Testimonial from Kim

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 was on-line. It was definitely a different experience than it would have been in-person, and I've decided to let go and not judge this on-line version as "less than." Thank you so much for sharing your energy and care, and for being so supportive and aware of how to gently and firmly nudge the learning forward.

Bodhin, Jackie, and Sheena intentionally create a safe space f or exploring all aspects of MBSR teaching. The training at Solterreno is deeply moving and allows for much growth. They (he)artfully facilitate and support the learning of both the individual and the group. An exquisite experience of inquiry...

Training Staff feedback
Thank you so much for all of your care and energy. I appreciate the opportunity to grow, and the feeling of acceptance and inclusion. It helped me to feel comfortable and ready to stretch myself. I appreciate all of the positive feedback and also the inquiry style of questioning in order to nudge forward the learning and looking a bit deeper. I appreciate your kindness and honesty.

Is there anything else you would like to add or suggest?
Thank you so much for your steady teaching and offerings. I appreciate how you are nurturing a sense of community with the Facebook and Whats app groups. This sense of community is something that particularly attracts me to Mindful Academy Solterreno, as it feels distinctly different to me than some of the larger certification programs at universities. This philosophy and way of being speaks to my heart and I appreciate the uniqueness of MA Solterreno.

From the TT2 Online in July 2020

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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 

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

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