100hr Foundation Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training TTR1
Learn to teach Mindfulness MBSR Meditation! This Yoga Alliance Registered 100hr Foundation course can be taken as a Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Yoga Teacher or anyone wishing to add the core Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement practices to their profession or teaching. Book before 28th August for 150 euro discount!
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
There is a one hour break after the first morning practice between 8.30 - 9.00 and two hour break from 13.30 - 15.30
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.
This professional and accredited training course is ideal for -
Meditation practitioners, Nurses, Teachers, Therapists, Doctors and other professionals, Yoga and Meditation Teachers, with a mind-body focus who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their professions.
If you have a well-established personal meditation practice (not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation) of 1-2 years and practice a minimum 5 times per week.
A desire to discover how to apply mindfulness in everyday life.
Plan to or are teaching/integrating mindfulness-based approaches in your work.
Be at least 25 years old.
Please note - You do not need to be a Yoga or Meditation Teacher to apply to take the course.
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 Module includes 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 should you go on to take the 100hr Advanced Module, 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! These skills are also transferable to teaching Yoga.
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 -
07.30 - 08.30 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice guided by the Teaching Assistant
08.30 - 09.30 Break
09.30 - 13.30 Experiential learning, Teaching Methodology and Practice and Training of teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement, the intentions of each session and easy to understand neuroscience of Mindfulness practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training and supported by the Teaching Assistant.
13.30 - 15.30 Break
15.30 - 16.30 Practice and training preparation to teach with the Teaching Assistant
16.30 - 19.30 Teaching practicals. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 20 minute version of the one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group, with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers
19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day
Gain a recognised Qualification by taking the Foundation course and Advanced Course -
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!. Upgrade from an Affiliate to full Teacher status withing 14 days of graduation to receive a 35 pound discount from YAP.
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 -
All course tuition
Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of MBSR Mindfulness Meditation teaching and practice
Core practice Mindfulness MBSR Meditation and Movement scripts
Pre-course study including mp3 recordings of all core practices
1 x 60 minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €50)
8 x 60 minute Group Live Online pre-foundation course study workshops to support your preparation, recordings available if you miss the live workshops (worth €200)
MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Course Certificate on successful graduation of the Foundation course
1 x Breakfast in the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Silent practice day, so that we can practice mindful eating together
Tea, water, fruit
1 Entry into the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa Senses Spa to enjoy just 'being'!
On going mentoring by email and optional MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines
How to Book your space on the MBSR Teacher Training Foundation course -
Complete and return the application form, please contact us for a copy or click the link to download on the website.
On acceptance, pay the €600 deposit
Arrange a 60 minute Supervision Zoom call to get you started on the Foundation course pre-course study (worth €35)
Attend the 8 x 1 hour Free Group Supervision calls to deepen your preparation, recordings will be available if you miss a call (worth €200)
Dates will be given for both the 60 minute and the Group Supervision calls in your acceptance email.
For more detailed information on the course and how to book, please visit our website