Two Free Mindfulness in Education Films for the Holidays

First, thank you all for your engagement and feedback about our new web site, which we launched just a few weeks ago. We hope that it's helping you to share the benefits of mindfulness with many colleagues and friends, and to find ways to engage more deeply with the Mindfulness in Education movement.

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share two inspiring, and now free, documentary films that explain the importance of this work through two very different approaches. While you're at home with your family and friends, we hope that you'll take a few minutes to check them out.

Room to Breathe explores the personal transformations that happen for students, their families, and educators as mindfulness is introduced in a truly challenging public school environment. By providing a raw and realistic look at the experience, it shows how integrating mindfulness, along with patience, skill, collaboration and more, can transform even the most difficult classrooms.

Healthy Habits of Mind focuses on the value of mindfulness in the education system. Learn about the neuroscience, observe educator training, and watch the beauty of children practicing mindful breathing, listening, eating, movement, and heartfulness.

We are deeply grateful to both film producers (Russell Long and Mette Bahnsen) for the skill, passion, and generosity with which they created these wonderful documentaries. They are poignant tools to share with anyone who wants to see for themselves what mindfulness looks like in classrooms, and the positive transformations it can produce in both students and educators. So please feel free to share them wherever they may be helpful, and tell us how it goes at

We are grateful to the Namaste Foundation for kindly enabling us to obtain the rights to share Room to Breathe for free online.

As always, we thank you for your ongoing support and dedicated work in service of youth, and we hope you have a joyous and restful holiday season.  
With best wishes from all of us at Mindful Schools,

Randima (Randy) Fernando
Executive Director
Mindful Schools