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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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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