Level 1 daily schedule

The retreat structure:

Level 1 MBSR Teacher Training is experienced in a retreat environment to develop and support the deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. During the week, there will be regular periods of silence – and a silent led practice day.

Format of the day:

  • early morning movement and sitting practice, followed by MBSR key curriculum components taught to the group as course participants (Mornings)
  • Teach Back Sessions (afternoons) – guiding sections of core mindfulness-based practices and practising inquiry skills in small peer groups
  • Taught didactic sessions on the key Session themes
  • Personal journaling to help embed the learning.Mindfulness Teacher Training

The intention is to create a group process that feels safe and trustworthy. An open, spacious learning environment that encourages spontaneity and creativity and structured learning.

Level 1 daily schedule*:–

07.30 - 08.30 Teacher lead personal practice
08.30 - 09.30 Breakfast
09.30 - 14.00 Morning MBSR key curriculum components workshops
14.00 - 16.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 - 20.00 Afternoon Teach Back Practice sessions
20.00 Dinner

*Daily schedule is subject to change.

There is also a Silent Retreat Day

Structural Breakdown of Level 1

Total Number of Hours on Course:

Level 1 = 66 contact hours, 112 non contact, Total 178 hours
Bodhin the Director of Training will be teaching at least 70% of the contact hours

Name of Main Teacher:   Bodhin Philip Woodward

Level 1:

 

 

 

Module 1

Contact Hours

Non-Contact Hours

Total Hours

 

TOTAL HOURS

Module 1

7-day residential retreat.

 

66

 

112

 

178

TT1 Pre-course study (non-contact)

Reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: an MBSR Guide for Clinicians and Clients, Rosenbaum, Elana

Reading and practise teaching with the Mindful Academy Meditation Core Practice Scripts

Meditation and Journaling 6 out of 7 days a week for 8 Weeks

Arrival Day

18.00 Welcome to the course and Opening Meditation

20.00 Dinner

21.00 Personal Reflections and Journaling

Day 1: Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness Meditation

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 - 10.30 Set ground agreements, Discovering your manual, Structure of the Mindful Academy 8 Week MBSR course, MBSR Curriculum

10.30 - 11.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 1

12.00 - 13.00 Inquiry workshop

13.00 - 13.30 Guiding the meditations, Domain 4

13.30 - 14.00 MBI-TAC Domains, a brief intro to domains

 

16.00 - 19.30 Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20-minute version of the Body scan core practice Meditation - followed by Inquiry and feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC feedback in small groups.

19.30 - 20.00 Group reflection and personal journaling to embed the learning

Day 2:

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 - 10.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 2

10.30 - 11.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 3

12.00 - 12.40 Inquiry workshop

12.40 - 13.00 How to teach Awareness of Breath and Body (I.A.A. timelines, pauses etc)

13.30 - 14.00 Preparation to teach Awareness of Breath and Body

 

16.00 - 19.30 Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20-minute version of Sitting Meditation: Awareness of Breath and Body core Meditation - followed by Inquiry and feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC feedback in small groups.

19.30 - 20.00 Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 3:

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 - 10.00 Inquiry

10.00 - 11.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 4

12.00 - 13.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 5

12.30 - 13.00 How to teach Mindful Movement (I.A.A. timelines, pauses etc)

13.00 - 14.00 Preparation to teach Mindful Movement

 

16.00 - 19.30 Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20-minute version of Mindful Movement - followed by Inquiry and feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC feedback in small groups.

19.30 - 20.00 Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 4: Silent day

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast.

Practice and Training day, including inquiry.

Mindfulness Sitting Meditations

Body Scan

Mindful Movement

Mindful Walking

Mindful Eating

Practice and Training -

Dissolving the silence

Group discussion

Closing circle

Day 5:

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 - 11.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 6

12.00 - 13.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 7

12.30 - 13.00 How to teach Open Awareness (I.A.A. timelines, pauses etc)

13.00 - 14.00 Preparation to teach Open Awareness

 

16.00 - 19.30 Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20-minute version of Sitting Meditation: Open Awareness core Meditation - followed by Inquiry and feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC feedback in small groups.

19.30 - 20.00 Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 6:

07.30 - 08.30 Yoga based Mindful Movement Practice and MBSR Sitting Practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 - 10.30 MBSR Key curriculum components Session 8

11.00 - 13.30 MBSR Teacher Training - next steps, then in small groups

13.30 - 14.00 Journaling

16.00 - 19.30 Overview, Orientation and pre-course interview, The TTP, Next Steps

19.30 - 20.00 Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Departure day

07.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and yoga-based mindful movement practice

08.30 - 09.30 Group silent Retreat breakfast

09.30 -10.00 Reflections and Journaling

10.00 Departure

 

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