Mindfulness & Yoga for kids, teens and young adults

Mindfulness for children and teens

Individual sessions for children are available with Martina. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and consent obtained.

The practice of mindfulness both formally as meditation and informally in our day-to-day lives offers a way of learning to “be with” our experiences moment by moment within ourselves.

Benefits for children are widely researched and documented.

  • Increased sense of calm and greater confidence
  • Enhanced ability to focus and pay attention
  • Improved observation listening and communication skills
  • Greater self-awareness and understanding leading to less reactivity, anger and frustration
  • Enhanced relationships with peers, tutors, teachers and parents
  • Increased empathy and understanding

This process of learning  in sessions occurs both through individual instruction and through the experience of hands-on work if the child and parent are comfortable with this approach. Martina can demonstrate the work on the parent  with the child present as a way of explaining what is involved.The focus of this work is on self-awareness, stress relief and well being.

Hands on work is known to enhance the experience of ‘being present’. Martina specialises in bodywork as a profound modality for healing, relief of anxiety, stress and it is extremely helpful in learning to practice self-compassion.

Mindfulness for your child & you

Currently a new course is being developed for parents and children.

If you are interested please contact Martina directly.

Martina is trained to teach mindfulness in schools and other organisations for children up to the age of 18.

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is the name for the range of courses created by the Mindfulness in Schools Project, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.

Click on the link to read more about the project and accreditation.


Mindfulness in schools. A ‘whole school approach’

Creating the conditions in our environment where we can become more aware, and developing a culture in our community that is more compassionate and orientated towards well-being, has far reaching implications particularly when working with pupils. A ‘whole school’ approach allows you to explore what mindfulness has to offer in a way that fits in with your particular school.

The most comprehensive way is for staff to engage in an 8­ week course with emphasis also on how to bring mindfulness into the classroom, having first explored it for themselves. Courses can be delivered within various time schedules .

As a way of introduction Martina can also teach mindfulness in your school by working with the children directly in class or individually.

Here are a few of the proven benefits of mindfulness:

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Enhanced health
  • Decreased stress & anxiety
  • Increased sense of calm
  • Improved sleep
  • Skillful responses to difficult emotions
  • Increased empathy and understanding of others
  • Improved impulse control
  • Increased appreciation for life

Would you like to integrate mindfulness into your school?

Compassionate Mindfulness in Schools

Here is an opportunity to learn mindfulness skills which are known to benefit ourselves, the people we work with and the community at large.

For pupils:

Depending on school requirements and funding available pupils can be taught in class, in smaller group settings or individually with parental consent.

Parents can also be involved by attending introductory sessions.

Training also available for teachers and staff.

Contact Martina to introduce your child to mindfulness