Our Approach

Our courses and curriculum are designed for under-resourced public schools with high turnover and toxic teacher and student stress. We focus on giving educators practical skills for self-care, facilitation, and connecting with youth, allowing educators to implement and adapt simple, effective mindfulness practices that put little demand on the school day. This allows mindfulness programs to manifest organically, responding to the specific needs of any environment.

Mindfulness truly comes from the inside out. We prioritize personal mindfulness practice as the foundation for successful programs.

Mindfulness truly comes from the inside out. We prioritize personal mindfulness practice as the foundation for successful programs.

Our curriculum requires no heavy prep, no big manuals, only limited class-time, and easily integrates into your school day.

Our curriculum requires no heavy prep, no big manuals, only limited class-time, and easily integrates into your school day.

We believe the most effective way to grow Mindfulness in Education is one committed educator at a time.

We believe the most effective way to grow Mindfulness in Education is one committed educator at a time.

We Offer

Courses

Courses

Our expert-facilitated courses develop personal practice, mindful teaching, and how to teach mindfulness to others.

Community

Community

Our vibrant, supportive network of more than 10,000 graduates are passionately bringing mindfulness to youth in all 50 states.

Content

Content

Our website and courses provide our community members with inspiration and support, personally and professionally.

The Research

One of the Largest Studies to Date

One of the Largest Studies to Date

Our curriculum produced statistically significant behavioral improvement in one of the largest randomized-control studies to date on mindfulness and children. The pilot study was conducted in three Oakland public schools dealing with significant levels of violence and trauma. [Learn More]

Current Projects

Current Projects

Mindful Schools is currently planning our next steps with several institutional partners, including the The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin. Our future research efforts will gather data from over 10,000 educators in our graduate network.

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