Bodhin Philip 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. He also meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers.
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 taking ongoing professional development 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.