Events & Training

Monday 30th April 2018

Lismore Area, Northern NSW

Mindfulness for Primary School Classroom Teachers

One-day Training – plus – follow up lesson

in each teacher’s classroom

 School-based mindfulness training teaches students skills to calm themselves, focus and direct attention and prepare their minds for learning. Mindfulness supports pro-social behaviours by strengthening students’ abilities to self-regulate, control impulses and be empathic. Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety and improves physical health. Mindfulness skills will support students throughout their lives.

Teachers, you will learn:

  • The benefits of mindfulness practices for yourselves and your students, based on current
    neuroscience and studies of school-based mindfulness programs.
  • Short personal mindfulness practices for stress management & wellbeing which will be calming,
    refreshing and inspiring on the day, and which you can integrate into home and working life.
  • To use a ‘tool-kit’ of short mindfulness practices for classrooms of different ages and stages,
    which you can integrate into normal lessons. The MindUP Curriculum will be presented as one
    model for structuring a classroom mindfulness program.

“Life is often hectic and unfocused for children. Students are often distracted. Very simple things like starting each class with a bell and having students focus on their breath help train their ability to attend to a task and can help transitions be much smoother.” 4th Grade Classroom Teacher.

Fee: $250 for the day – includes follow-up classroom lesson!

$210 without the follow-up lesson.


Trainers: Bobbi Allan & Shakti Burke are from Mindfulness in Education, based in NSW Northern Rivers.
They have both practiced and taught mindfulness for many years, and have presented this training to over 150 teachers and to hundreds of students in local schools.

Information & registration: / 0428 886 147

Download Enrolment Form

Mindfulness Skills for Teacher Well-Being

Six 2-hour classes run over 6 weeks at a time to suit your teachers

Book these classes at your school now!

Teachers need and deserve supports to flourish, professionally and personally. In an educational era of high stakes testing, tightening budget constraints, and other increased pressures, teachers all too often encounter a cascade of stressors which impact negatively on wellbeing, and lead to high attrition rates.

Mindfulness is a valuable wellness and self-care tool for teachers, demonstrated to increase resilience and reduce teacher stress and burnout.

Six Mindfulness Skills:

  • Your Brain & The Power of Presence
  • Coming to Your Senses – Body & Breath
  • Seeing from Fresh Perspectives/Beyond Habitual Thinking
  • Surfing the Emotions
  • Mindful Communication
  • Positivity, Kindness & Resilience

Each week you will learn personal mindfulness skills to support your well-being. You will learn about the neuroscience of mindfulness & how to re-balance your nervous system. Mindfulness will enhance your calm, focused presence in the classroom, help you increase positivity and enjoy a better work-life balance.

The course will include information and strategies for introducing Mindfulness skills in your classroom.

Fee: $285

$260 per person for school groups when the school provides the venue.  Min. 10, max 20 participants per class

Bobbi Allan has over 35 years experience in Mindfulness practice, leads mindfulness meditation retreats, and is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction. Her professional background is in education & training. She is the director of Mindfulness in Education, and has taught mindfulness to over 80 teachers and to students.


Information & registration: / 0428 886 147

Download Enrolment Form

Whole of School Mindfulness Programs

The Mindfulness in Education team can work with school principals and staff to design a program to meet the specific needs of your staff, students and parents. Mindfulness in Schools programs are most effective when all staff are trained, enthusiastic, and consistent in including the mindfulness practices in classroom lessons. Building a culture of mindfulness has transformed class rooms and whole schools.  To date we have run a year-long program with Dunoon Public School, and we are currently running a three-year program with The Pocket Public School.

‘Happy, Smart & Calm’ classes for HSC (Yr 11 & 12) students
Mindfulness training helps HSC students learn to focus their attention and prepare their brains for studying. It also helps to settle emotions, calm exam nerves and strengthen memory pathways. This training is usually offered as a series of 6 weekly classes in schools – within a school period or after school. Or as a day-long workshop. Contact us to discuss.

Mindful Parenting Classes.
We will be offering these from time to time, or if you have a group of 10 or more parents, contact us to request a class.