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100hr MBSR Teacher Training Foundation Level 1 Course TTR1 with

Mindful Academy International Tuesday 21st August - Thursday 30th August 2018 

Book by 21st May and receive a 250 euro Early Bird Discount!

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10 day Non-residential or 11 night Residential course at the 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa with Kathy Ward, Senior International MBSR Teacher Training, co-founder of Mindful Academy and Director of Training of Mindful Academy International. For more details of Kathy please click here

The focus of this Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Level 1 Teacher Training Foundation course is on deepening your personal practice and embodiment of mindfulness, balanced with learning how to teach the MBSR Meditation core practices. The course also includeds workshops on the theory and intentions of Inquiry as a core element of MBSR, including practice inquiry in small groups and further deepening your skills during the daily practice teaching sessions.

We also include workshop's on Mindful Movement - a key formal practice based on Hatha Yoga, do not worry if you have never taught movement before as you will discover that Mindful Movement is more a meditation in movement, its definately not about gaining flexibility or cardiovascular skills!

On the TTR1 Foundation course, you will have the opportunity to teach 5 x 20 minute and 2 x 30 minute core Mindfulness practices including Mindful Movement and time to develop the inquiry skills you learnt in the Inquiry workshops.

You will receive both formal assessment and feedback on your teaching of these Meditation core practices using the industry standard Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) by Kathy and the team, plus informal feedback from your peers. 

The TTR1 Foundation course is designed to begin the process of training to be a teacher of mindfulness-based approaches. Students come to this course with varying skills and experience and levels of Mindfulness practice. Inevitably, not everyone will be ready to begin to teach on completion of this course and further development may be required.

At the end of the course, there is an opportunity to discuss this and other feedback from the MBI-TAC Teaching assessments in both a short 1-1 and a private 60 minute online supervision meeting with Kathy Ward. This can be a helpful in reflecting on next steps and reviewing your learning and development needs after your  TTR1 Foundation course.

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! Claire TTR1 November 2017. For more graduate testimonials click here

Don't forget you can also arrange a call with Kathy Ward Director of Training to discuss if our courses meet your vision of teaching. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0044 1225 294483 today!

For full details of the MBSR Teacher Training Foundation course curriculum click here

The course is held in the small family resort of Albir on the Mediterranean coast and at the foot of the Sierra Gelada Natural Park. Albir has easy direct access from Alicante Airport to the Hotel door and with many low cost operators flying directly to Alicante Airport, getting here could not be quicker or easier.

The August TTR1 starts on Tuesday 21st August at 07.00am. If you book accommodation arrival day is Monday 20th August.

This TTR1 finishes on Thursday 30th October at 8pm. If you book accommodation departure is Friday 31st August.

Prices -

  • Course without accommodation Early Bird Special offer - €1245 if booked by the 21st May then 1495 
  • APPLY NOW Download the application form by clicking Mindful Academy International Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training Course Application Form 
  • Complete and return as soon as possible to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and start studying with us today!

Whats included in the tuition price -

  • All course tuition
  • Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of MBSR Mindfulness Meditation teaching and practice
  • MBSR Teacher Training Resources and Script including all core Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement scripts
  • Pre-course study including mp3 recordings of all core practices
  • Unique to Mindful Academy International -
    • 1 x 60 minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €50)
    • 7 x pre-foundation course study pack and forum to support your teaching development and preparation (worth €200)
    • 1 x 60 minute private Supervision session on your return home to discuss the MBI-TAC and your next teacher training pathway steps (worth €50)
  • MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Course Certificate on successful graduation of the Foundation course
  • Able to register as an affiliate with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK to demonstrate you have taken a professional training course
  • 1 x Breakfast in the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Silent Retreat day, so that we can practice silence and mindful eating together
  • Tea, water, fruit, biscuits
  • 1 Entry into the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa Senses Spa on the Silent Retreat day to enjoy just 'being'!
  • On going mentoring by email and optional MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines

Optional Accommodation prices - 

Albir is a quiet family Resort with a range of Hotels, Apartments and of course AirBnB so there is something to suit every taste and pocket. I have negotiated special discounted rates at the venue, the 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa and also at the near by 3 star Rober Palas Hotel.

4 Star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa Special 35% discounted rates:

  • From August 21st to 25th included :
    • SINGLE ROOM WITH BREAKFAST: 88.36€ per room and night
    • SINGLE ROOM HALF BOARD: 96.87€ per room and night
  • From August 26th to 30th :
    • SINGLE ROOM WITH BREAKFAST: 74.36€ per room and night
    • SINGLE ROOM HALF BOARD: 82.86€ per room and night
  • Optional Extras -
  • Deluxe room: 12€ supplement per person and night
  • Pool View: 4,8€ supplement per person and day
  • Please note: final price will be confirmed by the Celia Pulido the Albir Playa Events Manager at time of booking
  • Hotel Payment terms - 1 nights accommodation 5 days before the course starts, with the balance on arrival.

 3 Star Rober Palas Hotel special offer prices:

    • SINGLE ROOM WITH BREAKFAST: 80€ per room and night
    • SINGLE ROOM HALF BOARD: 84€ per room and night
    • TWIN ROOM WITH BREAKFAST: 50€ per person per night
    • TWIN ROOM WITH HALF BOARD: 54€ per person per night 
    • NOTE - twin rooms are subject to availability. 
    • Hotel Payment terms - full payment due to the Hotel on arrival

Full Board is also available at both Hotels, however most students enjoy the flexibility of exploring the resort, lazing on the beach with a picnic, eating lunch overlooking the mediteranean sea or spending time over a delicious Artisan coffee!

Prices shown above are for accommodation booked with Mindful Academy International.

 Albir Playa Meditation and Yoga studio  Mindful Academy Albir Playa Hotel and Spa

Apply Now -

Download the application form by clicking Mindful Academy International Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training Course Application Form Complete and return as soon as possible to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Early booking recommended! and of course if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Director Of Training Kathy Ward on +44 1225 294483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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