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Heart centered Yoga & Meditation empowering individuals towards health and well-being

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Live online 8 week Mindfulness MBSR Course

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Learn Mindfulness in the comfort of your own home with Kathy Ward, a Senior MBSR Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer.

Next group course 21st January - 11th April.  1-1 option also available.

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50hr Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training CPD

50hr Mindful Yin Yoga TTC Fachada -Piscina-hotel-albir

13th - 17th March 2017

At the luxury 4 Star Albir Playa Spa Hotel, Costa Blanca, Spain

From 700 euros

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MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Courses

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NEW! 9 day MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training courses in the USA!

MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Teacher Training course - 11th - 19th June or 8th - 16th October

MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Advanced Teacher Training course March 2018

Welcome to Mindful Yoga Academy!   

Here at Mindful Yoga Academy we are passionate about training professional Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Teachers, Mindful Yin Yoga and Mindfulness MBSR Meditation teachers to help everyday people learn how to find a place of balance and harmony, manage their stress levels and make a real difference to the quality of their lives using Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness MBSR Meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Mindful Movement. We also offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses and 1-1 Distance Learning 8 Week MBSR Meditation Courses.

The Spanish courses are on the Costa Blanca within easy reach of Alicante Airport, with many low cost carriers offering daily flights from all over Europe. 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 in Spain! 

The USA course are held at the Trillium Yoga Studio in Milwaukee. 

200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Teacher Training -

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Our unique UK and USA Yoga Alliance certified 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Teacher Training focus's on optimizing health and well-being by blending the ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) awakening the union of breath, body and mind.

After teaching the course 15 times we are taking a break so there are no dates planned for 2016 as I am taking time to write, travel and run the Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training CPD and MBSR Teacher Training in Spain and the USA. If you would like to be informed if this changes, please send me an email. I also offer supervision/mentoring by telephone or skype for Yoga Teachers. Details will be added to the website soon, in the mean time if you are interested please contact me for details.

200hr Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Teacher Training - 

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Our unique, professional and certified 200hr Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Teacher Training course 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 training and resources we give you, this really is a business in a box! For more details click here 

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Both courses will give you the tools you need to support and encourage individuals to become an active participant in their own well-being and bring balance into their lives. You can also expect it to have a profound effect on your own well-being to!

To support you on your amazing journey, I have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Yoga & Meditation Teachers and you will build confidence quickly and easily with the help of individual coaching, feedback, personal and professional development. For more details click here

All our group sizes are small (maximum 12) ensuring lots of personal attention and feedback. To encourage the expression of your unique potential, personal mentoring is included both before you arrive and once you have returned home by email. We also offer ongoing professional development courses (CPD's) and supervision/mentoring by telephone or skype. 

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 yoga or meditation, then please do not hesitate to contact me.



Kathy Ward. SYT, PYT500, ERYT500, ERMMT, Dip.C.Hyp.NLP

Director of Training

Mindful Yoga Academy & Mindful Academy.      



What graduates are saying about our courses

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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!

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200hr Mindful Yoga Teacher Training Graduates 

"Kathy is a great teacher, very knowledgeable. She taught me what is the yoga for "normal" people. Thanks to her course I am able today to teach any type of a student, young, old, healthy and fit or with a poor posture and in bad shape....

Every day I found an opportunity to be with me and understand how I can guide someone in this process of meeting ourselves.

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. The retreat location and facilities were ideal and although the 21 days were intense, 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!

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Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Graduates

I can strongly recommend the MBSR Teacher Training Course by Mindful Academy. I have learned all that I hoped for by Bodhin and Kathy and even more. They are a great teaching team and both of them 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 July 2014

"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

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Mindful Yoga Academy and Mindful Academy has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT or 'Registered Meditation Teacher' as a sign of quality training. We are also registered as a 200hr Yoga School with the USA Yoga Alliance.  

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Kathy Ward, SYT, PYT 500, ERYT 500, RMMT is the Director of Training of both Mindful Yoga Academy and Mindful Academy.

As well as being an experienced Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness MBSR Teacher, she has a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and is a Motivation Therapist & Coach (Dip.C.Hyp.NLP)

Training Dates - come and join us!

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50hr Mindful Yin Yoga Course

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31st October - 4th November in Albir, Spain

Sorry fully booked!

8 Week MBSR Group or 1-1 Live Courses via Distance Learning -

  • January - Private 1-1 Distance Learning course, dates and times to be agreed
  • 21st January - 11th March Distance Learning Group course
  • April - Private 1-1 Distance Learning course, dates and times to be agreed
  • 8th April - 27th May Distance Learning Group course

MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training -

  • 19th - 31st November 2016 TTR2 at Solterreno, Spain - Fully booked
  • 21st March - 1st April TTR1 at Solterreno, Spain - spaces
  • 11th - 19th June MBSR Foundation Course USA - spaces
  • 8th - 16th October MBSR Foundation Course USA - spaces
  • March 2018 MBSR Advanced Course USA - spaces

200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Teacher Training -

  • Sorry no dates planned for 2016 - after teaching the course 15 times I am taking time out to write my book on Mindfulness Yoga, travel and run the Mindful Yin Yoga CPD in Spain and the USA and MBSR Meditation Teacher Training courses

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 Mar 2014.

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