• Meet the Mindful Academy International Team

    I have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Programme (MBP) Teachers to support your exploration of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and trauma-sensitive mindfulness teacher training for mental and physical well-being.

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

    For those new to mindfulness, our courses and mentoring can help you develop skills to live well, even with chronic illness.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss if our beginner's courses could support you, or if the teacher training meets 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

    WHO Mindfulness Consultant and course developer.

  • Founder Kathy Ward.

    Kathy Ward

    Kathy Ward is a TEDx speaker, Senior International Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness-Based Programmes (MBP) Trainer, and Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Bangor University (CMRP) trained Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) Assessor, Supervisor, Supravisor, Teacher, and MBCT Cancer teacher. She is the Founder of Mindful Academy International and has trained over 600 International mindfulness-based teachers since 2010. 

    As well as running accredited trauma-sensitive Mindfulness Teacher Training courses, Silent retreats, and CPD events, she also works as a Mindfulness Consultant and Mindfulness-Based Mental Agility course developer for the World Health Organisation and as a volunteer chair for the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (the charity wing of the UK Mindfulness Network) and runs free International mindfulness teacher support groups Supporting Integrity in Teaching and Training SiTT.   

    Kathy studied Mindfulness at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, CMRP Bangor University where she trained with Eluned Gold, Sarah Silverton, Jody Mardula, Trish Bartley, Rebecca Crane and Sophie Samson. She is a member of the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches, BAMBA and meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers and as a Mindfulness-based Supervisor and Teacher.

    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 over 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 MBP courses for corporate companies. 

  • Fiona McMahon, Ireland and Europe

    Fiona  McMahon is a fully Certified Mindfulness MBSR and MBA Teacher, member of the training and support team and a licensed affiliate offering the Mindful Academy International accredited Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR Teacher Training courses and 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 designed 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 Cabragh Lodge, Coolaney in 2018. Situated in the North West of Ireland in the Ox Mountains, the remote and scenic location is perfect for reconnecting with yourself though Mindfulness, Meditation, Self-Compassion, and Stillness.

    This beautiful purpose built Centre is perfectly appointed for day and evening workshops, classes and for longer residential retreats. It is also the home of the Mindful Academy International MBSR and MBA intensive residential Teacher Training courses.

    For more details please visit www.Cabraghlodge.ie

    Telephone 00 353 (0) 857123484

  • András Barta, Hungary

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

    He works as an MBSR and MBCT Mindfulness Teacher in Budapest and has taught over 1000 hours on various levels, incl. 3–6-day silent/non-silent retreats, camps, practice groups, and intermediate groups. He is also an Addiction Counsellor, MSc, from the Semmelweis University, Budapest and has studied Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention with Action on Addiction in the UK. He has graduated as an MBCT Specialist in 2020 from Bangor University–Mindfulness Network. He taught mindfulness to recovering addicts at Nyírő Gyula Hospital in Budapest for a year.

    András is a member of the Hungarian Mindfulness and Contemplative Association, elected into the Board of Supervision. He is the founder of Hungarian Mindfulness Professional Network, an organization supporting mindfulness teachers’ professional life in Hungary. 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 runs the accredited Mindful Academy International Teacher Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses every year.

    You can find out more about him here

    Website: tudatossag.net

    Phone: +36 70 5374979

  • Alexandra Dendy, Italy

    Alexandra Dendy 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. 

    She has also attended Professional Teacher Training retreats for Teaching MBCT for Cancer, and is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teachers and meets the requirements for Good Practice Guidelines. 

    Alexandra is a Certified Teacher for MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) for children from the ages of 7-18, with .b and paws b certifications, and teaches within schools, for children, teachers, and staff.

    She has a BA in Psychology, a Master in Counselling, Certified Dance Therapist (Method-Olodanza) and has diplomas in NLP Coaching & Counselling. 

    She has experience in  Mindfulness Workshops and MBSR courses within the corporate environment, together with Conferencing and is the author of “Mindful Messages for Life”. Alexandra holds group courses and individual sessions and has experience with online Teachings, Workshops, and MBSR Courses.

    You can find out more about her on


    Email: [email protected]

    Tel and Whatsapp: +393334644753

  • Tina Langdok, USA

    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]

  • Dr. Hedi Hoka, Romania

    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.

  • Paulo and Diana Resende, Portugal

    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. 

    For more information about their work please contact them:

    Email[email protected] 

    Telephone: 0352 963165057

    Website: www.beingacademypt.wordpress.com