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

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 

As always it was extremely well organised and I felt very held and taken care of. I always felt supported and even though I had taken the 'same' retreat in person last year I gained more insights and really felt like my practice was deepened.
Of course I missed the beautiful Solterreno but…

Silent Online Retreat, July 2020

I felt privileged to be able to participate remotely as cost and logistics have got in the way previously. This opportunity has open new possibilities for me and strengthen my commitment to continue, and deepen the practice of mindfulness.

I cannot be more grateful to Bodhin for his…

Silent Online Retreat, July 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

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