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Become a teacher

Breathworks offers teacher training for those interested in learning Mindfulness-Based Pain Management (MBPM) and becoming a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher, accredited to run our two signature 8-week courses, Mindfulness for Health (MfH) and Mindfulness for Stress (MfS).

The Training Programme is designed to build your understanding of and skills in:

  • The principles and practices of MBPM
  • Teaching MBPM to people with pain, stress, and illness
  • Clearly presenting Breathworks key concepts and facilitating group learning
  • Effectively and confidently guiding meditation practices and mindful movement
  • Supporting course participants in practising mindfulness in daily life
  • Effectively delivering the Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress course curricula

Applying for the Training Programme

Simply complete and submit the online Training Application Form.

Training Application

In order to apply to Breathworks Teacher Training, you must meet our pre-requisites, which include participation in an eight week mindfulness course and at least one year of meditation practice. Please take the time to review our pre-requisites before submitting your application.

Cost of Breathworks Teacher Training

The cost of participating includes training and supervision, accommodation, and materials. For a detailed breakdown of fees for 2015. (read more)

We have a limited number of Bursary places for people whose financial circumstances are such that they would not be able to afford to train with us otherwise.

The amount of the Bursary is half of any one training retreat which comes from the charitable arm of our business, Breathworks Foundation. So you would need to contribute half of our lowest (concessionary) rate. In 2016 this is will be £900, so we would need you to pay £450 towards your retreat. (For subsequent retreats, we would only be able to contribute 25% of the concessionary rate.

To apply, please complete the Bursary Application Form.


Residential Training dates in 2016:

Both training levels (ie TTi and TTa) take place on all residential retreats.

If you are already in the teacher training program and looking to book on TTa (Advanced Teacher Training) please click on the residential retreat date to find out more and book.

A = Adhisthana Retreat Centre, T = Taraloka Retreat Centre

If you've participated in TTi or TT1 or TT2 no earlier than January 2014 and are looking to complete your training and get accredited click here.

Non-Residential Training dates in 2016

TTi 2016 - Teacher Training Introductory

  • 18-20 July (Module 1) Manchester
  • 1-3 August (Module 2) Manchester

  • 7-9 September (Module 1) London
  • 5-7 October (Module 2) London

Training Application

Training in Ireland

For 2016 teacher training in Ireland please click here.

TTa 2016 - Teacher Training Advanced

If you are already in the teacher training program and looking to book on TTa (Advanced Teacher Training) please click on the  book.

  • 7 - 9 November (Module 1) Manchester
  • 12 -14 December (Module 2) Manchester

  • 23 - 25 November (Module 1) London
  • 7 - 9 December (Module 2) London

Book TTa Modular

For the cost please see Training fees

Students must attend a residential retreat for at least one level of training (TTi or TTa). If choosing the non-residential option for either their TTi or TTa, students must be able to attend both modules 1 and 2. 

Good Practice Guidelines

Our training organisation is a participating member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations.  Our trainees adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers and we encourage the teachers we train to adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers 

Mindfulness Teacher Training for Organisations

We can also devise a course to meet the specific needs of a group or organisation, for example, staff at an NHS Trust.

Contact us on (+44) 0161 834 1110 or email info@breathworks.co.uk for more information.