Once accredited, Breathworks Mindfulness Teachers pay an annual fee of £80 to maintain accreditation. In addition, they must do the following:

  • Adhere to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines and a Breathworks Code of Conduct
  • On-going mindfulness supervision is an important part of the good practice requirements for teachers of mindfulness-based courses.
  • Complete an annual survey to provide information and feedback to Breathworks.
  • Submit evaluation forms annually from courses they have run in the past year to [email protected]: at least one set of evaluation forms, or at least two sets of evaluation forms if you have run more than one course.
  • Attend at least 6 hours of CPD events per year, of live or recorded teaching. These event/s can be run by Breathworks or any member of BAMBA. A total of 30 hours per year of CPD is also suggested, which can include reading, listening to podcasts, and other forms of learning. These CPD requirements are to extend and deepen your understanding of mindfulness and related fields. 
  • In order to continue to deepen your own mindfulness practice you are expected to attend a total of at least 5 days of teacher-led retreats each year. This can be a Breathworks event, although it doesn't need to be, and you also have the option of doing either one long retreat, or multiple shorter retreats to add up to at least 5 days.

    Retreats allow a deeper sense of stillness and silence, providing more space to be with the fullness of your experience as it's emerging. This kind of space is difficult to find in our day to day lives, which is why retreats are so critical for mindfulness teachers. If your life circumstances (for example, raising young children or caring for an elderly parent) make it difficult for you to meet this expectation, please contact the office so we can discuss your options.