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Why re-train to become a Teacher of Mindfulness?

Why invest your time, effort and money into additional qualifications? Why follow this hunch that a mindfulness practice is exactly what your life is asking of you right now? The World Health Organisation reports that in 2020 depression and anxiety will be a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. With statistics like these, qualified and experience mindfulness teachers are more essential than ever.

Developed in two learning stages.

The Teacher Training pathway has been developed in two learning stages. The first year will be in a face to face learning environment, exploring and deepening your understanding of Mindfulness-based Interventions, methodologies and building competency for delivering Mindfulness courses. In the second year, you will be a distance learner, self-studying and working alongside a qualified experienced Mindfulness teacher as well as engaging in assessed teaching practice.

If you are taking part in the Teacher Training Research for Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care, the training will be face to face for 12 months. With a commitment to receive ongoing supervised teaching practice. To find out more click here for details.  

An attitude of curiosity and commitment.

In order for you to train to teach our mindfulness courses, you will need an attitude of curiosity and commitment to your own self discovery and an intention to embrace the discipline of daily practice. In all pathways, the responsibility of showing that competences have been met lies with the students themselves. The focus of the assessment is the Assignments and Practices Portfolio that the student demonstrates. Each step of this process builds on the next, leading to lifelong achievement, integration of the self and environment, and a strong sense of integrity.

There is an online platform for you to access resources as well as a forum to connect with your peers.

Please be advised that you must be able to attend the course dates in person.

Pre-requisites for Enrolment

  • You must have completed an eight week face-to- face MBCT or MBSR course or equivalent.* It is this course that has inspired you to train to teach Mindfulness Approaches
  • You must have a professional qualification in education, social care, physical or mental healthcare, or the equivalent life experience, closely related to the context in which your training will take place.
  • Experience of teaching and delivering training in a group context.
  • Complete a reflective writing assignment as part of the teacher training pathways application process.
  • Commit to working towards and meeting the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses

Successful completion of the program leads to a
Certificate of Competency in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.
Certificate of Competency in Teaching Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care.


Frequently Asked Course Questions

Who is the teacher training course for?

Those who would like to build and grow a strong sense of their own reputation, integrity, understanding and competence in teaching mindfulness-based approaches, enabling them to deliver quality Mindfulness- based courses.

How long is the teacher training course?

24 months for the Mindfulness-based Interventions.
12 months for the research of Mindfulness for women’s Self-Care. With a commitment to receive an additional 12 months supervised teaching.

How often do I meet face to face with my peers?

Year one: meeting face to face one weekend a month.

Year two: Distance learning, meeting online with peers and supervisors supporting teaching practice and assessed teaching practice. One retreat.

Where is the course delivered?

Mindfulness Based Interventions venue in Brighton – East Sussex – United Kingdom.

Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care venue in Lewes – East Sussex – United Kingdom.

How many people on the course?

Max 22 for Mindfulness Based Interventions.

Max 6 for the pilot research Mindfulness for women’s Self-Care

Will I need to attend a retreat?

For the Mindfulness-based Interventions, Yes. One in the 1st year and one in the 2nd year. The 1st year retreat will be a Friday to Monday immersion retreat that you are required to attend during the pathway. You have paid for this as part of the fee. Please see course dates below. You will chose your own retreat for the second year.

Research for Mindfulness for women’s Self-Care, you will be encourage to attend yearly retreats, as part of meeting the Good Practice Guidelines.

How much does the course cost?

Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care

1st year £3000 – Receive 40% off- you pay £1800

2nd year. There is a requirement that you agree to teaching your first 2 public courses under supervision by a qualified Mindfulness Supervisor. A supervised course cost around £400.

The fee includes:

22 face to face teaching days.

Fully qualified and experienced MBI Teachers.

All Teaching and Training Resources – including lifetime access to updated resources.

3 mentor sessions.


Mindfulness-based Interventions

£5420: No hidden or additional costs.

The fee includes:

26 face to face teaching days.

Fully qualified and experienced MBI Teachers.

All Teaching and Training Resources – including lifetime access to updated resources.

Accommodation, food and visiting teachers on the immersion retreat in the first year.

Assessment of video recordings of teaching.

12 Mentor sessions in the first year

12 Supervision sessions provided by Mindfulness Network CIC

Supervisors throughout the second year



How do I pay?

Payments are made online. You can make payment in full or opt for paying in 3 installments or pay a 20% deposit and then 22 monthly installments.

What are the course dates?

Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care

Training days:

Saturdays 10:00 – 16:00 and  Sundays 10:00 – 16:00

Starting January 2019 – Please register your interest – [email protected]


Teacher Training Handbook

Want to know more about the course and what it is that makes a great teacher? Then why not download our Teacher Training Handbook today.

Our Training Pathway

Be part of the ongoing Research.

Find out more about our latest Mindfulness for Women’s Self-Care pathway today!
If you have previously taken a similar pathway, you can apply for exemption. Your previous pathway must have been taught by an experienced and qualified teacher within the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations and have included daily home practice as a key component (See Good Practice Guidelines).

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