Frequently asked questions

We follow the CFM Umass Curriculum, the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) and we are also an Accredited Training Provider with the Internationally accepted Yoga Alliance Professionals. We also…

Mindful Academy follows 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 courses run by both private Training Companies like ourselves, and in some Universities. For example, Bangor offers 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 TT1 and TT2. 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 Practice Guidelines (GPGs…

On successful completion of TT1 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 TT2 before teaching the MBSR 8…

The Mindful Academy Solterreno Teacher Training Retreat TT1 is similar to the TT1 offered by many of the UK universities.

Our course is accredited and registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK, so on graduation from both TT1 and TT2 you will have a recognized…

Our courses and qualifications are accredited with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK and on graduation from both TT1 and TT2 you would be able to register with them as an MBSR Meditation Teacher and if you are a resident of the UK or Ireland this registration also includes insurance to…

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 are 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. In order to graduate as an accredited MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy, we ask all students to take both TT1 and TT2 with us. If you have attended a…

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

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

Testimonial

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.

Testimonial

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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