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8 Day Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Meditation Teacher Training in Alicante
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MBSR and Meditation Teacher Training Spain

The focus of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training Level 1 - Foundation level is to learn how to teach the MBSR core practices, deepen your understanding of the MBSR course and to deepen your personal practice.


  • Strong personal practice of at least one year.
  • Attended an 8-week MBSR course as a participant.

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  • Meditation teaching and practice
  • All tuition, core practice MP3's, and course manual
  • Certificate of attendance after Teacher Training Retreat 1
  • Theoretical foundations of MBSR and the evidence in support of its effectiveness
  • 7 nights same-sex shared accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Tea, water, and fresh fruit

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Alicante–Elche Airport (US$145 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Valencia Airport (US$145 per person)
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Solterreno has rooms that sleep two and two that sleep three (same sex) located both in the main house, and in cabins. They ask participants to take the accommodations assigned to them and practice with whatever situation they find themselves in. Linen and towels are provided. There is also a swimming pool and limited Wi-Fi.


Solterreno Retreat provides professional and accredited Residential Teacher Training Retreat in two modules, in English. Facilitated by Bodhin Phillip Woodward and Mindful Academy Solterreno Team. They keep the retreat in a small group so they can get to know the students.

Solterreno Retreat's Accredited Mindfulness Teacher Training Course focuses primarily on the teaching process and curriculum of the group based eight-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Course, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and also in the UK by the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP where your Senior International Trainer Bodhin Phillip Woodward trained in MBSR, Mindfulness Inquiry and Supervision.

This intensive, mindfulness-based teacher training has been developed, refined and delivered since 2012 and teachers from all over the world choose to attend this program, so it is highly international.

As a professional teacher training school, they support the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness-based courses and they assess students using the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC).

The MBSR Teacher Training Course will be taught by Bodhin Phillip Woodward, Director of Training, Senior International Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT Teacher, Breathworks Meditation Teacher and Senior Yoga Teacher 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. He has been practising mindfulness since 1985 and since 2005 has taught the classic eight-week course over 100 times. And has trained more than 220 Mindfulness Teachers.

To assist Bodhin on the course, they have put together a dedicated team of experienced International Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teachers - all of whom have graduated from the Mindful Academy - to support your mindfulness teacher training.

Solterreno Retreat's course has been set out to exceed the industry Good Practice Guidelines and Teacher Training Pathway requirements. Each of the two modules is residential with over 65 contact hours, which along with the pre and post course materials bring the total hours of preparation to more than 300 hours.

They believe that the best way to train teachers is by allowing them to gain initial practical experience of teaching mindfulness in a safe space supported by peers and experienced course leaders. This course offers you more experiential teaching practice than many other Mindfulness Teacher Training courses.

The aim and objective with the Foundation Level 1 course is to support your teaching development so that you have the skills and confidence to teach the foundation MBSR practices, to gain an understanding of the history of MBSR as well as many different subjects including research and changes to the brain due to a meditation practice.

Solterreno Retreat's Mindfulness Teacher Training courses include in-depth teacher training plus mindful movement, inquiry and pre/post course support, all included in the price. The core practices are:

  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Sitting Meditation: Awareness of Breath and Body
  • Mindful Movement, Standing, Seated and floor based
  • Sitting Meditation: Open Awareness Meditation
  • Including Inquiry workshops and practice
  • Including Supportive Assessments with the MBI-TAC, the six domains

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the training, trainees should be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical foundations of MBSR and the evidence in support of its effectiveness
  • Describe the MBSR curriculum and understand the reasons for the inclusion of its different elements
  • Conduct thorough MBSR pre-course assessments and orientation sessions
  • Have the necessary skills to lead mindfulness meditation practices and support participants in learning and developing their own practice
  • Be able to teach all aspects of the MBSR eight-week course and support participants to develop their own learning journey
  • Teach MBSR within a diverse range of cultural settings
  • Be knowledgeable about safeguarding and potential risk issues and be able to manage these issues as they come up in their own experience of teaching the course
  • Be cognisant of and adherent to the ethical framework of MBSR teaching
  • Sustain a regular personal practice and use their experience of this practice to inform their teaching and their embodiment of the Attitudes of Mindfulness
  • Reflect on their own learning and development needs, self-evaluate, engage regularly with supervision, and set goals for ongoing Continuous Professional Development

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Teacher lead personal practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 14:00 Morning MBSR key curriculum components workshops
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Lunch and free time
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Afternoon Teach Back Practice sessions
  • 20:00 Dinner

(*)Daily schedule is subject to change. There will be a Silent Retreat Day.


Bodhin Woodward


Solterreno Mindfulness Retreat Center lies in peaceful countryside where you can live close to nature. With views of the mountains, valley and the sea. The space is ideal for meditation, relaxation and rest. There are some fascinating walks like the "Barranc del Infern" (Hells gorge), a closed circuit route of some 14 kilometers which takes in 5,946 steps carved into the sides of the valley. The surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking.



  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • Free parking


The price includes three vegetarian meals per day with tea, water, and fresh fruit.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Massage
  • Reiki

What's included

  • 7 nights same-sex shared accommodation at Solterreno Retreat Center
  • All course tuition
  • Meditation teaching and practice
  • Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of MBSR mindfulness
  • MBSR teacher training resources and script including all core mindfulness Meditation and mindful movement scripts
  • Pre-course study including mp3 recordings of all core practices
  • 1 60-minute private supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth 50 EUR)
  • 1 60-minute private supervision session on your return home to discuss the MBI-TAC and your next teacher training pathway steps (worth 50 EUR)
  • MBSR mindfulness meditation foundation course certificate on successful graduation of the foundation course
  • Able to register as an affiliate with the Yoga Alliance professionals in the UK to demonstrate you have taken a professional training course
  • Ongoing mentoring by email and optional MBSR mindfulness meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines
  • All tuition, core practice MP3s, course manual including scripts
  • Certificate of attendance after Teacher Training Retreat 1 (TT1)
  • MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy Certificate confirming training on successful completion of both TT1 and TT2
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Tea, water, and fresh fruit

What's not included

  • The costs of travel
  • Travel and health insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC) or Valencia Airport (VLC). Solterreno Retreat help organizing taxi shares and can also provide bus routes. Just ask.

Airport: Alicante–Elche Airport Airport transfer available: Alicante–Elche Airport (US$145 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Valencia Airport Airport transfer available: Valencia Airport (US$145 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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