Kathy Ward is Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Academy International a UK registered Accredited Training Provider & Meditation School with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and co-founder of Mindful Academy. She is also Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Yoga Academy a USA reg...more
Kathy Ward is Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Academy International a UK registered Accredited Training Provider & Meditation School with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and co-founder of Mindful Academy. She is also Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Yoga Academy a USA registered Accredited Training Provider, Yoga School and Continued Education Provider.
Kathy has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 35 years and trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Cancer and as an MBSR Supervisor. Admission to the programme is limited to those with extensive professional experience and a solid meditation practice. She is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and also meets and adhers to the Good Practice Guidelines both as a Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer of Mindfulness-based courses.
Kathy took her first Yoga Therapy teacher training with the British School of Yoga in 2004 and went on to train as a Hatha Yoga Teacher and Professional Yoga Therapist with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2005. She has diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Motivational Therapist and Coach. She is a also a certified Yoga Therapist accredited by the IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists in the USA.
Kathy now runs 200hr Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Meditation Teacher Training courses on the coast in Spain which can be taken as either continued education, or as a UK accredited course leading to a qualification as a Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher. She also teaches Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training courses, 50hr Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training courses, and Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops for both Meditation and Yoga including online Supervision, preparation for the MBSR Foundation and Advanced courses and online workshops for Mindfulness MBSR Teachers including Mindful Movement, the skill of Inquiry and exploring the Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) as a way to support embodiment and growth as a Mindfulness Teacher. She also offers live online 8 week MBSR Mindfulness courses to groups and individuals wishing to learn Mindfulness in the comfort of their own homes.
Kathy has developed and delivered many Teacher Training courses, and more than 360 students have trained to become Yoga or Meditation teachers with her since 2010.
For more information on her work, please visit her website.