Maintaining Breathworks Teacher Accreditation Once accredited, Breathworks Mindfulness Teachers are expected to pay an annual fee to maintain accreditation. In addition, they must do the following: Adhere to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines (previously the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers) 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 at least one course they have run in the past year Attend any required events for Breathworks teachers (no more than one per year when needed) Attend at least one CPD event/year. This event can be a Breathworks event or an event offered by any member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations Attend at least one 5-7 days long meditation retreat per year (this can be a Breathworks event, although it doesn't need to be) In order to continue to deepen your own mindfulness practice you are expected to attend one 5-7 day residential, silent, teacher-led retreat each year. Longer 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 longer, silent 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.