About our Blended Learning Training 

This training gives you the opportunity to benefit from a blended style of learning that takes place both in-person and online. This gives students the opportunity to meet their trainers and fellow trainees in-person, before continuing with their training to fit with schedules in an online setting. 

The Blended Learning Advanced Teacher Training consists of:

  1. In-person Immersion Weekend: on 22 & 23 April 
  2. Live Online Sessions: for 6 consecutive weeks following the in-person weekend

There will be self-study throughout the training, students can expect a total of 60 hours of learning across the programme. 

As it will be an intimate learning environment with a limited number of individuals on each training, do contact us with your interest soon if you wish to secure a spot. 

Book onto this Training by filling out our Application Form.

What is involved?

1. In-person Immersion Weekend

On this Immersion Weekend, you will have the opportunity to come together with your trainee group to train, meditate and learn in-person. It will be a special opportunity to connect with the individuals who you are on your Teacher Training journey with.


The Immersion Weekend will be held at Whaley Hall, a historical old Abby situated by Goyt Valley between Manchester and Sheffield. Whaley Hall is a 10-minute walk from Whaley Bridge train station, you can find more on how to get there here. There is free parking available onsite.


Participants have the option of staying at Whaley Hall, or arranging their own accommodation. Please state in your Application Form if you wish to book at room at Whaley Hall. 

Those who choose to stay can expect a basic and communal retreat-style environment. There will be a chance to bond with your trainers and peers over the weekend, with morning and evening meditation sits, and free time to socialise, study and relax.

Rooms available:
• Single rooms (limited numbers, first come first served)
• Shared rooms: 2 people per room

All rooms have shared bathrooms with showers. Bedding and towels are provided.

Accommodation Cost

Room costs are paid outside of Training Fees. Participants can choose to stay from Friday to Sunday or from Friday to Monday morning (you will be charged per night).

Accommodation including food is £35 a night.

Please request if you wish to book a room in your Application Form, along with how many nights you wish to stay for, your dietary requirements and if you would like to request a single room. If you have any questions please contact the training team at: [email protected]


All meals will be vegetarian. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in your Application Form

Daily Schedule for 22 & 23 April



7:00 – 8:00

Morning meditation (for Whaley Hall staying guests)

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast (for Whaley Hall staying guests)

9:00 – 13:00

Training Time

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:45

Training Time

18:00 – 19:00

Dinner (for Whaley Hall staying guests)

20:00 – 21:00

Evening meditation (for Whaley Hall staying guests)

Arrival & Departure Times 

For those staying at Whaley Hall:
• Arrival time is from 4pm on Friday 21 April
• Departure time is Sunday following last session OR Monday by 10am

If you will be arranging your own accommodation, please plan to arrive in time for the first activity in the daily schedule.

What to bring 

  • Journal & pen
  • Comfortable clothes for meditation and mindful movement
  • Toiletries and any items needed to make your stay more comfortable 

Accessibility Information

Please let the team know if you have any accessibility needs in your application, if you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

2. Live Online Sessions

Following the Immersion Weekend, you will continue your studies with weekly live online sessions with your training group. In these  online sessions, you will cover key concepts and practices in more depth, further your personal practice, and learn to confidently teach mindfulness in a group setting. There will be self-study between sessions to integrate theories and practices into learning, as well as support provided from your trainers along the way.

Online Weekly Sessions for the April / May course fall on the below dates:

Tuesday 25 April

6 - 8:30pm

Tuesday 2 May

6 - 8:30pm

Tuesday 9 May

6 - 8:30pm

Tuesday 16 May

6 - 8:30pm

Tuesday 23 May

6 - 8:30pm

Tuesday 30 May

6 - 8:30pm


Your trainer on this Blended Learning Advanced Teacher Training is Mj Stevens.

Mindfulness in the workplace associate MJ - Breathworks

Mj Stevens

Mj has been an Accredited trainer with Breathworks since 2013 and has a
wealth of experience teaching mindfulness. As part of the senior training team, Mj is frequently involved in the Breathworks training events, supervision of practice courses and one-to-one work.

He is a Buddhist and has a personal practice of more than 25 years. He is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher, with a particular interest in movement, and how the body affects the mind and vice versa.

Mj has a broad range of workplace experience, which include Macmillan cancer HP, Physiotherapists at Sussex Community NHS, Teacher Training at Sheffield IAPT, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Maggie’s Cancer charity, Cheshire Fire and Rescue, RCM Manchester and other local businesses in Manchester.

He is a member of BAMBA.


Find our fees for the Advanced Teacher Training here. Please note accommodation is outside of these costs. 

We offer payment plans to spread the cost of the training, see here for full details. 

We also offer bursaries for those in financial hardship, find out if you are eligible to apply here. 


Apply to this Training by filling out our Application Form which will take you 20 - 30 minutes. Your application will be reviewed and your place confirmed via email shortly after.