Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
teacher training

MBSR and MBA Live Online Teacher Training Level One: February – May (Four months, one weekend a month)

February 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - May 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm GMT


Don´t wait to book at the last minute, fully supported, extensive pre-course study means you can start training with us today!

The Mindful Academy International externally accredited experiential Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBA) Teacher Training primarily focuses on the teaching process and core mindfulness-based practices developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and in the UK by the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP Bangor University where Kathy Ward trained as a Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessor, Supervisor, and MBSR and MBCT for cancer Teacher.

Offering the opportunity to engage in personal and group learning processes supported by the mindfulness gold standard 6 domains of teaching Mindfulness this course has been designed to deepen personal practice and development of the skills of teaching Mindfulness core practices, inquiry, and mindful movement giving you the skills and confidence to teach trauma-sensitive mindfulness-based stress reduction MBSR and mindfulness-based approaches MBA to adults in the general population as part of your profession, in the workplace, for mindfulness classes, workshops, and 8-week courses.

It is also invaluable for healthcare and mental health professionals planning to teach adults in clinical settings, as a foundation for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT or the Mindful Academy International Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence M-BESI teacher training. It will deepen skills for professionals offering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT, and for those starting a new career in mental health and wellbeing.

The professional quality assured and 3rd party externally accredited course offers you globally recognised sort-after skills to add to your professional practice, CV, and Continual Professional Development CPD requirements.

About the accreditation:

Kathy Ward and Mindful Academy International are accredited as a Provider of Training Excellence by the globally recognised CPD Standards Office. Every aspect of the company and end-to-end learners’ experience has received external, 3rd party Quality Assurance.

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office works to improve the standard of CPD provision across all industry sectors. It forms part of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), respected by regulators, professional bodies, and trade associations for its work with organisations undertaking research and accreditation services.

Organisations accredited by the Office are identified as offering a high level of positive learning opportunities and are working with the CPD Standards community to raise skills, knowledge, and education. The Office assesses training courses, events, and digital and online learning provided by organisations. It has accredited thousands of CPD training activities, delivered in all corners of the globe, and has providers spanning all continents, and across 45 countries.

Next Training dates: 4 x weekends, 4-5 of February, 25-26 of March, 22-23 April, 20-21 May. Sign up now and start training with us today!

If you prefer a residential course, please see our listing for the 7-day Teacher Training Retreat from the 4th – 11th of March at the Cabragh Lodge, Centre for Inner and Interpersonal Wellness, NW Ireland.

Online Times: 9 am – 6 pm (UK) with breaks away from the screen, tea breaks, and lunch.

Where: Live online Zoom course with full support between sessions.

Lead Trainer: Kathy Ward Senior International Mindfulness Trainer, MBI-TAC Assessor, Supervisor, MBSR, MBMA, M-BESI, and MBCT ca Teacher, WHO Mindfulness-Based Mental Agility programme developer and consultant, and Mindfulness TEDx speaker.

Investment: €975.

Deposit: €250. You start training with us as soon as your deposit is received with lifetime access to the extensive online pre-course study resources which include how to prepare to teach support videos, mp3 recordings, and meditation transcripts to help you learn the trauma-sensitive, participant-centred, and inquiry-based language, and more. Also included are email support and a 1-1 session with Kathy Ward to get you started.  

Payment: You can pay by Bank Transfer or Credit card via PayPal (3% commission charge)  Interest-free payment plans are also available, please ask for details.

Bursary and Scholarship fund:  We are pleased to be able to offer one subsidized space and one full scholarship space to people from all backgrounds that meet the course requirements to train as mindfulness-based teachers. The closing date for bursary/scholarship applications is the 3-months before the course starts.

For full details including a downloadable prospectus and the online application form please visit www.mindfulacademyint.com. If you have any questions, please email enquiry@mindfulacademyint.com

Testimonial: “The expertise of the teacher, Kathy was evident in the preparation materials. The course manual – its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of mindfulness, accessible written style and format, and professional tone set the expectations and feel for the course and has been an invaluable tool throughout the course. The meditation full transcripts, skeleton transcripts, and the videos ensured all levels and styles of learners were catered for and well supported. The delicate balance of de-mystifying MBSR and mindfulness and maintenance of professionalism and integrity to the skills being taught was expertly managed.” Georgina, Head Teacher, UK.

Event Details

February 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am GMT
May 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm GMT
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
The Level 1 course is intended for people who are: A minimum of 25 years old. Have 1 year of meditation experience not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation. Commitment to an ongoing daily personal mindfulness-based practice, ideally based on MBSR/MBCT/MBMA or other mindfulness-based practices The course starts from the premise that as teachers we need to embody mindfulness-based practice in our own lives before we can attempt to teach it to others so you should have taken a live, teacher lead 8 Week MBSR, 8-week, MBCT course.
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This event will be taught by:
Kathy Ward

Partner Profile

Mindful Academy International

Mindful Academy International

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


Mindful Academy International is an externally accredited Provider of Training Excellence© with the globally recognized Professional Development Consortium and Continued Professional Development CPD Standards Office. We offer professional mindfulness courses to the general public, mindfulness teacher training, and bespoke mindfulness and emotional intelligence for companies including the World Health Organization. By completing a CPD certified course, employees are able to declare a recognised qualification on their CVs. Not only does this aid employees when seeking a new role, but can provide a credible basis when wanting to progress within their current roles. The school was founded in 2010 by CEO and Mindfulness TEDx speaker Kathy Ward, a senior International MBSR, MBCT and MBA Trainer, Supra-visor, Supervisor, MBI-TAC Assessor and Teacher. Kathy has be offering mindfulness and yoga workshops and courses since 2007 and has trained over 560 teachers in the mindfulness and yoga field worldwide since 2010. If you would like to discuss how we can support your mindfulness path or organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.


0044 1225 294483


Altea La Vieja, Spain