For almost 7 years, Mindful Schools has been at the forefront of providing mindfulness training to schools via our direct service program, and training adults working with youth from all over the world in our curriculum. In the U.S., our work has reached well over 150,000 youth in 38 states. We have striven to create high-quality curricula for youth ages 5-18 with depth and meaning while keeping our programming simple and accessible.
Our Year-Long Certification is the culmination of that work. Over one full year of study and practice, we aim to transmit the core “mindfulness & education” competencies that have emerged in our work with tens-of-thousands of children and adolescents. These competencies can be divided into three core components (the progression through them is circular not linear; development in one area potentiates development in the other two).
In addition to this three-part cycle, certification content can be grouped into the following four subject areas (representative topics are listed for each):
The year starts and ends with a compulsory 7-day in-person retreat in summer, but all other sessions are online. For your convenience, we are offering both a West Coast and East Coast retreat option.
“After 30 years in Education, this is the best training I’ve ever been to… this is the real deal.”
Sandra L. DelaneyFormer Principal, Asst. Superintendent, Educator
“Some of the most embodied facilitation I have seen… this faculty sets the gold standard in the youth mindfulness field.”
Rich Dutra St. JohnFounder of Challenge Day & the Be The Change Movement
“I am humbled by my experience. It’s been so brilliantly crafted, so simple, so easy, so seamless… It feels like family really.”
Luisa AlvizuPhysician & Life Coach, McLean, VA
To help you along in your decision-making process, we recommend reading through our “Certification Details” web page. The page covers curriculum components, prerequisites, dates, pricing, and more.
We also recommend signing up for a free info call with the Mindful Schools Program Staff. Info sessions are a great way to get your personal questions answered and figure out whether the certification is right for you. To register for an online session, click one of the date choices above. Info sessions are conducted via conference call using Maestro Conference.
The Mindful Schools Certification is an equal opportunity program. People from LBGTQ communities, people with disabilities, and people of all racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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