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 others who work with youth. Our courses are available for graduate and continuing education credit through Portland State University.

Practicing mindfulness using the I’ve tools 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. The ability to tell myself that ‘it’s okay.’ 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

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mindfulness for educators: An introductory Weekend

In this introductory two-day course, you'll explore the fundamentals of mindfulness. You'll learn essential skills to reduce stress and improve your health and well-being. Designed for educators, this course will revive your life and your work with youth.

Next Course: March 3-4, 2018


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mindful teaching: An experiential 8-week course for educators

You're passionate about educating young people. You want to make a difference. This eight-week mindfulness course is more comprehensive than our two-day Mindfulness for Educators weekend. 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.  

Next Course: Apr 5 - May 24, 2018


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mindful Educator retreat

Deepen your mindfulness practice, learn mindful teaching skills, and connect with a passionate community of educators on this immersive, four-day retreat. A retreat refreshes and revitalizes. Reduce stress and bring more passion to your work while gaining tools to transform your relationship with youth and grounding yourself in a practice that fosters self-awareness, compassion and connection. Whether you're new to mindfulness or a longtime practitioner, this retreat will give you valuable new skills. The retreat is particularly designed for teachers, school counselors, parents, clinicians, and those who work with youth. 

Next Retreat: July 12-15, 2018

Details and registration coming soon.


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Mindfulness and the Brain online course

In this in-depth online course you’ll learn the science and practice of mindfulness, as well as the basics of Interpersonal Neurobiology. You'll be introduced to foundational mindfulness practices and experience directly how they can transform your life. This course is beneficial for anyone who works with children and teens, including educators, parents, counselors, mental health professionals and health care workers.