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There are so many mindfulness courses being offered these days, it can be confusing. All MTAI members have completed appropriate training as MBSR or MBCT teachers and have agreed to be bound by the professional standards and ethical standards of our organization, so you can be sure that they are properly qualified mindfulness teachers. In addition some of our members have completed further training and specialize in areas such as Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Mindfulness in the Workplace and various other specialized areas. If you are unsure about which type of course is right for you, feel free to contact one our members who will be happy to help. You can also learn more about the different types of courses which are available here

The Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI) is the professional body representing qualified teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 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.  We support teacher development and professional and personal growth through supervision, ongoing training, connection with colleagues, attendance on retreats and so on.

Our mission in the MTAI is to contribute to the public good; to endeavour, through the  teaching of mindfulness, to foster human flourishing and to support the development of a more compassionate and inclusive society.

The MTAI has drawn up guidelines for good practice and upholds these, is committed to the ethical foundations underpinning the teaching of MBSR and MBCT, and supports continuous professional development for mindfulness teachers. The MTAI is a member of the European Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (EAMBA).

MTAI news and events

AGM April 2019

We are delighted that Tony Bates will officially open our first AGM on Saturday 6th April 2019 in The [...]