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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 Week Courses

Learn Mindfulness Live Online!

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New to Mindfulness? Preparing for your Mindfulness Teacher Training course? Want to deepen your own practice? Take the 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course Live Online in the comfort of your own home with Senior International MBSR Teacher and Trainer Kathy Ward. For more information click here 

Group price €350 p.p. or Private 1- 1 from just €450

Group course starting 6th January - sign up now!

UK Accredited Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Courses

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

Aug 2017 MBSR Foundation Course Graduates for website

10 Day non residential course just €1495. 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!

MBSR Foundation Course Level 1 dates -

17th - 26th April OR 19th - 28th Jun  OR 25th Sept - 4th Oct and 20th - 29th Nov

MBSR Advanced Course Level 2 dates -

4th - 13th March - few spaces OR  28th Aug - 6th Sept

Small course so limited spaces - 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 Continued Professional Development (CPD/CEU) courses, and for busy people the 8 week MBSR course over 5 days. 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 340 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 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 a 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 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 (or 5 day) 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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Mindful Academy March 2017 graduates

Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Graduates March 2017

I can strongly recommend the MBSR Teacher Training Course by Mindful Academy. I have learned all that I hoped for and even more. Kathy and Bodhin truly embody 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

"A hands on, in depth teacher training course taught by 2 competent, dedicated and experienced teachers. Highly recommended for those seeking to teach MBSR courses.” Randall - M.D. working in a Holistic Clinic in Norway

Mindful Yin Yoga USA 2016

Mindful Yin Yoga graduates Trillium Yoga Studio, Milwaukee, USA Spring 2016

Since participating in this training, I have noticed how mindful and aware I am of myself in my practice and when I teach. I also have noticed that I’m more mindful in my everyday activites/life.

Thank you so much for coming to Milwaukee and sharing this amazing practice with us and helping to create a more mindful, kind community! I'm completely grateful for you and your passion for this practice!

March 2017 Mindful Yin Yoga Graduates in studio

        Mindful Yin Yoga graduates Albir Playa Hotel & Spa, 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

This has been one of the best experiences of a training programme I have attended. Kathy is extremely knowledgably and teaches in a very easy digestible wayPaula March 2014.

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200hr Mindful Yoga Teacher Training Graduates

I have been a trainer for many years attending lots of different courses.  However, the Mindful Yoga teaching training has to be the best one I have ever attended. Kathy delivered the course in a very clear, professional and caring manner. I highly recommend this course; it has been an amazing journey for me personally and professionally. Thank you Kathy!

for more testimonials from real live graduates click here


Come and join us!


UK Accredited 200hr Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Teacher Training -

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

28th November - 7th December MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - sorry fully booked!

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

18th - 27th June MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - spaces

24th Sept - 3rd October MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - spaces

26th Nov - 5th Dec MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training Course TTR1 Level 1 - spaces

10 day TTR2 Level 2 Advanced Course - 

4th - 13th March 2018 MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Course TTR2 Level 2 - few spaces be quick!

27th Aug - 5th Sept MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Course TTR2 Level 2 - spaces

Live Online 8 Week MBSR Mindfulness Group or 1-1 courses -

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

6th January - 24th Febuary Live Online Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week Group course - few spaces

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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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