NC » 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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Candice Davies

Owner Integrity Movement Studio, Author DharmaDinos educational tools

DharmaDinos LLC, & Integrity Movement Studio LLC
Candice Lynn Davies, a Speech & Language Pathologist, has worked in a variety of educational settings (residential care, home health, public schools, Head Start and…
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Marta Donahoe


Asheville NC USA
Marta Donahoe has studied mindfulness, formally and informally, for 10 years. She holds an MEd and is the executive director of CMStep. She was the founder of and program…
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Jennifer Hawthrone


Charlotte NC USA
Jennifer Hawthorne earned her PsyD in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in 2006. She currently works with individuals and families in private practice, but has…
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Clara Irwin

Clinical Social Worker

Charlotte NC USA
Clara Irwin was introduced to mindfulness while working in a hospital setting after graduating from The School of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel…
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Lucy MacGregor

Mindfulness Educator/Group Facilitator

Design to Connect
Asheville NC USA
After over 15 years of experience in classroom and therapeutic settings working with children and youth from 3yrs old to 16 years old, Lucy co-founded Design to Connect with…
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Sarah Shoemaker

Mindful Coach & Consultant, School Administrator

Embodied Breath
Asheville NC USA
Sarah Shoemaker comes from a background in Special Education, School Administration, and whole-child wellness. As a public school administrator, she realized how much students…
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