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Structural Breakdown of the full 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training course with Mindful Academy International -

The Mindful Academy International course is registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. This ensures that you are taking a quality course that has been checked and accredited by an outside training organisation. It also means, on successful graduation of both courses, you can register if you wish (at your own cost) with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and your name, profile and business details will be added to their website. 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!

The hours for the 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation course are divided between the 100hr Foundation Course Level 1 and the 100hr Advance course Level 2. Total hours are as follows -

  • 186 Contact Hours over the two courses. Of this 148 hours are with Senior International MBSR Teacher and Trainer Kathy Ward. The remaining 38 hours are with my Teaching Assistants. 
  • 20 Non contact Hours - this is the Live online 1-1 and group Supervision with Kathy Ward.

A typical day on the 100hr Foundation Course Level 1 - 

07.30 - 08.30 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice guided by the Teaching Assistant

08.30 - 09.30 Group Breakfast in silence 

09.30 - 13.30 Experiential learning, Teaching Methodology and Practice and Training of teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement, the intentions of each session and easy to understand neuroscience of Mindfulness practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training and supported by the Teaching Assistant. 

13.30 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 16.30 Practice and training preparation to teach with the Teaching Assistant

16.30 - 19.30 Teaching practicals. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 20 minute version of the one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group, with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers

19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day

100hr Foundation Course Level 1 Overview -

The 100hr Foundation course comprises of 93 contact hours of tuition and 10 hours of non-contact hours (2 hours of private Supervision and 8 hours of Group Supervision live online with Kathy) making a total of 103hrs. We have not estimated how long you will take to read the required pre-course reading as thats impossible to do! 

Daily Contact Hours with the Senior Teacher - As Director of Training Kathy will be teaching 7.5 hours, with the Teaching Assistants teaching the first morning 1 hour practice and 1 hour of the practice and training time for preparing to teach. The exception to this is on the Silent Retreat day when the day is just 7.5 hours, Kathy will be teaching 6.5 hours, and the Teaching Assistant will teach 1 hour. The Teaching assistant may also assist Kathy during the morning sessions.

For full details of the TTR1 Foundation Course - Click Here

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A typical day on the Advanced Course Level 2 - 

07.30 - 08.30 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice lead by the Teaching Assistant

08.30 - 09.30 Break

09.30 - 11.30 Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week Course session of the day experiential practice taught by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant

11.30 - 13.30 Teaching Methodology - learning how to teach the session of the day taught by Kathy Ward and assisted with by the Teaching Assistant. Includes time to prepare to teach in the afternoon Teaching Practicals

13.30 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 19.30 Teaching practicals - each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 30 minute section of the session of the day, and twice during the course you will also have the opportunity to teach a 60 minute section of the session of the course to a small group. Both teaching practicals will be either assessed informally or formally using the MBI-TAC with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers. 

19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day

The Advance Course Level 2 Overview -

The 100hr Advance course comprises of 93 contact hours of tuition and 10 hours of non-contact hours (2 hours of private Supervision and 8 hours of Group Supervision live online with Kathy) making a total of 103hrs. We have not estimated how long you will take to read the required pre-course reading as thats impossible to do! 

Contact Hours with the Senior Teacher - As Director of Training Kathy will be teaching 7.5 hours, with the Teaching Assistants teaching the first morning 1 hour practice and 1 hour of the allocated time for preparing to teach. The exception to this is on the Silent Retreat day when the day is just 7.5 hours, Kathy will be teaching 6.5 hours, and the Teaching Assistant will teach 1 hour. The Teaching assistant may also assist Kathy during the morning sessions.

For Full details of the TTR2 Advanced Course - click here

Silent practice -

On both the Foundation Course and the Advance 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. That evening there you are also invited to the Albir Playa Hotel Senses Spa (not included in the course hours but included in the price!) to deepen your experience of 'just being'