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UK and USA Accredited 45hr Mindful Yin Yoga Course

March 2017 Mindful Yin Yoga Graduates in studio

For Yoga Teachers, Meditation Teachers and Yoga Practioners.

Includes introduction to MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.

7th - 11th May 2018 at the Hotel Rober Palas, Albir.

Non Residential course 500 euros. Course including twin room with breakfast €731 euros, single rooms and half board also available.

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MBSR Teacher Training Foundation Course Curriculum

Click TTR1 Foundation course curriculum for full details of the 10 day MBSR Teacher Training Foundation Course

UK Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses

How to Train as an MBSR Teacher

Click  How to Train as a MBSR Teacher (TTP)  for details of how to train as a MBSR Mindfulness Teacher

UK Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses

Professional training in a 4 star venue!

10 day MBSR Foundation Course Level 1 TTR1 dates - For full details including prices, click the dates below

17th - 26th April OR 19th - 28th June  OR 21st - 30th August  

Be quick - Don't miss the Early Bird Discounts!

MBSR Advanced Course Level 2 TTR2 dates -

10 day 4th - 13th March - sorry fully booked OR NEW 8 day 18 - 25th November

Maximum 12 students - apply now! Foundation Application Form  OR Advanced Application form

MBSR Teacher Training Advanced Course Curriculum

Click TTR2 Advanced course curriculum  for full details of the 8 day MBSR Teacher Training Advanced Course level 2

UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses

These guiding principles have been developed to promote good practice in teaching mindfulness-based courses. Mindfulness courses are intended to teach people practical skills that can help with physical and psychological health problems and ongoing life challenges. The main approaches used in the UK are Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and the Breathworks Mindfulness Based approaches to Pain and Illness (MBPI), all of which are normally taught over eight 2-3 hour sessions.

MBSR is a group-based programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, Centre for Mindfulness (CFM) for populations with a wide range of physical and mental health problems (

MBCT is an integration of MBSR with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( It was initially developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale to help recovered recurrently depressed participants and has been recommended by NICE for this group. MBCT is evolving to be taught to a broader range of people based on psychological understandings of what causes human distress and in a range of settings (e.g., health service, schools, forensic settings).

The Breathworks MBPI course is a development of MBSR, specifically for people with chronic pain and / or other long-term (physical) health conditions ( Developed by Vidyamala Burch, it combines key elements of MBSR and MBCT with particular approaches to mindfulness in daily life and mindful movement that are suitable to this population. It also includes compassion meditation as a core component.

A teacher of mindfulness-based approaches should have the following:

A. Mindfulness Based Teacher Training -

1. Familiarity through personal participation with the mindfulness-based course curriculum that they will be learning to teach, with particular in-depth personal experience of all the core meditation practices of this mindfulness-based programme.

2. Completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme or supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months.

B. Training or background required in addition to mindfulness-based teacher training -

1. A professional qualification in mental or physical health care, education or social care, or equivalent life experience, recognized by the organization or context within which the teaching will take place.

2. Knowledge and experience of the populations that the mindfulness-based course will be delivered to, including experience of teaching, therapeutic or other care provision with groups and/or individuals, unless such knowledge and experience is provided to an adequate level by the mindfulness-based teacher training itself. An exception to this can be when teaching with the help of a colleague who knows well the population to whom the course will be delivered and has a relevant qualification. They would also need to have an understanding of mindfulness-based approaches.

3. If delivering MBCT, knowledge of relevant underlying psychological processes, associated research and evidence-based practice, unless these are provided to an adequate level by the mindfulness teacher training programme.

4. If delivering MBCT or other mindfulness-based course with a clinical population, an appropriate professional clinical training

C. Ongoing Good Practice Requirements -

1. Commitment to a personal mindfulness practice through
−    daily formal and informal practice
−    participation in annual residential teacher-led mindfulness meditation retreats

2. Engagement in processes which continue to develop mindfulness-based teaching practice:
−    ongoing contacts with other mindfulness practitioners and teachers, built and maintained as a means to share experiences and learn collaboratively and
−    regular supervision with an experienced mindfulness-based teacher including:
i. Opportunity to reflect on/inquire into personal process in relation to personalmindfulness practice and mindfulness-based teaching practice
ii. Receiving periodic feedback on teaching through video recordings, supervisor sitting in on teaching sessions or co-teaching with reciprocal feedback.

3. A commitment to ongoing development as a teacher through further training, keeping up to date with the evidence base, recording and reflecting on teaching sessions, participation in webs forums etc.

4. Adherence to the ethical framework appropriate to the teacher’s professional background and working context.

What graduates are saying about our courses

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Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Graduates November 2017

The course was impeccably organised, great location and everything flowed smoothly. Kathy and her assistant Julie gave me, as I presume the other members of the course, every possible guide line and support that was/is needed for my personal path towards an experienced Mindfulness teacher. I would definitely recommend it, as I consider the course a mind opening, learning experience of high quality. Including all of that... it was also most enjoyable!! August 2017. Alex from UK/Italy.

It was an intense 10-day course in which we were taught about teaching both the formal and informal practices of the 8-week MBSR course. Kathy Ward’s training and guidance made me grow both on a personal level and as a teacher. Her course gives you the tools to grow into a confident mindfulness teacher with sufficient knowledge of the background of mindfulness. I can absolutely recommend the TTR1 Foundation Course, level 1 Teacher Training course with Mindful Academy International! August 2017 Elske from Portugal/Holland

I can strongly recommend the MBSR Teacher Training Course by Mindful Academy. I have learned all that I hoped for and even more. Kathy truly embodies the essence of mindfulness. In addition I am very grateful for the extensive paperwork that I can take home from the course, i.e. manual, participants handbook, lesson plan and scripts. It is an invaluable “toolbox”. Birgitte from Denmark

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        Mindful Yin Yoga graduates Hotel Rober Palas, Spain 2017 

Being already a yoga teacher I took this training as a CPD and I can honestly say that it was a truly excellent training! It combined a great deal of knowledge of both yin yoga and mindfulness and Kathy Ward is a great teacher and a wonderful person. Krystyna, November 2016

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UK & USA Accredited Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Teacher Training -

10 day TTR1 Level 1 Foundation Course - Can be taken as CPD/CEU Further Education

17th - 26th April 2018 MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - filling up, be quick!

19th - 28th June MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - 150 euro Early Booking discount if you book by 18th March!

21st - 30th August MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - 250 euro Early Booking discount if you book by 21st May!

10 day TTR2 Level 2 Advanced Course - 

4th - 13th March 2018 MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Course TTR2 Level 2 - Sorry fully booked

8 day TTR2 Level 2 Advanced Course -

18th - 25th November MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Course TTR2 Level 2 - spaces

UK & USA Accredited 45hr Mindful Yin Yoga course

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Live Online 8 Week MBSR Mindfulness courses -

Private 1-1 Live Online Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week course, dates and times to be agreed, please contact me

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