Continuing Education Online

Mindful Academy Solterreno 

Continuing Education Online 2020

From our strong Solterreno roots, the Mindful Academy Solterreno Teacher Training and Silent Retreats, we continue to grow as a community through new continuing education opportunities online in 3 core ways: 

Full details of all options and dates 


sit with Inquiry

Sit with Inquiry sessions will continue in 4-week blocks with 2-week breaks between blocks.

These are open groups that are available to book in advance each week. Two time options of Wednesday mornings 11 am (CET) & Thursday evening 8.30pm  (CET).  Advance booking is essential to maintain small group sizes that support the intention and practice of deep listening. Places may be booked to attend all or some of the 4 week block of sessions. There is no assigned fee for these sessions at this time to ensure that finance is not a barrier to deepening practice in community. For those who feel inclined to and who are in a position to offer a donation, this is welcomed by the teacher giving their time and holding the space. A  link will be provided in the booking reply email that confirms your place in the weekly session for those who wish to offer such a donation. The next block begins 3rd & 4th June 2020. Senior Teacher, Sheena Burke with assistance from Nelli Krajcso. Book your place by emailing You will receive a reply email to confirm your place and Zoom meeting details. 

Intention: To deepen personal practice through inquiry in community with teaching peers

Format: Weekly Zoom Meetings; Max. 8 places per group; Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings.  Introductions - Silent Sit - Group Inquiry. 

Dates: June: 3/4 - 10/11 - 17/18 - 24/25;

July: 15/16 - 22/23 - 29/30 - 5/6 Aug; 

26/27 Aug - 2/3 Sep - 9/10 Sep - 16/17 Sep;

Oct: 7/8 - 14/15 - 21/22 - 28/29;  

18/19 Nov - 25/26 Nov - 2/3 Dec - 9/10 Dec 

Fee: Donations received - only if within your means



Master Classes

The Masterclass Series offers a range of standalone training options with Senior Teachers from Mindful Academy Solterreno.

These online options respond to our collective responsibility to tend the integrity of MBSR teaching; provide a means to gather in community together to deepen knowledge through experience with Senior Teachers and; advance MBSR teaching competency, confidence and courage. The series begins Summer 2020 with the following opportunities: 

  1. “Meeting Uncertainty Together: MBSR Maps & Metaphors” - with Sheena Burke, Senior Teacher.  As we continue to move through an unprecedented global pandemic with as much as 50% of the world under ‘lockdown’ for a prolonged time in recent weeks and increasing questions and concerns on how to move forward, we ask the key question - what does MBSR offer in the midst of this? In this session we will practice, inquire and dialogue on recent experiences of teaching MBSR in the midst of a global pandemic, review key MBSR maps and metaphors and explore how they may serve our practice and teaching now and into the future as we move into new phases of living alongside COVID-19. 

Date: Saturday 27 June 10 am to 1pm (CET)

Format: Zoom Meeting; Practice, Teaching, Inquiry, Dialogue

Booking contact:

Fee: €30 


  1. Teaching MBSR Online: A 3-part series - with Claire Griffin, Senior Teacher. This comprehensive course offers a live, interactive and collaborative way of learning and developing the necessary skills to teach the 8-week MBSR course via videoconference. During the training, both the technical and the key teaching elements needed to successfully facilitate the MBSR course in the live online environment will be explored, including practising the experiential exercises of MBSR and how these can best be facilitated with creativity and fidelity to the learning themes of the sessions, in the online space.  

Dates: 1 - 8 - 15 July; 1 - 8 - 15 September ; 15 - 22 - 29 October 2020 (10am - 12pm CET)

Format: Zoom Meeting; Practice, Teaching, Inquiry, Dialogue

Booking contact:

Fee: £125

Future masterclasses coming next include MBSR & Polyvagal Theory: An introduction”;

Essential Buddhist Teachings for MBSR Teachers” and Deepening Listening & Inquiry Skills”.


Master Classes


       3. “Mindful Movement: A 3-part series - with Monique Leverington.


Master Classes



We are also adding to existing Supervision options with Senior Teachers: 


  • Individual Supervision & Mentoring: Tailored supervision of teaching and mentoring of personal practice and inquiry. 


  • Group Supervision & Mentoring*:  Closed Groups, Monthly 2 hour sessions; Personal Practice & Inquiry; Teaching Practice Questions & Reflections. 


  • MBSR Skill-Building Package*: Teaching your first MBSRs. This package is offered to meet the requirements of the Mindful Academy Solterreno Certification Pathway.  It is particularly useful for those teaching their first 3 MBSR courses with 9 hours of supervision in a combination of 4 x 45 minute individual supervision and 4 x 90 minute group supervision. It is deliberately low cost to support beginning teachers. 


*Minimum of 4 participants required for each group. 


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I have been teaching mindfulness-based practices for 20 years, and have been running teacher training courses in Italy. I found that Bodhin and the staff at Solterreno are highly prepared and competent. I participated in TT1 and it was a really superb experience and I highly recommend it to…

TT1 Online, June 2020

MBSR TT1 has been the most experiential and active learning course for me. I feel this programme includes ancient wisdom in scientific format and highly recommend to anyone looking to teach MBSR. Bodhin is a very dedicated teacher and his presence was felt throughout.

TT1 Online, June 2020

The course was substantial on multiple levels. The instructors were excellent and performed in an exemplary way. Even if I decided not to teach, what I took from this course will benefit me and others for the rest of my life. However, this course has inspired me to continue the pursuit of…

Testimonial from the ONLINE TT1 course


The Retreat was a really unique combination of being within and without. I feel it like a wonderful co-journey and also like the opportunity to stop, turn inward, tune in, work with interest and enjoy a lot. The guidance of professional teachers provides…

from the ONLINE Silent retreat

Overall feedback

Overall really positive experience, especially considering the initial hesitation about doing it online.


Online Silent Retreat May 2020

I am very grateful for having the opportunity to have attended the TT1 in March 2020 from Delhi (India) and even with the time difference (3.5 hours) the learnings and the week we spent altogether was amazing.

Bodhin and Sheena were spectaculars teachers leading us in all the material…

TT1 Online, March 2020

I attended the TT1 in March 2020, which was the first TT1 course online - due to the Coronavirus circumstances. I had my doubts about how we could lead the meditations online and be open within the group that I had not met in person before. 

The course started and all my doubts…

TT1 Online, March 2020

Elise testimonial

Hear from Elise who has just finished the ONLINE version of the MBSR Teacher Training course, first level, TT1.

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