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5 Key Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Supports students and teachers well being
  • Better class atmosphere
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Better retention
  • Happier classes
Erasmus+ | Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga in the Classroo

Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga in the Classroom

At a glance

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    Course Location


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    Course Dates and Prices

    Please check Erasmus+ calendar

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    10 days or 2 weeks

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    Arrival days

    Saturdays and Sundays

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    Class Size

    15 maximum, 5 minimum

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    Student Age

    Varies from 22 to 65

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    Individuals and Groups

    Both accepted

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    Entry Requirements

    Minimum level of English:
    B1, intermediate

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    Cultural Activities

    2 teacher-led activities included or extra yoga/meditation per week

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    Comfort hotel and host family options

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    Public transport(if required) and airport transfers included in Erasmus+ package price

Course Introduction

Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga in the Classroom aims to teach participants basic and effective mindfulness, meditation, and yoga methods that they may use to enhance their own and their students’ well-being. The topic of the day will be covered through a combination of exercises and practical tasks on each day. Participants will learn to meditate for a short period of time without supervision, as well as to prepare and lead a short meditation suitable for their learners. They will also learn useful mindfulness tips throughout the course, as well as yoga poses with effective breathing techniques to calm the mind.

This 10 day programme combines both Mindfulness and Yoga in the Classroom (5 days) and Mindfulness and Yoga in the Classroom (5 days) offering participants the opportunity to take part in tutorials and group meditations with the development of daily topics as well as course and lesson planning sessions and group discussions.

On two afternoons each week teachers will embark on local cultural activities accompanied by their Future Learning teacher giving them the opportunity to learn about Irish culture and heritage during their stay. Teachers also have the opportunity to take extra meditation or yoga in the afternoons instead of the cultural activities (subject to availability).

It is important to note that Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga in the Classroom only takes place at Future Learning’s Athlone Campus on the following start dates:

  • 18/07/2022
  • 25/07/2022

    Learner Profile

    Primary and Secondary Teachers seeking to learn techniques to calm the mind and body suitable to use in a classroom setting. These techniques can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behaviour problems.

    Learner Outcomes

    By the end of the course, participants will have

    • learned simple practical meditation and yoga techniques for use in a language classroom
    • developed a toolkit of simple meditation techniques to support their own and their students’ well-being
    • become confident in using short simple meditation/yoga sequences with their students
    • understood how these techniques can help us to be more present with our students, and create a happier class atmosphere and better learning outcomes, by improving class relationships, attention and helping students be better prepared for learning.

    International Accreditation

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    Teachers who successfully complete both Mindfulness and Yoga in the Classroom and Mindfulness and Meditation in the Classroom over 2 weeks will receive an internationally recognised certification from Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

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    Sample Schedule for Mornings or Afternoons*


    The Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga course is a 10 day course, 20 hours per week and includes 2 cultural activities per week.
    Teachers have the option of attending this programme in Athlone only.
    Teachers have the option of extra yoga or meditation in the afternoons subject to availability.
    Accommodation options include host family or comfort hotel, subject to availability.
    Transfers can be arranged from Dublin Airport to the accommodation of choice.
    Please check the 2022 calendar and prices for further details.

    * Please note the actual morning or afternoon schedule will be confirmed to participants one month in advance of the course start date

    Mindfulness in the Classroom

    My course at school was not just to learn a new language, but to learn new cultures, people and do things I had never done before. All of this is a very interesting concept that made me learn much more than I expected. I can say that my time at Future Learning was a great experience for me!



    Future Learning’s Erasmus+ PIC


    Our Participant Identification Code (PIC) identifies Future Learning as an Erasmus+ training provider. We would be happy to work with your institution to develop an Erasmus+ project which includes our teacher training course and that will attract EU funding for professional development through your national agency.

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