Frequently asked questions

We are an Accredited Training Provider with the Internationally accepted Yoga Alliance Professionals, and the MBSR course is an accredited 200hr course. We also adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines and assess students using the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-…

Mindful Academy follow the Mindfulness Best Practice guidelines which state that teachers of MBSR should have - 'completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme or supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months.' 

There are Mindfulness course run by both private Training Companies like ourselves, and in some Universities. For example Bangor offer 3 different types of training routes -

1. A Masters programme which gives you a certificate of competency to teach Mindfulness based courses. This is…

Yes, we are able to offer Supervision to Graduates and Students on Teaching Pathways with both Mindful Academy and other similar Training Organisations. Please click here for details Supervision

We are very keen to provide accessible ways of supporting you to experience the 8 Week MBSR Course, and in response to requests from people who may not have access to a mindfulness-based course in their home location, we are pleased to offer the Mindful Academy Distance Learning Mindfulness…

Yes it is possible to apply for listing on the Mindfulness Teachers UK with our 200hr Accreditation certificate. Their guidelines state that you do not need to have trained with a UK Network organisation but you will need to demonstrate that your training meets the requirements of the Good…

On successful completion of TTR1 you would have the skills and confidence to teach Meditation classes and in some cases depending on both your personal and professional skills, the 8 week MBSR Stress Reduction Course. However we normally advise students to take TTR2 before teaching the MBSR 8…

The Mindful Academy Solterreno Teacher Training Retreat TTR1 is similar to the TTR1 offered by many of the UK universities with some major differences. 

Our TTR1 is 100hrs compared to 50hrs with other organisations. This enables us to give you the practical skills and confidence to…

Our course and qualification is accredited with the Yoga Alliance in the UK and on graduation from both TTR1 and TTR2 you would be able to register with them as a MBSR Meditation Teacher, if you are a resident of the UK or Ireland this registration also includes insurance to teach. We recommend…

Ideally you would want to practice the Mindfulness MBSR core practices for the 30 - 45 minutes rather than breaking it up with different practices. Our recordings are 45 minutes for the Body Scan and 30 minutes for other practices so they will support you.

The development and interest in Mindfulness MBSR is rapidly growing and training processes are therefore becoming more structured. Within the UK and Spain there are currently no formal or official qualifications/certification processes which regulate competency in teaching mindfulness- based…

Normally each school will want you to do all their levels to be able to give you their certification. Each school has slightly different pathways and there are small differences in curriculum. In order to graduate as an accredited MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy, we ask all students to take…

The courses are attended by many nationalities not all of which are native English speakers. All of the teaching and manuals are in English and you would need to feel confident in delivering the MBSR core practices and Mindful Movement in English. In this instance we would suggest a Skype call…

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Testimonials

As someone who has worked in education in the UK for over 20 years I was very impressed with the way this course was delivered. 

It was a fantastic course run by exceptionally skilled, caring and humorous leaders in a stunning setting in Spain. 

Delicious food was provided with…

Graduate TTR1 

< My journey of Mindfulness >

When I was introduced to the concept of Mindfulness in 2009, I attended the 
8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), which gave me valuable insight into my own ‘patterns’ and ‘autopilot’. As an ambitious mother, I was struggling…

TTR2 Graduate

The love and care and nurture that has gone into the development of this Centre are very evident in everything right from the teaching to the most practical aspects of living and food arrangements. there is an embodiment of the Mindfulness-Based practices throughout the course.

Thank you…

GRADUATE TTR1

I took TTR1 in Solterreno last May and I am so glad I did. The description on the website is in line with the actual course and it gives you a concrete overall idea of the MBSR program.

We went through both the content of each of the 8 MBSR sessions and to the competences to work on to…

Graduate TTR1

I would definitely recommend the MBSR teacher training at Solterreno. The course was very professionally delivered by both of the trainers. The program of the input sessions was sensibly structured giving the participants just the right amount of knowledge and providing them with lots of…

GRADUATE TTR1

The mindfulness teacher training at Solterreno exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is very supportive, created by the caring nature of Bodhin and the retreat team, which in turn leads to a strong connection within the group. The course has a good level of focus on hands on practice with…

Graduate TTR1

I have attended many training sessions in both my professional and personal life – ranging from business training courses to self-development courses and I’ve also attained multiple certificates in the world of Restorative and Hatha Yoga. I can, without a doubt, and with complete integrity,…

Graduate from Toronto, Canada

This course was enormously helpful for me professionally and personally. Bodhin and team are very compassionate, knowledgeable and professional instructors. They create a very safe, nurturing atmosphere in which to learn and grow. They provide developmental feedback in a very caring , yet…

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