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8 Day Online MBSR Teacher Training Level 1 - Foundation Course

Online MBSR Teacher Training Course

In response to the global context of COVID-19, Solterreno Retreat is offering online places. Please note that this online option will follow the same curriculum, evaluation, assessments, and certification as the in-person version. The focus of this course is to learn how to teach the MBSR core practices, deepen your understanding of the MBSR course, and to deepen your personal practice.

Meet the instructors

Bodhin & Dr. Sheena
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  • MBSR teacher training level 1
  • Get a recognized qualification as an MBSR meditation teacher
  • 66 contact hours
  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom
  • Online sessions time zone: CEST (GMT +2) during summer and CET (GMT +1) after October 25th, 2020


8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Pre-application requirements


  • Be a minimum of 25 years old
  • Have 1 year of meditation experience a minimum of 5 times per week (not necessarily Mindfulness)
  • Attend a live 8-week MBSR course as a participant (either in your home location with a qualified teacher, a 6-day intensive residential MBSR course retreat at Solterreno, or a live online 8-week MBSR course with Mindful Academy Solterreno)

MBSR level 1 pre-course study:

  • Reading the 2 pre-course books
  • Completing pre-course MBSR Meditation practices using the MP3's provided with completion of a Reflective MBSR Journal.
  • With the provided pre-course study guide, you are asked to undertake both personal and professional preparation as part of your teacher training pathway
  • 8 weekly emails before the start of the course to help you prepare


This course is accredited and registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK, so upon graduation from the course, you will have a recognized qualification as an MBSR Meditation Teacher.

How the training works

You will be attending the live sessions through Zoom, so prepare your space with either a phone or laptop and other needed tools.

Timing of sessions

This course starts on Saturday, at 6 p.m. and finishes on Saturday, at 10 a.m. All times are CEST (GMT +2) during summer and CET (GMT +1) after October 25th, 2020.

Daily schedule (is subject to change.)

Saturday - Introductions

  • 18:00 - 20:00 Welcome to the course, introductions, and opening meditations

Sunday to Friday

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Teacher lead personal practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 MBSR key curriculum components workshops
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break
  • 12:00 - 14:00 MBSR key curriculum components workshops
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Lunch and free time
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon teach-back practice sessions
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Break
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Afternoon teach-back practice sessions

Saturday - Closing

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Teacher lead personal practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Closing session

Note: Wednesday is slightly different but start and end times remain the same.

Course information

MBSR Teacher Training Level 1: The focus of this teacher training foundation course is to deepen your personal practice and learn how to teach the MBSR core practices (see more details below). You will also explore the theories and intentions of the Inquiry process as a core element of MBSR and MBCT and practice inquiry in small groups.

In a safe and nurturing environment, Solterreno Retreat will assist you in cultivating your skills and you will receive supportive kind feedback and assessment using the MBI-TAC from Bodhin and the team to support your development.

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 6 domains


Bodhin Woodward

Dr. Sheena Burke


This teacher training is held online. Solterreno Retreat is based in Alicante, Spain and they will live stream sessions based on CEST (GMT +2) during summer and CET (GMT +1) after October 25th, 2020; via Zoom which you can participate from the comfort of your home.

What's included

  • 66 contact hours
  • Recognition as an MBSR meditation teacher

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • Food

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Saturday July 31, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 7, 2021

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