All teachers are members of Centrum pro Mindfulness, association of certified teachers of mindfulness-based programmes. The association itself is a member of EAMBA, European Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches.

Václav Šmilauer trained in certified MBSR teacher training (organized by the German MBSR-Verband and Institut für Achtsamkeit) and is a founding member of the Czech Center for Mindfulness. He is a certified Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) facilitator. He teaches courses in Czech, English and German.

He is a long-time Vipassanā meditation practitioner in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition, in 2017 he was authorized to teach vipassana by Ajahn Tong, abbot of the Chom Tong monastery. He is co-organizing  Tisarana meditation center in Prague and runs the vipassana.sk project together with Katarína.

Katarína Bírešová is certified MBSR teacher trained by  Mindfulness UK in the United Kingdom. She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher trained in Rishikesh, India, and certified MBRP facilitator. She teaches in Slovak, Czech, English.

Her professional background is mental health (Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice, Prague) and neuroscience nursing (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London).

She is a long-time insight meditation (Vipassanā) practitioner in the Mahasi Sayadaw lineage in Thailand. In 2016, she was authorized to teach Vipassanā by Ajahn Tong, abbot of the Chom Tong monstery, Thailand. She is running the vipassana.sk project.


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