Aiko Michot’s background in science allows for the integration of a unique Mindfulness Program, where the practices are taught alongside with the Biology content in her high school science classroom. Students learn about the nervous system’s influence on attention and emotional regulation, the brain’s evolutionary conditioning towards reaction versus response, and how to use neuroplasticity to break free from habits and move towards having more choice. Self-exploration is encouraged in a safe setting where students have the space to conduct their own investigation about the physical, emotional and mental processes that make up their experience.
Ms. Michot also teaches Mindfulness to adults. She offers classes to faculty at the San Mateo Union High School District and to practitioners at the Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. She has taught workshops at the San Mateo County Office as well as at Burlingame Library. She enjoys one on one coaching and guiding beginners on their Mindfulness journey.
Aiko has had a deeply committed daily meditation practice for the last 5 years, working closely with Mindful Schools Founder to deepen her personal practice. Her passion has led her to take numerous courses exploring the Judgmental Mind, Self-Compassion, Difficult Emotions, Emotional Balance, Embodiment, and Mindful Communication; as well as attending over 60 days of various retreats to have extended time for practice. She has served as a Mindful Schools Mentor for the Year Long Teacher Certification Program in 2018, offered workshops in various teen retreats and just recently participated as a mentor for Spirit Rock’s New Year Teen Retreat.