Bring Mindfulness
to the Classroom

Complete Online Course Designed and Guided by an Educator

Bring Mindfulness To The Classroom

Learn How To Teach Mindfulness Using Proven & Successful Methods
based on the latest research and techniques

Learn How To Teach Mindfulness Using
Proven & Successful Methods

based on the latest research and techniques

As the benefits from Mindfulness practices are becoming more widely recognised and known, there is now a growing demand in schools and work places for Mindfulness training and trained Mindfulness facilitators. This is an opportunity for everyone, including teachers social workers and human resource persons, who can see the value of attention training and mindfulness exercises, to develop the skills to help others improve focus, mental resilience and impulse control.

Making a difference in a distracted world

In this online certificate course you will not only be introduced to and learn the the powerful mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives. You will also receive the tools and training to teach these techniques to anyone around you, including students and children.

Mindfulness can’t be learnt by talking or reading about it. Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness you need to understand how it works from the inside out.

The course gives you the background, science, practices and techniques to teach/guide others and to establish a regular practice yourself.

Proven & Successful Methods

It could be a daunting task to implement mindfulness practices into your organisation if you didn’t know where to start…

This course is based on the successful programme Mindful NZ Schools has been running the past five years and it  complies with the objectives of the curriculum for personal development, with focus on social and emotional development, personal self-regulation and building resilience – qualities recognised as benchmarks for success in life.

The course gives you the resources and tools that keeps you up to date with the latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness designed by the original MBSR members who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

There is no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ as this programme has already been tested with students of all ages and in classrooms across New Zealand and with hundreds of teachers in New Zealand and Australia. You can relax knowing that you can connect anytime with others that are going through the same process through the members forum and the webinars

In Short-What will you learn?

Why should we teach Mindfulness to students and children?
Studies have shown that emotional regulation, social behaviour and academic achievement have noticeably improved for those who have received Mindfulness instructions.

Benefits such as:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Better sleep
  • Better self-management
  • Less reactivity
  • Improved mental resilience
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Better memory
  • Increased attention and focus
  • Better conflict resolution skills

are common and expectable result from regular Mindfulness practice.

Ready to use lesson plans designed by a registered teacher

This training will give you the resources to improve everyone’s, including students and children’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety as well as improve attention and focus and cultivate kindness and empathy. Activities and practices will be taught to help engage students in the mindfulness process and assist in internalising the mindfulness practices.



How to win the battle
for students attention?

With the added distraction from mobile devices, texting and social media, the
challenge of keeping students attention in the classroom has become a whole new ball game.

In this course you will learn how to help students to be more present and stay focused by showing them powerful strategies to intentionally shift attention when the mind wanders.

Is this course for me?

Mindfulness is not just some trend, but a proven method to help increase attention, focus and awareness, making it possible to self-regulate and shift attention when caught up in unhelpful thinking and worrying. Mindfulness exercises are designed to train our awareness and to develop the ability to stay calm under stress and turbulence as well as having better sleep and increasing resilience.

Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities offer Mindfulness courses as well as many companies such as Google and Intel.

There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief system. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.

The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented, especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, acceptance of these practical exercises anyone can do.

Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand or knowledge of meditation. Anyone can experience the effects from these simple exercises.

It doesn’t matter if you never have meditated or done one mindfulness exercise in your life, this course is for anyone who wants to establish their own mindfulness practice and get the tools and resources to help others to improve focus, develop mental resilience and impulse control.


Learn At Your Own Pace
with guided audio sessions

Audio exercises that you can listen to online
or download to any mobile devices.

The Course Material

Here is a list of the tools and resources that you can access immediately after signing up.

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    Mindfulness Facilitation Manual

    with key points for guiding and leading mindfulness sessions with tips on how to use
    language, your own authenticity and natural authority and create the space where ‘Mindfulness can happen’.

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    Guided Mindfulness audios

    Audios for each weeks exercises that you can listen to anywhere.

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    Demonstration Videos

    with instructions and explanation of how Mindfulness works

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    8-Week Lesson Plans - ready to use

    that covers all main mindfulness exercises; breathing. listening, eating etc.

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    Students 8 week Work books

    branded for your organisation to hand out to students and other interested.

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    Assessment & Evaluation Forms

    To use before starting a training and collect feedback at the end.

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    Enquiry Log

    A journal with questions and notes for each weeks exercises.

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    Online Forum

    Where you can share thoughts & communicate with other participants.

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    Power Point Presentation

    with over 40 slides to use as a resource when you teach.

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    Members Only Webinars

    where we go deeper into different aspects of the training

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    Private Skype Session

    where you can ask questions and get personal feedback

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    A certificate of completion will be proved in PDF format or hard copy

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    Technical Support

BONUS: As part of the course you can register and come for half the price to any of the 2 day Live Mindfulness Facilitation courses that are held regularly in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch etc.) . In these courses, among many other things you get the chance of guiding a group for first-hand experience and feedback.

Easy Online Access

You find the complete course , all resources; audios, videos & downloadable PDF files etc. logically structured in the online dashboard that you access anytime through your personal member account.

The course comes with ‘white label’ rights so you can use the material as you own and we will help you brand the components with your organisation’s logo & colours etc.

Trainer with 28 Years Experience



Rita Riccola is a NZ Teacher and a trained Mindfulness teacher with 28 yrs experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats.

Rita has designed these courses to meet the growing need for educators and human resource workers to offer Mindfulness training to all interested. The courses are continually well-received by many participants in NZ and Australia.

She has provided training for schools in Auckland and trained teachers at Diocesan Schools for Girls and Dilworth Junior College.

“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open-minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”-Louise Dore, participant, Auckland
“I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”Peter, Sydney


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Powerful Live Webinars
for in-depth learning

With the course comes regular members only webinars where we go deeper into certain aspects of mindfulness such as the physiology of breathing and Neuroplasticity.

The webinars is also a great opportunity to ask questions and give and get feedback.

Register Now and Start Immediately!

To sign up and start your Mindfulness Journey, simply click the button below and you are taken to the registration page for checkout and immediate access.

Cost for the complete course including Part 1, 2 and 3 is $249 USD.
There is no risk involved – You are covered by a 90 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee.


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Who is the course for?

  • Teachers
  • Yoga Trainers
  • Social Workers
  • Consultants
  • Psychologists
  • Team Leaders
  • Personal Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Parents
  • Spiritual Advisors
  • & anyone who want to add Mindfulness Facilitation to their skill set

Developing Competence
in guiding mindfulness

Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness effectively you need to understand how it works from the inside out. Mindfulness Facilitation is about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’. The Course’s Facilitators manual answer questions such as:
• How to begin a class?
• How to use language & the voice?
• How to use your authenticity?
• How to deal with difficult emotions? etc.

Why Mindfulness?

In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy minds.

Evidence based results from around the world continue to show that the regular practise of Mindfulness has ongoing benefits for physical and mental health.

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How does it work?

The ability to focus on one thing at a time is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness, which is a mental training, requires regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and generally self-managing in a new and empowering way.

Through guided, simple easy-to-do practisies you are training the mind to be more present in the moment. resulting in it to be less anxious, more alert and alive.

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“With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
traditional meaning – you are actually removing some of the mental clutter
that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
equilibrium”.Rita Riccola

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

This online course is based on Mindfulness in Australia’s programme that has been tested and proven with hundreds of participants of all ages.
We are fully confident it will work for you too if you follow it closely.
If you are not satisfied with the course for any reason you will be given
a full refund within 90 days of the purchase.

What Participants Say about Rita’s 2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course

“What I liked best about the 2 day training was the relaxed, knowledgeable approach to Mindfulness”.
-Laura, Melbourne

“I liked the pace, experiential learning and the facilitators sharing her experience”
Alison, Sydney

“I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”
Peter, Sydney

“ I’ve learnt that you can choose to change. The interaction between participants was especially valuable”
– Jen, Sydney

“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.
-Louise Dore, Auckland

“I found Rita’s expert and gentle facilitating a wonderful way to explore mindfulness personally, whilst also guiding me to share mindfulness with others”.
-Suzanne Henwood, Auckland

“The Mindfulness Teacher Training 2 day workshop delivered some excellent material and provided participants with some definitive tools to enable them to develop their own teaching programs around. Rita’s knowledge and inclusive manner of facilitating made for an enjoyable experience”.
-Errol Alison, Wellington

“What I liked best about the course was the practical nature and the openness to ask questions”
-Wendy, Sydney

“I’ve learnt very practical strategies and meaningful discussions of experiences”
-Sarah, Christchurch

What do you get from this Course?

  • Guidence by an experienced mindfulness trainer
  • 8 Week Lesson Plans – Ready to use – suitable for age 5 to 17
  • The opportunity to learn mindfulness from home at your own pace
  • Guiding Audios and Demonstration Videos
  • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions
  • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
  • Learn How To Teach Mindfulness using proven & Successfull Methods

PATHWAY TOBecoming a
Mindfulness Facilitator


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    8 Week Mindfulness Training

    The first part where you establish your own Mindfulness practice if you don’t have one.

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    Learn To Facilitate Mindfulness

    The second part is about learning to guide others.

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    Bring Mindfulness To The Classroom and groups.

    Third part with ready- to -use lesson plans and demonstration videos

Yoga Class

Summary of Complete Course Content – Part 1, 2 & 3

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • How does it work?
    Evidence-based research results
    and the neuroscience.
  • Why Teach Mindfulness to Students and Children.
  • Breathing Exercise 1 and 2
  • Guided Body Scan
  • The STOP Method
  • How to build a MIndfulness Lesson
  • Tools & Resources

  • How to identifying patterns of thinking and reacting that keep us trapped.
  • Practical ways to work with  Difficult Thoughts and Emotions.
  • Turning boredom and restlessness into curiosity
  • Mindful Listening-expanded awareness.
  • The ‘Mountain meditation’
  • Training Session – Teaching Mindfulness
  • Questions and Answers, feedback/personal Enquiry into your own experience