• Train as a Mindfulness Teacher and earn a recognised qualification in Teaching Mindfulness!

    Are your ready to train as a Mindfulness Teacher? The Mindful Academy International MBSR Teacher Training is an accredited training pathway that can be taken in one of 3 ways.

    As Vocation training  for those who wish to add Mindfulness to their professions, or as a 200hr course over 2 modules giving you a recognized qualification as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher. There is also the option to continue training and become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.

    The modules offer space for nourishment, inspiration and learning that is designed to immerse participants in the principles and practice of mindfulness-based teaching. 

    On successful completion of the courses you will be able to add Mindfulness to your profession or teach Mindfulness-based courses, workshops and the 8 week MBSR Course. You will also be able to apply for insurance to teach and be eligable to join our Worldwide Directory of Mindfulness MBSR Teachers with a link to your website or email, and our closed Mindfulness Community support group.

    For those based in the UK, after taking the Foundation course and teaching at least 2 MBSR 8 Week courses under supervision, you can apply to join the Mindfulness Network of Teachers. You will be asked to demonstrate that our course meets the Good Practice Guidelines - don't worry it exceeds it! If you are not UK based then you will find that there are many other such organizations around the world that you can join too.

    Should you wish, you will also be able to join the Yoga Alliance Professionals as an Affiliate Teacher after successful completion of Level 1 and full Teaching status after successfully completing Level 2. 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!

    Please note - if you have taken the Foundation Level 1 course with other organisations and are accepted to take the Advanced Course with us, you will receive a certificate for the 100hr Mindfulness MBSR Advanced Teacher Training Course. You will still be eligable to join our Directory  of Mindfulness MBSR Teachers and your listing will show that you have taken the MBSR Advanced Teacher Training course with us, however you will not be eligable to join the Yoga Alliance Professionals.

  • Come along and train with Kathy Ward, Director of Training at Mindful Academy International. Kathy has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 36 years and trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University with Sarah Silverton, Eluned Gold, Jody Mardula and Trish Bartley in MBSR, MBCT for Cancer and as an MBSR Supervisor.

    She is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and also meets and adhers to the Good Practice Guidelines both as a Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer of Mindfulness-based courses. Kathy has taught 62 Teacher Training courses to students around the world. For more information on Kathy read more 

    • Our Teacher Training Pathway offers continued professional development courses or the option to gain a recognised qualification as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.
    • You can continue to train with us to earn a full certificate as a Mindfulness MBSR Teacher.
    • We are dedicated Mindfulness Teachers, Trainers and Supervisors and passionate about supporting and developing others on their personal and Teacher Training Pathways.
    • We meet the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness Teachers. You can also find us listed on the Mindfulness Network www.eventslist.org This listing is only available to professional training organisations that meed their high standard of teaching.
    • All our group sizes are small (maximum 12 students) ensuring lots of personal attention, development and feedback.
    • To encourage the expression of your unique potential, 2 sessions of supervision and email mentoring is included in the price of the Level 1 and Level 2 course (worth €150 per course) 
    • Graduates tell us that they really value the Supervision of the Teacher Training Pathway by the same person that trained them, they find the continuity to be really valuable. 
    • For the Level 2 course we also include 8 weeks of Group Supervision and Mentoring before the course (worth €280)
    • We use the  gold standard Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria MBI-TAC to support your development and give specific feedback on the domains of teaching Mindfulness.
    • We have included workshops on Mindful Movement and Inquiry normally additional courses with other training organisations to give you all the tools you need to teach Mindfulness on graduation.
    • We provide you with the Mindful Academy International professional 426 page manual which covers all aspects of Teaching Mindfulness.
    • We provide you with Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Scripts and mp3 recordings to help you develop the craft of teaching mindfulness core practices.
    • On the Advanced Level 2 TTC2 course we provide you with indepth Session Plans and a Participants Workbook you can print for your mindfulness groups so you start teaching quickly and easily.
    • We provide Supervision and mentoring to support your Teacher Training Pathway from the moment you start training with us. 
    • We have created a closed MBSR Teacher graduate group to help support you in your home location. 
    • If you are UK based you can apply to join the UK listing of Mindfulness Teachers read more
    • You can apply to join the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Affiliate or Registered Teacher read more