Author Archives: Jamie Aaronson

Mindful Schools is hiring!

Mindful Schools is hiring! We’re looking for a Training Coordinator to support our courses and business operations. The ideal candidate would bring sales and customer service experience, attention to detail, great teamwork, and a balanced, kind, and mindful approach to the job. This is a full-time employee position at our Emeryville, CA office. Full-time employees receive […]

October Curriculum Training in New York!

Mindful Schools Curriculum Training October 17 – 19, 2014 New York, New York “The New York training was beyond words! It has renewed my hope in education.” ~ NY-CT Course Graduate Learn mindfulness, teach youth. Sign up online or in-person! Vinny Ferraro, Chris McKenna, and Megan Cowan will be in NYC this October for our last in-person Curriculum Training (CT) […]

Mindful Schools has a new team member!!

We are thrilled to announce that Matthew Brensilver is now the Course Manager for our online Mindfulness Fundamentals and Curriculum Training courses. If you’ve taken a course with Matthew as the teacher, this will come as no surprise. His ability to guide and lead mindfulness practice through our online community has been incredible. We’re so lucky […]

How to get started.

‘I have to tell you HOW MUCH I am getting out of Mindfulness Fundamentals. I am ashamed that I thought I didn’t need it! It doesn’t matter how long one has practiced meditation. This course is so valuable and offers so much knowledge and practices for dealing with so many things. Your staff was very, […]

The Nueva School Innovative Learning Conference: Megan Cowan on Mindfulness in Education

A beautiful talk by Megan Cowan, Co-founder and Program Director, on the tremendous opportunities as well as the potential pitfalls of bringing mindfulness into the classroom. ‘Mindfulness is one way of inserting the pause …’ [Watch complete presentation] Filmed at The Nueva School 2013 Innovative Learning Conference

Our children, Our parents, Our teachers

We are so moved and grateful to hear stories like this. This one comes from a parent in Washington state whose child learned about mindfulness in her kindergarten class. And then brought it home. Thank you Ms. Sivie!  

Chris McKenna, ‘Taking Tension Out of Attention’

‘Thanks to computers, smartphones, television, and other technology, our senses are extremely busy. The more our bodies strain to pay attention, the more our minds space-out. Chris McKenna suggests ways to help us go from tense and strained to relaxed and focused.’ Read about (and practice!) three powerful, attention-honing tools from Chris McKenna, one of our Program […]

Senior Trainer Vinny Ferraro Speaking on Love

Image courtesy of Terrizzi, Year-Long Certification Senior Trainer Vinny Ferraro gave a beautiful talk Tuesday night as a guest speaker for James Baraz’s lecture series, Awakening Joy. James, a leading teacher in the field, defines mindfulness as ‘simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on […]

‘Stand Up!’ with Pete Dominick on SiriusXM

Pete Dominick interviews Megan Cowan our Co-Founder and Program Director on mindfulness. Listen now and hear why Pete started picking up his dirty laundry … 

Meet Joanie: Educator at PS 126, Chinatown, NY

We’re excited to introduce a new blog series featuring our Mindful Schools community members. This week we spoke to Joanie Terrizzi. Joanie is an educator at a low-income school in Chinatown, NY. She reaches 840 students, pre-K through 8th grade, each week. She is part of our first Year-Long Certification class, where she is receiving in-depth training in bringing mindfulness […]