Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Instructor: Senior Teacher Zayda Vallejo










Ms. Vallejo  is an adjunct faculty member and part of the Supervisory Team and Certification Review Board at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is currently a faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.Since 2006 she has been training professionals who aspire to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. From 2015 - 2017, she was part of a team at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance, developing a curriculum for mindfulness training in primary care. Read more about Zayda's Bio


Introducing a short video by Zayda Vallejo, Mindfulness teacher and creator of the 4-day https://youtu.be/hb5U8-7qaKE

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Mindful Kids Miami is offering discounted rates and limited scholarships for our programs to help those in need.20% off for Seniors (65+), Healthcare workers, Educators and Students (18+), 30% off for Mindful Kids Miami ALUMNI

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M-DCPS Educators Discount Fee $100 



Mindfulness Immersion (MI) August 3rd - 6th, 2020

Mindfulness Immersion (MI) is a 4-day, 28-hour psycho-educational group intervention based on the curriculum of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, with modifications designed to activate stress-reducing internal mechanisms, cultivate compassion for oneself and others, and increase effectiveness in interpersonal communications. Mindfulness practices have been consistently associated with decreased psychological distress, increased empathy, and improvement in relationship satisfaction. Mindfulness has also been shown to help increase memory functioning, focus, and cognitive flexibility in addition to a host of other improvements in overall well-being.

When we bring mindfulness and compassion into our communication with others, the resultcan be a significant deepening of our understanding of others, and greater harmony in our relationships. Mindfulness Immersion is an experiential training that integrates mindfulness and compassion practices to hone skillful listening.

Program activities include meditation, gentle mindful movement, experiential exercises, group discussion, and didactic educational components. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MI. Experienced practitioners of mindfulness will also benefit from the way that this program weaves its core elements. Home practice related to activities of daily life is assigned each day.

Meeting Dates: August 3rd - 6th

28 hours Four-Day Program

7 hours (9:00-4PM) One hour for lunch

Professional Development Program for Miami Dade County Public Schools Educators

M-DCPS Educators Discount Fee: $100 

Earn 28 Master Plan points 


M-DCPS Educators: please register on My Learning Plan for Master Plan Points when it is posted online. Look for the class on My Learning Plan at least two weeks before the class begins. If you are registered with Mindful Kids Miami you will be assured a seat in the course. To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes. 

Course satisfies pre-requisite for the Mindful Teacher Training Program (MTTP)