teacher training

Mindful Minis offers two children’s mindfulness teacher training courses – Foundation Training and Advanced Training. Both are accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI) and recognised internationally.

children's mindfulness teacher training
The greatest gift we can give our children is the experience of deep quiet.
That beautiful place within where calm and contentment are found.

Next Training Dates:

  • 12 – 14 Oct 2018: Foundation Training
  • 2 – 4 Nov 2018: Foundation Training
  • 5 Nov 2018: Advanced Training starts

A Foundation Training course must be completed prior to starting an Advanced Training course.
All training takes place at the Mindful Minis studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

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.

Children's mindfulness teacher training
“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 level” advanced course is suitable for those wishing to register with Yoga Alliance Africa (http://yogaallianceafrica.com/), a division of Yoga Alliance International (YAI), as a certified children’s mindfulness teacher. This will enable you to offer mindfulness classes at private studios, schools or in other community settings.

The 100 hours course is broken down as follows:

  • 20 hours in-person Foundation Training.
  • 60 hours supported home study and assignments.
    • modules are emailed out every 2 weeks between the Foundation and Final Training weekends.
    • most modules have assignments that needs to be completed in the 2 weeks.
    • practical assessments are done in-person if you reside in Cape Town. Skype is available for those living outside of Cape Town.
  • 20 hours in-person Final Advanced Training weekend.

Attendance is required in person at the two 20-hour weekends (CPT) to complete this course.

Children's mindfulness teacher training
“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

Please email info@mindfulminis.co.za if you would like to attend or for more information.