Unveiling the funded, local, face to face mindfulness training for teachers in the Nelson/Tasman area 2018

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Calm Clear Creative Mindfulness Teacher Training.

Opening Minds will be offering the level one training in 2018. This consists of four one day courses spaced supportively throughout the four terms. In response to a number of requests to have the trainings in the school holidays we have adjusted the timetable. Two of the four days are now in school holidays, this will help to reduce the cost for schools. The four days will be offered free of charge to teachers who are willing and able to demonstrate a commitment. While the days are free, a $50 non-refundable administration cost for the whole year is required. The level one training will include:

  • Developing skill sets to embody Pausing, Centring, Grounding, Releasing, Activating and Settling
  • Opportunities to connect, collaborate, and be inspired by teachers who work in the same area, who share the passion for this work
  • Access to online resources, including guided meditations to support your practice.

In addition there are two mindfulness weekends being offered to deepen ones personal understanding of the practice. At this stage we are attempting to get funding for this.


Amended Training Dates


 One day Professional Development

28th February: Riverside Meeting Room

18th April: Riverside Meeting Room (This is in the School Holidays!)

1st August: Riverside Meeting Room

12th October: Riverside Meeting Room (This is in the School Holidays!)

Weekend trainings

11-13 May Wangapeka Teacher Retreat weekend 

2-4 November Wangapeka Teacher Retreat weekend 

Please register your interest in the four one days trainings with an email to Daniel as soon as possible. (The weekends are an optional extra.)  Your place will be secured when the $50 has been received. We will be offering the opportunity to the ten schools that invited and received a presentation, a number of staff have already expressed an interest to be a part of the training. Please, if you feel the motivation act promptly as spaces will be limited to a maximum of 18.

Contact Daniel on: danielburgess-milne@hotmail.com

I cannot believe the energy I had for my work and the clarity of mind to just type and be confident with what I was writing. I am attributing this to my amazing weekend and my newly calm and focused mind. This was truly an unexpected bonus.
— Words of an Associate Principal who attended the weekend training.