Bodhin Philip Woodward

Director of Training and founder of Mindful Academy and Solterreno Retreat

Director of Training and founder of Mindful Academy and Solterreno Centre for Mindfulness

Bodhin has trained more than 270 Mindfulness Teachers

MBSR Trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University

MBSR Supervisor and Supra-vision.

MBSR Certified Teacher and Trainer

MBCT Teacher

Breathworks Certified Teacher

Trainer of Trainers

Senior Yoga Teacher 

More than 20 years experience of leading retreats

Ordained Buddhist (Triratna Buddhist Order)

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Bodhin trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University in MBSR:- Teacher Training Retreats and MBSR Specialist with Rebecca Crane, Taravajra, Karunavira and Bethan Roberts, Bridgette O’Neill and Eluned Gold.

Bodhin has attended the Supervision Training with Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

Bodhin has attended the Mindfulness Inquiry Workshop also with Bangor CMRP.

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 Centre.

He has taught the classic MBCT and MBSR course more than 100 times during the last 15 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 centre in Spain, Solterreno Centre for Mindfulness.

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He has been practising Mindfulness on a daily basis since 1985. 

He has been leading meditation retreats for more than 20 years, both Secular and within the Buddhist tradition. 

He has been teaching Secular Mindfulness, both MBSR, MBCT and Breathworks, since 2005. 

He has extensive experience in 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/Breathworks) 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 founded Mindful Academy with Kathy Ward in 2012 and has helped more than 220 students graduate as MBSR Mindfulness Teachers and Qualified MBSR Teachers (QMT). He facilitates supervision to many of those graduates.

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Bodhin is also an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer; Link. 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."  

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 centre 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. He was Manager of a Right Livelihood Buddhist business for 8 years and Buddhist Study leader and part of the team preparing people for Ordination in Valencia.

Bodhin currently teaches in both Spanish and English in Solterreno and gives Master Classes and talks at Mindfulness conferences. Here is an interview with Bodhin at the International Summit for Mindfulness and Compassion at Work, Madrid 2018 

 

 

History:

Born in 1958 in Yorkshire UK. Has a degree in communication. Worked some 15 years as a freelance video editor for television companies (BBC, C4 etc.) making mainly documentaries. Started meditating at the London Buddhist Centre in 1984. Travelled to China and Tibet in 1985 where he connected with a living Buddhism. In 1990 worked a year in Madrid and then decided to stay and live in Spain.

In 1991 spent 8 months living in Guhyaloka, a Triratna Buddhist Order retreat centre in the mountains near Alicante. Later went to live in Valencia helping set up the Buddhist Centre there, living in communities, studying Buddhism and meditating intensely. In 1995 helped set up and run Evolution, a Buddhist business trying to take their altruistic ideals into the work situation.

During the 1990's he embarked upon a pathway to becoming an Ordained Buddhist which included substantial study and a series of six preparation retreats culmination in his Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in India in January 2000. He then spent a few years working in and around the Valencian Buddhist Centre, taking an active part in the council, and as treasurer, Dharma study leader, and teaching meditation classes. He helped set up the annual retreats during Easter and in the summer at Tusita in northern Spain.

Bodhin TriratnaIn 2003 he founded Solterreno Retreat Centre. "I purchased the terraced orchards in 2003 and then started planning and building the retreat centre. We started living here full time in 2007. I have built most of the buildings myself and am very interested in organic low impact buildings including energy-saving designs."

He now lives with his wife Adelina and son David close to Solterreno Retreat Centre.

Websites

His retreat centre

Solterreno

His Mindfulness site

Mindfulness in Spain

In Spanish:-

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Bodhin on Insight Timer

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Contact information

Email: bodhin@gmail.com

Phone: (+34) 660 44 78 40 and WhatsApp 

SOLTERRENO,
Partida Ereta 4,
Benimaurell,
03791 Alicante,
SPAIN

 

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Testimonials

Overall feedback

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…

TT1 online August 2020 

As with TT1, it was amazing to observe the week unfold. The experience was multidimensional, allowing for my personal growth by looking inward and outward with the others in the group. I was impressed with the sense of connection and community that was co-created during week, especially as it…

From the TT2 Online in July 2020

It was such a rich and very well structured program. I was a little concerned about a week-long Online program however it met my expectations far better.

I really appreciated the way Bodhin our teacher approaches participants, very respectful and intimate also. And the way he…

TT1 Online, June 2020

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

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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.

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Online Silent Retreat May 2020

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