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.

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: Full details of all options and dates



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. 

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.

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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My experience was eye-opening, transformative and fun. In between laughing and crying I discovered so so much about myself. I can only say thank you and that I think this is one course I would not mind repeating, for myself at some point in the future and I am sure then I will again discover yet…

TT1 Online, October 2020


Truly a transformational course which leads you to be reborn, rediscover yourself, and changes your life forever!!! Bodhin and Sheena are the best ever coaches for MBSR. Their in-depth knowledge, warmth and empathy set a very conducive environment to learn and grow into more intuitive…

TT1 online October 2020 

Overall feedback

Great. My intention was to deepen my own practice as well as to take initial steps in learning how to pass on the possibility of the gift of mindfulness to others, and both of those intentions were met.

MBSR Teacher Training TT1 course October 2020 

Overall feedback
There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I reveled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning…

Silent retreat; What 3 words best describe your experience of this course
Grateful, Grounded, Supported

Overall, my experience was moving and intense. The training was incredibly insightful, collaborative and really well guided. I felt supported throughout the programme, with plenty of opportunity for reflection, questioning, exploring, practising and teaching. It was a great balance between…

TT1 online August 2020 

Spent an excellent week with Bodhin and Helen and participants from all around Europe. It was a learning experience, not just about teaching mindfulness, but also about myself. Particularly enjoyed meeting the other participants, all with their own journey and their own story. It was an…

TT1 online August 2020 

I participated in the online TT1 course in August 2020. I benefited greatly from this course and am very pleased that I chose the Mindful Academy at Solterreno for my teacher training. The teachers were highly experienced and knowledgeable, and truly embodied the principles of mindfulness. The…

TT1 online August 2020

Overall feedback, Really excellent.

I loved every single aspect and moment of the course. It offered in depth training on all the core practices of the MBSR, the full experience of MBSR as a student and as a teacher, unique and essential insights that can only be offered by the most experienced mindfulness teachers, as well as an…

TT1 online August 2020 

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