• Incredible intensity combined with laughter and light, it's been a wonderful experience overall. I greatly appreciated the support both personally and in the more 'academic' context. The sense of community and connection was beautifully instilled in the group and Kathy's credentials are impeccable. The course is thorough, in-depth, and supportive in every facet and there is great trust and a sense of mutual respect, it has gone far beyond my expectations!

    Claire from UK - Teacher, MBSR Teacher Training Course TTR1 level 1 and Advanced Course Level 2 TTR2

  • CEO and Founder Kathy Ward chose to have Mindful Academy International and the courses we teach are independently 3rd party verified and accredited as a Provider of Training Excellence and CPD Provider© we assure you of the highest level of professional mindfulness training and CPD hours for both your annual requirements and sort after skills on your CV. 

    To further demonstrate the professional nature of our mindfulness training, we also follow the Mindfulness good practice guidelines (GPGs) for teaching and supervising mindfulness Teachers, and utilize the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) developed by Bangor, Oxford, and Exeter Universities as part of our supportive assessment process of the 6 domains of teaching mindfulness.

    To achieve the accreditation Mindful Academy International has undergone a rigorous assessment process focusing on 4 key principles -

    • Our organizational structure,
    • The learning provision we offer,
    • Our methods for maintaining excellence, and
    • Our client's personal experience.

    This final principle involves a random selection from our student and graduate base and a direct discussion between them and the PDC to gather a first-hand review of their experience working with us. 

    A separate rigorous assessment process that focuses on the development and delivery of our training including our educational authority, how we collect and utilize our delegate feedback, and ensuring our content is kept up to date was also undertaken as part of the accredited CPD Status.

    Now Mindful Academy International has achieved this accreditation and status as a Provider of Training Excellence and gold standard CPD provider, we are committed to working hard to maintain, and exceed, the excellent standard we have already set with our courses and the testimonials shown below, reflects our dedication to delivering accredited courses for an outstanding learning experience.

    The courses have also been accredited with the Yoga Alliance in the USA since 2010 and the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK between 2012 and April 2019 however, unlike the Yoga Alliance, the new Professional Development Consortium and CPD Standards Office accreditation is globally accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors and demonstrates a much higher standard of professional mindfulness education.