Frequently asked questions

We follow the CFM Umass Curriculum, the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) and we are also an Accredited Training Provider with the Internationally accepted Yoga Alliance Professionals. We also…

Mindful Academy follows the Mindfulness Best Practice guidelines which state that teachers of MBSR should have - 'completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme or supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months.' 

There are Mindfulness courses run by both private Training Companies like ourselves, and in some Universities. For example, Bangor offers 3 different types of training routes -

1. A Masters programme which gives you a certificate of competency to teach Mindfulness-based courses. This is…

Yes, we are able to offer Supervision to Graduates and Students on Teaching Pathways with both Mindful Academy and other similar Training Organisations. Please click here for details Supervision

We are very keen to provide accessible ways of supporting you to experience the 8 Week MBSR Course, and in response to requests from people who may not have access to a mindfulness-based course in their home location, we are pleased to offer the Mindful Academy Distance Learning Mindfulness…

Yes it is possible to apply for listing on the Mindfulness Teachers UK with our TT1 and TT2. Their guidelines state that you do not need to have trained with a UK Network organisation but you will need to demonstrate that your training meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs…

On successful completion of TT1 you would have the skills and confidence to teach Meditation classes and in some cases depending on both your personal and professional skills, the 8-week MBSR Stress Reduction Course. However, we normally advise students to take TT2 before teaching the MBSR 8…

The Mindful Academy Solterreno Teacher Training Retreat TT1 is similar to the TT1 offered by many of the UK universities.

Our course is accredited and registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK, so on graduation from both TT1 and TT2 you will have a recognized…

Our courses and qualifications are accredited with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK and on graduation from both TT1 and TT2 you would be able to register with them as an MBSR Meditation Teacher and if you are a resident of the UK or Ireland this registration also includes insurance to…

Ideally you would want to practice the Mindfulness MBSR core practices for the 30 - 45 minutes rather than breaking it up with different practices. Our recordings are 45 minutes for the Body Scan and 30 minutes for other practices so they will support you.

The development and interest in Mindfulness MBSR are rapidly growing and training processes are therefore becoming more structured. Within the UK and Spain, there are currently no formal or official qualifications/certification processes which regulate competency in teaching mindfulness-based…

Normally each school will want you to do all their levels to be able to give you their certification. Each school has slightly different pathways. In order to graduate as an accredited MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy, we ask all students to take both TT1 and TT2 with us. If you have attended a…

The courses are attended by many nationalities not all of which are native English speakers. All of the teaching and manuals are in English and you would need to feel confident in delivering the MBSR core practices and Mindful Movement in English. In this instance we would suggest a Skype call…

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Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

Grounding. Safe. Comprehensive

TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 

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I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

TT1 online August 2021 

Overall feedback

As always it was a beautiful and incredibly rich experience. I have learnt so much for my own practice and also my understanding for teaching feels enhanced. As always there were challenges but I felt held and supported the whole way through. It was always clear what was…

Silent Online Retreat, May 2021

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TT1 April 2021

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I absolutely loved this course. The trainers really embodied mindfulness and I felt very inspired by them. The course content was very well-prepared and well-delivered. What I loved most was to learn how to teach without teaching! Just gently guiding the…

TT2 ONLINE, Jan to March 2021, 9-weeks

If you're wanting to learn more about mindfulness and using such a powerful tool then don't hesitate to join the TT1 course. The course is experiential, no long lectures to sit through. Each day you get the chance to practise leading a meditation with kind, constructive feedback in a supportive…

TT1 ONLINE, November 2020

If you're wanting to learn more about mindfulness and using such a powerful tool then don't hesitate to join the TT1 course. The course is experiential, no long lectures to sit through. Each day you get the chance to practise leading a meditation with kind, constructive feedback in a supportive…

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