YOUTH MINDFULNESS COURSES

To request a mindfulness presentation or training for your group or organization, click here.

 

MINDFUL SCHOOLS:  www.mindfulschools.org

LEARNING TO BREATHE:  www.learning2breathe.org

After a lot of research and experience teaching various age groups in a variety of settings, we have found that Mindful Schools and Learning to Breathe to be two excellent youth mindfulness programs that are well supported, have extensive research supporting the benefits of mindfulness in schools, and offer continual training opportunities.  Given that, we've decided to focus our attention on the implementation on these two curricula.  This is not to say that others such as MindUp are not adequate, but that we felt it important to narrow our focus and give our all to learning and teaching mindfulness using the Mindful Schools and Learning to Breathe curricula.  

Currently, there are several individuals in the Granite, Salt Lake City, and Davis County School Districts who have been trained and are creating professional communities based on this interest.  Below, we have attempted to briefly outline the efforts in each district and to list those interested in networking.    Our intention is for this website to be a portal for any mindfulness-related activity in our state and we are happy to share our resources and learnings to date.

If you are interested in bringing mindfulness programming to a school near you or would like to be included in these lists, please contact info@mindfulnessutah.com.

UPCOMING YOUTH COURSES


SALT LAKE COUNTY:  

Fall 2019

Learning to Breathe, @ 21st Yoga| Instructors: Vicki Overfelt and Emily Haygeyman

Using the Learning to Breathe Curriculum as its basis, we are offering two mindfulness groups for ages 10-13 and 14-17. This course will offer teens a chance to unwind, learn core mindfulness skills that help reduce stress, and build coping skills that will last a lifetime.  This group is co-facilitated by Emily Haygeman, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Vicki Overfelt, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor. Classes are sponsored by Wasatch Learning and Wellness and will meet Thursday evenings beginning October 3rd and will be held at 21st Yoga in Salt Lake City. To register and for more information, please visit:  https://www.wasatchlearningandwellness.com/mindfulness/


DAVIS COUNTY:  

Fall 2019

Learning to Breathe, @ Davis Mindfulness Center |Instructor: Rachel Reist, LCSW

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45 PM, September 5th - October 10th. Course cost: $50. Scholarships available. For adolescents, age 13-17. Register online here or call Angie Smith at 801-773-7060.

For additional questions, contact Debi Todd at 801-336-1744 or debit@dbhutah.org.


WEBER COUNTY:

Summer 2019

Learning to Breathe Girls Group, @ McKay Dee Medical Center | Instructor: Jennifer Davis, LCSW

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM, June 10th - July 15th. Course cost: $60. Register online here or call Kathy at 801-387-3740.

Learning to Breathe Boys Group, @ McKay Dee Medical Center | Instructor: Matthew Dustin, LCSW

Mondays 5 - 6 PM, July 22nd - August 26th. Course cost: $60. Register online here or call Kathy at 801-387-3740.

Fall 2019

Learning to Breathe Girls Group, @ McKay Dee Medical Center | Instructor: Jennifer Davis, LCSW

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM, October 14th - November 18th. Course cost: $60. Register online here or call Kathy at 801-387-3740.

Learning to Breathe Boys Group, @ McKay Dee Medical Center | Instructor: Matthew Dustin, LCSW

Mondays 5 - 6 PM, November 25th - December 30th. Course cost: $60. Register online here or call Kathy at 801-387-3740.


General Resources for Mindfulness and Youth:

  • Click here to watch several short videos about the benefits of mindfulness expressed by school kids of all ages.