A 6-day Secular Silent teacher-lead Mindfulness MBSR Retreat.
The theme for this retreat is Mindfulness and Compassion and will be lead by Bodhin Philip Woodward
Online option will be offered if travel restrictions still apply!
3rd - 9th May 2020
Sunday 3rd May at 17.00h - Saturday 9th May 10.00h, 6 days
Price: 650 euros (accommodation, meals and all the activities)
This teacher-led silent retreat offers a safe and supportive environment for experienced Meditators, Mindfulness Teacher Trainees and Established Teachers in which to deepen and extend secular mindfulness meditation practice. It provides an opportunity to deeply tune in to our inner processes, exploring the ways we react to experience and how we might practise kindness towards our moment to moment experience and cultivate wisdom.
This silent retreat is specifically designed to meet the good practise guidelines for Mindfulness teachers on the teacher training pathway and is also highly suitable for more experienced teachers wishing to deepen their connection to the core underpinnings of mindfulness as it is taught in the eight-week course. It is also suitable for those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness course and who wish to deepen their practice. No previous retreat experience is required as full teacher support is available.
In general, our retreats include meditation instruction and guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice including mindful movement. We will be engaging in times of guided silent practise - sitting and walking meditations with sessions of Mindful Movement, Mindful walks into the spectacular mountains and all combined with a spirit of Kindly Awareness. They provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.
The theme will be presented in terms of secular mindfulness programmes such as MBSR and MBCT. We will be practising the core Mindfulness Practices from MBSR and some Mindfulness and Compassion Practices.
The retreat will include guided and silent practice, with periods of Mindful Walking and Mindful Movement, to help bring our practice right into the experience of everyday life. Silence is a main supportive feature of the retreat and we will be practising a warm friendly silence and, at all times, there will be the possibility to speak to the retreat leader or organisers should this be needed. There will also be an option to talk briefly with the retreat leader about your practice. The first evening we will be talking and getting to know each other, outlining the program etc. The last evening we will be breaking the silence and sharing aspects of the experience if we wish to.
A typical day's programme might be as follows:
8.00 Guided Mindfulness practice
10.30 Morning of guided Mindfulness practices, sitting meditations, mindful movement, body scan, mindful walking.
12.15 Mindful movement and personal practice time.
14.00 Lunch followed by free time to rest and take walks in the countryside
16.30 Further Teacher Guided Mindfulness practice
20.00 Evening meal
21.30 Short silent practice to finish the day off
Bodhin Philip Woodward Bsc. SYT, CMT, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, MBSR Supervisor, and Senior Trainer, with more than 20 years experience in leading retreats, he is accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment. Bodhin is Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Academy Solterreno. He has been practising Mindfulness on a daily basis since 1985 and he has extensive experience of mindfulness practices and teaching. He runs Mindfulness Teacher Training programs, Train the Trainer programs and teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Stress Reduction Approaches (MBCT/MBSR/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
These retreats will often include:
- Periods of both guided and self-directed practice
- Sustained periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
- Time to practice mindfulness informally between the scheduled sessions
- The teachers will be available to talk to people individually.
- A core teaching intention for this retreat is to offer a structure and atmosphere within which we can deeply look into the experience with the freshness of beginner’s mind, enabling new insights and perspectives to emerge.
Are retreats suitable for everyone?
Although our mindfulness retreats are suitable for most people, they are not suitable for everyone. Retreats can be quite intensive, and we do not advise attending a retreat if you are suffering from certain conditions or have had a traumatic event which is interfering with your everyday life. When filling out the application form for a retreat, we advise that you provide us with as much information as possible so that we can make sure the retreat you select is suitable for you.
I have attended two retreats at Solterreno so far and found both among the most valuable experiences I've ever had, with all aspects carefully designed to facilitate positive change. The content was rigorous and very clear; the teaching gentle, yet authentic and effective; the hikes in the mountains refreshing and reinvigorating; the nature life-affirming; and the silence of the place magical. It really is a space for healing and growth, and great care has been put in all details. Bodhin and the team are leading by example, something that I am particularly grateful for.
I have benefited greatly from the MBSR+yoga course, but I especially enjoyed the silent retreat, which I think is a rare chance to be ‘on your own, but not alone’, providing safe conditions for inner work and plenty of opportunity for reflection. I am also grateful for the amazing group of fellow meditators, from different parts of the world and at different points of our lives and practice, but all ultimately looking for a way to live more consciously and more in harmony, inner and outer. I left feeling infused with kindness, uplifted, inspired, and trusting the practice even more than before. And I have learned much about myself. Gratitude to all!
Application forms and booking -
If you would like to apply you can do so by filling in the application form.
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Solterreno Mindfulness Retreat Center lies in the peaceful countryside where you can live close to nature. With views of the mountains, valley and the sea. The space is ideal for meditation, relaxation and rest. There are some fascinating walks like the "Barranc del Infern" (Hells gorge), a closed-circuit route of some 14Km which takes in 5,946 steps carved into the sides of the valley. The surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking.
Solterreno has rooms that sleep 2 and two that sleep 3 (same-sex) located both in the main house and in cabins. Linen and towels are provided. There is also a swimming pool and limited WIFI
Here you can pay for the Silent Retreat.
Before paying for anything you need first to have spoken to Bodhin Philip Woodward.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. Bodhin (+34) 660 44 78 40
This Silent Mindfulness Retreat costs:
- 650 € (deposit 100€, balance 550€)
You need to secure your space with a non-refundable deposit of 100 euros.
The balance of payment should be paid a minimum of 4 weeks before the start date of the course.
PLEASE NOTE - By booking and paying the deposit, you are agreeing to the Mindful Academy Solterreno general terms and conditions.
Method: there are 2 possibilities:-
1. You can pay EUROS into our bank account in Spain:
The bank details are:
Name: Solterreno SL
IBAN: ES91 0081 1052 2200 0122 8425
BIC: BSAB ESBB (swift)
Address: SabadellCAM - CL MAYOR, 14, ORBA, 03790 Alicante Spain.
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2. You can pay by credit cards via Paypal,
For sending money to SOLTERRENO SL & MINDFUL ACADEMY, Solterreno SL & Mindful Academy pays the fee. For you it's free.
If you don't have an account with them, don't worry you don't need one
Mindful Academy Solterreno
Partida Ereta 4
Vall de Laguar
Tel: (0034) 660 44 78 40
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