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MBSR and MBA Teacher Training Retreat Level One at the Cabragh Lodge, Co.Sligo Ireland

June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - July 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm IST


This externally accredited Mindfulness MBSR & MBA Teacher Training Retreat Level 1 course is an experiential training course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA for mental health and wellbeing. 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 in a stunning location, and to develop the skills of teaching Mindfulness core practices, inquiry and mindful movement as a new career and in professional practice.

The Teacher Training Retreat course at the Cabragh Lodge is invaluable for those who wish to teach Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA or mindfulness in a different form including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT and Mindfulness-Based Mental Agility MBMA, it will also deepen skills for professionals offering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT or those starting a new career in mental health and wellbeing.

The focus of the course is the teaching process and curriculum of the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Course, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA, and also by the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP Bangor University, UK. Ongoing supervision is also available, and you may also go on to deepen your teaching by taking the optional Level 2 course and the supervision-based Level 3 Qualified and Level 4 Certified courses.

With a maximum of 8 students to enable us to fully support your development, the days are a mixture of practice, workshops and practice teaching, with plenty of breaks to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty on the Ox Mountains, overlooking the countryside below with Kesh Mountain and Knocknashee in the distance. This is the perfect place to sit on your private balcony and enjoy the picturesque countryside and the abundance of wild nature. There may also be the option to book the course without accommodation, please email us for details.

Your accommodation will be in one of 4 beautiful, newly built, passive design standard 2 bedroom self-contained wooden en suite eco cabins nestled in the woodlands around the Centre. Each bedroom has either a double bed or twin beds with high quality sheets, towels and duvets, and due to COVID each cabin will sleep just two people, so you will each have your own private en suite bedroom. A newly fitted kitchen and a dining area provide all you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, but don’t worry, delicious home cooked vegetarian food is provided. Guests comment on the peaceful energy and the delightful wood aroma of this unique accommodation.

Testimonial: Claire from UK – Teacher, MBSR Teacher Training Course Level 1 and Level 2:

Incredible intensity combined with laughter and light, its 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, supportive in every facet and there is great trust and sense of mutual respect, it has gone far beyond my expectations!

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

Event Details

June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm IST
July 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm IST
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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 or 8-week, MBCT course.
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This event will be taught by:
Fiona McMahon


Cabragh Lodge, Coolaney, Co.Sligo, Ireland
Cabragh Lodge
Coolaney, Co. Sligo Ireland
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Mindful Academy International

Mindful Academy International

Registered Jun 2020
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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.


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