Diane Walker

Diane Walker is a Registered General Nurse, RGN, Registered Mental Nurse RMN, English Teacher, T.E.F.L, Early Years Practitioner, Registered Mindful Meditation Teacher and Yin Yoga Instructor based in Castellón, Spain.

She worked for 10 years as a Mental Health Nurse in the NHS, Scotland and England in a wide range of settings, from the busy Emergency Clinic in London to Community Psychiatric Nurse within a research project. She also worked in Edinburgh in a specialised HIV and AIDS unit, and before moving to Spain in 1991, as a Health Worker in The Leith Drug Group.

She qualified as a Mindfulness Teacher with Mindful Academy in 2014, and in the same year, eager to share the wonderful practice, set up Mindfulness, Down to Earth.

She teaches 8-week MBSR courses, workshops, Mindful Yin Yoga sessions and Mindful Maintenance Groups in English, Spanish and Catalan. To date, she has run over sixteen courses, including assisting in Teacher Training at The Mindful Academy in 2016.

She has introduced Mindfulness Based Interventions into her English classes, taught in several companies and also to adults and teenagers, with great success.

Having suffered from stress in the past, Diane found mindfulness and it literally turned her world around. She immediately followed her enthusiasm for mind-body connection and specialises in introducing mindfulness to people dealing with chronic pain and stress.

She currently receives referrals form the local health service in her community.

Her down to earth approach allows her to be compassionate, attentive and connected.

Diane has a daily practice of mindfulness and compassion and adheres to Good practice guidelines by regular supervision with senior mindfulness tutor Bodhin Woodward and assisting retreats, courses and conferences as often as possible.

Mobile: 667 890 952

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Since training at Solterreno I have begun teaching the MBSR course in my local area and I have been accepted onto the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. This shows that my training at Solterreno and ongoing supervision meets the UK Good Practice Guidelines for…


UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations

"The Mindful Academy Solterreno institution gave me outstanding Teacher Training, with all the materials and supervision to teach the MBSR program. After teaching my first MBSR program in Switzerland, I was able to become a member of the Swiss MBSR Association which implies that my MBSR courses…

Mindful Academy Solterreno Qualified Mindfulness Teacher

Member of the Swiss MBSR Association

I would highly recommend the MBSR teacher training at Solterreno. This course managed to deliver way over my expectations. The course was very professionally delivered The program was sensibly structured giving the participants the right amount of knowledge and great opportunity to practice. The…

Mindful Academy Solterreno graduate.

Member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association in Poland.

Member of the German MBSR-MBCT Teachers Association

"Training at the Mindful Academy gave me exactly the preparation I needed to be able to teach the complete MBSR 8 Week Course in the UK and in due time to be accepted on to the UK Mindfulness Network Teachers Listing. 

The quality of the teaching at the Mindful Academy, the thoroughness…

UK Mindfulness Network Teachers Listing

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In May 2019, I attended my 6th retreat at Solterreno.

Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher

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Silent retreat and MBSR+Yoga course

As most teachers of mindfulness approaches, my pathway is founded on a deeply personal engagement with the practice over a number of years, since 2002. Coupled with the persistent and increasing empirical basis for MBSR, I was drawn to join the training pathway in 2013 - so that I may offer…

Mindfulness Teacher Training Pathway

Choosing to do Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training at Solterreno was, with hindsight, one of the best decisions I could have made on my journey to becoming a qualified mindfulness teacher. 

Quality teaching was important to me and for that teaching to be rooted in ethical…

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