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Details of the 100hr Advanced Level 2 Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training course with Mindful Academy International -

The Mindful Academy International course is registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. This ensures that you are taking a quality course that has been checked and accredited by an outside training organisation. It also means, on successful graduation of both courses, you can register if you wish (at your own cost) with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and your name, profile and business details will be added to their website. Once you have completed your profile and added the Yoga Alliance professionals membership logo to your own website your profile will be live and you can start promoting yourself by advertising classes, workshops, books, products, jobs, coupons, and much more!

100hr Advanced Course Level 2 overview - 

The 100hr Advance course comprises of 93 contact hours of tuition and 10 hours of non-contact hours (2 hours of private Supervision and 8 hours of live online Group Supervision exploring the 8 Session Plans to help you prepare before the course starts) making a total of 103hrs. We have not estimated how long you will take to read the required pre-course reading as thats impossible to do! 

Contact Hours with the Senior Teacher - As Director of Training Kathy will be teaching 7.5 hours, with the Teaching Assistants teaching the first morning 1 hour practice and 1 hour of the allocated time for preparing to teach. The exception to this is on the Silent Retreat day when the day is just 7.5 hours, Kathy will be teaching 6.5 hours, and the Teaching Assistant will teach 1 hour. The Teaching assistant may also assist Kathy during the morning sessions.

A typical day on the Advanced Course

07.00 - 08.00 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice lead by the Teaching Assistant

08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast (included in the price for non-residents) 

09.00 - 11.30 Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week Course session of the day experiential practice taught by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant

11.30 - 13.30 Teaching Methodology - Exploring the elements of the session and how to integrate experiential learning with dialogue and inquiry with Kathy Ward, assisted with by the Teaching Assistant. Includes time to prepare to teach in the afternoon Teaching Practicals

13.30 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 19.30  Small Group Teaching practicals - each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 30 minute section of the session of the day, and twice during the course you will also have the opportunity to teach a 60 minute section of the session of the course to a small group. Both teaching practicals will be either assessed informally or formally using the MBI-TAC with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers. 

19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day

Daily Schedules -

Day One - Deepening the Teaching and Embodiment of Mindfulness

  • Opening the Circle and morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice 
  • Teaching Methodology -  
    • Deepening your Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teaching and practice
    • Aims and objectives of the Advanced Course
    • Mindful Academy International MBSR 8 Week curriculum & comparisons
    • The pre-course participant interview - important health and wellbeing considerations
    • Teaching development with the MBI-TAC’s - how to use now and in future
    • Deepening understanding of the 6 domains of Teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation from the MBI-TAC
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Two - Session One Exploring Mindfulness

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session One practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session One
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session One practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Three - Session Two Exploring our Perceptions and Relationship to the challenges and stressors in our lives

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Two practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Two
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Two practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Four - Session Three, The Power and Pleasure of Present Moment

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Three practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Three
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Three practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Five - Session Four - Cultivating Curiosity and Openness to the Whole of my Experience

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Four practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Four
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Four practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Six  - A full day of Silent Teacher Lead Mindfulness Meditation and Movement practice 

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Mindfulness Meditations
    • Mindful Movement
    • Mindful Walking
    • Mindful Eating
  • Practice and Training -
    • Disolving the Silence
    • Group discussion
    • Closing the Circle
  • Optional but included in the price but not the course hours - Retreat to the Albir Playa Senses Spa to further explore just 'being' 

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Day Seven - Session Five, Building on our Foundation of Mindfulness - Paying attention to our capactity to Respond to Challenges and Stressors

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Five practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Five
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Five practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Eight - Session Six, Interpersonal Mindfulness & Building Resilience

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Six practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Six
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Six practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Nine - Session Seven, Integrating Mindfulness - Reflecting on Life-style choices

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Seven practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 
    • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Seven
    • Preparation and practice teaching
  • Teaching Practical -
    • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Six practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
  • Teaching Methodology -
    • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day Ten - Session Eight, Keeping up Momentum - Intention and Commitment and next steps in Teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR 8 Week Courses

  • Morning Mindfulness Meditation and yoga based Mindful Movement practice
  • Practice and Training -
    • Session Eight practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Methodology - 

      • Exploring and learning how to teach Session Eight
      • Preparation and practice teaching

    Teaching Practical -

      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Six practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)

    Teaching Methodology - 

    • Keeping up Momentum - the Next steps in your Teacher Training Pathway
    • The business of Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR 8 Week Courses
    • Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines
    • The role of Supervision and how it along with the MBI-TAC can support the embodiment of Mindfulness into your practice and teaching
    • MBI-TAC Assessment Feedback Supervision and Support session details
    • Any questions
    • Graduation Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Goodbyes

Silent practice -

On both the Foundation Course and the Advance Course, we have a Silent Retreat Day similar to during the 8 week MBSR Course, where you will be guided by Kathy in the core practices. That evening there you are also invited to the Albir Playa Hotel Senses Spa (not included in the course hours!) to deepen your experience of 'just being'

We also practice silence on most days from when the 'head hits the pillow' to after breakfast. We practice a 'soft, gentle and nurturing silence' emboding our practice and connection to all that is.