Zhassulan Abishev (Jazz)

Accredited MBSR teacher, meditation instructor, philosopher, researcher, co-founder and CEO School of ME, active member of Mindfulness Culture Development Association (АРКО).

By implementing holistic and integral approach into his career mr. Abishev with his partners delivers innovative form of Mindful Education in his heutagogical processes. His holistic and secular personal development expertise includes western and eastern philosophy, psychology and mindfulness. 

Between 2012 and 2014 during his full time job in Leiden Research Institute for Rational Monotheism mr. Abishev attended 10 different personal development international conferences as a participant. At the same time he had experience in number of international personal development related initiatives. 

In 2015 and 2016 in the framework of a scientific research project mr. Abishev visited Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, China, Thailand, India where he attended number of international conferences, silent retreats, intensive meditation programs of main eastern philosophies (Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism) as a participant. His following numbers of publications were focusing on his summary and conclusions regarding efficacy and similarity between all attended eastern traditional practices. Being alumnus of Solterreno Mindful Academy’s MBSR Teacher Training Program, within 2016-2018, he organized and run number of online and offline public talks, interviews, workshops, lectures, trainings, retreats and 8 week MBSR programs in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Europe and USA. 

In 2017 mr. Abishev co-founded School of ME (Mindful Entrepreneurship) – human centered development company. School of ME implements educational projects to fulfil organisational and personal strategic goals. Unique combination of mindfulness, design thinking and social entrepreneurship approaches allows to successfully deal with uncertainty. Within the activity in the School of ME mr. Absihev and his partners run number of workshops, tranings silent retreats related to mindfulness, design thinking and social entrepreneurship for different organizations and companies in Ukraine, Kazakstan and Europe.

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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…

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As someone who has worked in education in the UK for over 20 years I was very impressed with the way this course was delivered. 

It was a fantastic course run by exceptionally skilled, caring and humorous leaders in a stunning setting in Spain. 

Delicious food was provided with…


< My journey of Mindfulness >

When I was introduced to the concept of Mindfulness in 2009, I attended the 
8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), which gave me valuable insight into my own ‘patterns’ and ‘autopilot’. As an ambitious mother, I was struggling…


The love and care and nurture that has gone into the development of this Centre are very evident in everything right from the teaching to the most practical aspects of living and food arrangements. there is an embodiment of the Mindfulness-Based practices throughout the course.

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I took Level 1 in Solterreno last May and I am so glad I did. The description on the website is in line with the actual course and it gives you a concrete overall idea of the MBSR program.

We went through both the content of each of the 8 MBSR sessions and to the competences to work on…


I would definitely recommend the MBSR teacher training at Solterreno. The course was very professionally delivered by both of the trainers. The program of the input sessions was sensibly structured giving the participants just the right amount of knowledge and providing them with lots of…


The mindfulness teacher training at Solterreno exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is very supportive, created by the caring nature of Bodhin and the retreat team, which in turn leads to a strong connection within the group. The course has a good level of focus on hands-on practice with…


I have attended many training sessions in both my professional and personal life – ranging from business training courses to self-development courses and I’ve also attained multiple certificates in the world of Restorative and Hatha Yoga. I can, without a doubt, and with complete integrity,…

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