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Become a teacher

Breathworks offers teacher training for those interested in learning Mindfulness-Based Pain Management (MBPM) for people with Chronic Pain and Long-Term Health Conditions (LTCs) to become a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher, accredited to run our two signature 8-week courses, Mindfulness for Health (MfH) and Mindfulness for Stress (MfS).

Following recent NICE recommendations (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the findings of the 'APPG Mindful Nation Report 2015, there is currently a growing need for mindfulness teachers with the expertise to deliver high quality mindfulness programs.

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

  • The principles and practices of MBPM
  • Teaching MBPM to people with chronic pain, long-term health conditions and stress
  • 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. (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 2017 this is will be £920, so we would need you to pay £460 towards your retreat.

To apply, please complete the Bursary Application Form.


Residential Training dates 2017:

Both training levels (Introductory Teacher Training - TTi and Advanced Teacher Training - 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 CentreV = Vajrasana Retreat Centre

2017 dates

If you've participated in TTi no earlier than January 2015 and are looking to complete your training and get accredited click here.

Non-Residential Training dates in 2017

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. 

TTi 2017 - Introductory Teacher Training 

  • 13 - 15 September (Module 1) London
  • 8 -10 November (Module 2) London


  • 27 - 29 November (Module 1) Manchester
  • 11 - 13 December (Module 2) Manchester

TTa 2017 - Advanced Teacher Training

  • 21 - 23 June (Module 1) London
  • 2 - 4 August (Module 2) London


  • 7 - 9 August (Module 1) Manchester
  • 30 August - 1 September (Module 2) Manchester

Book TTa Modular

For the cost please see Training fees

Training in Ireland

For 2017 teacher training in Ireland please click here.

Training in Germany

For 2017 teacher training in Germany please click here.


"I wish to train with Breathworks because I find it very easy to relate to your approach to mindfulness and meditation, both in your literature and CD's, and your method of teaching. The course I have done has been very well organised and set out, introducing me and my group very gradually to what can be quite a complex set of ideas and concepts, so that we haven't felt overwhelmed by information, or left behind. I think that Breathworks' literature and CD's are excellent and very usable too. Breathworks really does offer a comprehensive approach to learning and development, underpinned by a lovely, inclusive ethos, and that is why I want to train with you!" 

Zelie Cleaver, 55, suffered from chronic pain for 23 years

For more testimonials please watch our videos below.

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 emailinfo@breathworks.co.uk for more information.