• Train as a Mindfulness Teacher - Your guide to the Teacher Training Pathway

  • The courses primarily focus on the teaching process and curriculum of the standard group based 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR course. The underpinning experience and understanding from the Level 1 course is also valuable for those who wish to integrate mindfulness into their work or teach mindfulness in a different form. Level 2 leads to a Qualification in teaching Mindfulness and Level 3 leads to a Certificate of Compentency in teaching Mindfulness-based approaches. 

    Please note: In order to teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT within the UK Good Practice Guidelines, in addition to the in-depth preparation required to teach MBSR, trainees need knowledge of relevant underlying psychological processes, associated research and evidence-based practice. The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice CMRP Bangor, UK offers this as a separate, stand alone 3-day MBCT training for those who have already taken the Level 1 Teacher Training Course. 

  • Julia Emes preparing to teach

    Following on from taking a MBSR or MBCT 8 Week course as a Participant either in your home location or live online with us, the Level 1 course is the first step in learning how to teach Mindfulness.

    The course is an opportunity to engage in a personal and group process designed to facilitate a deepening of your personal mindfulness practice and develop your skills in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. 

    It can be taken as a Vocational Training, Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Education Units (CEU) for those wishing to add Mindfulness-based approaches to their profession or teaching, or as the first step to becoming a Qualified Level 2 or Certified Level 3  Mindfulness MBSR Teacher. 

    You should be committed to the pre-course study which includes both personal and professional preparation using the provided mp3 recordings and scripts, reading and journaling. 

    As well as indepth workshops exploring every element of teaching mindfulness, each afternoon you will have the opportunity to teach 20 or 30 minute sections of the sessions with live assessment utilizing the MBI-TAC to support your ongoing development as a teacher. 

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  • Teaching Mindful Movement in a chair

    Deepen your embodiment of Mindfulness by taking the Level 2 course and earn a recognised qualification as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher. You can if you wish go on to earn a Certificate of Competency in teaching Mindfulness-based approaches. 

    This further teaching is an opportunity to engage in a personal and group learning process which is designed to support and deepen understanding and skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice. Each afternoon you will be teaching 30 or 60 minute sections of the sessions with live assessment utilizing the MBI-TAC to support your ongoing development as a teacher. 

    You should have attended a 5 day Silent Retreat before attending and committed to the pre course study which includes an 8 week live online Group Supervision to explore the curriculum and answer any questions you may have regarding teaching. Recordings are available if you miss a session. 

    It is intended for professionals who have previously attended a Teacher Training Level 1 with us, Mindful Academy, Mindful Academy Solterreno, or an equivalent course with another training organisation (please contact us if you are not sure about equivalency) 


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  • Supervision based Teacher Training Level 3 - Certificate of Competency in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.

    After taking both the Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training courses with us, you can chose to go on to become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.

    The pathway includes teaching a minimum of 3 MBSR Courses with supervision by Kathy Ward, and the submission of video recordings from an 8 week course for assessment using the MBI-TAC, plus written assignments.  You will also need to have attended a 2nd 5-7 day Silent Retreat. 

  • 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)
    • Have regular Supervision to support your teaching and personal practice
    • As part of Good Practice Guidelines attend a 5 day teacher lead Silent Retreat each year
    • Join the Mindful Academy International closed MBSR Teacher Training Community

    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 teachers whole approach to life.

  • For those based in the UK, after taking the Level 1 course and teaching at least 2 MBSR 8 Week courses under supervision, you can also apply to join the Mindfulness Network of Teachers

    You will also be able to join the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Registered Teacher with a recognised qualification to teach Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement. Once you have completed your profile and added the Yoga Alliance professionals membership logo to your own website your profile will be live and you can start promoting yourself by advertising classes, workshops, books, products, jobs, coupons, and much more!

    Please note - if you have taken the Level 1 course with another organisations and are accepted to take the Level 2 course with us, you will receive a certificate for the 100hr Mindfulness MBSR Level 2 Teacher Training Course. You will still be eligable to join our Directory  of Mindfulness MBSR Teachers and your listing will show that you have taken the MBSR Level 2 Teacher Training course with us, however you will not be eligable to join the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a registered teacher.