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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM EST

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Free Orientation 

September 16th (10 - 11:30am) or September 20th (6-7:30pm)

 at 5275 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143

Class Dates 

Classes: Tuesdays, Sept. 26th to Nov. 14th, 2017:

  • September 26th, first class will begin early at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm
  •  October 3,10,17,24, 31st,  5pm - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 5th, 2017, Full-day Retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • November 7, 5pm - 7:30pm
  • November 14, last class will begin at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm


Morningside K-8 Academy
6620 NE 5th Ave
Miami, FL 33138

Driving Directions 


Dorlie Banbanaste 
Mindful Kids Miami & Mindful Miami 
305-270-3262 Ext 20 


Adriana Moreno-Zarate, MA ERYT500 

A Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher from the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School she has completed the MBSR Teacher Development Intensive. Adriana offers workshops on meditation and the benefits of mindfulness practices at the University of Miami UMindfulness and Medical Center, the Center for Social Change in Coral Gables and several other centers. Recently she has participated in an MBSR Program and MBSR Teacher Tutorial with Zayda Vallejo.  She has a special interest in mindful eating and teaching people how to recreate a personal relationship with food using mindfulness. Adriana also studies and researches the effectiveness of mindfulness practices as tools to disengage from automatic addictive behaviors. Adriana holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the City University of New York and a BA in History from Fordham University in NY. Her more than 20 years of teaching experience began when she worked as a lecturer at the United Nations in New York. She continued to teach as an Adjunct Professor of Social Science at La Guardia Community College in New York and in the department of International Relations at Florida International University in Miami. Adriana has since been teaching Yoga and Meditation for the past 12 years for the University of Miami. She holds several certifications from different schools and traditions of Yoga. She is also a Prenatal and Restorative yoga teacher and is certified in Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.  Adriana feels honored and deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute to MKM and to be able to give back and continue to serve her Miami community, especially the children.


Thank You to MKM Funders!

The following MKM Funders have provided the funding to support offering this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at a deep discount to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators:

  • Admire Family Foundation
  • Anthony Abraham Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Cowles Charitable Trust Mindfulness Scholars
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Roblee Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • TriMix Foundation Mindfulness Scholars


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

begins Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Morningside K-8 Academy

Only For Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators

You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” Jon Kabat-Zinn - Full Catastrophe Living.

Since its inception in 1979, tens of thousands of people have completed the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is unfolding in your life, moment-to-moment, with awareness, compassion, acceptance, and curiosity. MBSR is a secular, scientifically informed approach that operates in harmony with any belief system or spiritual background and can be practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Over three decades of scientific research at medical centers all over the world demonstrate that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively and profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life with more enjoyment and balance. 

Join Mindful Kids Miami & Mindful Miami for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. The course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice.

Free Orientation (Not Required)

 September 16th (10 - 11:30am) or September 20th (6-7:30pm)

This free orientation class offers an opportunity to learn about the MBSR series, research-based benefits of the program, experience mindfulness practice and ask questions.

Space is Limited, Register Early

Register Now!

Classes: Tuesdays, Sept. 26th to Nov. 14th, 2017: 

  • September 26th, first class will begin early at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm
  • October 3,10,17,24, 31st,  5pm - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 5th, 2017, Full-day Retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • November 7, 5pm - 7:30pm
  • November 14, last class will begin at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm


MKM's vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness skills which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion, and create a sense of well-being.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

 27 Master Plan Points

 M-DCPS Educators Participation Fee $100

 By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, M-DCPS Educators will also be Registered on M-DCPS My Learning Plan

 Link to Mindful Kids Miami Registration Site will also be Posted on M-DCPS Weekly Reader

 In addition, if you would like to receive CEU credits, please email info@mindfulkidsmiami.org for more information.


Space is Limited, Register Early

 Register Now!