Online Teacher Training
Learn to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds
*limited places available
You can help them reach it!
Imagine if children learned they could transform their own minds...
Imagine if they knew how to grow compassion...
Imagine if they developed the resilience to meet challenges...
Imagine the future they could shape for themselves.
You’ll engage in 4+hours learning a week for 12 weeks including...
This is the heart of the training and will take place twice a week. You'll experience all 16 lessons as they would be taught to kids. You'll also join live meditations to deepen your understanding of the key themes of the curriculum as well as the teaching skills of guiding and inquiry.
You'll have access to more than 30 video meditations to support your personal engagement with the course themes as well as lectures exploring the science and theory of the Kids Programme. These are on-demand so you can access them when it suits.
You'll join rotating practice pods of 3-4 people where you'll connect with your fellow students. In these virtual mini-group meet-ups you'll practice guiding meditations and leading the inquiry process as well practice teaching aspects of the Kids Programme.
You'll get the connection of live interaction and the flexibility of on-demand content.
These will take place on
Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) and
Thursdays (7pm-8pm) starting on Wednesday, 17th May 2023.
They'll run for 12 weeks with breaks in weeks 5 and 9, giving you a chance to catch up on anything you miss.
Your time is precious so we've designed the training to be as flexible as possible.
As you progress through the course, you'll access the weekly video meditations, supporting lectures, and recorded zoom calls when it suits.
In the second half of the course you'll join rotating practice pods with your fellow students, giving you the chance to develop your teaching skills.
You'll meet up virtually in groups of 3 to 4 people and arrange these at times that suit you.
We train school teachers, therapists, social workers, yoga teachers, mindfulness practitioners, counsellors, youth workers and more.
Hear from a recent graduate...
And all you need to access the training is a laptop or computer that can access zoom. It's really easy. If you have any concerns about the technology side of things just send us an email and we can walk you through things before the course starts: email@example.com
and author of the Kids Programme
Youth Mindfulness is internationally recognised as a leader in mindfulness-based education.
We advise several organisations and work jointly in national and international collaborations to support the development of the field.
All you need is a device that can access the internet and access zoom. Ideally you'll have a laptop, tablet, or computer, but you could follow the course with just a smartphone. You can test zoom here: https://zoom.us/test. If you would like some help or have any concerns just ping us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the Kids Programme is now taught in more than 25 countries, it had humble beginnings. Youth Mindfulness founder and director, Michael Bready, began developing the programme as part of his Masters thesis while studying Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He delivered and developed the programme over several years to thousands of children in Glasgow in Scotland. In 2014, Youth Mindfulness offered its first teacher training. In 2015 It was featured in the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Report on Mindfulness: A Mindful Nation and in 2019 was adopted by the Directorate of Health in Iceland to roll out to every child in Iceland.
In a word, no. The only prerequisites to join the training are that you have an established regular personal mindfulness practice and have completed some form of introductory mindfulness of training like an introductory course. If you're not sure whether you meet these prerequisites our intelligent booking form will let you know as you book.
Yes! Anybody can train with us. The only thing that is necessary is that you already practice mindfulness and have a passion to bring this practice to children.
It depends. How long have you been practising? If just a week, then we recommend that you take some time to develop your own practice first. If you'd like to do an introductory course with us email us here: email@example.com. If you've been practising for at least 3 months and have regular ongoing practice you'll be eligible to join.
To join the training you need to have an established regular personal mindfulness practice and have completed some form of introductory mindfulness training like an introductory course. If you're not sure whether you meet the prerequisites our intelligent booking form will let you know as you book.
You can do it with us. Just ping as an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you're interested. We regularly run online introductory trainings and we'll let you know when the next one is.
The full cost - including all training materials, digital resources and delivery of manuals - is £649