Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
professional development

The Heart & Craft of Inquiry Masterclass

January 28, 2023 @ 9:30 am - February 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm GMT


A 2 day masterclass for deepening inquiry and dialogue skills in MBSR teaching.

Conveying course themes through inquiry and dialogue is integral to skilful MBSR teaching. A large amount of class time is reserved for exploring participants’ experiences of the different mindfulness practices of the curriculum. A collective conversation of deep listening, compassionate curiosity and celebration of the beauty of being human together unfolds within and across each class.

Yet this key competency is also one that many MBSR teachers experience as a source of unease and challenge. Perhaps this is unsurprising as we immerse ourselves in the emergent style of teaching and move into a space of ‘not-knowing’. In this fresh, open space we let go of urges to rescue or give advice as we accompany participants on this journey of mindfulness practice. We may imagine that speaking in inquiry is like dropping a pebble into a pool of water – we do not know how far the ripples will reach.

This 2-day masterclass program is offered to teachers of MBSR as support for deepening your learning and confidence in this core teaching competency. We will share the difficult, the delightful and the doubts. How do we meet with the uncomfortable, challenging, or unnerving in the inquiry process? What “unlearning” is needed to allow for meaningful learning to emerge for individuals and the group? Honouring the experiential, dynamic and emergent principles of MBSR teaching, we will explore in community the ‘heart and craft’ of inquiry. We will evolve our embodiment in facilitating group dialogue that is skilful and relational.

This masterclass draws on our own experiences as well as key sources and leaders in the wider MBSR research and practice field.

IT IS RECOGNISED by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) as relevant training for those teachers in the UK wishing to log their CPD hours as part of their application to be on the BAMBA recommended teachers list


MBSR Teachers who have completed a minimum Level 1 MBSR Teacher Training. A registration form is completed at the time of booking that will seek confirmation of this requirement.

Facilitated by:

This masterclass is created and delivered by Sheena Burke (Discovering Mindfulness) & Claire Griffin (Mindfulness Web). Both are Certified Mindfulness Teachers and Supervisors (MBSR Specialism) and Senior Trainers with Mindful Academy Solterreno, an international centre for MBSR Teacher Training.


Saturday 28th January & 11th February 2023 09:30 to 16:30 UK time

Number of participants:

Minimum 6, maximum 22


Testimonial from a previous participant:

“I would definitely recommend The Heart and Craft of Inquiry Masterclass with Sheena and Claire. With this masterclass, I had the opportunity to really deep dive into the key aspects of a skillful inquiry, practice difficult cases with my fellow participants, learn new frameworks and approaches to inquiry and have really rich discussions on the topic. This masterclass helped me hone my skills in inquiry, but even more importantly realize how to be a mindful and heartful inquirer.”

We are offering a sliding scale fee for this 2-day masterclass, with you choosing to pay a fee between €250 and €290. The price is set as a standard fee of €290.

You are free to reduce your total fee by selecting the ‘redeem coupon’ option and choosing the amount to reduce your total fee by the euro of equivalent of the number in the code:


HEART5 = discount of €5

HEART10 = discount of €10

HEART15 = discount of €15

HEART20 = discount of €20

HEART25 = discount of €25

HEART30 = discount of €30

HEART35 = discount of €35

HEART40 = discount of €40

Event Details

January 28, 2023 @ 9:30 am GMT
February 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm GMT
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
Level 1 MBSR Teaches and Above
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Teacher Profile

Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin

Registered Apr 2020

Area of Expertise

Stress, Anxiety, Wellbeing, Workplace Stress, Teaching MBSR Live Online, Teacher Training.

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Other Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness in the Workplace


+ 44 (0) 7825 775165


Shoreham By Sea, United Kingdom