Curriculum Training: Teach Mindfulness to Youth

Bring mindfulness to youth to build attention,
self-regulation, and empathy.

About this course

Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your work with youth using our research-backed K-12 Mindful Schools Curriculum. Our curriculum – used by thousands of educators, mental health professionals, social workers, and parents in 50 states and over 60 countries – is adaptable for classrooms, after-school programs, clinical settings, and home. It uses developmentally appropriate language for explaining key mindfulness concepts and practices to youth [sample module].

Course graduates report strong improvements in job satisfaction, connecting with youth, delivering school curriculum, and student behavior (attention, self-regulation, engagement, compassion).

Recommended by 98% of participants, this course includes:

Training Kit
  • K-5 Curriculum (30 modules for ages 5-12)
  • Middle & High School Curriculum (25 modules for ages 12-17)
  • Student workbooks
  • Manual on facilitation & classroom management
  • Summaries of neuroscience concepts
  • Program evaluation tools
  • Accurately presenting the research on mindfulness and youth
  • The basic neuroscience of attention and emotion
Connecting with Youth
  • Working with youth at different developmental stages
  • Group facilitation and classroom management skills
Stakeholder Presentations    
  • Presenting to administrators, school, and agency staff
Graduate Support
  • Join our vibrant, supportive private community of graduates
  • Unlimited future access to course content

See the impact of mindfulness on youth


Teaching mindfulness techniques to youth is exponentially more effective when it stems from a base of personal practice. For this reason, participants must establish a personal mindfulness practice prior to this training through our Mindfulness Fundamentals course or any one of the approved trainings listed here.


Upon completing this course, educators can receive up to 3 CEUs [details].


The course is taught by Megan Cowan, Chris McKenna, and Vinny Ferraro. This team has over 40 years of combined mindfulness practice and over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and/or emotional intelligence to children and adolescents, as well as experience training many thousands of adults. Their work is featured in documentary films Healthy Habits of Mind and Room to Breathe, and MTV’s “If You Really Knew Me”.

In addition to the Program Team, the online Curriculum Training also has a Guiding Teacher. The Guiding Teacher directs the learning process by synthesizing emerging themes, answering questions, and providing ongoing participant feedback. All of our Guiding Teachers have over a decade of mindfulness practice and broad teaching experience with different youth populations. Your Guiding Teacher is available to answer questions throughout the course.


Jul 23 - Sep 02 Online
Aug 27 - Oct 07 Online
Sep 24 - Nov 04 Online
Sep 25 - Sep 27 In Person - Berkeley
Oct 22 - Dec 02 Online
Oct 23 - Oct 25 In Person - NYC
Nov 12 - Dec 23 Online
Financial Assistance

Why We Offer Financial Assistance

Mindfulness is such a valuable tool that we are committed to offering financial assistance to those who need it. If you cannot take a course due to its price, please apply for a scholarship.

Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of those who pay full price, as well as scholarship grants from foundations and individual donations.

Financial Assistance for the Curriculum Training Course

We are able to offer a limited amount of Curriculum Training scholarships for participants based on their financial need, diversity, population served, and plans to implement the Mindful Schools curriculum soon after completing the training. People who pay closer to the full rate for the Curriculum Training enable others to receive larger scholarships.

If you’d like to be considered for a scholarship, please fill out an application.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we may not be able to support you with a scholarship at this time, but are welcome to apply again for a future training.

20% Discount for Mindfulness Fundamentals Graduates

After completing the Mindfulness Fundamentals prerequisite, participants receive a 20% tuition discount (a savings of $110) for the Curriculum Training course.


Jul 23 - Sep 02 Online
Aug 27 - Oct 07 Online
Sep 24 - Nov 04 Online
Sep 25 - Sep 27 In Person - Berkeley
Oct 22 - Dec 02 Online
Oct 23 - Oct 25 In Person - NYC
Nov 12 - Dec 23 Online

Course Details (Online)

Format: Online (Learn More)
Length: 6 Weeks
Facilitator: Guiding Teacher
Cost: $550
Need a scholarship?
We'll help you out!
Full-paying participants allow us to provide financial assistance to people who need it.
Groups (3+): Email us (Larger groups receive larger discounts)

Course Details (In-person)

Format: In-person
Length: Fri. 6 - 9pm
Sat. 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sun. 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $550
Need a scholarship?
Full-paying participants allow us to provide financial assistance to people who need it.
Groups (3+): Email us

Deciding between online and in-person?
Learn more here.


Over 98% of our 2014 graduates would recommend this course to a friend.

“Out of any professional development I’ve ever had in 13 years of teaching, I implemented more of what I learned than any other training I’ve been to.”

“Simple and clear content. Masterful teachers. Every word, expression and movement conveyed useful instruction. Extremely pleasant, grounded with good flow.”

“I look forward to using this curriculum – it’s smart, specific and very well suited to the experiences of a public school day.”

“Best. Training. Ever. Thank you!”

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