Inner Explorer

MIAMI MINDFULNESS is proud to collaborate with INNER EXPLORER in launching their highly successful Mindfulness-Based Program in M-DCPS classrooms! This school year, we have already successfully implemented Inner Explorer in AIE International School in Miami Springs and in Mater Academy in Allapattah. School principals and teachers love the Inner Explorer program. School students request it especially when they are feeling stressed!

Inner Explorer makes the 5 and 10-minute, age-appropriate (PreK-12), guided mindfulness audio series for the classroom easy to use with just the push of a button. The guided audio series focuses on key areas of development and prepares for learning. The audios feature practices created to teach:

  • Breathing and relaxation
  • Awareness of senses
  • Thoughts and emotional regulation
  • Compassion and connection
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL)

To include and inform families about the life-transforming practice of mindfulness, there is an at-home link for parents. And the audio practices are available in English and Spanish. Please click here to scroll below and read the flyer with data and links to sample guided audios.

TO ACHIEVE TRUE LONG-TERM SUCCESS of Mindfulness-Based Education Training in elementary, middle, and high schools, two keys are critical:

1. Skillful, mindfulness-based training programs for teachers, counselors and students
2. Daily reinforcement of guided, mindfulness-based sitting and movement practices

Too often, consistent daily practice of mindfulness becomes the “missing link.” The Inner Explorer program cultivates the transformative benefits acquired from previously taught Mindfulness-Based Programs allowing these new skills and tools to grow and thrive rather than disintegrate due to the lack of daily practice.

MIAMI-DADE has been selected to participate in a Florida Initiative “fully funded” by Aetna Insurance, a national advocate for Mindfulness in Education and Mindfulness in the Workplace.

To support and supplement the previous two years of Mindfulness-Based Training Programs already initiated throughout the M-DCPS system and in response to Aetna’s generosity and community support, we are turning our attention toward giving Inner Explorer to 15 Miami-Dade County Title 1 Public Schools now struggling with poverty and violence. To see news about Florida school districts see: https://wejoinyou.aetna.com/mindfulness-transform-schools/.

Inner Explorer has already been successfully implemented in 45 states and is established in more than 1,576 schools across the country. New York City and L.A. schools districts are now incorporating Inner Explorer in many of their challenged schools. We want to bring it to Miami!

 


“The daily practice of mindfulness, made easy by the INNER EXPLORER classroom program, has provided our teachers and students an authentic and real approach in which to cope with the challenges of performance in the classroom, in sports and in life.”

— Vera Hirsh, Principal, 
Academy for International Education School, Miami Springs, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, fourth-largest school district in the U.S.

 
 
Miami Mindfulness logo   Inner Explorer logo

Bridging the Gap to Success

MIAMI MINDFULNESS and INNER EXPLORER are proud to announce their collaborative effort to benefit students, educators and schools.

Two proven keys to long-term success in mindfulness trainings nationwide are:

  1. Effective mindfulness-based training programs.
  2. Daily mindfulness practice - which is often the missing link.

INNER EXPLORER ~ Research-Based “Daily Mindfulness Practice” for Students & Teachers in the Classroom

Daily 5-10 minute, easy-to-use, audio-guided, age-appropriate mindfulness series for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School. Fits any curriculum and requires no teacher prep work. Reduces stress, improves self-regulation, increases attention, performance, and empathy.

 
 

To learn more, visit www.innerexplorer.org