• Courses are taught by Kathy Ward, Mindful Academy International CEO, Senior International Mindfulness MBSR and MBCT Trainer, Supervisor, Teacher, and TEDx speaker and Mindfulness Consultant for the World Health Organization. 

    We teach our in-person courses in Altea, a pretty whitewashed town with a traditional blue-domed church, cobbled streets, and blue flag Mediterranean beaches. With quick access from Alicante International Airport, getting here could not be easier.

    Our live online interactive videoconferencing courses are held on Zoom, with plenty of breaks so that you can step away from the screen.

    • Standard Rate in-person course tuition  - €925 
    • Live-online video conferencing course tuition €800
    • Subsidized Rate tuition - €800
    • Tuition and a single room at the boutique 4* Hotel Tossal d' Altea from €1,310 (full details below)

    You can secure your space and start training right now with a €400 deposit. The tuition balance is then due 8-weeks before the course starts. If you chose to book a room at the hotel, payment is taken on departure, allowing you to spread the cost of your course.

    Dates:

    • Saturday 4th July at 6 pm - Friday 10th July at 7.30 pm CET LIVE ONLINE. Only 2 spaces! 
    • Saturday the 18th of July to Saturday the 24th of October LIVE ONLINE 13 x weekly half-days 2 pm - 8 pm CET
    • Sunday the 20th of September at 6 pm to Saturday the 26th of September at midday CET LIVE ONLINE
    • 26th of November at 6 pm - Wednesday the 2nd of December at 7.30 pm in Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain with Kathy Ward.

    Our in-person courses are non-residential which means you have the freedom to book accommodation that suits you or take advantage of our discounted rates and stay at the venue the 300-year old 4-star Hotel Tossal d' Altea a small country hotel and former Olive Mill set at the edge of the town with views of the mountains and just a few minutes walk to the old town and Mediterranean sea. Although small, Altea has a range of Hotels, Apartments, Camping and of course Airbnb so there is something to suit every taste and pocket. 

    Subsidized Rate - Subsidized spaces are limited to 2 per course and must be applied for at the time of sending your application. Requests for the subsidized rate at any other time will not be considered. Please only select this rate at the time of applying for the course if you are in receipt of benefits or would find it otherwise inaccessible to attend due to the fee. We will not ask for evidence of benefits or income at the application stage but may ask for evidence to support your application in the future. This option is not available if your company is paying for the course.

    Standard Rate - This is the market rate for this type of course and the rate we ask you to select if you are able.

  • What the tuition price includes

     

    • 65.5hr contact hours of live in-person or live on-line course tuition
    • Extensive 430-page training manual supporting every aspect of Mindfulness teaching and practice
    • Mindfulness Teacher Training Resources and Scripts including all core Trauma-sensitive Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement scripts
    • Pre-course study guides and mp3 recordings of all core practices so you can start training straight away
    • Live online pre-course workshop to explore the 6 Domains of Teaching Mindfulness (recording available if you miss the session)
    • 1 x 60-minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €50)
    • Pre-course study pack and forum to support your teaching development and preparation 
    • Support and development of you teaching the core meditation practices utilizing the 6 domains of mindfulness (MBI-TAC) developed by the Universities of Bangor, Oxford, and Exeter. 
    • 1 x 60-minute private Supervision session on your return home to discuss the MBI-TAC and your next teacher training pathway steps (worth €50)
    • Level 1 Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Certificate on successful graduation
    • Accredited CPD/CEU hours to add to your annual training record and sought after skills on your curriculum vitae
    • Welcome dinner on Arrival day (in-person courses only)
    • Daily morning tea (in-person courses only)
    • Ongoing mentoring by email and optional Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Network Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines
    • Directed Learning non-contact hours 112 hours
    • Total Hours 177.5
  • Please complete and return the application form which you can download with the brown button below. Once completed please email to Kathy Ward at [email protected] We normally reply within 24-48 hours.

    We then ask that you pay a 400 euro non-refundable deposit, the tuition balance is then due 8 weeks before the course starts. For the in-person courses, if you chose to book accommodation at the Hotel Tossal d' Altea through us, payment is on departure direct to the hotel allowing you to spread the cost of the course.

    When the deposit has been received we will send you the pre-course study which includes the Mindful Academy International Trauma-informed resources and mindfulness scripts, mp3 recordings of all the practices and study guides. We will also arrange your first supervision session to help you start your teacher training pathway. We also offer email support.

    8-weeks before the course starts you will also receive a weekly email from us to support your preparation and an invite to the live online MBI-TAC workshop to explore the 6 domains of teaching mindfulness.

    We also invite you to the closed Mindful Academy International FaceBook community page and the closed monthly meditation sessions. 

    Remember you can also arrange a Skype or Zoom or call 0044 1225 294483 or 00 34 667196371 with Director of Training Kathy Ward to answer any questions you may have to ensure that this training meets your vision of teaching mindfulness.

    Download the application form

  • Total costs for 4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea accommodation and course tuition for November 2020

    Due to COVID-19 we are only offering single rooms so that you can maintain physical distancing. 

     

    7 nights in a SINGLE Room with en-suite bathroom:

    • Course including tuition and single accommodation with breakfast €1,310 
    • Course including tuition and single accommodation with breakfast and 3-course evening meal with water €1,430 
    • Full-board is also available for a €105 supplement on the half-board prices.

    Hotel Payment terms - Early Booking through Mindful Academy International to secure your room at the Hotel is highly recommended. Hotel payment is then due on checkout allowing you to spread the cost of the course.

    The course was impeccably organized, a great location, and everything flowed smoothly. Kathy and her assistant Julie gave me, as I presume the other members of the course, every possible guideline, and support that was/is needed for my personal path towards an experienced Mindfulness teacher. I would definitely recommend it, as I consider the course a mind-opening, the learning experience of high quality. Including all of that... it was also the most enjoyable!! August 2017. Alex from UK/Italy. 

  • More details about the optional Accommodation at the 4 star Hotel Tossal d' Altea

    Hotel Tossal d' Altea

    I have negotiated special discounted rates at the venue the 4-star Tossal d' Altea. The small country hotel only has 22 rooms so early booking through us is highly recommended. For those choosing to find their own accommodation buffet breakfast is available at the Hotel for a cost of 8 euros. The hotel also offers a terrace menu for light lunches and a full menu including a menu of the day in the award-winning restaurant. 

    The 4-star Hotel Tossal d’Altea is a 300-year-old Olive Mill with views to the mountains and sea, in the small Mediterranean resort of Altea. The lovingly restored historic building used to be a farm called  “Almàssera de Guillem” growing olives, almond and orange trees.

    Located just 500 meters from the picture postcard “Casco Antiguo” (old town) with its traditional whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, this small family-run hotel is located at the point where the Spanish countryside meets the town so we have the perfect spot for meditation and yet, we're an easy ten minutes walk to the 'old town' and 25 minutes walk to the beach.

    The 22 en-suite rooms are spacious and superbly equipped with double or twin beds, individually controlled hot/cold air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, hair-dryer, safety deposit, WiFi, fresh towels & a daily maid service to freshen up your bathroom and make your bed. 

    There is a swimming pool and terrace in the garden together with shady spots to rest in, a spacious meditation studio with views to the mountains, a small gym & sauna and an on-site restaurant serving delicious Mediterranean dishes.

  • Getting Here

    Altea has easy direct access from Alicante Airport with the Beniconnect English speaking shuttle service or ALSA bus and with many low cost operators flying directly to Alicante Airport, getting here could not be quicker or easier. For more travel information please download the Essential Booking Information below.

    Don't forget you can also arrange a call with Kathy Ward Director of Training to discuss if our courses meet your vision of teaching.

    To arrange, contact us and send an email to [email protected] or call 0044 1225 294483 today!