22-26 April 2019, Vienna (Austria)


Mindfulness is defined as „paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judging“ (Jon Kabat-Zinn). This means developing the ability to pay deliberate attention to our experience and to focus in the „here and now“. We learn to tune in to what is going on in our mind and body. Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations in a way that suspends judgement and self criticism can have surprising results, like finding inner strengths and resources that help in making wiser decisions and having more fulfilling relationship, in children, young people and adults alike.



In particular the participation to the course will allow you to explore:

  • How to have quality time in educational contexts and to resource yourself and the learners at the same time
  • How to support attention and concentration in the learning environment and have a more open-minded group
  • How to support yourself and the learners to learn managing stress and emotions
  • How to access your energies; how to access your relaxation potential
  • How to build your self-confidence and how to help the learners to build it
  • How to become aware of and respect your own body.
    How to support learners in learning body awareness and respect
  • How to become aware of the breathing within us 


The contents of the course are suitable for all those involved in the educational field, parents, teachers, headmasters, trainers and coaches.



The course is based on the methodological approach of experiential learning as a way to go deeper into the practice of mindful meditation and appreciative enquiry allowing a deeper reflection, sharing of impact of the practices and appreciation of the experience.

A series of theoretical studies and research on the impact of meditation and in particular mindfulness will be shared and used as evidence to complement the individual and group experience.

Study visits to schools in Vienna that are currently having/wanting to have mindfulness as part of their offer are part of the programme.

The course has been inspired by the work of Dan Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, Daniel Rechtschaffen, the „Way of Council“, Wake Up Schools project of the Plum Village and .b Mindfulness in Schools.


The course is provided by Paola Bortini and Peter Hofmann.
The course is powered by doTERRA CPTG essential oils.


Registration and fees:

  • The course starts on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 10:30 and it will finish on Saturday 7th April 2018 at lunch time.
  • Course fees are set in 540 Euros + VAT.
  • You need to arrange for your own accommodation, lodging and travel.
  • On request full board can be booked with LIMINA for 520 Euros + VAT
  • The programme will be itinerant in the city and the working time will be circa 7 hrs per day, allowing time for discovering mindfulness locations in town and for networking
  • Please address your questions/expression of interest by email to paola.bortini@limina.at


The course is eligible for KA1 application under Erasmus+, Schools, Vocational training and Adult Education.