Alison Cohen » Certified Instructor Directory

Find qualified outside service providers to deliver mindfulness programs in your school.

What is a Certified Instructor?

A certified instructor has undergone a minimum of 300 hrs of training in our Mindful Teacher Year-Long Certification Program and has had their teaching evaluated by Mindful Schools. Certified Instructors have made a significant commitment to the theory and practice of mindfulness in education.

How Do I Use This Directory?

The first way to use the Directory is to search for instructors in your region. You can also search by age ranges worked with (e.g. K5) and specializations (e.g. autism). Reading instructor biographies will give you an even better sense of who is the best fit for you.

Note: We do not conduct criminal or personal background checks on Certified Instructors. This is the responsibility of the schools or agencies hiring them for services (the vast majority of schools and youth service agencies are already mandated to do background checks on all employees and contractors by law). Mindful Schools is not liable or responsible for any actions of the Certified Instructors listed here. This directory is meant to be a resource for those seeking mindfulness services for youth populations. If you choose to use the directory, you do so at your own risk.

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Alison Cohen

School Development Coach, Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Speaker

New York City NY USA

About My Work


  • Other


  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other


  • After School
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Foster Care / Probation


  • Mindful Communication
  • Mindfulness and Social Justice
  • Mindfulness for educators and school leaders
  • Teaching mindfulness to public school community members who are navigating myriad stressors


A former public high school teacher, Alison Cohen incorporates trauma-informed mindfulness into her instructional coaching and leadership work with educators, school leaders, and young adults. Alison also offers mindfulness-based courses and workshops throughout the US. In addition, she is currently a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program and has been mentoring in their Power of Awareness program since 2016. Alison loves any opportunity to integrate community-building, contemplative practice, social justice, and joy.