• Mindfulness Level 1 Teacher Training Courses in Altea on the Costa Blanca, Spain

    The accredited courses are run by Kathy Ward, Mindful Academy International CEO in Altea on the Costa Blanca. Altea is a pretty whitewashed town with a traditional blue-domed church, cobbled streets, and blue flag beaches. With quick access from Alicante International Airport, getting here could not be easier. 


    • Saturday 6th July at 6 pm - Friday 12th July at 7.30 pm
    • Saturday 2nd November at 6 pm - Friday 8th November at 7.30 pm

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    Course fees:

    Standard Rate Tuition - €896

    Subsidized Rate Tuition - €746

    This course is 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 4-star Hotel Tossal d' Altea a small country hotel and former Olive Mill from just €263, for full information see below.

    Although small, Altea has a range of Hotels, Apartments, Camping and of course AirBnB so there is something to suit every taste and pocket. 

    Fee options:  

    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. The subsidized rate is a self-select funded rate whereby your place will be financially supported.  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 this stage but may ask for evidence to support your claim in the future.

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


    • 65.5hr contact hours of live course tuition
    • Extensive 430-page training manual supporting every aspect of Mindfulness teaching and practice
    • Mindfulness Teacher Training Resources and Scripts including all core Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement scripts
    • The pre-course study including mp3 recordings of all core practices
    • 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-foundation course study pack and forum to support your teaching development and preparation 
    • 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 Teacher Certificate
    • Accredited CPD/CEU hours to add to your annual training record and sought after skills on your curriculum vitae
    • Welcome dinner on Arrival day
    • Daily morning tea
    • Ongoing mentoring by email and optional Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines
    • Directed Learning non-contact hours 112 hours
    • Total Hours 177.5

    More details on the teacher training pathway and learning objectives

  • The Level 1 course is intended for people who are:

    • A minimum of 25 years old.
    • Have 1 years of meditation experience not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation. 
    • Commitment to an ongoing daily personal mindfulness-based practice, based on MBSR/MBCT practices
    • The course starts from the premise that as teachers we need to embody mindfulness-based practice in our own lives before we can attempt to teach it to others so you should have taken an 8 Week MBSR or MBCT course as a participant either -
      • In your home location with a qualified teacher OR
      • Take the Mindful Academy International Live Online 8 Week MBSR Course and be guided by Director of Training Kathy Ward. There is a 100 euro discount if you book and pay for the 8-week MBSR Course at the same time as booking the Level 1 course.

    The picture shows the view from the Hotel Tossal d' Altea Meditation room.

    Details of the curriculum

  • Please complete and return the application form which you can download with the yellow 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. If you chose to book ccommodation at the Hotel Tossa d' Altea through us, payment is on departure 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. 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, Zoom or Whats App call on 0044 1225 294483 or 00 34 667196371 with Director of Training Kathy Ward to answer any questions you may have. 

    Download the application form

  • 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 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.

  • 4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea accommodation and course costs for July 2019:

    7 nights in a TWIN room (2 same-sex shares) with en-suite bathroom: (subject to availability)

    • Course plus twin accommodation with buffet breakfast €1,281 
    • Course plus twin accommodation with buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal with water €1,401 

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

    • Course plus single accommodation with buffet breakfast €1,456
    • Course plus single accommodation with buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal with water €1,576

    4 Star Hotel Tossal d' Altea accommodation and course costs for courses in November:

    7 nights in a TWIN room (2 same-sex shares) with en-suite bathroom: (subject to availability)

    • Course plus twin accommodation with buffet breakfast €1,159  
    • Course plus twin accommodation with buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal with water €1,279 

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

    • Course plus single accommodation with buffet breakfast €1,281
    • Course plus single accommodation with buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal with water €1,401

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

    The course was impeccably organised, 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 most enjoyable!! August 2017. Alex from UK/Italy. 

  • 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!