2018 Level I Intensive - New Zealand

The eight day Intensive provides an in-depth residential context to explore a range of didactic, experiential and small group work. It will provide opportunities for practice teaching/leading with supervision from the instructors (usual teacher/student ratio 1:12). A strong emphasis in the Intensive is on the development and integration of personal and professional qualities which support authentic mindfulness teaching and learning. It offers a challenging and deepening process of exploration and engagement with self and others, using the ground of practice as our base. Specific areas of focus will include:

    The rationale for how mindfulness works for a range of mental and physical health conditions including pain, stress, anxiety, depression and trauma 
    Practical exploration of how to work skilfully with the sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise in practice.
    Skills in leading mindfulness practices (body scan, awareness of breath, sounds, thoughts and feeling, open awareness, kindness and compassion, approaching the difficult, movement practice) 
    Inquiry skills (including empathy, reflection, salience and context)
    Relational skills including empathy, warmth, authenticity and potency, curiosity and respect and mutuality
    Embodiment as a teacher including presence, vitality and calmness, acceptance and present moment responsiveness
    Understanding of group process 
    Refining and deepening one’s own meditation practice

Please note: As part of the Intensive process, you will be expected to be very familiar with each of the mindfulness practices offered in MBSR and MBCT and will be asked to lead them in dyads without scripts.

To register your interest or inquire about any aspect of the pathway contact Dianne May: dianne@mtia.org.au


14th - 21st October, 2018  


Starts 2pm, Sunday 14th October and concludes 12 midday, Sunday 21st October
*please ensure you have had your lunch before you arrive on Sunday

Tuition and accommodation fees:

$2995 inc GST

This fee includes all tuition, accommodation in single rooms (depending on numbers a few might have to share), food, transport to and from Auckland airport if needed.


Bella Rakha Retreat Centre, Auckland
581 West Coast Rd, Oratia 0604

How to get to the venue:

By Air and then Bus:

MTIA organises a bus to pick up interstate/international people from Auckland airport and return them to Auckland airport on the last day of training.

Please book flights to be available to catch the bus at 12:00 noon on the 14th October 2018. 

On the 21st October, 2018, the bus will leave Oratia at 1:00 pm, so please book fights from 3:00 pm for domestic flights (5:00 pm for international flights).  

By Car:

If you are coming from Auckland or another location by car, please arrive at Bella Rakha Retreat Centre by 1:00 pm on 14th October 2018.



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Cancellation Policy

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

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 after 10th August, 2018 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)