About myself

Wolfgang Schröder, born 1962

I became interested in spiritual development early on. In the course of my education to be a book dealer, I made the fundamental, directed decision to devote my life to the practice of and immersion in buddhist methodology/ the practice of Buddhism.

After that, I lived for several years in Great Britain, where I was able to study Buddhism and intensify my practice while absolving a yoga teacher training program and working in cooperative enterprises.

As of today, I have worked for more than twenty years in Berlin, first as a yoga- and MBSR teacher in different facilities and finally in my own mindfulness practice which I opened with a colleague in 2012.

In this way I am happy to be able to interact with people from all walks of life and support them on their paths to greater awareness, clarity and a healthier life, less burdened by stress.

Professional life

  • 1984 – 1987 Apprenticeship and follow-on work as bookseller
  • 1989 – 1994 Study and work visit in Great Britain, in ‘Hockney‘s’ vegetarian restaurant in Croydon, UK, initially as worker, later as a leader of a team and for a short while as a freshly trained chef.
  • since 1988 Tutor of groups for meditation, 1985 first contact with Buddhist meditation, followed by long standing voluntary work for a Buddhist Group both in UK and in Germany.
  • since 1994 Iyengar yoga teacher, certified in the Introductory Level I and II, London
  • since 1998 Tutor for meditation and Buddhism at the City-VHS Berlin Mitte and VHS Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf
  • 2003 – 2010 Tutor for training people in stress management and mindfulness to become a Gesundheitsberater/Gesundheitscoach, (counsel and coach in health issues) in Gesundheitszentrum Blütenhof
  • since 2008 Group leader, trainer and facilitator for trainings in mindfulness MBSR and MBCT
  • 2012 Opening of business premises in Berlin: ‘Achtsamkeitspraxis Berlin’
  • since 2013 Senior Trainer at Potential Project

Trainings and further education

  • 1984 – 1986 Apprenticeship as Bookseller, Pulheim
  • 1992 – 1994 Tutor and leader for a variety of meditation and study groups, Essen and Croydon
  • 1994 Introductory Certificate, Iyengar Yoga Institute, London
  • 1995 Further education for tutors, mentors and facilitators for meditation in Centre for Meditations ‘Vajraloka’, Wales, UK
  • 2008 Examination in alternative health treatment (Heilpraktiker-Prüfung), Salzgitter
  • 2007 – 2008 Training in MBSR for group facilitation and individual trainings, Bedburg
  • 2009 Training in MBCT for group facilitation and individual trainings, Remscheid
  • 2013 Training to qualify as senior trainer at Potential Project, Wandlitz near Berlin
  • 2012 – 2014 Training as therapist in ‘Buddhist Psychotherapy‘ after M. Ennenbach, Berlin
  • 2016 Training as Medical Yoga Coach, German Medical School, Berlin