This Advanced Teacher Training is a fundamental and in-depth module essential in fully familiarising yourself with the Breathworks approach. You will cover key concepts and practices in more depth and practise how to teach mindfulness in different formats and contexts. The training is online and spread across 6 weeks.

Trainees learn to teach mindfulness on our Advanced Teacher Training

In this module, you will:

  • Learn how to deliver the content-rich Breathworks Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses.
  • Become confident in drawing from the Breathworks approach for your own teaching.
  • Solidify your ability to lead a variety of meditations for stress, pain and illness.
  • Learn skills in teaching mindfulness concepts effectively.
  • Familiarise yourself with the practice of pacing to manage stress, burnout and long-term health conditions.
  • Learn how to lead and maximise the impact of Breathworks’ enactments.
  • Further your understanding of mindfulness and compassion and their applications.
  • Deepen your own personal practice and capacity to embody mindfulness in your teaching and life.
  • Learn to communicate and teach effectively and coherently for learners with different learning styles.
  • Learn how to adhere to good practice as a mindfulness teacher.
  • Gain confidence and frameworks for creating your own sessions, courses and teaching materials.
  • Be supported and taught by Breathworks’ expert trainers.
  • Learn in a lively, supportive group of fellow Breathworks trainees, enabling deep and rich peer learning. 

What's Included

  • Module overview and orientation information.
  • Videos, handouts and other resources.
  • Guidance for the reflective assignments that you'll be doing.
  • Additional learning resources and links.
  • Group reflective space where you will be able to share assignments, reflections and experiences with your fellow trainees and trainer during the module.
  • Expert guidance and tuition from Breathworks Senior Trainers.
  • A learning community of fellow trainees from around the world.

During the training you will

  • Take part in weekly live online sessions held on Zoom with your training group for 6 consecutive weeks (one session per week, with two sessions per week in the first and last week).
  • Complete self-study throughout the training.


Event Details 


The training will be held in Manchester, location will be confirmed soon. The Training doesn’t include accommodation costs, if you are looking for affordable accommodation in the area our Training Team will be happy to send you our list of recommendations.


Start: Monday, 9 September 2024

End: Wednesday, 25 October 2024

Registration Deadline:

Monday, 29 July 2024


  Session Date / Time


Day 1

Monday 9 September

10:00 - 17:00

Introductions, re-visiting the 6 stage process, pacing workshop
Day 2

Tuesday 10 September

09:00 - 17:00

'Turning Towards the Difficult', deepening enquiry, teaching and meditation guidance practice with trainer input
Day 3

Wednesday 11 September

09:00 - 16:30

Teaching and meditation guidance practice with trainer input, mindful movement, group reflection
Day 4

Monday 21 October

10:00 - 17:00

Check in with group and feedback, teaching and meditation guidance practice with trainer input
Day 5

Tuesday 22 October

09:00 - 17:00

Teaching and meditation guidance practice with trainer input, Mindful Movement with teaching practice, open space
Day 6

Wednesday 23 October

09:00 - 16:30

Teaching practice, code of conduct and good practice guidelines, Q&As

Your Trainer  

MJ Stephens

This course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher MJ Stephens.

Mj has been an Accredited trainer with Breathworks since 2013 and has a wealth of experience teaching mindfulness. He particularly enjoys teaching the 8 week courses, helping people with both chronic health conditions, and those suffering from anxiety.Mindfulness in the workplace associate MJ - Breathworks

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.

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 member of BAMBA.


Individual Concession Organisation
In Person £1450 £1150 £1950


If you are taking this workshop as part of our Teacher Training Pathway, you can save on Stage Two modules (and receive options for payment plans) if you buy as part of our Stage Two Bundle. See pricing here. To purchase, please tick the corresponding box under Payment Information in your sign-up form.

Please note: to participate on this course we require you to complete a registration form that will appear on the next page.


Pricing Guidelines

Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer concessionary, bursary and scholarship places on our trainings. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate

Applies to individuals with an income of less than £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London). If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us at [email protected].

Bursary Places

A limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant barriers that limit them from affording the Concessionary Rate. As we want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself. Subject to available funds, our charitable fund will cover the remainder of the course fee. To apply, please complete this form and click submit.

Organisation Rate

For organisations booking on behalf of their employees (cost is for one place).


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