Bodhin Philip Woodward, Bsc. SYT:
Bodhin has extensive experience of mindfulness practices and teaching. He teaches Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBAs) to help prevent relapse into depression and to manage stress and anxiety. He also meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers
Bodhin was trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in 2005 by Dr Paramabandhu Groves, an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, at the Breathing space in the London Buddhist Center. He has taught the classic MBCT/MBSR course more than 70 times during the last 10 years to several hundred pupils. He teaches it in the 8 week format and also in a 6 day intense retreat format in his own retreat center in Spain, Solterreno.
Bodhin founded Mindful Academy with Kathy Ward in 2012 and has helped more than 130 students graduate as MBSR Mindfulness Teachers, Accredited MBSR Teachers (AMT). He facilitates supervision to many of those graduates.
Bodhin is now also an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer; Living Well with Pain, Stress and Illness and Mindfulness for Stress. "This programme of practice and training is part of my commitment to deepening my own practice and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the training I offer."
He has been practicing Mindfulness on a daily basis since 1985.
Bodhin runs Mindfulness retreats in Spain based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) work done by Jon Kabat Zin, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) by Mark Williams and others. He generally teaches in the rural retreat center Solterreno, during a 6 day retreat, covering the main elements of the 8 session MBSR course, complemented with daily Yoga sessions; Mindfulness based Therapeutic Yoga and also Yin Yoga.
He started his intense Mindfulness training with the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1990 which culminated in his Ordination in India in the year 2000. He has attended more than 80 retreats, the longest a 4 month retreat.
Bodhin currently teaches in both Spanish and English in Solterreno and Valencia.
He also teaches Mindfulness on the Yoga teachers Training courses led by Kathy Ward and Advanced 500h Yoga courses run by Bodhiyoga.
Mindfulness in Spain
His retreat centre