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Heather McDonnell

Mindfulness Trainer/Speaker/ Implement Leader/Lead Therapist Meriden Public Schools

Wallingford CT USA

Home Phone: 203-686-1213

About My Work


  • School Administrator


  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other


  • After School
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Foster Care / Probation
  • Other


I specialize in presenting workshops, district and school wide implementation, self care workshops, work with children and adults of all abilities. Yoga Therapist for Special Needs population. Mindfulness and Self Care of the Whole person. Sensory Room design and programming. Special needs populations ranging from Autism, Multiply Handicap and At Risk youth. Featured work Sensory Room 101 on Edutopia as well as top 100 Innovators in the World for work with special needs children in Mindfulness and Sensory room programming. Work with all populations and age groups.


Mindfulness is the window to nurturing the heart of the whole child both young and old. As a Physical Therapist, Educator , Yoga 4 Classrooms Trainer and Mindfulness Coach I have been able to share my passion to create calm in the world of chaos for students, staff and caregivers. My life’s purpose is to help others find their peace, create space in their hearts for all and discover the wonder of the moments evolving before us with each breath. I am passionate about education, bringing awareness of the power within to create change, embrace the moment , and to discover the awe in each of us in our world and community. As a Mindfulness Teacher, Yoga Therapist for Children with Special Needs I have been given the gift to make a difference in a world that needs compassion, non-judgement and an open heart. My intent is to share Mindfulness with others so they too may join in this journey with gratitude to create Peace, Calm, and Awareness in this ever changing world community.