Teacher Training Testimonials

What I enjoyed most about the Mission be training was how much consideration of the student experience was taken into account throughout the training. The facilitators were speaking just as much about how to infuse best practices with engaging different learning styles as they were talking about mindfulness practices and theories. There was authenticity and accessibility of the facilitators to collaborate and brainstorm. I also enjoyed the communication connections of mindfulness and common core standards to cultivate a common language around mindfulness to infuse in education. — April Frazier, Columbia Teachers College Student, Winter, 2015

Testimonials from March 18 Hour 2015 NYC Teacher Training

“What a beautiful week! Thank you! I obtained so much wisdom, perspective and love. I’m full to the brim!” – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“The Mission Be Educator Training is an opportunity to deepen your personal practice of mindfulness, As you endeavor to implement a mindfulness program within your classroom, school or community. If you are ready to take your commitment of mindfulness to the next level, and have fun in the process, then this training is for you!”  – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“This training left me feeling really very much whole and centered. I feel ready and prepared to bring the practices I’ve learned back into my community. The materials covered is relevant and necessary.” – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“My participation in this course has made me a better person. I now practice gratitude and empathy and I know I will make a better teacher. I feel inspired by Carin and her passion for making the world a better place. I feel empowered to go back to little place in the world and help the kids I teach to become grateful and compassionate. Truly, your message has entered my heart and left a permanent tattoo. I feel gratitude for this opportunity and for meeting you and for learning. “ – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“Excellent program – useful and practical for the classroom integration.”  – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“Mission Be taught me how to stay mindful. You can’t teach others how to be present, if you’ve never felt the light exist in you.” – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“Thank you so much for the invaluable teaching you shared. This workshop has been transformational on both the personal and professional level.” – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“It was perfect, you were great! So accessible. Thank you!” – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“I have truly learned to become more mindful and ready to share that with my students.”  – Omega Trainee, Summer 2016

“Being a participant of The Mindful Educator course given by Carin Winter, the founder of Mission Be, was a highly empowering experience.  As a parent or an educator, I feel our job is to teach our children all that we can so that they will be ready to face the world at their very best. We hope that they continue to grow in all ways possible, as they navigate their own way through life.  I am now convinced that teaching them Mindfulness techniques will be the solid foundation that our children need to make the kinds of decisions that will be constantly taking them to a higher level, in every aspect of life. I am inspired to share all the information that was so wonderfully presented and shared by Ms.Winter and her staff. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of something so truly uplifting and literally life altering.” – Omega, Trainee 2016

Omega Training Testimonials Summer 2016

“One of the best seminars I have attended as a teacher for professional development.”

“I have high blood pressure and take medication. After the Saturday sessions, I measured my blood pressure and it was the lowest it’s been in months!”

“The training integrated heart and mind seamlessly. I’m walking away not just lighter, inspired, and grounded but also feeling more confident and equipped with immediately applicable tools, language, and content to deepen existing mindfulness practices in the classroom.” San Mateo, Feb 2015

“You guys are amazing! Keep up the great work.” “I feel transformed – I feel empowered and invigorated by undergoing the mindfulness practices. I feel a new sense of optimism and a refocusing of thinking on working with children.” San Mateo, 2015

“There are so many aspects that were beneficial, but to summarize… watching the lessons, learning about mindfulness and the way the brain works, listening to the beautiful peaceful voices of all three of the presenters and practicing mindfulness.”

“Keep up the beautiful work.” San Mateo, 2015

“Thank you for creating this beautiful curriculum. Its authentic, heartfelt and needed. (You have done an amazing job of taking social emotional skills that are common core aligned.) These skills can be challenging to teach and your curriculum teaches it in a very succinct, accessible way that is useful to me as a teacher and my students. I am excited to see what will happen in my class as I teach each lesson.”

“Setting was PERFECT!!! The areas to walk and be outside – tremendous. The depth of knowledge and ease with materials really was effective. Feeling very uplifted and looking forward to bringing this to the classroom.” San Mateo, Feb 2015

“This is the most amazing training, it’s meaningful and accessible to a variety of learning abilities.”

“Taking the time to come up and participate in this training has helped to change my mindset and ways of thinking.”

“I found the passion, enthusiasm, and experience of the Mission Be team to be inspiring, eye opening and refreshing. I have been a teacher for nine years but have learned much this weekend as a student with Mission Be. I feel ready to go back into the classroom excited again for another nine years helping students learn to be.”- Northern CA, Training 2015

“Wonderful training to create a generation of educators who will go to their schools and communities to spread peace and value of awareness of our actions and thoughts as individuals and humanity as a whole. I really enjoyed the training weekend: we learned to meditate, to listen mindfully , to walk and to even eat fully present. It was fulfilling and rejuvenating – we have to practice what we teach.” –Northern CA, Training 2015

“The Mission Be Mindful Educator Training is not only a gift to my students but a gift to myself. Alternating between curriculum instruction and mindful practice left me feeling refreshed, renewed and optimistic about better meeting the needs of my special education students. Thank you deeply!” – Northern CA, 2015

“I am thankful that this available to educators and those who are supporting school personnel in helping school children have additional life skills that they can draw upon.”

“Excellent training to provide tools for kids to help them grow to be caring, thoughtful humans.”

“The Mission Be Mindful Educator Training fostered more awareness within myself to ways in which I can be a more mindful person and presented a curriculum which I now feel confident presenting to public schools.”

“Mission Be is empowering students with self-awareness, understanding and community awareness. This allows children and students to better understand their instincts and empowers them to respond with the tools of mindfulness; breathe, make a choice and respond.”

Testimonials from Feb 2015 San Mateo Teacher Training

School Testimonials

“Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful practice and experience with us. I really look forward to further exploring the world of mindfulness, as it has already been such a positive influence in my life.”-Megan, 2015 High School Student

“Dear Ms Winter, Thank you so much for coming to teach us about mindfulness. I find it to be a really helpful practice, and I really enjoyed all of your classes. I hope that mindfulness gets incorporated into the school curriculum and I hope you can continue to help others with mindfulness.” –Sophie,  2015 High School Student

“Ms. Winter, Thank you so much for coming to talk to us! I LOVED mindfulness and I am still practicing it!” – Marissa,  2015 High School Student

“Thank you for coming to teach our class about these skills! They will be very useful in life.” –Nirmala,  2015 High School Student

“Hey Ms Winter, Thank you so much for coming to our class and teaching us your wise knowledge. I learned so much and whenever you came and led us through mindfulness, I felt peace all day long. Thank you for being so sweet and kind, I really looked forward to your visits. I will continue to practice mindfulness!”-  Abbi,  2015 High School Student

“Thank you so much for the mindfulness training! It was super helpful and minimized my stress!” – Ellie,  2015 High School Student

“Thank you for teaching us how to be mindful! It was a great experience and I hope to do the training myself.”- James,  2015 High School Student

“Thank you so much for coming! I absolutely loved the training and now my friend and I do yoga everyday!” – Abby,  2015 High School Student

“Ms Winter, Thank you so much for spending time with us to teach us mindfulness. I am most definitely more calm and de-stressed after doing mindfulness.” – Claire,  2015 High School Student

“Thank you for coming and showing us the practice of Mindfulness. It was honestly very helpful and I will actually continue this in my own life/ I feel that our school should have a mindfulness class, because it is so rejuvenating”. – Daniel,  2015 High School Student
Thanks so much for everything. Mindfulness was so relaxing and I’ve been trying to continue a mindful thinking. You’re the best!” – Carmen,  2015 High School Student

Student Testimonials from Redwood City, Sequoia High School

“Earlier today I had the opportunity to observe Carin Winter facilitate a class at Sequoia High School. The experience was uplifting and beautiful. I wanted to give kudos to Carin for the high school program she is developing and to express my sincere appreciation for allowing me to be an observer today. The program is amazing and I hope to bring it to my middle school in Daly City. Thank you so very much! — Daina Lujan, Principal San Mateo, Fall 2014

2014-2015 Mission Be Testimonials

“P.S. 51 has had a wonderful experience with Mission Be bringing mindfulness training to our 1st and 2nd graders this past fall. We are so happy with the program, that we plan to continue training for 3rd and 4th graders beginning in February. Mindfulness teaches students and teachers strategies to deal with stress, and coping with transitions that children have to deal with during the course of a school day; switching to reading, math, writing, lunch, recess and other content areas. Mindfulness helps students concentrate better and re-focus on learning. The breathing exercises and positive affirmations help students to be more successful in learning and provides powerful tools that they can use throughout their lives.” – Nancy Sing-Bock, Principal

NYC School Principal, Spring 2016

“Today after school, my friend and I were reflecting on today’s mindfulness class and we were thinking of how nice it was to have such informative classes that can truly help us live better and happier lives. We also think that the class activities are really fun and a great way to know that the people that are around us can struggle with the same insecurities, and we also like the partner discussions. The reason for this email is that we just wanted to let you know that these classes really do help and we personally do appreciate the time and effort that you put into the classes. So please do not think that just because people are not asking questions it is only because you are so thorough. Again thank you very much” – High School Student  

Winter Session in Schools 2016

“I felt this class was very helpful to relax and think mindfully throughout my day, and I have learned a lot about how to live in the moment and reflect. Thanks for teaching it. I will practice my mindfulness.” 2015, Middle School Student

“Every time I made a mistake or messed up, for some reason, I always thought to myself to be more mindful and aware. It helped me. Thank you. <3” 2015, Middle School Student

“I thought about what I do and I am more aware or my reactions. I really liked meditation.” – 2015, Middle School Student

“I think I learned how to slow down and look at life from all angles.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I feel not so nervous for the future.” 2015, Middle School Student

“Thank you. This class helped me tremendously. It showed me how to relax in a stressful situation.” 2015, Middle School Student

“After every class I took with me a calming feeling.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I learned acceptance of fears and how many people are similar to me.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I felt like I could take a break in my day and relax.”

“I learned how important it is to be patient with others and put yourself in their shoes.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I learned that having empathy can make a difference to everyone around you.” 2015, Middle School Student

“Felt closer to my classmates. It felt good to meditate with friends at school.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I feel that I’ll be able to slow down and be present.” 2015, Middle School Student

“Enjoyed the sharing exercise. Learned a lot about people I am not too close with. Liked like meditation.”  2015, Middle School Student

“I learned to be more at peace with the world. Thank you.” 2015, Middle School Student

“I learned that I should take things slower. It allows you to become more aware and more present.” – 2015, Middle School Student

“I learned to feel for others and acting kind. Thank you!” –2015, Middle School Student

“Better understanding of the human brain- I’ve always wanted to study it and how our brains/minds dictate our lives/happiness!” – 2015, Middle School Student

“A reminder of the importance of slowing down, self-care and deep breaths.” – 2015, Middle School Student
“I learned that empathy and other such feelings have real effects on ourselves as a person.” –2015, Middle School Student

Middle School Students from Hoboken Reviews May 2015- Grade 9