• Level 1 Typical Daily Schedule

    A typical schedule for the in-person or live online interactive Level 1 Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Training Intensive course:

    07.00 - 08.00 Morning Mindfulness meditation and Mindful Movement practice guided by Kathy Ward

    08.00 - 09.00 Break

    09.00 - 11.00 Experiential learning and the skills of teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR & Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement in large and small break out rooms, the intentions of each session and neuroscience of Mindfulness-based practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training, and supported by the Teaching Assistant. 

    11.00 - 11.30 Break

    11.30 - 13.30 Experiential learning including the skills of teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR & Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA continues

    13.30 - 14.30 Break

    14.30 - 15.30 Practice and training preparation to teach (offline) 

    15.30 - 17.00 Teaching practical. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach either a 20 or 30-minute version of one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group. This is followed by self-feedback, peer feedback, or supportive feedback and development by Kathy Ward or the Teaching Assistant utilizing the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria MBI-TAC assessment form which covers the 6 domains of teaching Mindfulness. 

    17.00 - 17.30 Break

    17.30 - 18.30 Teaching practical continues

    18.30 - 19.00 Regroup to discuss the day, personal reflection, and completion of your learning portfolio.

    "I enjoyed the breakout rooms and that was a way of getting to know the other participants. We had some nice communication…we never went back into the zoom room on our own...always talked to the end of the timed session"

    Louise Konrath from the USA, online Level 1 July 2020.

     

    A typical schedule for the live online interactive Level 1 Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Training modular course:

    09.00 - 11.00 Mindfulness practice, experiential learning, the skills of teaching Mindfulness-based MBSR & Mindfulness-Based Approaches including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement in large and small break out rooms, the intentions of each session and neuroscience of Mindfulness-based practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training, and supported by the Teaching Assistant. 

    11.00 - 11.30 Break

    11.30 - 13.30 Experiential learning and the skills of teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR & Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA continues

    13.30 - 14.30 Break

    14.30 - 16.00 Teaching practical. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach either a 20 or 30-minute version of one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group. This is followed by self-feedback, peer feedback, or supportive feedback and development by Kathy Ward or the Teaching Assistant utilizing the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria MBI-TAC assessment form which covers the 6 domains of teaching Mindfulness. 

    16.00 - 16.30 Break

    16.30 - 17.30 Teaching practical continues

    17.30 - 18.00 Regroup to discuss the day, personal reflection, and completion of your learning portfolio.

     

    Silent practice:

    On the Level 1 Course, we have a Silent Retreat Day similar to during the 8-week MBSR Course, where you will be guided by Kathy in the core practices including meditations, mindful movement, and mindful walking. 

    We also suggest that you practice silence on most days from when the 'head hits the pillow' to after breakfast. We practice a 'soft, gentle, and nurturing silence' embodying our practice and connection to all that is.