Meet the Team!
We have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Yoga, Sound & Meditation Teachers to support you on your amazing yoga or meditation journey.
Together we will help you build confidence quickly and easily with the help of individual coaching, feedback, personal and professional development. Mentoring is also included both before you arrive on your course, and ongoing as a graduate.
Kathy Ward. Director of Training.
Kathy Ward is the Director of Training for the mindfulness based 200hr Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, 200hr Mindfulness based Meditation Teacher Training, Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops and Retreats.
Kathy has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. She took her first Yoga Therapy teacher training with the British School of Yoga in 2004 and went on to train as a Hatha Yoga Teacher and Professional Yoga Therapist with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2005. She has diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with CBT, Motivational Therapist and Coach.
Kathy is also currently taking further Mindfulness training with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) School of Psychology, Bangor University. Admission to the programme is limited to those with extensive professional experience and a solid meditation practice.
She also has over 27 years experience in Developing People, running Training Seminars, Workshops and Conferences, Coaching and Telephone Coaching, and an in-depth training in Mind-Body therapies specializing in Stress Related illness. She now runs Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Yoga Workshops and Yoga Holidays that blend the therapies and skills together. She also keeps a close eye on the latest research Mind-Body research and incorporates the latest developments, for example using yoga based stress management techniques for Heart disease, the power of positive visualisations with Cancer and other chronic illnesses, Brainwave entrainment and Biofeedback for rapid and long lasting personal change and improved Well-Being.
She has been published in Female Focus, Mind Body Spirit and Golfers Link. She is dedicated to helping others on their individual journey to wellness and developing their true potential. She currently holds the following:-
- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher ERYT500
- Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT)
- Professional Yoga Therapist PYT 500
- Mindfulness Teacher Professional Training with The Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) Prifysgol Bangor University
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Motivation Therapist and Coach Dip.C.Hyp.NLP
- Validated Practitioner with the General Hynotherapy Standards Council
- Yoga Therapy in Practice
- Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra and Pranic Healing
- Yoga and Ayurveda
- Restorative Yoga
- Somatic Yoga Rehabilitation
- Meridian Therapies and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Life Coach
- Performance Coaching
- Stress Management
Kathy is a Professional Member of the following organisations, she fully abides by their codes of ethics and practices: -
- Mindful Yoga Academy is a Yoga Alliance USA 200hr Registered School ID 86485, and Yoga Alliance UK 200hr Registered School
- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) meeting the Yoga Alliance standards at the experienced 500 hour level - ID 24646
- Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) supporting member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists - ID 20484
Kathy is progressively updating her skills and knowledge base to ensure she keeps up with the new developments in the complementary therapies field including Mindfulness with CMRP at Bangor University.
Bodhin Phillip Woodward.
Bodhin has extensive experience of mindfulness practices and teaching. He teaches Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBAs) to help prevent relapse into depression and to manage stress and anxiety.
Bodhin was trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in 2005 by Dr Paramabandhu Groves, an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, at the Breathing space in the London Buddhist Center. He has taught the classic MBCT course more than 40 times during the last 7 years to several hundred pupils. He teaches it in the 8 week format and also in a 6 day intense retreat format in his own retreat center in Spain, Solterreno. Bodhin is currently doing further Mindfulness training with Breathworks; Living Well with Pain, Stress and Illness and Mindfulness for Stress.
He has been practicing Mindfulness on a daily basis since 1985. He started his intense Mindfulness training with the Triratna Buddhist in 1990 which culminated in his Ordination in India in the year 2000. He has attended more than 80 retreats, the longest a 4 month retreat. The Triratna Buddhist Community is an international network dedicated to communicating Buddhist values in ways appropriate to the modern world. For more information, visit the Triratna Buddhist Community website.
Bodhin runs Mindfulness retreats in Spain based on the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) work done by Jon Kabat Zin, Mark Williams and others. He generally teaches in the rural retreat center Solterreno, during a 6 day retreat. Covering the main elements of the 8 week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, and complemented with daily Yoga sessions, mainly Yin and Mindful Yoga, while also having a chance of enjoying some rest time in Solterreno.
Bodhin currently teaches in both Spanish and English in Solterreno and Valencia. He also teaches Mindfulness at the Obsidian retreat centre in Spain and co-runs the 200hr Mindfulness Meditation TTC with Kathy. He also teaches Mindfulness Meditation on the Mindful Yoga Academy 200hr Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga TTC.
Solterreno Retreat Centre is also the venue for the 200hr Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training.
Trudi van Dorp.
Trudi is a licensed and a registered Diploma Dru Yoga and Meditation teacher. She has post graduate certificates in Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children, Yoga for Back Pain and Dru Dance. She joins the 200hr Therapeutic Mindful Yoga TTC to teach a Dru Yoga class and Yoga for Seniors.
After 37 years in Primary and Secondary Education, both in the Netherlands and Spain, she is currently offering her services as a Spiritual Life Coach, using the principles of A Course in Miracles, the philosophy of Reiki, DRU and The healing Journey. Visit her website at www.innerpeace.es
Trudi is also currently developing a Yoga Alliance 50hr Continued Professional Development course (CPD) in teaching Yoga to Children.
After conducting significant research in this area of teaching, the Yoga Alliance UK have discovered that there are a number of school teachers wanting to teach yoga to children. They have plenty of experience with children but do not necessarily want to complete 200 hours of yoga training.
Children's yoga uses the fundamentals of yoga as a tool to engage children in stretching, playing and meditation, which is why anyone that can demonstrate a minimum of 500 hours of yoga practice can embark on a children's training course.
If you are interested please contact us
Michele is Co-Director and co-founder of both the Association of Sound Therapy and Harmonic Studies and the International Association of Sound Therapy. She joins the 200hr Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga TTC to teach The Yoga of Sound.
Michele is an Internationally recognised Sound Therapist and singer/song writer and has taught courses in over 15 countries. Together with her husband, Nestor Kornblum they run The Dome Retreat Centre with a purpose built Sound Dome at their Finca in Alcalali on the Costa Blanca.
The Dome Retreat Centre is also the venue for the 200hr Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training programmes in 2013.