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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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UK Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses

Learn to teach Mindfulness MBSR - Foundation TTR1 & Advanced TTR2 Courses

Aug 2017 MBSR Foundation Course Graduates

10 Day non residential course from just €1295 with Early Booking Discounts. For dates see opposite.

11 nights accommodation in a TWIN room from €320 and SINGLE room from €449!

For more details click here or contact Kathy Ward, DIrector of Training on +44 1225 294483 

UK Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses

Professional training in a 4 star venue!

10 day MBSR Foundation Course Level 1 TTR1 dates -

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 - few spaces OR NEW 8 day 18 - 25th November

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

Welcome to Mindful Academy International!   

Here at Mindful Academy International we are passionate about training professional Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teachers and Mindful Yoga Teachers. We also offer Further Training and Continued Professional Development (CPD/CEU) courses, and if you prefer to learn online, we offer both Group and 1-1 Live Online 8 Week MBSR Meditation Courses.

Director of Training, Kathy Ward, is a Senior International MBSR Teacher, Trainer, Supervisor, MBCT ca Teacher and Yoga Therapist 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 CMRP Bangor University and is a UK Mindfulness Network registered teacher. Since 2010, more than 370 students have trained to become Yoga or Meditation teachers with her, with many returning to take continued 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 please click here

The Mindful Academy International courses in Spain are held as Mediterranean Costal Retreats in the wonderful 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa located in the small family resort of Albir on the Costa Blanca. The resort has huge sea and mountain views of the bay and surrounding area (see the top picture) and a marble, palm tree lined beach with a friendly cafe culture, family restaurants, and shops. For those wishing to book their own accommodation, Albir has something to suit everyone. 

The resort is also located on the edge of the Sierra Gelada Natural Park with its stunning cliff top walk through the Park to the lighthouse. The resort is 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 drops you from Alicante Airport to the door of the Hotel.

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

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UK & USA Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training courses

with Kathy Ward Senior International MBSR Teacher, Trainer, Supervisor and member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher

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Our unique, professional certified 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training will give you a recognised qualification and the skills, tools and confidence to teach Mindfulness Meditation and 8 week Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Stress Reduction courses. With the indepth professional training and resources we give you, you really can teach MBSR!

For more details of both the 100hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Foundation course which can also be taken as further training,  Continued Professional (CPD) course to add Mindfulness to your professional work, and the 100hr Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Advanced course please click here

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, group supervision and mentoring is included both before you arrive and when you return home. Please see individual course descriptions for full details. 

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 click here


Online Development Courses for Mindfulness MBSR Teachers

Coming soon you will find details of our Live Online workshops and development courses including Inquiry workshops, Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment (MBI-TAC) workshops and Retreat days. 

Don't forget to visit our face book page (see right) and sign up for our newsletter by visiting the contact us page to keep up to date on all the news and special offers.

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 if you would like to discuss how the 8 week live online Mindfulness MBSR Course can support you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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 & Mindful Yoga Academy    

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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Come and join us!

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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

7 - 11th May Conscious Presence through Movement and Stillness - spaces

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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Mindful Academy has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use 'Registered Meditation Teacher' as a sign of meeting our high standard of training.

Mindful Yoga Academy has met the stringent requirements set by the USA Yoga Alliance as both a RYS 200 Training School and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) Graduates of the 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of meeting our high standard of training.

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