Fernando Balsera

Mindful Academy Solterreno TT1 trainee Mindfulness Teacher

Fernando Balsera was born in Madrid where he started his dance training and also graduated from Environmental Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

He finished his dance education with a Postgraduate in Contemporary Dance at The Place, London. After graduated he has worked for MotionHouse Dance Theater in the UK and Gabriella Maiorino, Lilach Livne and Simone Sandroni in Amsterdam and Munich.

Since 2011 Fernando lives in Berlin and has worked for Toula Limnaios and Shangchi Sun as a dancer and as assistant director for Constanza Macrass Dorky Park.

From 2012 until 2015 Fernando was part of the ensemble Wee Dance Company- Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz where he has worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Currently he works as a freelance dancer and has work for Hagit Yakira Dance (London, Uk), Shangchi Sun (Berlin, Taiwan), PlanMee (Nürnberg, Germany), Ruben Reniers (Berlin, Germany), Junk Ensemble (Ireland), Meg-Stuart (Berlin, Germany) and Ivo Dimchev (Berlin, Germany).

As a facilitator, Fernando teaches regular training in several dance companies: Pforheim StadtTheater, Landesbühne-Sachsen, Tanz-Art, Wee Dance Company-Gerhart Hauptman Theater, Tanzfabrik.

After graduating with an MBA in 2016 he works as assistant Director for Jorge Crecis and as a facilitator for OWL Training (www.owltraining.co.uk).




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I recently completed TT1 at Mindful Academy Solterreno. From the moment I started the course, I felt supported and encouraged. Bodhin led a well-paced and designed course and we were given the tools to maximize our learning both personally and professionally. The retreat center itself is run so…

TT1 April 2023

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5-days silent retreat, Sept 2022


TT3 is an amazing course. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to deepen their own mindfulness practice and develop their teaching skills.

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I recommend TT3 to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and skil ls for mindfulness teaching.

There is ample opportunity provided to deepen your practice including a 2-day silent retreat at the beginning. The instruction is superlative. The sessions…

TT3, June 2022

I loved how the course was structured. I took TT1 in the intense format of 1 week and TT2 was instead spread over 2 months. I really enjoyed both formats and I felt that TT2 was ideal in this format, because I really had the time to absorb what I learnt in each session and had time to prepare.…

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community, support, learning

TT2 Online, Oct 2021

Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

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TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

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wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 


I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

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