• 8-days over 4-months live online MBSR and MBA Teacher Training course

    When: 4 x weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 

    • Autumn 2022: 10-11 of September, 8-9 of October, 12-13. November, and the 3-4 of December. Sorry fully booked.
    • Spring 2023: 4-5 of February, 25-26 of March, 22-23 April, 20-21 May. 9 am - 6 pm (Central European Time CET) Sign up now and start training with us today!
    • Spring 2023: Apr - Jul (USA DST) Full details coming soon!  
    • Autumn 2023: 26-17 September, 14-15 October, 11-12 November, and 2-3 December. 9 am - 6 pm (Central European Time CET)

    Where: Live online course with regular breaks away from the screen, tea breaks, and lunch. Full support between sessions. If you prefer an in-person teacher training course, check out our March Intensive in Ireland here

    Bonus: Includes lifetime access to our unique Personal and Professional pre-course study video course including study guides, our exclusive "how to teach the core practice" videos, and mp3 recordings of all core practices so you can start training with us straight away!

    Lead Teacher: Kathy Ward Senior International Mindfulness Trainer, MBI-TAC Assessor, Supervisor, and Teacher, WHO mindfulness consultant and TEDx speaker.

  • The expertise of the teacher, Kathy was evident in the preparation materials. The course manual - its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of mindfulness, accessible written style and format, and professional tone set the expectations and feel for the course and has been an invaluable tool throughout the course. The meditation full transcripts, skeleton transcripts, and the videos ensured all levels and styles of learners were catered for and well supported. The delicate balance of de-mystifying MBSR and mindfulness and maintenance of professionalism and integrity to the skills being taught was expertly managed.

    Georgina. Head Teacher. Level One course 2022

  • Standard Rate: €975 (approximately £822, exchange rate subject to change)

    You can pay by Bank Transfer, or PayPal/Credit Card (3% commission) Interest-free payment plans are also available, please ask for details.

    Bursary and Scholarship fund: We are pleased to be able to offer one subsidized space and one full scholarship space to people from all backgrounds that meet the course requirements to train online as a Level One mindfulness-based teacher. The closing date for bursary/scholarship applications is the 3-months before the course starts. Read more 

    Upon offering you a space, we will invoice you for a €250 deposit (approximately £210) so that you can start training with us straight away.

    Please note:  The deposit is non-refundable as you will have started to train with us and received goods and services. Please read our Terms and conditions of booking. The balance is then due 4-weeks before the course starts unless a payment plan has been agreed. 

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  • The Accredited Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Training Level One modular teacher training course focuses on the teaching process and curriculum of the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Course, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA, and also by the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP Bangor University, UK. 

    Offering the opportunity to engage in personal and group learning processes supported by the mindfulness gold standard 6 domains of teaching Mindfulness (MBI-TLC and MBI-TAC) this course has been designed to deepen personal practice and the develop the skills of teaching Mindfulness core practices, inquiry, and mindful movement to adults in the general population, workplaces, and for healthcare and mental health professionals planning to teach adults in clinical settings.

    Invaluable for those who wish to teach Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA or mindfulness in a different form including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT and Mindfulness-Based Mental Agility MBMA, it will also deepen skills for professionals offering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT or those starting a new career in mental health and wellbeing.

    The content and curriculum are the same for both the online and in-person courses. With the online course, the days are a mixture of practice, workshops, and practice teaching, with plenty of breaks away from the screen to move and practice self-care. In order to graduate you need to attend all sessions. If due to an unexpected emergency you are unable to attend a day, you would be able to join the next modular course. 

    For full details download the full prospectus below or continue reading here

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  • Who is the training for?

    Level Two graduates March 2018

    The Level One course is intended for people who are:

    • A minimum of 25 years old.
    • Have 1 year of meditation experience not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation. 
    • Commitment to an ongoing daily personal mindfulness-based practice, ideally based on MBSR/MBCT/MBMA or other mindfulness-based 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 a live, teacher lead 8 Week MBSR, 8-week, MBCT course, both modules of the MBMA course or other 8-week mindfulness-based course as a participant either -
      • In your home location or live online with a qualified mindfulness-based teacher OR
      • Take the Mindful Academy International Live Online 8-Week MBSR Course and be guided by the 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.

    In order to participate in the training, you will need:

    • A room where you can close the door and engage in the training away from family distractions. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not on the training cannot see your screen or hear the audio. You may find it helpful to use headphones, however, without headphones will make the sessions more natural.
    • Log into zoom (link sent with confirmation) via a computer that is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and a webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices as the screen is too small.
    • A space for practice including your normal meditation chair/cushion/bench/blanket
    • Comfortable clothes for meditation, movement, and sessions 
    • For recommendations on how to set up your space for the course so that it feels like a meditation space rather than a business meeting, and to help you prepare, please download our Handbook
  • What is included in the price?

    • 65 contact hours
    • Personal and Professional pre-course study video course including study guides, our exclusive "how to teach the core practice" videos, and mp3 recordings of all core practices so you can start training straight away. 
    • Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of Mindfulness teaching and practice
    • Full transcripts and skeleton transcripts of all core Trauma-sensitive Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement practices to help familiarize you with the practices
    • 1 x 60-minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €60)
    • Private forum and email support to support your preparation and teaching development 
    • Support and development of your teaching the core meditation practices utilizing the 6 domains of mindfulness (MBI-TLC) and (MBI-TAC) developed by the Universities of Bangor, Oxford, and Exeter. 
    • 1 x 60-minute private Supervision session on your return home to discuss your next teacher training pathway steps (worth €60)
    • Level 1 Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher Certificate on successful graduation
    • Globally recognized official CPD Standards Office Certificate showing externally accredited hours to add to your annual training record and sought after skills on your curriculum vitae
    • USA Yoga Alliance Continued Education hours certificate
    • Ongoing mentoring by email and optional Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Network Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines
    • Option to join the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches BAMBA registry when you meet their criteria. You do not need to be a UK resident to join the registry.