Cathryn Newman

Cathryn Newman is a registered MBSR teacher, Yoga Teacher and registered Humanist Funeral Celebrant.

After attending TT1 and 2 at Solterreno and graduating in 2014 Cathryn has been teaching Mindfulness for Beginners courses and 8 Week MBSR courses. She holds Stress Relief workshops and offers Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat days. She also leads a fortnightly "Breathing Space" Mindfulness group in Purbeck, Dorset.

She is a fully qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 25 years experience and incorporates all aspects of Mindfulness into her yoga teaching. 

She provides Mindfulness and Yoga therapy for people preparing for or recovering from surgery and those living with cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other life-changing health conditions.

Fully committed to her personal practice, Cathryn also attends retreats at Solterreno and has regular supervision.

She will be leading a Mindfulness and Yoga retreat later this year, in France.

"Although I had been practising meditation and yoga for many years, my life began to change profoundly when I became aware of and started to practise Mindfulness. And now, years after that initial spark of interest, the practise fully supports me in every aspect of my life and experience. 

Those years without Mindfulness could have been very different; my choices may have been underpinned with more awareness and self-knowledge, the way in which I dealt with the vicissitudes of life might have been less reactive and more responsive! All of it would undoubtedly have been approached from a healthier and more aware standpoint - had I discovered Mindfulness then! 

Mindfulness has given to me the tools with which to practise acceptance and process painful emotions from the past and to live more fully and respond with more awareness to the whole of my experience as it unfolds in the present moment. I firmly believe that it is the foundation of a more balanced, aware and compassionate life."

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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…

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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.


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

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