Venue - Albir Playa Hotel and Spa
Camino Viejo de Altea, 51 El Albir. Alfaz del Pi, Costa Blanca, Spain
Our professional and certified Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Teacher Training course -
Is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s highly acclaimed Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. It also includes elements where applicable from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) developed in the UK and Canada by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal, and the work of Trish Bartley MBCT for Cancer.
The course is held at the luxury 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Mediterranean coast in the small resort of Albir, Spain and taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training, Senior International Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT ca Meditation Teacher and MBSR Trainer, MBSR Supervisor, SYT Mindful Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach with CBT. Kathy trained as a MBSR/MBCT Supervisor with CRMP Bangor University in the UK and offers supervision to practitioners and teachers. She is also assisted by a team of experienced MBSR Teachers to help support your learning and development.
The full 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training qualification is comprised of 2 x 100hr modules (at a cost of €1475 per non-residential module, accommodation is available at a supplement) and on successful graduation of the full Yoga Alliance Professionals Registered 200hr course you receive qualified MBSR Teacher status with the Mindful Academy International and have the skills and confidence to teach Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Meditation classes and workshops including Mindful Movement and MBSR 8 week Stress Reduction courses to groups and individuals that empower people to make a real difference to their lives. You will also be eligible (at your own cost) to register with the Internationally accepted Yoga Alliance Professionals as a 200hr Registered Teacher should you wish.
The 100hr Foundation course can also be taken as a Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Education Units (CEU) for those wishing to add the core Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement practices to their profession or teaching.
This professional and accredited training course is ideal for -
Course Overview -
Our course exceeds the contact hours offered by many Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training courses including the CRMP at Bangor University as we include workshops that you would need to book separately with them. The Two Modules include extensive experiential practice and training on how to teach all aspects of Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including in depth workshops on teaching Mindful Movement, the skills of inquiry and how to incorporate the Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) into your growth and development as a teacher.
This in depth courses intention is to support the deepening and embodiment of your personal practice, plus support your development of the skills and confidence to teach both Mindfulness Meditation and the Mindful Academy International 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Course. You will also learn about the amazing changes that happen in our brains as we flex the mindfulness muscle!
Your Senior Teacher Kathy Ward has over 35 years in Training and Development and over 8 years experience teaching over 340 Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Yoga teachers and she teaches the majority of the contact hours on this course (more than the required 70% required by YAP)
The 100hr Foundation Teacher Training Module One -
The focus of this first module is on deepening your personal practice and embodiment of mindfulness, balanced with learning how to teach the Mindfulness MBSR Meditation core practices. Also included are 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 a workshop on Mindful Movement - a key formal practice based on 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 definitely not about gaining flexibility or cardiovascular skills!
On the Foundation course, you will have the opportunity to teach 8 x 20 minute practices of the core Mindfulness practices including Mindful Movement, you will then have 5 minutes after each core practice, to develop the skills you learnt in the Inquiry workshop.
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.
A typical day on the Foundation Course -
The 100hr Advanced Teacher Training -
To train as an MBSR Teacher, the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines require completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme and supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months. This is referred to as the Teacher Training Pathway or (TTP) This pathway is comprised of pre-course training, the courses and supervision. In order to apply for a space on the Advanced course, you would need to have achieved the required standard in the Foundation module and completed the required pre-course study. For more information please click here
On this course you continue to will deepen your own practice, embodiment of mindfulness and teaching skills. You will experience and learn specifically how to teach all elements of the 2.5hr weekly sessions of the Mindful Academy International 8 week MBSR course using the provided 8 week Mindfulness MBSR session plans and the Participant Handbook. There is also plenty of time to deepen your Inquiry skills and practice relating to the theme and learning focus of each session.
On the Advanced course you will have the opportunity to teach both 30 minute sections of the sessions including inquiry, and 2 x 60 minute sections. Once again, you will receive formal assessment and feedback on your teaching using the industry standard Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) from Kathy and the team, plus informal feedback from your peers. The next 100hr Advanced course module is in April 2018.
A typical day on the Advanced Course -
Gain a recognised Qualification -
On successful graduation from both the Foundation and Advanced courses you will be granted the status of qualified MBSR Teacher and be eligible to join our registry of Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teachers. We give you permission to print the Participant Handbook for use in live in person 8 week MBSR courses. You will also be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Registered Teacher 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!.
Residential or non-residential options available -
The course is offered as either as a Residential course with accommodation at the luxury 4 Star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa or for those who prefer to find their own accommodation, as a non-residential course. If you chose to stay at the Hotel, single or shared rooms with balconies and on-suite bathrooms are available. The hotel staff are really friendly, and the Restaurant can cater for those on a vegetarian diet or gluten free diets. Please advise at time of booking.
Spaces limited to just 16 Students -
To ensure that you receive the highest quality training and development, we have limited the amount of students we take to a maximum of 16 students, so early booking is recommended.
Whats included in the price - 100hr Foundation Course -
Whats included in the price - 100hr Advanced Course -
To Book your space on the MBSR Teacher Training Foundation course -
For more detailed information on the course and how to book, please visit our website