I would highly recommend the MBSR teacher training at Solterreno. This course managed to deliver way over my expectations. The course was very professionally delivered The program was sensibly structured giving the participants the right amount of knowledge and great opportunity to practice. The teachers were also providing us with much additional information and inspiration. Furthermore, the location of the retreat is just amazingly beautiful, the surroundings are great for relaxing walks and all this helps in deepening the mindfulness practice.
After my graduation, I applied for listing on the Mindfulness Teachers Association in Poland and I was approved. Recently I moved to Berlin, Germany and I applied for membership of the German MBSR-MBCT Teachers Association (http://mbsr-verband.de/) and after a detailed and a year-long verification process I was also accepted.
For the German Association, it is required to graduate with 240 hours of teacher training, but it includes other CPD mindfulness-based trainings. As I had also graduated with a mindfulness compassion training, with 60 hours I met the German criteria.
In both cases I was the first Mindful Academy Solterreno graduate who became a member of the above associations, it took me a while, but I know it was worth it. And now it should be easier for all the Mindful Academy graduates as this training centre is already recognized by the above organizations.
Now I am a member of the Polish and German MBSR Teachers Association. Being a member of these organizations gives me more recognition and trust, and clients can also find me through their websites. I have good networking and access to news and info about retreats and trainings.
Bodhin Woodward was very helpful in the process of verification and was providing all the documents, scripts, descriptions etc, that were required for the approval.
I graduated MBSR TT2 in 2014 and since then I have been teaching MBSR and run mindfulness workshops for individuals and companies and I also published a popular book about stress reduction based on mindfulness in Polish.
I highly recommend this training, for me, it definitely was a life changing experience!
Mindful Academy Solterreno graduate.
Member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association in Poland.
Member of the German MBSR-MBCT Teachers Association