Category Archives: Press

Holiday Mindfulness

Below is a short excerpt from this week’s Mindfulness Fundamentals with Guiding Teacher Kevin Griffin, longtime practitioner and addiction-recovery specialist: One of my favorite movie lines is from Airplane, where Lloyd Bridges says, “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.” It’s one in a long line of gags about how difficult it is […]

We’re hiring a Research & Evaluation Coordinator!

Mindful Schools is hiring! We’re looking for a Research & Evaluation Coordinator to help us to identify and pursue strategic research opportunities, ensure that our programs are consistently and effectively evaluated, and support our thousands of graduates in measuring their own impact on youth. This candidate must be a strong project manager, collaborator, and communicator […]

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 […]

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

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 … 

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