Sarah Hommel de Mendonça

Sarah is a MBSR teacher in training, with the Mindful Academy Solterreno

Sarah Hommel de Mendonça studied political science and worked in different development cooperation projects, as a language teacher and journalist in Latin America and Germany. Her focus on promoting sustainable development and education in the service of common welfare shifted after she suffered a severe sports accident. This event led Sarah to focus inwards and had her recognize how much her life has been influenced by being on autopilot and affected by stress and painful emotions.

Since 2019, she practices meditation and mindfulness, which helped her to transform the traumatic happening into an opportunity to live more conscious and connected with herself and the people around her. With the intention to also enable her environment to develop alternative paradigms of self-relation, she enrolled in the MBSR teacher training in 2021 after attending an MBSR 8-week course and 2 years of practice and studies on meditation and mindfulness. She is leading a weekly online MBSR meditation course and participated in a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week course.

It´s a special interest of Sarah to support people in difficult life situations and marginalized groups, teaching them mindfulness as an alternative approach to promote acceptance and to actively shape and convert their attitude towards experiencing hardship instead of feeling exposed to it.

Country
Germany
Town
Hamburg

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Testimonials

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.…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

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,…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

Grounding. Safe. Comprehensive

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…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 

Testimonial

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…

TT1 online August 2021 

Overall feedback

As always it was a beautiful and incredibly rich experience. I have learnt so much for my own practice and also my understanding for teaching feels enhanced. As always there were challenges but I felt held and supported the whole way through. It was always clear what was…

Silent Online Retreat, May 2021

The TT1 online course was truly amazing and beautiful. I can't fully put into words how lovely this course was - although, as I'm writing these lines I find myself smiling as so many memories keep coming up. It involved a lovely bunch of individuals coming together from all over the world. I…

TT1 April 2021

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I absolutely loved this course. The trainers really embodied mindfulness and I felt very inspired by them. The course content was very well-prepared and well-delivered. What I loved most was to learn how to teach without teaching! Just gently guiding the…

TT2 ONLINE, Jan to March 2021, 9-weeks

If you're wanting to learn more about mindfulness and using such a powerful tool then don't hesitate to join the TT1 course. The course is experiential, no long lectures to sit through. Each day you get the chance to practise leading a meditation with kind, constructive feedback in a supportive…

TT1 ONLINE, November 2020

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