Yoga Class

Mindfulness for Teachers & their Students



Emma Reynolds is an accredited MBSR teacher, also trained to teach Mindfulness to students, through MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK). She has presented numerous teacher training webinars for Macmillan Education, as well as written Blogs and created Mindfulness materials for Primary students.


Our objective is to bring a better understanding of what stress is, how the body reacts to stressful situations, and how mindfulness can help calm the mind, allowing teachers to be more skillful when dealing with potentially stressful situations. You'll also learn how to bring mindfulness to your students, to help them focus, be more empathetic and learn how to work with life's ups and downs.



There are now over 30 years worth of scientific research that consistently show how mindfulness practices can enhance our physical and mental well-being.

Practicing mindfulness, and mindful meditation can improve:

  • Concentration

  • Attention

  • Creativity

  • Clarity of mind

  • Working memory

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Mental stamina

  • Sleep

  • Immune functioning

  • Relationships

  • Life satisfaction


   And reduce:

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Distress

  • Pain

  • Ruminating

  • Tension


We will look briefly at the new discoveries in neuroscience around neuroplasticity and reflect on how altering our ways of thinking can literally change the brain, allowing us to get better at stepping out of old automatic ways of thinking and doing that do not serve us. We will offer practical advice on how to be more in the present moment, and therefore less lost in rumination and worry. And finally we will show how certain practices can be adapted to the classroom experience, allowing teachers to bring mindfulness into the classroom. Through these exercises children can also gain practical tools they can bring to their own experiences which they may find stressful such as exams, speaking in public, and dealing with relationships at home and in the school playground.


During the self-paced course we will explore why we have stress and look at how we can work with our thoughts and not get tied up in them, leading to rumination. We will do some mindful practices you can bring into your daily routine, plus short meditations to help improve focus and emotional regulation.

The course will be offered through videos, exercises and down-loadable audios.These will be available to you after the course is completed and it's up to you how long you take.

There will also be a monthly Zoom meeting for participants of the course to meet and practice together.



– Offer an introduction to Mindfulness for teachers
– Provide practical tips to aid stress reduction for teachers
– Offer practical tips and practices teachers can do with their students in the classroom


For teachers with at least intermediate level English. No previous knowledge or experience needed in meditation.

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Read the Blog Emma wrote for Macmillan Education here.