The professional body representing qualified mindfulness teachers
Online MBCL Foundation Course for mindfulness teachers and other professionals
Friday 12 – Sunday 14 November 2021
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living, a deepening programme following MBSR or MBCT – an online MBCL Foundation Course for mindfulness teachers and other professionals, with founding teacher Frits Koster.
A heartfelt thank you to the teachers and our community of meditators who facilitated or joined our online meditation sessions over the past 15 months, building a sense of togetherness and support during a difficult period. Our final online session will be on Friday June 25th followed by a break for July and August, returning again in September. Please subscribe to our Newsletter for an update on the resumption of online meditations and on what’s happening in the MTAI. You can also email us at [email protected].
Upcoming Member Events
Peer Supervision Monthly
All members are encouraged and welcome to attend these supervision sessions. It is not required to be currently teaching to attend. Peer Supervision is a practice in community, whereby we deepen our capacity to be embodied in our present moment experience. The embodiment of the teacher is at the core of mindfulness based interventions. The skillfulness of listening deeply strengthens our awareness and our quality of presence. Peer supervision is a safe space where we learn to connect with ourselves and others from a place of being embodied. For more information about the structure of the sessions please browse https://insightdialogue.org/relational-practices/insight-dialogue/guidelines/
Peer Supervision Monthly Dates
February 11th (Saturday) 9:30am – 11am
March 9th (Thursday) 2pm – 3:30pm
April 1st (Saturday) 9:30am – 11am
May 11th (Thursday) 2pm – 3:30pm
June 10th (Saturday) 9:30am – 11am
The MTAI Supervision Subgroup look forward to welcoming you throughout the months ahead to these monthly peer supervison sessions.
Healthcare - MTAI Special Interest Group - Launch Evening
24th January 2023
The MTAI Healthcare Special Interest Group (SIG) is being established. As a first step, MTAI members who may be in training or qualified as a Doctor, Nurse or Allied Health Professional are invited to partake in an online meetup.
In coming together, ideas on how this Special Interest Group might support staff, patients and other Healthcare stakeholders will be explored.
MTAI Spring Retreat 2023-Spring into Awareness
3rd - 5th February 2023
Grace Unfolding: Spring Into Awareness
A Time For Deep Rest, Nourishment, Connection, and Regeneration
Our Spring retreat is being held in the beautiful Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre magnificently situated overlooking the Irish Sea, with a glorious 11kms beach, stunning sunrises, a warm and heartfelt welcome, delicious food and spacious surroundings.
Upcoming Member Events
Weaving Mindfulness into your Teaching
Saturday May 14th 10am-12:30 pm
– Teacher Wellbeing II
– Practical Considerations in guiding mindfulness in school settings
– Resources and Further training
I can't thank you enough."
This thank you is overdue. For me, bookending my day with our online gatherings has been one of the best things to come out of COVID. I think it is very generous of each of you to share your time and skill so consistently over the last few months - much appreciated.
Lovely to see the same faces day in day out - teachers and others - I feel I know you!
Presumably, things will change, but until then - my sincere thanks."
About the MTAI
The MTAI has drawn up guidelines for good practice and upholds these, is committed to the ethical foundations underpinning the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs), and supports continuous professional development for mindfulness teachers. The MTAI is a member of the European Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (EAMBA).
The MTAI is the professional body representing qualified teachers of MBIs in Ireland.
We have been meeting and supporting mindfulness teachers for the last decade and were formally established as an organization in 2018. We are an independent non-profit organization run by mindfulness teachers who graduated from a range of different mindfulness teaching Institutions. Our standards for accreditation are designed to be fair and inclusive and to ensure an appropriate level of capacity for the mindfulness teacher. Our teachers introduce mindfulness in many settings such as businesses, schools, prisons, hospitals, community centres and not-profit organisations.
We support teacher development and professional and personal growth through supervision, ongoing training, connection with colleagues, attendance on retreats and so on.