14-week Mindfulness-Based Schools Training  (MBST)

Wednesdays @ Excel Kids Academy 


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:30 PM EDT

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“This class has made me feel wonderful. I have a new appreciation for myself and really have learned to put myself first and to be aware of how things make me feel. I feel prepared to bring this to my students and to cultivate a mindful classroom. I feel that my taking this class will be extremely beneficial to my students and to me.”

Christina Lundblad, Kindergarten Teacher Pinecrest EL, MBST


Excel Kids Academy 
17700 NW 27th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

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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 all belief systems and is accessible to people of all backgrounds, regardless of experience.

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. 

The Mindfulness-Based Schools Training (MBST) provides practical ways of integrating mindfulness into daily life through regular personal practice, and offers educators tools for bringing age-appropriate mindfulness practices to the children they serve. The first half of the series emphasizes self-care through exploration of essential elements of the world-renowned and research-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The series continues with the complete Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP), teaching educators how to bring mindfulness practices, games, activities and skills based on social-emotional learning to children and youth. The MTTP supports commitment to personal practice, the foundation for bringing mindfulness to others through the embodiment of qualities of a mindful teacher. This approach facilitates youths ability to strengthen focus, attention, emotional and behavioral regulation, and compassion and empathy for themselves and others. 

Schedule of dates and times below:

Class Day  Time  Date  Location 
1 Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30pm 2/19/20 Excel Kids Academy
2 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 2/26/20 Excel Kids Academy
3 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 3/4/20 Excel Kids Academy
4 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 3/11/20 Excel Kids Academy
5 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 3/18/20 Excel Kids Academy
6 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 3/25/20 Excel Kids Academy
Retreat Saturday 9:00am - 3:30pm 3/28/20 MKM Suite #19
7 Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30pm 4/1/20 Excel Kids Academy
8 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 4/8/20 Excel Kids Academy
9 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 4/15/20 Excel Kids Academy
10 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 4/22/20 Excel Kids Academy
11 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 4/29/20 Excel Kids Academy
12 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 5/6/20 Excel Kids Academy
13 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 5/13/20 Excel Kids Academy
14 Wednesday noon - 2:30pm 5/20/20 Excel Kids Academy


If you are with the Children’s Forum, please make sure to request your promo code from the Children's Forum, Early Learning Career Center to register


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

42 Master Plan Points

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

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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