Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Solwazi Johnson

Solwazi has been practicing and teaching Buddhism and mindfulness meditation for over 20 years, focusing on Vipassana since 2003. He has studied/practiced in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a four-year Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program graduate. Solwazi worked for over 20 years as a health educator and national trainer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He leads mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in the Denver metropolitan area. He is an ICF-certified professional coach and a graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and the Thai School of Complementary Health in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Lastly, Solwazi is the guiding teacher for the Prison Buddhist Ministry Program in a Federal Prison located in Englewood, Colorado.