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IMMA is an International association that supports meditation teachers, mindfulness trainers and teachers, forest bathing and nature connection guides.

We are an association run by meditation teachers,

mindfulness trainers and nature connection guides for people working in this industry.

Traditionally many associations accredit one form of training, or you may have to join different associations if you are a meditation teacher who also conducts forest bathing. IMMA incorporates all aspects of mindfulness and

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We Promote the Benefits of Mindfulness

Our aim is to encourage more people to be mindful and meditate as this is how we will create peace.

Mindfulness and meditation teachers and coaches assist their clients to find a centre of calm and peace in a chaotic world. They make a real and measurable difference in people’s lives. We are passionate about the benefits of mindfulness, our aim is to ensure that mindfulness and meditation teachers and coaches uphold ethical standards and are adequately trained to do this work.

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We offer Membership and Course Accreditation

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Our membership is open to anyone who has completed an accredited course in mindfulness, meditation, nature connection or forest bathing guides. Learn more about eligibility here.


Our members abide by the Code of Ethics that outlines student-teacher relationships and principles. Read the IMMA Code of Ethics here.


All mindfulness, meditation, nature connection or forest bathing schools are welcome to apply for IMMA accreditation. Read the Eligibility Guidelines here


Our members and accredited teachers and schools are listed on our website, and can gain wider exposure in our community.  Read our membership or course accreditation guidelines.

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International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance Code of Ethics:

  1. Respect
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Integrity
  4. Maintain professional standards and boundaries
  5. Compassion
  6. Communication
  7. Grievances
  8. Walk your talk
  9. Acceptance
  10. Respect for copyright
  11. Remain up-to-date


Our Advisory Board

Ian Banyard

Corporate Trainer, Nature Connection Guide, Author and Mindful Entrepreneur

Anne Hartley

CEO of Hart Life Coaching

Diane McCabe

Change Coach | Facilitator | Speaker | Mental Health Advocate


“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”

– Jon Kabat-Zinn