Mindfully Active Classroom Certification


Presented by the Center for Well-Being Education
Authors Dr. Suzie Carmack, PhD, ERYT, NBC-HWC and
Dr. Lisa Clow, PhD/ABD, RYT

This Course Launches July 1, 2019  | Learn more about the course and continuing education credits (if applicable) and pre-launch pricing below!









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Join Educators Worldwide Who Are Moving Their Classrooms to Well-Being with Genius Breaks!

Learn how to bring more mindfulness, compassion, and movement (activity) into your K-12 or university classroom, with this all-new certification in Dr. Carmack's Genius Breaks method. This self-paced 15 hour course was co-developed by Dr. Carmack and Lisa Clow, a 28-year teaching veteran and public health doctoral candidate. You'll discover a series of five learning modules which will teach you how to lead Genius Breaks in the classroom, how to create an entire Genius Break well-being program for your school, and how to take care of yourself as a change agent. You'll also receive access to downloadable lesson plans, seminar and workshop outlines for peer-teacher instruction, and video lessons learned from leaders in the field. After completing all course requirements, you will submit a video of a classroom Genius Break along with your lesson plan to "test-out" for your Certificate of Completion and academic and/or CEC credits. Your course fee includes all materials, downloads and test-out review fees.

This 5 Module, 15-hour self-paced virtual course includes 

  • Video lectures and demonstrations - so you can review at your own pace
  • Downloadable handouts and lesson plans - so you can launch right away
  • A private online community portal where you can ask questions and receive support
  • Plus a live monthly office hours call with Dr. Carmack -- so you can ask training and implementation questions and meet other mindfully active teachers
  • Continuing Education Credits: This course is approved for 15 non-contact hours of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance. Additional CEC's and academic credits pending; email us for details.


An Online Course With Live Seminars!

This course is more than your typical online training. You also get access to regular "office hour" Q and A sessions with the course instructors, so you can share your field stories in real time and receive plenty of real-time support.

"I wanted to bring more mindfulness and more movement to our school -- and Genius Breaks was just what I was looking for. In only a few weeks we started our program, and we now have everyone practicing Genius Breaks throughout our school -- even those that were skeptical in the beginning. The students lead them in the classroom, the teachers use them to re-charge theirday, and even our administrators practice them together. We have run several book studies for professional education too. Now our school has the tools we need to thrive no matter what. I am so glad we can share these tools with other teachers and schools through this course."

Dr. Lisa Clow, PhD/ABD
28-Year Health and Physical Education Teacher | Public Health Doctoral Candidate
Co-Creator of Course

Course Learning Objectives

5 MODULES = 15 hours of self-paced study

Module 1: Learn why your classroom needs Genius Breaks -- mini-breaks of mindfulness, movement and meaning (self-compassion practices) -- to promote engagement, problem solving, well-being and optimal performance for teachers and students.

Module 2: How to create and lead Genius Breaks -- including lessons from the field and lesson plans for multiple grade levels (Prek-1; 2-3; 4-5; 6-8; and 9 - 12 grades).

Module 3: How to become a "Wellness and Well-Being Champion" for your school including program design ideas and tools for program planning, evaluation, and in-house professional developments

Module 4: Lessons from the field -- including interviews with Genius Break mentors and sample Genius Breaks submitted from other teachers and leaders

Module 5: Test Out and Certification Guidelines - including an online self-paced quiz and guidelines for submitting your Genius Break lesson plan and teaching video demonstration 

Bonus Module: Learn how to manage your own well-being as a change agent, with your own Genius Break Challenge (a series of 10 Genius Breaks designed for you)


This course launches on July 1, 2019. Enroll now and save $100 off of your regular tuition. You'll receive immediate access to your special bonus for registering now -- plus gain access to the course on July 1, 2019.

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When you click on the link below you'll be taken to Dr. Carmack's FREE Genius Break toolkit -- which includes the Genius Break Mentor Training. You'll learn how important it is for all of us to bring more mindfulness, movement and compassion into  K-12 and university classrooms. You'll also learn why Genius Breaks are so important for health, engagement and performance outcomes, and you'll get a sneak peak into the same method you'll learn in this exciting new online mindfully active classroom certification course. Why not start right now? The course takes less than an hour and includes a FREE downloadable e-book of the book Genius Breaks.

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"“The research tells us...and it just makes logical sense that when we’re stressed out or feeling overwhelmed, it is harder to focus, harder to engage, and harder to perform at our very best. With Genius Breaks and the Mindfully Active Classroom Certification, we’re creating school well-being cultures in which everybody wins: students become more fully present and engaged as learners because they’re not distracted or feeling overwhelmed; teachers and staff have the tools they need to buffer themselves against compassion fatigue and burnout; and parents are more well-equipped to handle the tough challenges of parenting in a non-stop, 24-7 world."

Dr. Suzie Carmack, PhD, MFA, MEd, ERYT, NBC-HWC
Creator of Genius Breaks / CEO of Center for Well-Being Education
Co-Creator of Course

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