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    Jocelyn Thomlinson
    29th Nov 2021 at 11:59 am

    The Advanced Training was so valuable, the whole course! For my own personal growth it was amazing! Bianca is so knowledgeable and a great facilitator!

    I loved the interaction and shared suggestions and ideas in the final zoom training. I gained so much from the time together. It would just be nice to do it in person.


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    Cindy Mullah
    2nd Nov 2021 at 3:36 pm

    I loved participating in the course. I was a bit hesitant at first as everything was online, however it worked out well as mediation is often a challenge but was “easier” being at home in my own space. I loved the creative “Art” activities. The weekly check-ins were most valuable as they kept you on track. I loved the active “learning and engagement”.

    I loved, loved, loved the actual activity part of the course. The meditations bits are still to be practised and practised but the final day was not too long – I believe that our questions were answered and the day was valuable.

    Thanks you Bianca for all the information, for being patient and guiding us!

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    Yolande Venter
    31st Oct 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I most definitely enjoyed the course and all the many activities and meditation is extremely valuable. Learning how to turn almost anything into a mindful moment is wonderful! No cup of tea will ever be ordinary again! I feel there was a good balance between being online and self-study. The final weekend training was valuable! The most memorable parts I would say was the chance to lead/guide another person in a meditation (such as the mindful eating). It was challenging and an interesting experience (especially it being online). LOVED the milk and food colouring activity…hard not to enjoy it and being in the moment while watching the colours move… My expectations were definitely met. I have learned loads new activities to use and how to be able to turn many moments into mindful ones. Looking forward to possibly do the Advanced training next year….having done the Foundation course now and learning so much, I am extra excited for what I might learn in the Advanced training. I am just so grateful and happy for having done this course finally….I have heard of it (and even enquired years ago already) but being presented in Cape Town, I was unable to attend previously. So one positive thing COVID has brought – online training!

    Thank you for a well organised, insightful, enjoyable and memorable course Bianca.

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    31st Oct 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to making use of all that I have learnt. The weekly check-ins were definitely valuable and I feel a necessary part of the process. I really enjoyed the final weekend training. I loved all the practical exercises. I feel confident and am looking forward to being able to share what I have learnt. Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity, it has and will continue to add much value to my daily interactions and experiences. ☆

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    Caroline Sullivan
    30th Aug 2021 at 3:45 pm

    I loved the course! It was valuable to me on so many levels; as an individual – with my own mindfulness practice and being calmer and more present, as a mom – sharing strategies with my two boys to help them calm their minds and connect with their bodies, and as a Play Therapist – helping my clients to recognise and manage big emotions.

    I found the weekly check-ins very valuable. A good way to keep up connection with you and keep accountability and stay on top of the reading and “homework”, which may otherwise have slipped to the bottom of the “to-do” list during the busy weeks.

    It exceeded my expectations. The course material was thorough and very professional. The practical activities were manageable and beneficial. The information was relevant to me personally and professionally. It would have been great if we could have done it in person, as I think something is lost by doing it online, but in the current reality of Covid – this was a great alternative.

    Thanks again – this was very worthwhile and GREAT value for money in terms personal development

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    30th Aug 2021 at 10:44 am

    I enjoyed the course and found it useful for me as well, not just for kids. The hands on activities were engaging. Normalising check ins and accepting whatever answers you get is also affirming. The guided meditation was effective. The hands on activities as well added a variety to the day.

    The course met my expectations and beyond. The materials are easy to use and the audio meditation also helps. The teaching approach is simple and it doesn’t require a person to over think answers or ways to do mindfulness. Thank you Bianca for the opportunity. I can not wait to share it.

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    30th Aug 2021 at 10:33 am

    Overall I loved it. Felt like I had attended a healing retreat . The activities where we all got involved like the labyrinth, milk exercise, yoga, etc allowed me to relax more into the teachings as I felt more apart of what was going on. It definitely helps perceiving how children would respond to the teachings. Getting the opportunity to hear or see others interpretation is very interesting. The course is very valuable. It taught me a lot about myself which has already changed the way I parent.

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    Jemma B
    12th Jul 2021 at 1:43 pm

    The Advanced Course was exactly what I was looking for and needed to be able to start my own mindfulness classes. I absolutely loved the course as it challenged me to dive deeper into my own mindfulness practice whilst equipping me to use my passion for mindfulness and children together.

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    Elmien G
    2nd Jul 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I completed the Advanced Training in June 2021. This is not an easy course, it takes time and commitment. That being said I really enjoyed this course, the way it was presented and the way it gently nudged me out of my comfort (safe) zones to explore different ways of being mindful. On more than one occasion this course reminded me that the breath is my most precious gift of mindfulness and will always be there to carry me.

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    Tiisetso S.
    1st Jul 2021 at 11:27 am

    I completed the Mindful Minis Foundational training in May 2021. The course not only gave me the tools and skills to relate to children mindfully, but it healed parts of my inner child in ways I never knew I needed. Bianca has a gentle yet focused style of teaching, and my fellow students were warm and held space. I would recommend this training to anyone looking to heal their relationship with themselves and to transform the lives of children in their lives.

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    Heather Mitchell
    25th Jun 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Bianca is such a lovely, engaging person with such warmth and an abundance of knowledge. The course material is fantastically written, easy to follow and full of extra links and tips. Mid-way during the foundation course I hit a snag but Bianca jumped right in and was so encouraging. The final weekend practical training was phenomenal – I was rather sad that it had to come to an end. I can’t wait for the advanced course!

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    Jocelyn Thomlinson
    18th Jun 2021 at 9:49 am

    Bianca has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is willing to share openly. The course is very in depth and practical. I learned so much from her and can’t wait to do the advanced training!

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    Kelly Westerman
    2nd Mar 2021 at 11:57 am

    I am so grateful to Bianca for sharing her time, knowledge and expertise in this area so openly and wholeheartedly. The foundation training well well worth the time and financial investment. As an Occupational Therapist who work primarily with children under the age of 5 years old, I can see this training benefitting parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who interacts with children.

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    1st Mar 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I just completed the foundation training. What a beautiful, insightful and well thought training! Every week I had an a-ha moment, the information was well structured and organized, the practical activities were extremely helpful and Bianca is a fantastic facilitator.
    This training has not only helped me personally and with my family, but I have also started applying everything learnt in the educational programs that my organization Siyakhula runs in Langa.
    I am very grateful to be able to share all the knowledge learnt with our tutors and give the children tools to be more mindful in their lives.

    • Asemahle Mhlope
      1st Mar 2021 at 9:06 pm

      The journey to discovering who i am and what i’m about , so much insight, when they say knowledge is power is so true and wisdom .i’m grateful for having bein part of such a powerful training and not only will it be great for kids but parents as well as we all go through life , we all need time to breath and just relax. I’m so honoured ♥️♥️♥️🙏

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    15th Dec 2020 at 8:07 am

    The foundation training and the advanced training are an absolute must if you are keen to know more about mindfulness for children and how to apply the practices both in your own life and that of a child, be it your own children, or with children in a more formal setting such as a classroom, school or therapeutic setting. Bianca is very thorough in the teaching, and the course strikes a wonderful balance between theoretical and practical based activities, all geared to deepen one’s understanding of mindfulness in daily life. Bianca is also a super facilitator! She is kind and compassionate and gives wonderful and insightful feedback to the tasks in the advanced training.

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    11th Nov 2020 at 10:23 am

    Thank you so much for the Fondation and advanced course. I really enjoyed the course. Bianca was kind, full of knowledge and very open and honest. I learnt so much through these course. We had to do our advanced course online, I was not sure how this would go but Bianca made it enjoyable and we learnt a lot. Thank you for giving us this opportunity. I am so impressed that you made a plan to work through the covid situation. I would recommend this course to anyone interested.

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    6th Oct 2020 at 9:17 am

    I recently completed the Foundation Training with Bianca. What an incredible experience! Bianca is a knowledgeable and passionate facilitator. Training sessions were well organized, interesting, fun and I loved the practical exercises.
    I will definately sign up for the Advanced Training in the near future and highly recommend the training.

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    29th Sep 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Although I neither work with children nor do I have kids of my own, I thoroughly enjoyed the foundation training and found it to be hugely beneficial. Despite my lack of experience, I was able to apply the lessons and it has been very rewarding and enjoyable for me to share these life skills, not only with little ones but with some of my grown up friends too. It has also been invaluable in helping me develop my own mindfulness practice.
    The course is well balanced with theory and practical exercises and Bianca is such a wonderful facilitator; competent, compassionate and insightful. I would highly recommend this training even to those who don’t work with/have kids, especially since many of us never learnt these tools when we were growing up.

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    Alyssa Slansky
    13th Sep 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I just completed the Foundations course with Bianca and, I have to say, I absolutely loved it! I have been practicing mindfulness for almost 10 years in my personal life and professional work with my clients, both children and adults. I thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on training and the creative exercises. Bianca is very knowledgeable and shares her knowledge in a relatable, practical, enjoyable and fun way. I feel inspired to use what I have learned with my clients, friends, family…you name it! I am so inspired that I already signed up to begin the Advanced Training. Thank you again, Bianca, for a wonderful, powerful and motivational training!

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    10th Aug 2020 at 8:47 am

    I recently completed the foundation training and enjoyed every moment of it, very insightful. Bianca presents the course material and shares her knowledgable in a kind, gentle manner and her passion for mindfulness is inspiring. I look forward to attending and completing the advance training next year.

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    Thameera Moodley
    28th Jul 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I recently completed the foundation training and I can honestly say it is a must for those wanting a better understanding of mindfulness. I found that I gained so much personally from this training and it has forever transformed my personal mindfulness practice and how I teach mindfulness to my clients. Bianca’s, extensive knowledge, passion and gentle character really makes the whole training that much more enjoyable. I can’t wait to do the advanced training in the future and continue my mindfulness journey with Bianca.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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