Inner Journey Teacher Training (IJTT)

In-Depth Mindfulness Training for Educators, Counselors, Healthcare Providers, and Nonprofits Serving Children and Teens

Experiential, interactive, mindfulness-based training to teach age-appropriate practices, skills, activities, and lovingkindness to “all” children and teens, Pre-K through Grade 12.

The Inner Journey Teacher Training is a 12-week deep dive into your own understanding of mindfulness and effective training for youth which is different from teaching adults.  It is also a comprehensive exploration of current issues and questions facing educators, mental health counselors, and other professionals serving youth today:

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
    • Trauma, Traumatic Stress, PTSD
    • Mental Health & Resilience
    • Aikido of Non-Violent Communication
    • Addictions
    • Racism
    • Discrimination
    • Resolving Conflict


    1. Prior completion of MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent.
    2. 5-Day Teacher-Led, Silent Mindfulness or Vipassana Retreat
    3. Personal Mindfulness-Based daily practice

Fee:  $600 for 12-week program. This is a discounted rate to assist teachers and nonprofit organizations serving children and teens.

Contact Valerie York-Zimmerman via if you have any questions.