Embody mindfulness. Teach hearts and minds. Transform education.

Peace in Schools offers in-depth, experiential mindfulness courses designed for teachers, school counselors, parents, clinicians, and other youth-serving professionals.

We’re delighted to offer CEUs, PDUs and graduate credits for all of our adult courses through
the Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark College's Graduate School
of Education and Counseling.

Our courses for youth-serving professionals:


mindfulness for youth-serving professionals Weekend

This nourishing mini-retreat will support you in starting or deepening your own mindfulness practice. The spacious, experiential structure of the weekend will give you a break from your busy life and teach you vital skills for self-care. You’ll also learn essential mindfulness tools to implement in your work with youth and discover resources to support a sustainable work life.

Upcoming Courses:
October 5-6, 2019
December 7-8, 2019
January 25-26, 2020

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mindful teaching: An experiential 8-week course for youth-serving professionals

Take your mindfulness practice to the next level, connect with a community of like-minded individuals, and learn powerful mindfulness tools to bring into your work with youth. The experiential structure of this in-depth, eight-week course allows you to deeply integrate the tools you learn in class into your daily life and work. Using a trauma-informed lens, this course deepens and expands the material covered in our Mindfulness for Youth-Serving Professionals weekend. You’ll learn the neuroscience behind mindfulness, explore the individual and collective conditioning that can get in our way, and unpack the ways that stress manifests in us and our students.

Upcoming course:
Thursday evenings, April 2-May 21, 2020


mindful Educator retreat

This retreat is a revitalizing, immersive, deep-dive into mindfulness, spanning four full days. Deepen your mindfulness practice, learn mindful teaching skills, and connect with a passionate community of other youth-serving professionals. Ground yourself in a practice that fosters self-awareness, compassion, and connection, while gaining tools to transform your relationship with youth. Whether you're new to mindfulness or a longtime practitioner, you’ll leave this retreat nourished and refreshed, with valuable new skills.

Upcoming Retreat: July 9-12, 2020

What graduates of our courses are saying:

Hilda Guiao is a high school teacher who practices mindfulness and has taken our mindfulness-based professional development trainings. She talks about why it's so important for youth-serving professionals to have their own mindfulness practice and how it has helped her work with challenges in the classroom.

Alex Stegner is a high school teacher who has taken our mindfulness-based professional development trainings. He talks about how practicing mindfulness has changed his life and relationship to his work with youth.

Middle School Special Education Teacher Cindy Ewers shares why she feels that mindfulness is a revolutionary practice, and how it's helped her in the classroom.

Erika is a middle school counselor who has taken all three of our mindfulness-based professional development trainings. In this moving interview, she speaks about the importance of having her own mindfulness practice, how it supports her in the challenges she faces, and how it helps her show up more fully for the students she works with.
Practicing mindfulness using the tools I’ve learned has impacted me personally and professionally. How I am at home around my family and how I teach. The calmness and understanding that I am able to access. My sense of who I am and why I do what I do. I once again truly enjoy teaching.
— Ken Weinberg, High School Physical Education Teacher
I will tell others honestly that this is the best professional training experience I’ve had. And though I’ve experienced other meditation courses, this is also the best meditation retreat I’ve ever experienced. That both could happen simultaneously is a miracle.
— Larry Gilius, Learning Services Coordinator at a Community College