2019 Spring Mindfulness-Based Schools' Training Program 

Saturdays @ Barry University


Barry University 
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161

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Teacher: Adriana Zarate - See Full Bio here 

Teacher: Carolyn Sant Angelo  

See full Bio here 


Participant Fee Phase: $800

MDCPS Educator Phase: $200


Mindful Kids Miami 

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:

  • Anthony R. Abraham Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Cowles Charitable Trust Mindfulness Scholars
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Roblee Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • TriMix Foundation Mindfulness Scholars

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. This course 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 can positively and profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life with more enjoyment and balance. 

This course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice, which is the foundation of sharing mindfulness with others.  Starting with exploring the themes and elements of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction that support that foundation. Then continuing to support the participants personal practice while incorporating the full 8-week Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (MTTP). The MTTP is an 8-week experiential training for educators preparing them to teach age-appropriate mindfulness practices, games, activities, and skills based on social-emotional learning. These methods train children and youth to pay attention, strengthen focus, increase impulse control, regulate behavior, and cultivate tolerance, compassion and empathy for themselves and others. Encompassing 4 Basic Modules: Mindful Movement; Mindful Games & Exercises; Mindful Relaxation; Kindness Practice. The 4 modules are meant to provide a set of tools to be woven skillfully by the Teacher at appropriate times to support themselves and their students. 

Dates and Times of scheduled classes 

Class  Day of Week  Times  Date  Facilitator   Location
 1 Saturday 9:30am - 12:30 pm 3/30/2019 Adriana   BU
 2 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 4/6/2019 Adriana  BU
 3 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 4/13/2019 Adriana  BU
 4 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 4/20/2019 Adriana  BU
 5 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 4/27/2019 Adriana  BU
 6 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 5/4/2019 Adriana  BU
Retreat Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM 5/11/2019 Adriana  Mindful KIds Miami Office 
 7 Sunday 9:30am - 12:30 pm 5/12/2019 Adriana/Carolyn  BU
 8 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 5/18/2019 Carolyn  BU
 9 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 5/25/2019 Carolyn  BU
 10 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 6/1/2019 Carolyn  BU
 11 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 6/8/2019 Carolyn  BU
 12 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 6/15/2019 Carolyn  BU
 13 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 6/22/2019 Carolyn  BU
 14 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30 pm 6/29/2019 Carolyn  BU


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program


Total 41 Master Plan Points  

By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan for Master Plan Points (MPP).   To be eligible to receive MPP you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Survey.

Opportunity to participate in Research Project and receive $50 upon completion of online pre and post surveys

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

 Register thru Link below to secure your spot: 

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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.