• Meet the Mindful Academy International Team

    I have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Teachers to support your exploration of mindfulness and mindfulness teacher training pathways. 

    Together we will help you build confidence quickly and easily with the help of individual coaching, feedback, personal and professional development. Supervision and Mentoring are also included both before you arrive on your course, and ongoing as a graduate.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss if our courses meet your vision of teaching Mindfulness, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Kind regards


    Kathy Ward.

    TEDx Speaker, CEO and Founder of Mindful Academy International

  • Kathy Ward

    Kathy Ward is a TEDx speaker, Senior International Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Trainer, Supervisor, Supravisor, Teacher, MBCT Cancer teacher and Mindfulness Consultant for the World Health Organization. She is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Academy International and has trained over 500 teachers in the mindfulness and yoga field worldwide since 2010. 

    Kathy studied Mindfulness at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University where she trained with Eluned Gold, Sarah Silverton, Jody Mardula and Trish Bartley. She is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teachers and meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers and as a Mindfulness-based Supervisor published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers 

    Kathy has diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Motivational Therapist, and Coach with Motivational Training in Scotland. She is also a Senior Hatha and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Yoga Therapist accredited by the Yoga Alliance in the USA. 

    In total, Kathy has nearly 40 years and many thousands of hours experience in writing, developing and delivering training packages, workshops and conferences, supervising and coaching both live and online, and in-depth training in Mind-Body therapies specializing in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, teaching Mindfulness-based Approaches MBA in different contexts and bespoke MBA courses for corporate companies. 

    Read more here.

  • Tina Langdok is a fully certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBI Teacher,  member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Continued Professional Development CPD 8-week MBSR Courses.

    She has a Master of Arts, Spanish Language, and Literature, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Tina has completed over 1000 hours of training and works full time as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher, Professional Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher. 

    Based in the USA Tina is CEO of Trillium Studio in Milwaukee, the venue for Mindful Academy International USA Training courses. In addition to running 8-week MBSR courses for groups and individuals, Tina teaches yoga therapy and is a primary teacher for the Integrative Yoga Therapy 200 hour Teacher Training. 

    Tina is a certified .b curriculum Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project, Boston MA. She has taught Professional Development with various districts in addition to Classroom Instruction in various MPS High Schools. She also offers bespoke mindfulness courses and workshops to the business community. 

    For more details please visit Trillium Studio 

    Contact Tina - telephone 920-205-8562 or email [email protected]

  • Julia Emes

    Julia is a fully Certified Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Teacher, member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Continued Professional Development CPD 8-week MBSR Courses. Julia is working to take context-appropriate Mindfulness Teacher Training to Africa and elsewhere.

    She has a BA Hons Modern languages, MSc in Human Resource Development for Developing Countries, Diploma in Teaching English for Academic Purposes and RSA Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. 

    Julia works full time as a Mindfulness Teacher and Yoga Teacher in Sierra Leone. She is also trained as a PAWs.b and .b curriculum Teacher, and in 2017 continued her training with Mindfulness in Schools project as a .b Foundations curriculum teacher (mindfulness for school staff and others working in youth-related settings)

    Julia is a certified TCTSY trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator (through the Justice Resource Institute) This work is also informing her mindfulness teaching as she brings a trauma-informed approach to the sessions.

    Whatsapp: +447943937120 
  • András Barta

    András is a fully Certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBI Teacher, member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Continued Professional Development CPD 8-week MBSR Courses. 

    He works as an MBSR Mindfulness Teacher in Budapest and has taught cc. 800 hours on various levels, incl. 5-day silent/non-silent retreats, camps, practice groups, and intermediate groups. He is also an Addiction Counsellor, MSc, from the Semmelweis University in Budapest and has studied Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention with Action on Addiction in the UK. 

    András is a member of the Hungarian Mindfulness and Contemplative Association www.mindfulnessegyesulet.hu, elected into the Board of Supervision, and in April 2019 he successfully graduated as a Mindfulness Supervisor with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice CMRP, Bangor University.

    With a mission to bring affordable Mindfulness training to Hungary, he is also co-running the Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses with Kathy Ward in 2019/2020 and a Silent MBSR Secular Retreat in September 2019, at the Malom Guest House, Dömös, Hungary. 

    You can find out more about him at www tudatossag.net

  • Dr Hedi Hoka

    Dr. Hedi Hoka trained with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Centre for Mindfulness in the USA with Florence Meleo-Meyer and Bob Stahl.

    She is also a fully Certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBI Teacher, member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses and Continued Professional Development CPD 8-week MBSR Courses in Romania. 

    Hedi has a BA and Ph.D. in Psychology and held the position as Associate Professor in Applied Psychology for 10 years at the “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca. She has also published many papers and is the author of a best selling book. 

    She is now CEO of the European Academy for Mindfulness and Biobee Foundation Kindergarten. Since 2012 she has been running MBSR 8-week courses for groups and individuals as well as leading International workshops and seminars.

  • Fiona McMahon

    Fiona  McMahon is an Accredited Mindfulness MBSR & MBI Teacher, member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Continued Professional Development CPD 8-week MBSR Courses. 

    She has BA psychology,  MA Education,  Post Graduate Diploma in  Occupational Psychology and is a Certified Mediator. She now works as an Independent Training and design consultant for the European Commission in Brussels and runs 8-week MBSR courses and Mindfulness Retreats.

    Fiona has been working in the area of psychological wellness and personal development since the 1980s. She has designed and supported the implementation of policies promoting Respect and Dignity at work for many European Institutions. She supervises teams of counselors across Europe who support colleagues in distress at work. She has also design programs on Building Effective Relationships, Leadership skills, Building Emotional Resilience, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Stress Reduction, and Emotional Intelligence. She also worked for the United Business institutes Brussels as a Lecturer in Leadership and on modules for the MBA course.

    Fiona opened her own Mindfulness retreat center in 2018. For more details please visit www.Cabraghlodge.ie

  • Paulo and Diana Resende Mindfulness Hatha and Yin Yoga Teacher Training courses, workshops and classes

    Paulo and Diana are owners and Directors of the 'Being Academy' based in Portugal. They are graduates of the Mindful Yoga Academy 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga and 50hr Mindful Yin Yoga courses and the Mindful Academy 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation teacher training.

    From 2017 - April 2019 Paulo and Diana were affiliates of Kathy Ward and Mindful Yoga Academy, authorized to run the 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga teacher training and 50hr Mindful Yin Yoga teacher training. In April 2019, Kathy handed Mindful Yoga Academy completely over to Paulo and Diana so she could focus on Mindfulness and writing and they could continue to share the 200hr Mindful Hatha and 50hr Mindful Yin Yoga teacher training courses. 

    Paulo and Diana are passionate senior Mindful Yoga and Meditation teachers and trainers.  Diana is a Mindful Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher and trainer, Physiotherapist specializing in Posturology and clinical Pilates Teacher. Paulo is a Mindful Hatha and Yin Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Yoga Therapist and Sound Therapist. He is also a Chemical Engineer and has a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology. As respected senior teachers, their mission is to inspire and guide people on the path of yoga. They offer private sessions, classes, workshops, and teacher training courses. 

    Their intention for the Mindful Yoga and Meditation teacher training courses is to deepen the student teachers knowledge of yogic philosophy and history, the physical mechanics of the body and how to apply that knowledge to asana, as well as how to ethically lead group classes that are accessible and sensitive to all. Through their methodology, they aim to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of every aspect of teaching yoga and meditation.  They also support student teachers build on their strengths while discovering their own unique voices.

    With a holistic approach, their classes and training courses will ground you, challenge you to focus on the moment and connect your mind, body, and breath, bringing more balance and harmony to your life. They share their knowledge with their students so they can practice wisely, sustainably and mindfully, making the practice approachable for everyone, of every level and of every walk of life.  

    For more information about their work please contact them:

    Email[email protected] 

    Telephone: 0352 963165057

    Website: www.beingacademypt.wordpress.com