The Teacher Training course is taken in 2 modules and on graduation of the full 200hr course you will be have the skills and confidence to teach Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Meditation classes, MBSR 8 week Stress Reduction courses.
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We are passionate about training professional MBSR teachers to help everyday people learn how to find a place of balance and harmony, manage their stress levels and make a real difference to the quality of their lives.
Here you will find a list of our TTR1 Registered Meditation Teachers (RMT) and TTR2 Registered MBSR Mindfulness Teachers (RMMT) which have all met our high level of teaching standards.
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We run our courses at Bodhin's small, family run Holistic retreat centre located in the south east of Spain, in the mountains behind Javea and Denía, (the Costa Blanca) midway between Valencia and Alicante. The retreat is located on terraced land surrounded by cherry and almond trees with amazing views of the sea some 20km away. Perfect for our courses.
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Directors of training Kathy Ward and Bodhin Philip Woodward
We have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Mindfulness Meditation Teachers to support you on your amazing journey. Together we will help you build confidence quickly and easily with the help of individual coaching, feedback, personal and professional development. Mentoring is also included both before you arrive on your course, and ongoing as a graduate. Ongoing professional continued development courses (CPD's) as outlined by the UK Yoga Alliance and the Mindfulness Meditation Good Practice Guidelines are also available. Please see below to read all about Kathy and Bodhin.
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 course more than 60 times during the last 9 years to several hundred pupils.
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Kathy Ward is the Director of Training for the 200hr Mindfulness based Meditation Teacher Training, 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops for both Meditation and Yoga and live Mindfulness Distance Learning courses.
Kathy has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 30 years and trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University. Admission to the programme is limited to those with extensive professional experience and a solid meditation practice. She is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and also meets and adhers to the Good Practice Guidelines both as a Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer of Mindfulness-based courses.
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Dr. Sheena Burke is a Chartered Psychologist with qualifications in clinical and educational psychology. She is a qualified MBSR teacher with the Mindful Academy and a .bFoundations Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools project. With over 20 years experience working in health and education settings, Sheena offers mindfulness training to adults in her local community through her private practice, Discovering Mindfulness. She has also introduced mindfulness training as part of her work on the educational psychology doctoral training and other post-graduate programmes at the School of Education, University College Dublin.
For Sheena, mindfulness is the gift that just keeps on giving! The qualities of curiosity and kindness are the gems of this simple and practical pathway and she enjoys discovering with others how mindfulness practices can help each of us in our everyday moments.
Sheena adheres to Best Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers by practising mindfulness on a daily basis, receiving regular supervision with a senior teacher and attending continuing professional development opportunities regularly including week-long silent retreats, day and weekend retreats.
Claire Griffin is a Talent Acquisition & Development Consultant and Mindfulness Teacher. She is a graduate of the Mindful Academy, Solterreno, Spain, a Mindfulness at Work (WorkplaceMT) Verified Trainer and a qualified Coach with a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching. Claire teaches the 8-week MBSR Course in Sussex, UK and has also co-taught the Course with Bodhin on the 11 day Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat at Solterreno. She also regularly facilitates Mindfulness Taster Sessions and Workshops with businesses in the UK Digital industry. She complies with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses and is registered on the Mental Health Foundation website Be Mindful.
Tuire Niinimaki is a Life & Motivational Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and a Mindfulness Teacher, graduated from Mindful Academy, Solterreno, Spain. Tuire has made over a decade long career in local and global Brand Development & Marketing but now runs her own company Way for wellness. Tuire is a true believer that no one has to suffer from stress and exhaustion, but the change is in everyone’s own hands. She is passionate about motivating and supporting people to take action and develop more awareness in their own life, to create a mindset that manages stress better, but also to discover one’s values and strengths all which then serve as a strong foundation for a happier and more fulfilling life. Tuire’s work is strongly based on Mindfulness, but also uses tools from NLP, Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tools.
Helen Grain has been running Mindfulness Based Interventions in mainstream settings as well as in workplace and leadership contexts since she qualified as a Mindfulness teacher with Mindful Academy, Solterreno, Spain.
Based on her over 15 years of personal practice of Mindfulness and related disciplines (Yoga and meditation), Helen now leads individuals through the 8-week programme, tasters and retreats.
She also shares her knowledge and insights with global corporations within the pharmaceutical, fashion & retail, aerospace and management consulting industries, to mention but a few.
After a life-long career in banking, Helen has found her niche in sharing what she is passionate about – Mindfulness.
In 2016 she published her first book in Spanish – “Mindfulness, la magia del momento”.