Joanna Nogaj

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 ( 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!

Joanna Nogaj

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Mindful Academy Solterreno graduate.

Member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association in Poland.

Member of the German MBSR-MBCT Teachers Association

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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

I have been teaching mindfulness-based practices for 20 years, and have been running teacher training courses in Italy. I found that Bodhin and the staff at Solterreno are highly prepared and competent. I participated in TT1 and it was a really superb experience and I highly recommend it to…

TT1 Online, June 2020

MBSR TT1 has been the most experiential and active learning course for me. I feel this programme includes ancient wisdom in scientific format and highly recommend to anyone looking to teach MBSR. Bodhin is a very dedicated teacher and his presence was felt throughout.

TT1 Online, June 2020

The course was substantial on multiple levels. The instructors were excellent and performed in an exemplary way. Even if I decided not to teach, what I took from this course will benefit me and others for the rest of my life. However, this course has inspired me to continue the pursuit of…

Testimonial from the ONLINE TT1 course


The Retreat was a really unique combination of being within and without. I feel it like a wonderful co-journey and also like the opportunity to stop, turn inward, tune in, work with interest and enjoy a lot. The guidance of professional teachers provides…

from the ONLINE Silent retreat

Overall feedback

Overall really positive experience, especially considering the initial hesitation about doing it online.


Online Silent Retreat May 2020

I am very grateful for having the opportunity to have attended the TT1 in March 2020 from Delhi (India) and even with the time difference (3.5 hours) the learnings and the week we spent altogether was amazing.

Bodhin and Sheena were spectaculars teachers leading us in all the material…

TT1 Online, March 2020

I attended the TT1 in March 2020, which was the first TT1 course online - due to the Coronavirus circumstances. I had my doubts about how we could lead the meditations online and be open within the group that I had not met in person before. 

The course started and all my doubts…

TT1 Online, March 2020

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