Who We Are

Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland

The MTAI is a COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL and was set up in 2018.

Board

The members of the Board are elected at AGM’s with the next AGM in October 2020.

Current Board Members are:

Chair
Director
Treasurer
Director
Secretary
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director

Committees

The Supervision Committee

The Standards Committee

The Ethics Committee

The Newsletter Committee

The Social Media Committee

Michele Van Valey, Geraldine Velner and Srinath Deenadayalan

The Membership Committee

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 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).

The 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. Our teachers introduce mindfulness in many setting 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.