• 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 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 training team in the USA with Tina Romenesko Hungary with Andras Barta, Ireland, and Europe with Fiona McMahon Sierra Leone with Julia Emes and Italy with Alex Dendry. 

    More details and how to book

  • Dates: Once per week, from Saturday the 18th of July to Saturday the 24th of October, 13 x half days 2 pm - 8 pm 

    Venue: Live on-line video conferencing course with Kathy Ward

    Cost €800

    Please note: Our accredited courses are not attendance courses and you must attend all sessions and meet the required standards in order to graduate. We appreciate that if you take the 13 x half-day course even with the best planning, life happens and you may need to miss a session. However, for a maximum of 2 sessions you would still be able to graduate by attending the equivelant days training hours during the September online intensive course. 

    Full details and how to start training with us today!

  • Dates: from the 23rd - 31st of August this course is in English with Kathy Ward and Andras Barta.

    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

    PLEASE NOTE: If the COVID-19 travel and physical distancing restrictions are still in place, this course will run as a live interactive video conferencing course and you would receive the same certification.

    • Cost of the course tuition with a single room including all meals €1,242. 

    Be quick just 3 spaces remaining!

    Due to COVID-19 we are following all recommendations by the WHO and Governments.

    Once we are able to offer in-person courses in Hungary, numbers will be limited to 8 ensuring that you have 4 square meters of space and 2 meters between each student in the meditation room.

    All blankets, bolsters, meditation cushions, etc will be freshly laundered, sanitized and provided in plastic for you to set up you space.

    We are not offering twin room accommodation at the venue so that physical distancing can be maintained.

    Full details and how to start training with us today!

  • Dates: Saturday the 14th - Saturday the 21st of November with Kathy Ward

    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 €850
    • Course tuition including 8 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1,435

    Half-and full-board is available and the hotel has a great terrace menu for light lunches. 

    Due to COVID-19 we are following all recommendations by the WHO and local Governments.

    Once we are able to offer in-person courses in Spain, numbers will be limited to 8 ensuring that you have 4 square meters of space and 2 meters between each student in the meditation room.

    All blankets, bolsters, meditation cushions, etc will be freshly laundered, sanitized and provided in plastic for you to set up you space.

    We are not offering twin room accommodation at venues so that physical distancing can be maintained.

    Full details and how to book your space.

  • Dates: Thursday the 20th of November to Wednesday the 2nd of December with Kathy Ward

    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 €800
    • Course tuition including 7 nights in a SINGLE en-suite room with buffet breakfast €1,310

    Half-board and full-board is available and the hotel has a great terrace menu for light lunches. 

    Due to COVID-19 we are following all recommendations by the WHO and Governments.

    Once we are able to offer in-person courses in Spain, numbers will be limited to 8 ensuring that you have 4 square meters of space and 2 meters between each student in the meditation room.

    All blankets, bolsters, meditation cushions, etc will be freshly laundered, sanitized and provided in plastic for you to set up you space.

    We are not offering twin room accommodation at venues so that physical distancing can be maintained.

    Full details and how to start training with us today!

  • Dates: Dates TBA due to COVID-19

    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.

    • 4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal  €625
    • 4 nights in a spacious SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom, buffet breakfast, lunch, and 3-course evening meal €685

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

    Due to COVID-19 we are following all recommendations by the WHO and Governments.

    Once we are able to offer in-person courses in Spain, numbers will be limited to 8 ensuring that you have 4 square meters of space and 2 meters between each student in the meditation room.

    All blankets, bolsters, meditation cushions, etc will be freshly laundered, sanitized and provided in plastic for you to set up you space.

    We are not offering twin room accommodation at venues so that physical distancing can be maintained.

    Full details and how to book your space

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

    Dates: Autumn 2020 and/or Spring 2021 dates TBA due to COVID-19

    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 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 and 4 nights in SINGLE room with en-suite bathroom in eco-cabins and full board €680

    Due to COVID-19 we are following all recommendations by the WHO and Governments.

    Once we are able to offer in-person courses in Spain, numbers will be limited to 8 ensuring that you have 4 square meters of space and 2 meters between each student in the meditation room.

    All blankets, bolsters, meditation cushions, etc will be freshly laundered, sanitized and provided in plastic for you to set up you space.

    We are not offering twin room accommodation at venues so that physical distancing can be maintained.

  • 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. 

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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 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