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MBSR Teacher Training Graduate Level 3 course, TT3

March 15, 2024 - March 22, 2024


This graduate-level training retreat is designed to support experienced MBSR teachers on their teaching pathway. In light of recent and evolving developments in the wider field with regard to program integrity, fidelity and standards, this intensive retreat offers the opportunity to explore current professional and ethical issues of concern to MBSR teachers.

On this retreat participants will engage in a personal and group learning process that will deepen their skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice. A portion of the retreat will be spent in silent practice together.

15th – 22nd March 2024

This MBSR Teacher Training level 3 starts on Friday the 15th March at 16.00h.

And finishes on Friday 22nd March at 10.00h.

This TT3 will be offered ONLINE and IN-PERSON.
Please note that the online option will follow the same curriculum, evaluation, assessments and certification as the in-person version.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Teacher Training Graduate Level 3 course

This further teaching is an opportunity to engage in a personal and group learning process which is designed to support and deepen understanding and skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice. It is intended for professionals who have previously attended a Teacher Training Level 1 and 2 with us, Mindful Academy Solterreno or an equivalent course with another training organisation (please contact us if you are not sure about equivalency)

The Graduate Level 3 Training is an intensive experiential training course offering space for nourishment, inspiration, and learning. An opportunity to engage in a personal and group learning processes which are designed to support and deepen understanding and skills in teaching and integrating mindfulness-based approaches in professional practice.

We will be exploring:

Fidelity to the 2017 CFM Umass Curriculum
Group Dynamics
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Trauma sensitive Mindfulness
Teach Back Sessions
Class Schedule

Daily schedule, run over 8 days. (is subject to change)

Arrival Day

16.00 – 20.00 Welcome to the course, introductions and Opening Meditations


07.30 – 08.30 Teacher lead personal practice

08.30 – 09.30 Breakfast

09.30 – 11.30 MBSR key curriculum components workshops

11.30 – 12.00 Break

12.00 – 14.00 MBSR key curriculum components workshops

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch and free time

16.00 – 18.00 Afternoon Teach-Back Practice sessions

18.00 – 18.30 Break

18.30 – 20.00 Afternoon Teach-Back Practice sessions

We will finish on Friday morning the 22nd after breakfast

The excellent initial teacher training that I received at Solterreno in 2014 allowed me to take my first steps on my teaching pathway. The certificate, proof on paper that I could deliver the MBSR curriculum and be a “good enough” teacher.

In the six years that followed having taught many MBSR courses and Mindfulness groups, I have occasionally felt nowhere near good enough – but these things take time! I now understand that each course I teach, each regular group I facilitate, each retreat I attend, each supervision I have, each time I sit to meditate – I take another step on the pathway. And with each step, I learn something new, I let go of something I don’t need, I move forwards slowly!

So for me, this TT3 step came at just the right time.

The days were spent in what I felt was a perfect balance of theory and practice. The opportunity to teach and be taught by our peers in a safe and supportive environment provided an invaluable exploration into developing our trust in emergent teaching and learning; finding out how to really live the questions – relaxing in the knowledge that, yes we know our theory – but discovering new ways in which to help our participants learn from their own experience, ask their own questions.

The core work we did on the four foundations of Mindfulness, on inquiry and on holding our groups, helping them to form, finding out what each group needs and the dynamics within it, was important and valuable.

The week also helped me to get perspective on my teaching journey thus far – and to realise that things are very different from that moment when I held my certificate for the first time. The journey ahead, of more questions and a deepening ability to teach with a beginner’s mind, with passion freedom and joy, is a journey that I fully embrace and no longer feel worried about.

Thank you Bodhin and Sheena and my fellow participants for a brilliant and inspiring week.



Event Details

March 15, 2024
March 22, 2024
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Solterreno Retreat Centre
Partida Ereta 4
La Vall de Laguar, Alicante 03791 Spain
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Mindful Academy Solterreno

Mindful Academy Solterreno

Registered Jun 2020
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MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training course with Mindful Academy Solterreno, at Solterreno Retreat Centre, a mountain Retreat Centre located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. A professional and accredited Teacher Training Course, in English. Facilitated by Bodhin Phillip Woodward and Mindful Academy Solterreno Team




Alicante, Spain, Spain