• Kathy Ward is a Senior International Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT Teacher and Trainer and has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 35 years. She trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University in MBSR, MBCT for Cancer and as an MBSR Supervisor. Admission to the programme is limited to those with extensive professional experience and a solid meditation practice.

    She is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and also meets and adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines both as a Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer of Mindfulness-based courses.

    Since 2010 Kathy has taught 65 Teacher Training courses to over 400 students from all over the world. She now focuses on running Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training courses in Spain, USA, Hungary and Ireland. She is also chairs a Mindfulness community to support graduates around the world.

    Kathy also developed and teaches a unique 45hr Mindfulness Yin Yoga course once or twice a year in Spain and the USA, offers online Mindfulness Supervision to graduates and other Mindfulness teachers, preparation for the Foundation and Advanced courses and online workshops for Mindfulness MBSR Teachers including Mindful Movement, the skill of Inquiry and exploring the Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) as a way to support embodiment and growth as a Mindfulness Teacher.

    She also offers live online 8 week MBSR Mindfulness courses to groups and individuals wishing to learn Mindfulness in the comfort of their own homes.

    Kathy took her first Yoga Therapy teacher training with the British School of Yoga in 2004 and went on to train as a Hatha Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Professional Yoga Therapist with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2005. She has diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Motivational Therapist and Coach with Motivational Training in Scotland. She is a also a certified Yoga Therapist accredited by the IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists in the USA. 

    Kathy taught a 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training course 15 times. First as an affiliate of IYT Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2010 and 2011. She then developed and taught her own unique 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Therapy Teacher Training and 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training before retiring from teaching intensive yoga courses.

    In 2012, Kathy as Director of Training co-founded and registered Mindful Academy with the UK Yoga Alliance Professionals. Together with Bodhin Woodward they offered a 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training course in Solterreno until Spring 2017. Bodhin now runs courses under the name Mindful Academy Solterreno.

    In April 2017, Kathy merged Mindful Academy with Mindful Yoga Academy to become Mindful Academy International although still registered as Mindful Academy with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK. Kathy now offers courses in Spain, Internationally and online. The refined and developed MBSR Teacher Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses to follow the curriculums taught by Center for Mindfulness UMASS Medical School and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) Bangor where she trained.

    In April 2018, Kathy introduced a Teacher Training Level 3 which leads to a certificate of competency in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. 

    In total, Kathy has over 37 years’ experience in writing and delivering Training Packages, Workshops and Conferences, Coaching and Telephone Coaching, and an in-depth training in Mind-Body therapies specializing in Stress Related illness. Kathy has developed and delivered many Teacher Training courses, and is also now taking time to write and find ways of sharing Mindfulness around the world.

    She is also very excited to have been invited to give an 18 minute presentation on Mindfulness at a huge International Event in 2019, more details coming soon!