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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 will begin at 5pm - 7:30pm
  • *November 14, last class will begin at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm


Columbus High School 
3000 SW 87th Ave
Miami, FL 33165

Driving Directions 


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


Dorlie Banbanaste

Dorlisa Banbanaste is a Qualified MBSR teacher and is seeking Certification through the Center For Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Music Theory and Performance and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with children, teens and adults struggling with substance use and mental health issues since 2007. She valued bringing mindfulness to her clinical work and introducing her clients to mindful games and practices. Dorlisa participated in the IJ-MBSR Program with Valerie-York Zimmerman and from then on knew formal mindfulness practice would always be a part of her life. Recently she has participated in an MBSR Program and MBSR Teacher Tutorial with Zayda Vallejo.  During her tenure at MKM she  has co-led a Mindful Teachers’ Training Program, a Grads Group mindfulness series and lead mindfulness workshops throughout the county.  Dorlisa aspires to help others in an integrative and research-based platform as a part of Mindful Kids Miami while the organization continues to develop and fill a major need in Miami-Dade County.

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

@ Christopher Columbus Senior High

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

Special Discounted Pricing for Hurricane Irma $350

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 will begin 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

Register thru Link below to secure your spot:

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