Teacher Training Steps

To train as an MBSR Teacher:-

  • Attend the Teacher Training Foundation Level 1 MBSR in Solterreno Retreat Centre
  • Start Teaching Introduction workshops and the MBSR core practices
  • Attend the Teacher Training Advanced Level 2 MBSR in Solterreno Retreat Centre
  • Start Teaching the 8-week MBSR course with Online-Supervision
  • Become a Qualified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher
  • Then as an MBSR Teacher you have access to further development
  • Attend the residential Advanced Level 3 MBSR in Solterreno Retreat Centre
  • Become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher




This is referred to as the Teacher Training Steps, More details below

At Mindful Academy Solterreno, we strongly adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines in our training programmes and Teacher Training Pathway.

The Steps to become a MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy Solterreno:


Be a minimum of 25 years old

Have 1 year of meditation experience a minimum of 5 times per week (not necessarily Mindfulness) 

Attend a LIVE 8-week MBSR course as a participant 
Either - In your home location with a qualified Teacher 
OR Attend a 6 Day Intensive Residential MBSR course Retreat at Solterreno
OR Attend a LIVE ONLINE 8-week MBSR course with Mindful Academy Solterreno


Step 1. Attend the MBSR TT1

TT1Complete the required Pre-course Study (sent to you on booking)

Attend the Teacher Training level 1, TT1 in Solterreno Retreat Centre which Includes Mindful Movement and Inquiry teaching and teaching practice.

Then Practice Teaching the MBSR core practices including Mindful Movement to family, friends, in classes or workshops. 

Undertake ongoing Online-Supervision and development

MBSR Teacher In Training



Step 2. Attend the MBSR TT2

TT2Complete the required Pre-course Study (sent to you on booking)

Attend the Teacher Training level 2 Advanced MBSR Teacher Training course. 

Then Start Teaching the MBSR 8 week course with Online-Supervision.

Deepen your personal practice by for example attending a 5-7 day Silent retreat as a participant.


Step 3. Become a Qualified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher:  

This Qualified MBSR Teacher certificate will be awarded upon:

Online-Supervised Teaching of an live 8-week course

Submission of Reflective Journal of 2,500 words

Submission of Certificates of Level 1, Level 2 and 5-day Silent Retreat.


MBSR Teacher Qualified


Step 4. Become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher: 

Then, after teaching at least 3 full 8-week courses,
you may go on to become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher

TT3Attend the Teacher Training Advanced Level 3 MBSR in Solterreno Retreat Centre,

Supervision of teaching a 2nd and 3rd 8-week MBSR course
(including video recordings) and

Attending a second 5-day Silent Retreat.

MBSR Teacher Certified

Application forms and booking -

If you would like to apply you can do so by filling in the online application form.

Apply TT1 Apply TT2 Apply TT3


More info TT1 More info TT2 More info TT3


Any questions to submissions@mbsr.website

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Overall, my experience was moving and intense. The training was incredibly insightful, collaborative and really well guided. I felt supported throughout the programme, with plenty of opportunity for reflection, questioning, exploring, practising and teaching. It was a great balance between…

TT1 online August 2020 

Spent an excellent week with Bodhin and Helen and participants from all around Europe. It was a learning experience, not just about teaching mindfulness, but also about myself. Particularly enjoyed meeting the other participants, all with their own journey and their own story. It was an…

TT1 online August 2020 

I participated in the online TT1 course in August 2020. I benefited greatly from this course and am very pleased that I chose the Mindful Academy at Solterreno for my teacher training. The teachers were highly experienced and knowledgeable, and truly embodied the principles of mindfulness. The…

TT1 online August 2020

Overall feedback, Really excellent.

I loved every single aspect and moment of the course. It offered in depth training on all the core practices of the MBSR, the full experience of MBSR as a student and as a teacher, unique and essential insights that can only be offered by the most experienced mindfulness teachers, as well as an…

TT1 online August 2020 

As always it was extremely well organised and I felt very held and taken care of. I always felt supported and even though I had taken the 'same' retreat in person last year I gained more insights and really felt like my practice was deepened.
Of course I missed the beautiful Solterreno but…

Silent Online Retreat, July 2020

I felt privileged to be able to participate remotely as cost and logistics have got in the way previously. This opportunity has open new possibilities for me and strengthen my commitment to continue, and deepen the practice of mindfulness.

I cannot be more grateful to Bodhin for his…

Silent Online Retreat, July 2020

As with TT1, it was amazing to observe the week unfold. The experience was multidimensional, allowing for my personal growth by looking inward and outward with the others in the group. I was impressed with the sense of connection and community that was co-created during week, especially as it…

From the TT2 Online in July 2020

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

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