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.

All training takes place at the Mindful Minis studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Next Available Training Dates


  • 24 – 26 Jan 2020: Foundation Training
  • 27 Jan 2020: Advanced Training (starts)
  • 22 – 24 May 2020: Advanced Training (final weekend)
  • 17 – 19 Jul 2020: Foundation Training
  • 20 Jul 2020: Advanced Training (starts)
  • 6 – 8 Nov 2020: Advanced Training (final weekend)

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 20-hour 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.
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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.

The 100 hours are broken down as follows:

  • 20 hours in-person Foundation Training.
  • 60 hours 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.
  • 20 hours in-person Final Advanced Training weekend.

Please note that attendance is required in-person in Cape Town at the two 20-hour weekends to complete this 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


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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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    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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    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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    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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