness MBSR Course:

    8-week Mindfulness MBSR course online

    Silent Mindfulness-based Retreats:

    5-day Mindfulness Silent Retreats in the Mediterranean coastal town of Altea in Spain 4th-8th of March 2021 and at the Cabragh Lodge, Ox Mountains in Sligo, Ireland in 25th - 29th of June 2021

    Other courses:

    5-day Mindfulness Yin Yoga course Saturday the 19th of June 2021 at 6 pm to Thursday the 29th of June 2021 at 7.00 pm at the Cabragh Lodge, Ox Mountains in Sligo, Ireland

    If you need further information or would like to arrange a no-obligation call, please send an email to [email protected] or call us in the UK on (+44) 1225 294483.

  • We are pleased to offer the Mindful Academy International live online Mindfulness MBSR Continued Professional Development CPD Course from your own home using video conferencing with CEO Kathy Ward, Director of Training and Senior International MBSR/MBCT/MBA Trainer, Teacher and Supervisor.

    • 1-1 or 1-2 interactive live video courses with Kathy Ward available with various start dates to suit your schedule

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

    More details and how to book

  • Dates: Dates Thursday the 4th of March at 4 pm to Monday the 8th of March after lunch.

    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 one year's 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.

    • 5-days/4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, breakfast, and 3-course evening meal  €730
    • 5-days/4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, breakfast, lunch, and 3-course evening meal €795

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

    Full details and how to book your space

  • Dates: Saturday the 19th of June 2021 at 6 pm to Thursday the 25th of June 2021 at 7.00 pm with check out after breakfast on Friday

    Venue: The Cabragh Lodge  Coolaney, North West of Ireland in the Ox Mountains with Kathy Ward. 

    With just 4 x 2 bedroomed en-suite eco-cabins Fiona has created a retreat center that offers you the perfect escape to serenity, comfort, and privacy set in beautiful peaceful woodland, the perfect place to explore Adventures in Going Nowhere on our mats!

    • 6-days/5-nights in a shared Twin room with en-suite bathroom in 2-bedroom eco-cabins and full board vegetarian cuisine €1,225
    • If you require a taxi from Knock Airport, this can be arranged at an additional cost. There may be the possibility of shared transport depending on flight arrival times. Please ask for details.

    More details

  • June: 5-Day Heart of Wisdom and Kindness Silent Mindfulness-based Retreat in Ireland

    Dates: Friday the 25th of June 2021 at 4 pm to Tuesday the 29th of June 2021 after lunch

    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 a 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 x 2 bedroomed en-suite eco-cabins Fiona has created a retreat center that offers you the perfect escape to serenity, comfort, and privacy set in beautiful peaceful woodland.

    • 5-days/4-nights in a shared Twin room with en-suite bathroom in 2-bedroom eco-cabins and full board vegetarian cuisine €790
  • After taking both the Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training courses and graduating as a Qualified Mindfulness MBSR & MBA Teacher with us, you can choose to go on to become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBA 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 teacher lead mindfulness-based 5-7 day Silent Retreat. 

    This supervision based course is available in English and Hungarian. 

    Read more

  • 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 with Mindful Academy International also counts towards your annual CPD/CEU requirements and professional CPD Standards Office certificates will be issued for your CPD record.

    Supervision details