• Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Training Pathway

    Starting with the Level 1 course, there are 4 fully accredited and certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBA teacher training pathways to choose from depending on your intentions for teaching mindfulness. Please click on the courses below to learn more.

  • If you need further information on the MBSR Teacher Training pathway or would like to arrange a no-obligation call to see if our courses meet your vision of teaching mindfulness, please send an email to [email protected] or call us in the UK on (+44) 1225 294483.

    Due to COVID-19, we also applied to the Professional Development Consortium for accreditation of our live online courses, and we are thrilled to announce that we now have the only CPD accreditation with a unique online CPD recognition!

  • CEO and Founder Kathy Ward chose to have Mindful Academy International and the courses we teach independently 3rd party verified and accredited and as a Provider of Training Excellence and CPD Provider© we assure you of the highest level of professional mindfulness training for both in-person and live-online.

    To further demonstrate the professional nature of our mindfulness training, we also follow the Mindfulness good practice guidelines (GPGs) for teaching and supervising mindfulness Teachers, and utilize the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) developed by Bangor, Oxford and Exeter Universities as part of our supportive assessment process of the 6 domains of teaching mindfulness.

    To achieve the accreditation Mindful Academy International has undergone a rigorous assessment process focusing on 4 key principles -

    • Our organizational structure,
    • The learning provision we offer,
    • Our methods for maintaining excellence, and
    • Our client's personal experience.

    This final principle involves a random selection from our student and graduate base and a direct discussion between them and the PDC to gather a first-hand review of their experience working with us. 

    A separate rigorous assessment process that focuses on the development and delivery of our training including our educational authority, how we collect and utilize our delegate feedback, and ensuring our content is kept up to date was also undertaken as part of the accredited CPD Status.

    The courses have also been accredited with the Yoga Alliance in the USA since 2010 and the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK between 2012 and April 2019 however, unlike the Yoga Alliance, the new accreditation is globally accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors and demonstrates a much higher standard of professional mindfulness education.

    Now Mindful Academy International have achieved this accreditation and status as a Provider of Training Excellence and gold standard CPD provider, we are committed to working hard to maintain, and exceed, the excellent standard we have already set with our courses and the testimonials shown below, reflects our dedication to delivering accredited courses for an outstanding learning experience.

  • Continued Professional Development

    For many professions, engaging with CPD/CEU is a professional expectation and individual responsibility. For others, it is mandatory to undertake and record CPD/CEU. As a Provider of Training Excellence, graduating from our courses will give you the skills you need to teach mindfulness-based approaches, enhance your curriculum vitae with sought after accredited skills and at the same time, meet any CPD/CEU responsibility with accredited hours to add to your yearly record or be accepted by the Mindfulness Teachers networks around the world. 

    For those based in the UK, after teaching at least 2 MBSR 8 Week courses under supervision, you can also apply to join the UK British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches  It is an optional listing created to provide the general public and policymakers with clear information to identify those teachers who have received adequate training and whose current teaching and professional practice meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) for teaching Mindfulness-Based courses.

    These GPGs are the minimum standards for the delivery of the 8-week mindfulness-based courses. You do not need to have been trained by a UK training organization to join but you will need to demonstrate that your training meets the requirements of the GPGs. You can be assured that the Mindful Academy International Training more than meets the requirements. 

    There are also similar Mindfulness Network organizations around the world and as Mindful Academy International follows the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness-based courses and utilizes the MBI-TAC to support your teacher training pathway, our qualifications have been accepted worldwide. 

  • Mindfulness Teacher ongoing support:

    For both personal and teaching practice - 

    • Undertake ongoing Supervision and development as outlined in the Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines (GPG's) This can be with us or other Mindfulness Supervisors
    • Supervision with us also goes towards any CPD/CEU requirements. Read more for full details of the Mindfulness Supervision we offer
    • As part of Good Practice Guidelines attend a 5-day teacher lead Silent Retreat each year. Our Retreats are also accredited so the hours can count towards any CPD/CEU requirements.
    • Join the Mindful Academy International closed MBSR Teacher Training Community
    • Invite to attend the free Mindful Academy International monthly group Meditation and support sessions

    At Mindful Academy International, we strongly adhere to the Good Practice Requirements in our training programmes and Teacher Training Pathway. We also believe that a commitment to conveying this approach to others amounts to more than simply meeting criteria - it becomes an orientation and a way of being which informs the teacher's whole approach to life.