Inspire young minds! Learn to teach mindfulness in a way that is fun, dynamic and transformative! Nurture the wellbeing of 7-11 year olds by bringing to life their innate potential for awareness, happiness and kindness.
See the program in action:
The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme consists of 16 lessons for 7-11 year olds delivered over 4 days and supported by online training modules. Each lesson is packed full of inspiring videos, games, and kinaesthetic activities, bringing mindfulness to life in a way that is fun, relevant and engaging.
Each lesson includes mindful sitting, lying and movement practices as well as compassionate enquiry – a powerful way of exploring experience in classroom discussion.
The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme is not a shallow introduction, but an in-depth foundation in mindfulness enabling children to activate their inner potential.
The programme comprises several themes which build on each other sequentially. The first six lessons focus on developing the foundations of mindfulness: embodied, present-moment awareness.
After this, the children explore how mindfulness can help them be happier by being present for the good stuff in life, and also help them be more resilient and cope with stress and difficulty, particularly difficult thoughts and emotions.
We then then focus on the cultivation of kindness: first to ourselves and then towards others. Finally the children explore questions of purpose and agency: How do I want to be in the world? How do I want to act?
The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme was featured in the All-Party Parliamentary Group Report: Mindful Nation UK, and is recognized as one of the leading mindfulness programmes in the UK for children and young people.
We offer teacher training in 4 European countries and the programme is taught in more than 15 countries.
In a study with the University of Edinburgh, looking at the impact of the programme on 9 and 10 year olds, 98% reported benefits to their emotional wellbeing, relationships, or ability to focus and pay attention. We also found that:
Our 4-day training is an immersive learning experience, focused on nourishing personal practice and equipping you with the skills and understanding to bring mindfulness to life for school children.
A deposit or full payment MUST be submitted immediately after this for your application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, our team will be in contact and your deposit will be refunded in full.
Training addresses in the designated city locations are to be confirmed. You will be emailed when we have more information.