• About Mindful Academy International


    Our Mission:


    Our mission is to support you grow in confidence and embody the skills and tools to teach Mindfulness-based approaches across all economic, social, religious and political orientations wherever you may live.  We do this by providing professional accredited training for mindfulness-based teachers and offering a supportive community to our graduates around the world. 

    Our Vision:


    Our vision is to support people through cultivating mindfulness to be a participant in their own health and wellbeing and to create the conditions in which people can build a wider space of awareness and the resilience to bounce back from the ups and downs of life.

    Our Values:


    • Offer the highest possible standard of mindfulness training in professional settings
    • Value individual learning and development
    • Support individuals in finding their own unique path
    • Be open-hearted
    • Embody Mindfulness in the way we conduct our everyday work
    • Support graduates through building a co-created community of Mindfulness Teachers


    As a Provider of Training Excellence© with the globally recognized Professional Development Consortium and CPD Standards Officewe offer professional training and supervision for our Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1, Level 2, Qualified and certified MBI Mindfulness Teachers. If you are starting your teacher training pathway, we offer both Group and 1-1 Live Online 8 Week MBSR Meditation Courses.

    CEO, Kathy Ward, is a Senior International MBSR Trainer, Teacher, and Supervisor, MBCT cancer Teacher and Yoga Therapist. She has been practicing Meditation and Yoga since her 20's and has over 35 years of experience in developing and delivering professional training courses.

    Kathy trained with Eluned Gold, Sarah Silverton, Jody Mardula and Trish Bartley at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, CMRP Bangor University. She is also a UK Mindfulness Network registered teacher.

    Since 2010 Kathy has taught 71 professional Mindfulness MBSR, Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Yin Yoga Teacher Training courses with over 460 students training to become qualified teachers with her, with many returning to take continuing professional development courses, so you can be assured of excellent training to give you the skills and confidence to teach. For more details of Kathy read more

    The Mindful Academy International courses in Spain are held in the Michelin guide, small family run 4-star Hotel Tossa d'Altea, a 300-year-old restored Olive Mill. Located in a quiet area just 5 minutes walk to the historic town of Altea on the Costa Blanca, the town has whitewashed houses, cobbled streets,  huge sea and mountain views of the bay and surrounding area and a marble, palm tree-lined beach with friendly cafe culture, family restaurants, and shops. Early booking is recommended as the hotel only has 22 rooms! For those wishing to book their own accommodation, Altea has something to suit everyone. 

    You can also train as a mindfulness teacher with us in Hungary, Ireland the USA and Romania. 

  • The Hotel Tossa d'Altea, our training venue in Spain is located on the edge of the 16th century old town of Altea and within easy reach of Alicante Airport, with many low cost carriers offering daily flights from all over Europe. There is evan a quick and easy English speaking shuttle service that takes you from Alicante Airport to Altea.

    If that was not enough, the World Health Organisation has confirmed what many people had believed for years, namely that this area is one of the healthiest areas of the world - so why not take the opportunity to train with us on the mediterranean coast in Spain! 

    For those of you training with us in the USA, courses are held at the Trillium Yoga Studio in Milwaukee with Tina Romenesko

    To support you on your amazing journey, I have put together a dedicated team of experienced International MBSR Meditation and Hatha Yoga Teachers and you will build confidence quickly and easily with the help of individual coaching, feedback, personal and professional development. For more details of the team read more

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss if our courses meet YOUR vision of teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation and Mindful Yin Yoga, or perhaps you would like to discuss how the 8 week live online Mindfulness MBSR Course can support you, please do not hesitate to contact me by email [email protected] or telephone UK 0044 1225294483 or Spain 0034 667196371 so we can arrange a Skype or Zoom call to answer your questions.

    Kind regards


    Kathy Ward. SYT, PYT500, ERYT500, ERMMT, Dip.C.Hyp.NLP

    Senior International Mindfulness MBSR Teacher, Trainer & Supervisor, MBCT Cancer Teacher, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher & Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Motivational Therapist and Coach

    Director of Training Mindful Academy International