Teacher Training Steps

To train as an 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:

Before applying for a space on a Teacher Training course you should: 

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 qualified teacher lead MBSR/ MBCT 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 Foundation level 1 Teacher Training

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

Attend the residential level 1 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. 

Optional depending on skills of the individual - Optionally Co-lead an 8-week MBSR course and/or Lead an 8-week MBSR course with the Mindful Academy Supervision package or as per the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines a minimum of 3 hours supervision per course.

Undertake ongoing Supervision and development


Step 2. Attend the MBSR Advanced Teacher Training course 

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

Attend the residential level 2 Advanced MBSR Teacher Training course. 

Then Start Teaching the MBSR 8 week course with Supervision.

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


Step 3. Qualified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher:  

This Qualified MBSR Teacher certificate will be awarded upon:

Supervised Teaching of an 8-week course

Submission of Reflective Journal of 2,500 words

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


Step 4. Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher: 

Then if you wish you may go on to become a Certified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher

TT3Attend the residential Advanced Level 3 MBSR in Solterreno Retreat Centre,

Supervision of a 2nd and 3rd 8-week MBSR course and

Attending a second 5-day Silent Retreat.

Our Qualification

The Foundation Level 1

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