Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP)

Thursdays @ Mindful Kids Miami


Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:30 PM EDT

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Register Now! $100 Fee for M-DCPS Educators

$400 MTTP Fee 

MTTP Teacher: Valerie De Witt Full Bio here

Mindfulness Teacher 

Adriana Zarate Full Bio 



“Although I’ve had a prayer and meditation practice, I learned about mindfulness through the Mindfulness Immersion Program with Zayda Vallejo.  The experience led me to continue immediately with the MTTP. Mindful practice has increased my self-awareness. As a teacher I have grown to notice things that bother me - whether it is about my students’ behaviors or lack thereof or that of adults.  My increased mindful practice has allowed me to practice greater compassion, acceptance, trusting emergence, and increased my trust in me. Seeing my students grow through their inquiry participation has been a great bonus. Though challenging to “Let Go and Let Be” the mindful practice with my students have enabled all of us to grow in awareness…  together. And that is beautiful to see.”

Lynette Vazquez, Teacher Key Biscayne K-8

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Mindful Kids Miami 
5275 Sunset Drive
2nd Floor, Room #19
Miami, FL 33143

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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

Please join us for our Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP), an 8-week experiential MKM created series. MTTP uses didactic teaching, discussion and role play to explore and embody the qualities of a mindful teacher and to learn to bring children and teens, grades Pre-K through 12th, age-appropriate mindfulness practices, games, activities and social skills based on social-emotional learning. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or the 4-Day Mindfulness Immersion is a prerequisite.*  

 The Mindful Teachers Training Program includes:

  • Mindful Movement brings children into an awareness of their bodies and changing physical sensations as they move through various poses which take them out of automatic pilot; it also teaches awareness of breathing.
  • Mindful Games & Activities teaches children how to pay attention and to increase focus.
  • Mindful Relaxation relaxes children through guided awareness of breathing, felt sensations in the body, feelings, which helps regulate over-stimulation and teaches proper breathing.
  • Kindness Practices increases compassion and empathy in children both for themselves and others; leads to increased understanding of differences as well as a sense of connection with themselves, others, and the world around them.

Research demonstrates that mindfulness training for children and teens:

  • Increases Attention & Focus – resulting in higher academic achievement
  • Reduces Stress – allowing kids to learn more and perform better
  • Improves Impulse Control – increasing teaching time in the classroom
  • Develops Emotional Regulation – teaching children to “respond” rather than “react”
  • Builds Empathy & Compassion – cultivating greater understanding of cultural, religious and sexual diversity as well as reducing cruelty, bullying, and violence that create safer and happier school.

Class Schedule Below: 

Class  Day Time  Date  Location 
1 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 9/5/19 MKM#19@Riviera
2 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 9/12/19 MKM#19@Riviera
3 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 9/19/19 MKM#19@Riviera
4 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 9/26/19 MKM#19@Riviera
5 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 10/3/19 MKM#19@Riviera
6 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 10/10/19 MKM#19@Riviera
7 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 10/17/19 MKM#19@Riviera
8 Thursday 6:00 - 8:30PM 10/24/19 MKM#19@Riviera

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

20 Master Plan Points

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

$100 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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