Mindful Teaching: 
8-Week Course for Educators

Maggie Steele, Barnaby Willett & 
Janice Martellucci

Thursdays, March 30- May 18

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Portland, OR

$370 ($395 after 3/7/17)

Mindful Teaching

You're passionate about educating young people. You want to make a difference.

This eight-week mindfulness course for educators is experiential and more comprehensive than our two-day Mindfulness for Educators class [link]. You'll gain practical tools for use in the classroom, as well as skills to benefit your work, your relationships, and your well-being. This course is useful for teachers, school counselors, parents, clinicians, and anyone who regularly works with youth. 

Course Overview

Participants will be introduced to fundamental mindfulness tools to revitalize their relationship to work and self. This experiential course explores the benefits of mindfulness for one’s emotional, mental, and physical health. It introduces specific trauma-informed practices that foster emotional resilience, compassion, and connection with youth. It explores the scientific evidence for incorporating these practices in educational settings. Participants will deepen their understanding and application of mindfulness practices, in order to transform their work with youth.


  • Learn fundamental mindfulness tools, including meditation, cultivating presence, reducing stress, and fostering connection to oneself and others.
  • Apply practical mindfulness exercises in classrooms or therapeutic settings with youth.
  • Embody mindfulness to build authentic, inspired connection in your work with youth.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the structure and processes of the brain in relation to fear, anxiety and other strong emotions.
  • Understand why trauma-informed practices with youth are critical.
  • Understand the beneficial effects that mindfulness practices have on mental and physical health.
  • Incorporate mindfulness insights and practices to develop equitable outcomes for students and clients in all their diversity.
  • Experience the impact of a mindfulness practice on one’s work life: cultivating presence, calmness, equanimity and the ability to access joy. 

Credit, CEUs

Offered in conjunction with Portland State University's Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education (CEED), this course qualifies for 1 PSU graduate/undergraduate credits or 1.2 CEUs. Certificate of completion provided.

Please Note: This course teaches foundational mindfulness skills for adults to strengthen their own understanding of mindfulness and deepen their work with youth in a variety of settings. However, this course does not certify participants as Peace in Schools instructors or allow participants to teach proprietary material from the Peace in Schools curriculum. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming teacher certification program.


Thursdays, March 30 - May 18
6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Little Church
5138 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

$370 Course Fee ($395 after 2/4/17)
Includes delicious lunches

$60 Optional College Credit (1 PSU Graduate/Undergrad Credit) 

$50 Yoga Calm Certified Instructor Discount
10% Group Discounts (Groups of 3 or more)


Lynea Gillen
Maggie Steele, MSW, is a certified life coach and mindfulness instructor who holds Master in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Maggie has served as the mental health coordinator for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education adolescent retreats since 2014, and currently teaches mindful studies through the organization Peace in Schools in Portland, Oregon. Maggie is also a training facilitator and practicum supervisor at the Youth Coaching Institute. 

Kathy FlaminioBarnaby Willett is a lead mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools. He teaches for-credit mindful studies high school courses in Portland, Oregon. He also offers mindfulness instruction to adults in classes, workshops and retreats. Barnaby has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1994. He has volunteered for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education adolescent retreats since 2014, and is certified to teach a 12-week curriculum in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (MBSAT). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pomona College.

Janice Martellucci is a lead mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools. She develops curriculum for and teaches Peace in Schools’ youth and adult programming, including the for-credit mindful studies courses in Portland, Oregon, public high schools. Martellucci has been a practitioner of mindfulness since 2010. She brings seven years’ experience working with youth in classroom and non-traditional teaching environments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

The Little Church
5138 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211, United States

About Yoga Calm & Peace in Schools

​Yoga Calm and Peace in Schools are honored to join efforts toward helping youth build self-awareness, resilience and compassion. Joint offerings like this course are just one example of how we are working together to help our youth to thrive.

For more information contact:
Peace in Schools
Yoga Calm

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