Happy Mindful Teachers

Professional Development for Educators, School Counselors, & School Psychologists.



This on-site Professional Development is open to the entire school staff. Includes materials for workshop, resource downloads, and PDUS.

An online questionnaire may be used to customize the presentation to the unique interests and goals of the school.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in cultivating and incorporating a mindfulness practice into their home, classroom, or private practice. 

Workshops can range from 1.5-3 hours as we explore playful ways to familiarize our kids to calming postures, invigorating whole body movements, deep breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices that will leave you and your students calmer and more deeply connected to the mind/body. You'll walk away with ideas for how to build a movement & mindfulness routine at home or in the classroom, ideas for teaching fundamental emotional regulation skills, and tools for helping kids de-escalate from intense emotions.

You really made mindfulness fun and relevant for school psychologists. Not only will your attendees have skills to use with their students, but they will be more able to address their own well being.
— Oregon School Psychologist Association President
“Elissa’s enthusiasm for sharing the gifts of yoga is a joy to be a part of. The time in the workshop flew by with lots of laughs and lots of learning. If you’ve ever felt the benefit of mindfulness practices in your own life and you want to see these benefits in any young people you ever interact with, this workshop has so much to offer that I’m amazed we got it all in.”

— April MacKay

“Elissa has an infectious passion for supporting children in their journey as they grow into happy, capable, and confident people. She is well versed in the research supporting the merits of mindfulness practices and has used this knowledge to create routines, structures, and activities for children of all ages and abilities that foster mindfulness and the development of our mind-body-spirit connection. Her workshops are great for anyone who is looking to introduce mindfulness and yoga into their classroom, counseling practice, or home. ”

— Caitlin, Elementary School Teacher and Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)



April 21st 1-3p

$40 per participant
Located at Family Tree Yoga & Massage

3900 Ingersoll Ave.
Suites 106 & 108
Des Moines, IA 50312

Register HERE.