Adult Training

Guiding children in mindfulness in cape town South Africa

Mindful Minis offers a Foundation Training course and an Advanced Training course.

These courses are for adults (aged 21 and older) who wish to learn more about guiding children in mindfulness. Both courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI) and recognised internationally.

Currently all courses are offered online only.

To register for one of the courses, please email info@mindfulminis.co.za.  Please note that a Foundation Training course must be completed before registering for an Advanced Training course.


Next Available Training Dates

2020

  • 20 Jun 2020 – 19 Jul 2020: Foundation Training
  • 20 Jul 2020 – 8 Nov 2020: Advanced Training
  • 17 Aug 2020 – 13 Sep 2020: Foundation Training

Foundation Training

The course teaches the foundations of mindfulness, meditation and yoga in the context of children, and includes practical exercises to use in a family, school or professional setting. This course is suitable for:

  • teachers wanting to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom.
  • counsellors, therapists and anyone else already working with children in a professional capacity who would like to introduce mindfulness into the lives of the children they work with.
  • parents wanting to practise meditation and mindfulness with their children at home.

Participants will be fully supported during the course via email and zoom calls. Optional weekly check-in sessions are offered via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a comprehensive training manual, including exercises and assignments to do at home. Support and guidance is offered for all assignments. The course ends with two 3-hour online sessions (meeting as a group via zoom).

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“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

Advanced Training

This 100 hour advanced course is suitable for those wishing to register with Yoga Alliance Africa, as a certified children’s mindfulness teacher. This international qualification will enable you to offer mindfulness classes at private studios, schools or in other community settings worldwide.

This course is broken down as follows:

  • the Foundation Training.
  • Supported home study and assignments. This comprises of 5 modules that are emailed out every 3 weeks over a period of 4 months. About 10 – 12 hours is required per module to complete the associated assignments.
  • a Final Advanced Training module. This comprises of a final module to be worked on at home as well as a weekend group session (as with the Foundation Training).
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“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” – Sylvia Boorstein

11 Comments

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    Lee
    27th Jun 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I completed the Foundation and Advanced training course with Bianca. This was such a fun and hands on course. I loved every moment. Bianca is kind, gentle, knowledgeable and just fabulous! I have learnt so much on my mindfulness journey and I can’t wait to share this knowledge with children.

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    Megan
    27th May 2020 at 9:30 am

    I had done a lot of reading up on how to use mindfulness in a classroom setting, but nothing quiet compares to the actual hands on guidance that you get by doing a course. . I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of both the foundation and advanced training. Bianca has a wealth of knowledge and I am eternally grateful to her. If you are looking for a course that shows you best practice of techniques, tools and resources this one is for you. Under Bianca’s guidance you will leave the course wanting to share your new gained insight with all that you encounter. In my opinion mindfulness should be a life tool that everyone is taught. Thank you Bianca for helping to shape a new future for me.

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    Melissa Joseph
    27th May 2020 at 6:13 am

    I have really enjoyed both the foundation and advanced training with Bianca. She is gentle, kind, caring, and open. The courses are thorough, well thought out, and engaging. I highly recommend that if you are interested in teaching mindfulness to children, Mindful Minis is a great course to complete. I loved the networking, idea sharing, and knowledge that I gained not only for my teaching practice but for myself.

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    taryn mackay
    18th Mar 2020 at 6:33 am

    I was lead to the Mindful Mini’s training in search of new tools to attain the gifts of mothering and nurturing the next generation of human beings. The steady, conscious and indeed mindful perspective one needs to uncover these gifts are often at war with the pace and insistinces of our cuŕrent world. Put plainly, always getting somewhere on time requires a sort of violence of spirit that feels irrational to those too young to comprehend the 24 hour clock and its 60 minutes.

    The course responded directly to the need.

    On one level it is a mindful pause in your own life allowing you the time to recalibrate and experience the transformation of a structured mindfulness programme.

    On another, it is a very organised and thoroughly prepared for presentation of ways to share these skills with others.

    I could not recommend it highly enough

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    Bridget
    7th Mar 2020 at 11:10 am

    I completed both the foundation and advanced training with Bianca and had the best time. I learnt so much and have since used the training in the classroom as a teacher, at home with my son, as an extra curricular activity in schools and for my own everyday daily practice.
    Bianca is a wonderful and passionate teacher and shares her knowledge with you in a really fun, hands on way. I highly recommend the courses.

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    Leila
    6th Mar 2020 at 11:57 am

    I have completed both the Foundation and Advanced Mindful Training and it was a beautiful and insightful experience. Bianca is a truly inspiring and knowledgeable facilitator who presents the content with passion and deep understanding. This training has brought a sense of deep value to me in my everyday life and in my children’s yoga teachings and mindful workshops. The teachings over the course of the training are presented in a practical manner which gives one the opportunity to connect with their inner child while tapping into a world of creativity on many different levels. One leaves with a sense of knowing, confidence and wisdom to continue this beautiful work which is a gift we can give to our children of today!

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    Nini van Rooyen
    3rd Mar 2020 at 5:45 pm

    I had such fun doing the foundation and advanced training with Bianca. She is a knowledgeable teacher, who presented the material in a user friendly way. She is very enthusiastic about mindfulness work, and loves sharing ideas and practical tips. She engaged everyone, and we all felt at ease during the training. It was very useful to do the exercises ourselves, and the assignments were practical. I recommend this training to anyone interested in bringing mindful approaches to children. It opened a new creative world for me, and for the children I work with. The sky is the limit!

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    Erica
    27th Jan 2020 at 1:47 pm

    What an absolute amazing experience. More than just walking away with a good understanding of practicing mindfulness with children, the course also had a wonderful impact on my own mindfulness practice. It was so well organized and Bianca is brilliant in the way she presents the material. Meeting and spending time with like-minded people and sharing experiences were just one of the many highlights. This has been one of the most practical, meaningful and fun trainings I have ever attended.

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    Elvinia
    6th Jan 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Hi it was an fantastic experience ever.I never knew anything about mindfulness but thanks to Bianca I had an opportunity to know and learn more so much that I teach my own classes as well I started teaching with Bianca and it was wonderful .The training was amazing the way everything was organized even where we had the trading was so relaxed Bianca did a very good job and I must say for me it was a personal journey as well and I’ve accomplished so much from Mindfulness ,I’m also a teacher at Franchise house playschool and Mindfulness had a very big contribution in my passion for teaching.

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    Daniela Reynolds
    30th Nov 2019 at 7:51 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed both the foundation and advanced training – what an amazing course! The knowledge and tools you learn are extremely useful and practical, not only for facilitating mindfulness classes but also for your own daily practice and self-development! The information and notes are wonderfully laid-out, easy to use and very comprehensive. The training weekends are fun, creative and extremely informative. The assignments are enjoyable and very practical – I felt completely prepared and at ease when I had to run my own class for the last assignment! Thank you Bianca, you’re a wonderful facilitator/trainer! I am excited to start facilitating my own workshops!

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    Meeghan Norwitz
    25th Nov 2019 at 10:41 am

    I was part of the First training both foundation and advanced. It completely exceeded my expectations. I am a Montessori Teacher and I wanted to use the tools, activities, lesson plans and mindful community as a way of growing my Mindful sessions to offer to others, not only in a classroom setting, but to build mindful workshops and guide individuals. The notes where comprehensive and beautifully collated, Bianca is a fabulous facilitator. We had moments of fun and moments of introspection a great balance. I’ve been guiding and facilitating Mindful classes and workshops now for over a year and am extremely grateful for the wisdom and knowledge imparted at these training’s and continual updates and sharing from other Mindful participants.

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