Mindfulness practice gives children the opportunity to settle and calm themselves and develop focus. It builds resilience by helping children manage difficult thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness creates space, changing impulsive reactions to thoughtful responses. Children find it easier to get along with their peers and choose kindness and optimism.

Mindfulness practice is the easiest and most reliable way to calm the nervous system, reverse stress patterns, increase positivity and develop resilience.


Focus and concentration

  • Mindfulness improves students’ ability to initiate, monitor and direct their attention.
  • Increases the brain’s executive functions: working memory, planning and organisational skills. This leads to improved academic performance.

Self Calm + Impulse Control

  • Students find a reliable still quiet space inside themselves;they learn to pause and respond, rather than react
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and aggression and fosters more peaceful behaviour in classes and playgrounds

Social Emotional Learning

  • Students learn to recognise and manage their emotions
  • Increases self-awareness, empathy, kindness and pro-social behaviour

Resilience and Optimism

  •  Mindfulness skills help students flourish by increasing, motivation, optimism, and creative thinking
  • Resilient childrenmore easily bounce back from life’s difficult experiences

Mindfulness instruction in schools “takes advantage of a natural window of opportunity during childhood, when the neural circuitry that allows us to pay attention, calm ourselves and attune to our own and other’s feelings takes shape”. Professor Richard Davidson, founder of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisonsin.

Teachers who apply mindfulness in their own lives are better able to use and teach the skills in the classroom.



Hayley is a Yoga Teacher, and Yoga Teacher Trainer. She holds a Bsc. in Pschology, Post Grad; Mindfulness in Education. She has over 25 years experience in Mindfulness practices. She has been leading Mindfulness meditation retreats for the past 12 years and is also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Her professional background is both in Child and Adult Health and Wellbeing. Working in communities and in private organisations, where her expertise was in designing luxury adventure wellbeing retreat packages, yoga teacher trainings, and wellbeing centres teaching nutrition and lifestyle courses, and stress reduction in the workplace with the wellbeing at work programs.

Hayley has taught Mindfulness to Year 4 -7 year olds to help them feel settled and focused. She has taught year 8 -  12 students to help them deal with study stress. She also leads 6-week “Mindfulness for Teacher Wellbeing” classes.. Hayley is passionate about introducing Mindfulness to schools. She has researched Mindfulness in Schools programs around the world, and is impressed and excited by the results they are achieving. 

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