Mindful Yoga Academy
Empowering individuals towards health and well-being
MBSR Teacher Training
at Solterreno Retreat Centre, Benimaurell, Spain
A professional and certified Residential Teacher Training programme in 2 modules
Facilitated by Bodhin Phillip Woodward and assisted by Kathy Ward
Our Approach –
The certified Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Teacher Training course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s highly acclaimed Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme at the University of Massachusetss Medical Centre, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) developed in the UK and Canada by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal.
The course is taught by Bodhin Phillip Woodward who meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers and Kathy Ward, Director of Training and Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher. As a professional Teacher Training School we also support the Best Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness-based courses.
The Training course is ideal for Meditation practitioners, Yoga and Meditation Teachers, Nurses, Teachers, Therapists, Doctors and other professionals with a mind-body focus who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their professions.
On gradutation of the full 200hr course you will be have the skills and confidence to teach Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Meditation classes, MBSR 8 week Stress Reduction courses and private meditation classes that empower people to make a real difference to their lives. You will also be eligable (at your own cost) to register with the UK Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level should you wish.
Ongoing Continued Professional Development courses are available including Meditation Retreats, Mindfulness approaches to Pain and Illness and Mindfulness for Depression. There is also an optional Mentoring and Internship programme in your home community to support your teaching.
Testimonial from Randell S - M.D. at a Holistic Clinic in Norway TTR1 June 2013 -
"This course is highly recommended to anyone wishing to both deepen their own practice and prepare to teach others Mindfulness. The knowledge and teaching experience of the teachers is highly inspiring and enriching. The course fuses clear and structured teaching with informal group dialogue and ample opportunity for practice. I really appreciated the obvious preparation put into the course by the teachers and the beautiful setting at Solterreno Retreat Centre. My stay was a personal inspiration and renewal"
Who is this programme for?
This professional training course is intended for participants who:
- Have a well-established personal meditation practice (not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation) of 1 to 2 years and a minimum 5 times per week
- A desire to discover how to apply mindfulness in everyday life
- Plan to or are teaching/integrating mindfulness-based approaches in their work.
- Be at least 25 years old
- N.B. You do not need to be a Yoga Teacher or practice Yoga to apply for the course.
This professional 200hr course will introduce you to teaching the practices and curriculum of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The teaching skills you will learn are essential and common to both MBSR and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)