This certified online training combines connecting live with your course tutors and peers with the convenience of self-paced learning.

Next course starts on 31st March, 2021. Early bird booking opens here on February 17th. Email [email protected] to register your interest.

On this 8 module course you will learn all you need to know to bring the benefits of mindfulness to children in a safe, fun and engaging way. You will have the skills, resources and confidence to manage your groups and have a variety of simple and effective techniques to help children develop and access this life-changing practice. This course is for you if you are a school teacher, yoga teacher, professional working with children or a parent who has personally experienced the benefits of mindfulness and meditation themselves and wants to develop the skills to bring this wonderful gift to children. The course will include video lectures, videos of children's classes, presentations, audio and written lectures.

This course is aimed at ages five to twelve but much of the material can be adapted for Early Years and Teens.

"The content was thorough and detailed."

I really enjoyed participating in the online mindfulness for children course. Christiane is full of knowledge regarding mindfulness and how to apply it effectively to children. The resources are fantastic and the content was very thorough and detailed. I now feel fully equipped to share the 6 week mindfulness programmme to children in schools and can't wait to get started! Thank you.

Zoe Smith, Yoga Teacher & Parent

"Christiane is warm, inspiring and highly knowledgeable."

I really enjoyed the Teaching Mindfulness to Children course. It is a great, easy to use curriculum, filled with practical tools and techniques to share mindfulness practices with children. Christiane is warm, inspiring and highly knowledgeable and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to teach mindfulness and meditation to children in a safe fun and engaging way.

Alicia Ferraro, Happy at Heart Yoga

"Mindfulness changed my life for the better and had a hugely positive impact on my own children."

Hi, I’m Christiane and I've been teaching mindfulness for 22 years. I started introducing mindfulness to children when I was a Montessori teacher in 1998 and since then, I've had great fun developing innovative and creative ways to introduce mindfulness to as many children and teens as possible. As a long time yoga instructor, I qualified as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher in 2014 and as well as teaching to kids and teens I've also taught general and parenting courses at the Mindfulness Project in London. My courses are informed by the huge evidence base of research showing the benefits of mindfulness and I believe the earlier we introduce these skills to children the more opportunities they will have to thrive and flourish.

Course Information

Whilst the course can be completed at your own pace, we will be offering support and mentoring during the 8 weeks and where possible, we recommend completing each section the week after release. This gives you the opportunity to connect with others via the online course community where you can discuss weekly topics and share ideas and practices.
The first module will be released on Wednesday 31st March, 2021. Each module will be released weekly for those who have completed the previous week's material.
Each section will take around 2 or 3 hours to complete.
The livestream via Zoom will be on April 21st and May 19th at 7.30 - 9.00 pm GMT.

What You Will Learn

The course draws on meditation and mindfulness techniques from several traditions and schools but is presented in a practical and secular way.
You will learn ways to introduce various mindfulness skills to children including breath and body awareness. Ways to develop visualisation skills and use games to help children better understand mindfulness.
We will explore hand gestures that calm the nervous system, ways to communicate with each other mindfully and the importance of training our attention to help improve focus and concentration.
Whilst we take a playful approach to teaching mindfulness we don't in any way undermine the power of it's simplicity.

This training is for you if you are:

A professional working with children such as a teacher, TA, therapist, psychologist or in another capacity.

A children's yoga teacher who would like to expand their skillset.

A parent who would like to integrate mindfulness into their family life.

Next course on March 31st. Booking opens on February 17th.
Email [email protected] to register your interest.

"Highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach mindfulness to children."

I had such a great learning experience on the teaching mindfulness to children course and was in a nursery today putting all I learned into practice. There was so much fantastic material to share and I am already booked to run two six-week mindfulness courses in my daughter's school next term. I feel so well prepared and can't wait to use all the wonderful resources you provided. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and experience and for all the support and advice.


Course Curriculum

  1. Defining Mindfulness
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  2. The 3Bs of Mindfulness - The Breath as an anchor
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  3. The 3Bs of Mindfulness - The Body
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  5. The 3 Bs of Mindfulness - Understanding how our brain affects our behaviour
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  6. Mindfulness And Our Senses - Bringing us to the present moment.
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  7. Mindful Self Compassion
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  8. Livestream Masterclass - March 10, 7.30 -9.00 GMT
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"Well Structured, Informative and Inspiring."

A huge thank you for the Teaching Mindfulness to Children Course it was very well structured, inspiring and informative and I liked the variety of learning materials.
The groups forum was great for connecting with others and I liked the additional learning resources that were added in there too.
I now feel ready and confident to start teaching mindfulness to children. Thank you!

Alison, November 2020