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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My experience was eye-opening, transformative and fun. In between laughing and crying I discovered so so much about myself. I can only say thank you and that I think this is one course I would not mind repeating, for myself at some point in the future and I am sure then I will again discover yet…

TT1 Online, October 2020


Truly a transformational course which leads you to be reborn, rediscover yourself, and changes your life forever!!! Bodhin and Sheena are the best ever coaches for MBSR. Their in-depth knowledge, warmth and empathy set a very conducive environment to learn and grow into more intuitive…

TT1 online October 2020 

Overall feedback

Great. My intention was to deepen my own practice as well as to take initial steps in learning how to pass on the possibility of the gift of mindfulness to others, and both of those intentions were met.

MBSR Teacher Training TT1 course October 2020 

Overall feedback
There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I reveled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning…

Silent retreat; What 3 words best describe your experience of this course
Grateful, Grounded, Supported

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 

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