8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Tuesdays @ Mandarin Lakes K-8


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM EST

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“I had the most wonderful experience. Learned to be more compassionate with myself.  I learned to believe in myself and be patient with myself. That my thoughts and feelings are valuable.  I’ve learned to deal with stress by being aware of the importance and the effects of it. I learned to step back and look at situations and evaluate them before reacting. I am a happier person after this.”


Michelle Mathis, Teacher Avocado Elementary

See what participants are saying after taking the MBSR course click here 

Mindfulness Teacher 

Olivier de Lavalette Bio


Mandarin Lakes K-8 
12225 SW 280th St
Homestead, FL 33032

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Mindful Kids Miami  

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.

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

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.

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 four 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. 

Join Mindful Kids 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.

Schedule of dates and times below:

Learn more about MBSR at our free orientation class: 
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 6:30 - 8pm 
Mindful Kids Miami
5275 Sunset Drive
2nd floor
Miami FL 33143


Class  Day of Week Time  Date  Location 
1 Tuesday 4:30-7:30PM 9/24/2019 Mandarin Lakes K-8
2 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 10/1/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
3 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 10/8/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
4 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 10/15/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
5 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 10/22/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
6 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 10/29/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
R Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM 11/2/2019 Mercy Hospital
7 Tuesday 4:30-7:00PM 11/5/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8
8 Tuesday 4:30-7:30PM 11/12/2019 Mandarin Lake K-8


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

27 Master Plan Points

To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Evaluation.

Free for M-DCPS Educators  

By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan to be eligible to receive Master Plan Points.  

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

 Space is Limited, Register Early

 Register through the link below to secure your spot

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Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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