Youth Mindfulness Community
Connect with others, deepen your practice, develop your skill
Connect with others, deepen your practice, develop your skill
The Youth Mindfulness Membership supports you to teach with authenticity, confidence and compassion.
Here's what's coming in 2023...
(To access these workshops, join the community and we'll send you the joining instructions).
Michael Bready is the founder and director of Youth Mindfulness with over a decades experiencing in sharing mindfulness and championing its application in educational contexts.
For mindfulness educators passionate about bringing mindfulness to young people, the promise and potential of it is clear. But it can be challenging to communicate this to others.
In this workshop, Michael will share the presentations he's developed over the last decade to introduce mindfulness to headteachers, senior management teams and school staff. He'll share the templates he uses for both hour-long introductory taster sessions as well as the shorter presentations he uses when explaining mindfulness and its potential in smaller meetings. All of the resources used in these presentations will be made available during this interactive workshop.
Orlaith O'Sullivan, is an internationally sought after expert in mindfulness and education. Based in Ireland, she has years of experience in sharing mindfulness with children, teenagers and adults and is the International Coordinator of Wake Up Schools - the Plum Village education initiative set up by Thich Nhat Hanh.
In this workshop, Orlaith will explore how we can combine the practice of mindfulness with the exploration and cultivation of character strengths, like gratitude, courage, appreciation of beauty and compassion. Orlaith will show how you can make character strengths come to life for people of all ages - from young children, to teenagers and adults.
Mark Ovland has been practising meditation for 15 years including spending two years on intensive silent retreat. He helped to pioneer mindfulness courses in the UK prison system and has led courses in schools, universities and workplaces. In this workshop, Mark will explore how our wellbeing is often influenced more by how we relate to experience than the experience itself. Mindfulness offers one beneficial way of relating to experience - i.e. with curiosity, kindness and nonjudgment, but it need not be the only one. In this workshop, Mark will explore other “ways of looking” that can bring different fruits and tastes of freedom. For anyone experienced in basic mindfulness practice, this workshop will be a chance to dive deeper and explore the creative possibilities of attention and consciousness.
Deepen your practice and build your knowledge with workshops on a range of themes from expert teachers.
Every Thursday Morning at 7.30am join the Youth Mindfulness Community for a live guided meditation via zoom.
Join with the wider community for nourishing and restorative retreats every 3 months
Our online community is a place you can share questions, resources and ideas with fellow members.
On our online learning platform you'll find a library of all our previous events - meditations, retreats and masterclass recordings.
When you join the membership you'll be listed in our Teachers Directory showing all the courses you're trained to teach.
You are free to cancel whenever you like.
£10.00 / month
These masterclasses from 2022 are all available in our members section
Lorna is a lead trainer with Youth Mindfulness and founder of Compassionate System. In this workshop, Lorna explore's how we can become aware of, and bring compassion to, the harsh and judgmental inner voice that tells us we're not good enough. Rather than something to be eradicated, this inner voice is a reflection of our natural and innate wish to be well and happy. With awareness and compassion we can gain insight into its roots and bring about its transformation.
Annick Nevejan has extensive experience over the past 25 years in facilitating personal and collective transformation. Since 1990 she has studied and practised intensively in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, including completion of a 3-month solo silent retreat. She is a systems-centred facilitator and coach and presviously taught on the University of Aberdeen's MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. In this workshop, Annick will share on cultivating compassion and lead a guided compassion visualization.
Jamie Bristow is the director of the Mindful Initiative - an advocacy and policy think tank that has led the project of bringing mindfulness to MPs at the UK Parliament. Recently Jamie co-authored the paper Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times. In this event, Jamie will speak on mindfulness as a foundational capacity, necessary to respond to the challenges we face. You can find Jamie's recent paper here: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/agency-in-urgent-times
Michael Bready is the Founder and Director of Youth Mindfulness as well as the author and co-author of the Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme and SOMA Programme respectively. In this workshop, Michael will explore how meditations on the everchangingness of experience can enable us free ourselves from fixed mental habits and live with a more dynamic and fluid engagement with life, allowing for more spontaneity, freedom and meaningfulness.
Katherine Weare is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and the co-author (along with Thich Nhat Hanh) of Happy Teachers Change the World. She recently published a comprehensive and highly-acclaimed evidence-based guide to Implementing Mindfulness in Schools. In this event, Katherine will share her findings, as well as discuss the challenges and promises for mindfulness with young people. You can find the paper here: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/implementing-mindfulness-in-schools-an-evidence-based-guide
Along with Ali and Atman Smith, Andres is one of the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit bringing mindfulness based wellbeing programmes to children, teenagers and people of all ages. The Holistic Life Foundation were one of the first organisations to start teaching mindfulness to children and young people and were one of the first to bring these transformative practices to hard hit communities. During this event Andres shares his experience and insights in how mindfulness can change lives and inspire hope.
Brother Phap Linh is a Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a Zen monk in 2008. He is a mathematician and composer and has always had a passion for engaged mindfulness: how mindfulness can be part of the solution to the ecological, educational and social crises we face. In this session, he guides us in a meditation, shares about his experience of being a monk, and reflects on the role of mindfulness in bringing about a more beautiful future.
In this workshop, Lorna explores the powerful combination of bringing together mindfulness and poetry. The workshop involves a practice called "insight gathering" which is a practice of listening to how the body, heart and mind responds to the words and images shared in poetry as well as the practice of spacious awareness to work with what arises to craft words to express experience.
In this workshop Michael offers a scientifically grounded exploration of an emotions-based framework for flourishing. These four systems are represented in the archetypal elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. Earth is our capacity for embodied awareness. Water is our capacity for love and compassion. Fire is our capacity for aggression and determination. And Air is our capacity for play, creativity and humour. When brought into balance and fullness we flourish into the our potential.
Tiu is a world renowned expert on rituals and has been featured in The Guardian, The Times and Radio 4, and her past clients include the United Nations and Google. In this workshop, Tiu leads us through a process she developed called Ritual Design, in which you design and create your own ritual. In this process, you'll learn to use ritual to bring greater magic and significance to the moments of your life.