Mindfulness Teacher Training at the Midlands Arts Centre

Our Mindfulness Teacher Training course takes place in the heart of Birmingham at the MAC, Edgbaston.

Just 10 minutes from the city centre and surrounded by the leafy Cannon Hill Park, which covers 80 acres of formal parks, as well as 120 acres of conservation and woodland, the Midlands Arts Centre provides a truly special training experience. The venue provides modern, accessible and comfortable facilities in a tranquil environment, enabling deep learning and a truly immersive experience.

Training takes place in private studios, away from distractions and noise, but housed within the same building as some of the UK’s most exciting art and theatre installations. We also make use of the extensive grounds for mindfulness practice and learning.

Food can be purchased at an additional cost onsite. The venue is served by the KILN Cafe, providing a varied menu everyday from 10am – 4pm.

Being so close to the centre of Birmingham, there are many accommodation options for those needing to stay in the city for their training. Please contact the college on 0121 444 1110 or email us if you require any help or recommendations.

For more information about the MAC, please visit their website here.

By Bicycle:

MAC is in the middle of National Cycle Route 5, as well as situated on the Rea Valley Cycle Road. Our venue is readily accessible by bike from Birmingham City Centre and further afield. We have free bike racks located at both entrances to the building and at the rear of the Outdoor Terrace adjacent to Cannon Hill Park.

You can also reach us via . Our nearest docking stations for West Midlands Cycle Hire are at Edgbaston Road, Bristol Rd (opposite Edgbaston Stadium) and at Birmingham Wildlife Park nearby. You can hire a bike from over 50 locations in and around Birmingham City Centre. 

Plan your route with Cycle Streets Journey Planner here.

By Bus:

1: From Five Ways, Edgbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside MAC on Edgbaston Road.

35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from MAC on Willows Road.

41: From Heartlands Hospital, Acocks Green Village, Moseley, Springfield Road, Pershore Road (right outside MAC) and QE Hospital.

45/47: From City Centre (Carrs Lane), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from MAC.

61/63: From City Centre (Carrs Lane and Smallbrook Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from MAC on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights.

Check NX West Midlands for more information.

By Train:

MAC is situated next to four train stations; Five Ways, University, Selly Oak and Birmingham New Street.

The closest station is Five Ways – being 1.3 miles away, followed by University (1.4), then Selly Oak (1.5) and finally Birmingham New Street (1.7).

The number 1 bus can take you to Five Ways station and 41 can take you just outside the QE Hospital by University station.

Alternatively, to walk it’s around a 40 minute to both stations.

The number 63 can take you to Selly Oak station and number 45/47 can take you to Birmingham New Street station (allow around a 7 minute walk from getting off to walking to the station).

By Car:

Birmingham is accessible by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 motorways. Please follow the signs for MAC throughout the city – we are located opposite Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

From the city centre: Take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for MAC on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.

If you are travelling to us from outside Birmingham, please plan your journey and check Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone information here