There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life-changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I revelled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning, and over striving, it truly was a revelation. Over the years difficult relationships with some had caused my heart to be two sizes too small (like the Grinch) and now I feel an expansiveness and softening in my heart. Like for many, Solterreno has a special place in my heart. Thank you.
I have been teaching mindfulness-based practices for 20 years, and have been running teacher training courses in Italy. I found that Bodhin and the staff at Solterreno are highly prepared and competent. I participated in TT1 and it was a really superb experience and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to deepen into their mindfulness practice and learning the MBSR program. I will continue training here.
TT1 ONLINE, JUNE 2020
MBSR TT1 has been the most experiential and active learning course for me. I feel this programme includes ancient wisdom in scientific format and highly recommend to anyone looking to teach MBSR. Bodhin is a very dedicated teacher and his presence was felt throughout.
TT1 ONLINE, JUNE 2020
The Retreat was a really unique combination of being within and without. I feel it like a wonderful co-journey and also like the opportunity to stop, turn inward, tune in, work with interest and enjoy a lot. The guidance of professional teachers provides safety and wise foundation for practice, supports curiousity and inspiration to explore, invites to go deeper within. I am very grateful for the individual support available as well. The topic of Compassion is so much relevant and significant now, having deep interconnection with mindfulness. It was an important step to deepen my practice during this challenging time of pandemic. Really appreciate and enjoy this time in Solterreno virtual space.
Overall really positive experience, especially considering the initial hesitation about doing it online. While I have loved coming to Solterreno with all that it offers (the nature, the food, and of course the incredible teaching), I truly enjoyed doing the online version of the silent retreat. It was an excellent opportunity to slow down and turn inward in the comfort of my own home, under the guidance of excellent and lovely teachers. It was very helpful in continuing to deepen my practice and to support my overall well-being. Highly recommended!
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