We are aware that an in-depth MBI training process requires a commitment of time and money. We have ensured that our pathway is financially comparable to other equivalent courses offering MBI training in the world, and of equal standard. We are part of a worldwide network of teachers committed to high quality training in the MBIs.

On this page we have listed all the costs involved up front. Please note that the costs below are a summary of all the aspects of training required to develop competencies and qualities over the course of the training including conceptual work, experiential training, retreats, supervision and assessment at certification.   Trainees are free to undertake the training in a flexible time frame that supports their own learning needs, financial considerations and context.

 Costs are in Australian dollars and include GST.  



Process Fee
Experiential learning
  • Minfulness 8 week MBSR or MBCT course
  • Personal practice
  • 5 - 7  day retreat
  • Body based practice (e.g. classes in Hatha yoga, T'ai Chi, Chi gung)
Prices vary
Application fee  For processing application $65

Training Study Module I: researching and writing 2 papers totalling 7000 words $280

  • 8 Day Intensive in MBIs (including accomodation, tuition, materials, transport from and to Sydney airport)


Application/interview fee Application and interview to move into Teaching, Supervision and Certification pathway $65

Training Study Module II: researching and writing a paper totalling 4000 words  $140
Practice development Second silent retreat Prices vary
  • Supervision of teaching using 
    process notes and audio recording
  • Courses listed on the MTIA website
At least 8 hours 
(prices may vary)
  • Panel assessment of competence through examining final paper, CDs, video of classes using the MBI TAC

MTI registration 
once qualified
  • Listing on MTI website as certified MBI teacher 
    and link to own website

Financial assistance with supervision

Due to the generosity of a past trainee, a limited amount of funding is available to trainees who require financial assistance in order to progress through the training pathway.  To make the program as accessible and diverse as possible, funding will be distributed in the form of  fee help with supervision for two students per year.

After completing the Intensive, you will be sent information about the criteria for applying for financial assistance with the costs of supervision.  Accepted applicants will receive notification of the amount of supervision aid available to them.

Refund policy 

Application fees are non-refundable.

The Study Module fee is refundable (less 10%) if you decide to withdraw from the whole program and no work has been submitted.

Intensive I and TDR Fees

A 10% non-refundable deposit will be payable on enrolment.

A 90% refund will be issued if cancellation is received up to two months before the event.

A 50% refund will be issued up to one month before the event.

However, in either of those two circumstances, if a substitute person can be found so that MTIA is not impacted financially there will be a full refund less the initial deposit of 10%.

No refunds will be issued one month before the event (after 23 March, 2017 for the Intensive and after 8th June, 2017 for the TDR) except in extenuating circumstances.

Notice of cancellation must be provided to MTIA via email and will be confirmed via reply email. MTIA cannot accept responsibility for correspondence that is delayed or for failure of delivery.

In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled by the organisers, registration fees will be fully refunded. No liability will be accepted for travel, accommodation or other costs / expenses incurred by participants.

Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia & New Zealand (MTI)