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Neena Barreto

Mindfulness Educator

Union City CA USA

Home Phone: 510-790-1075

About My Work


  • Classroom Teacher


  • K5
  • 6th-8th


  • After School
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One


Neena Barreto comes to this work with over 16 years as a classroom teacher in public elementary schools and a degree in English from Saint Mary’s College. She started practicing mindfulness with her fourth graders in 2014, and quickly saw how it transformed her relationship with her students and invigorated her passion for teaching. Neena then began teaching mindfulness in other classrooms, and has now taught mindfulness in over 30 classrooms from transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. She also coaches teachers, provides teacher and staff training, parent classes, as well as educator retreats. Neena’s passion is to empower teachers and administrators to create compassionate classrooms and school communities.