Teaching Mindfulness to Children

Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga > Teaching Mindfulness to Children
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with Kelly Derouin and Sujantra McKeever

Saturday, February 27, 2021 and Sunday, February 28, 2021

9:00a - 12:30p

*This 7-hour training will be offered Live Stream via Zoom.


Early Bird: $125 if registered by Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Regular: $150 if registered by Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Questions? Please email trainings@pilgrimageyoga.com

A Message From Sujantra and Kelly

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your interest in Pilgrimage of the Heart’s Meditation and Mindfulness for Children and Teens (Ages 5-18) Teacher Training. We are thrilled to offer this program, which will bring profound insight and awareness to your own Meditation and Mindfulness practice and enable you to teach these skills to three distinct ages groups: Early childhood: 2-6yrs; middle childhood 6-12yrs; and adolescents: 12-18 yrs.

About the Teachers

This program was developed and is being taught by Pilgrimage of the Heart Founder, Sujantra McKeever, who has over 40 years of meditation experience and Kelly Derouin, yoga and theatre arts teacher who has 10 years of experience working with children and young adults in the San Diego community. She serves as a teaching artist with La Jolla Playhouse, Arts for Learning, San Diego Musical Theatre and the Boys and Girls Club.


No previous meditation experience is required. We welcome everyone who is enthusiastic about bringing mindfulness and meditation into the lives of children. This program is perfect for parents, teachers, childcare professionals, family members and yoga teachers.

Cancellation Policy

If you give us notice at least 14 days prior the start of the program that you have decided not to participate, we will refund your money less a $50 cancellation fee.

There are no refunds less than 14 days prior to the start of the program.

We reserve the right to cancel the training. In the event that our training does not take place, all payments will be refunded within 10 days after what would have been the start of the program.

Course Description

In this weekend intensive, which includes time practice teaching in small groups, Sujantra and Kelly will help you learn:

  • Basic stages of child development
  • Representational Models to teach children to help them understand their moods, emotions and thinking patterns.
  • The 9 intelligences and how each child can excell in their own unique way
  • Techniques to incorporate mindfulness into daily life;
  • Breathing practices for specific age groups;
  • Guided visualizations and meditations for specific age groups;
  • Movement and activities to regulate physical energy;
  • Techniques for children to self-regulate their emotions and behavior
  • How to use journaling, crafting, props, visuals, and music as part of the mediation and mindfulness experience

You will receive:

  • 1 textbook: Teach your Child Meditation by Lisa Roberts, RYT, RCYT
  • 6 hours worth of sample lesson plans all of the various teaching opportunities you may encounter
  • Scientific research that validates these tools and techniques.


This training qualifies for 7 non-contact CEUs with Yoga Alliance.