Mindfulness Course for Teachers

In Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

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This 5 day Mindfulness course for teachers is specially aimed at teachers of all levels and schools. It is an introduction to the theory and research behind Mindfulness, and offers valuable tools for self-care and stress managements as well as cultivating mindfulness in school environment.

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally” (Jon Kabat-Zinn). Mindfulness teaches us to be more present, observe the present-moment-experience with curiosity and acceptance. 

Research has shown Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety, improves concentration, and increases happiness and contentment in life. It’s been shown in research to be effective in improving workplace wellness, work satisfaction and both treating and preventing burnout.  Regular mindfulness practice is a valuable self-care tool for anyone who wants to take better care of their well-being and improve their relationship with others. Mindfulness helps teachers to reduce stress for both themselves and their students as well as cultivate compassionate attention and presence in the classroom.

A big focus during the course will be Mindfulness practice. We will try different Mindfulness meditation techniques to gradually introduce and integrate Mindfulness into your daily life and to school environment. 

During the cultural and nature activities, the participants get to know Finnish and Lappish culture and enjoy the beautiful and pure nature with different activities such as snowshoeing or nature walks, swimming in a refreshing river and practising mindfulness in the forest.


  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and stress management
  • Mindfulness in school environment 
  • Cultivating Mindfulness into daily life
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Getting to know Finnish culture and nature
  • Getting to know Finnish school system


  • Understanding the theory behind Mindfulness.

  • Ability to practise different Mindfulness Meditation techniques.

  • Understanding the mechanisms behind stress, and learn how Mindfulness can help in stress management.

  • Understanding of how Mindfulness can have a positive impact for teachers and the school environment.

  • Learning and creating methods to implement mindfulness in school environment. 

  • Understanding the research behind self compassion and how practicing self compassion can enhance emotional well-being.

  • Promoting intercultural co-operation.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

    The course meets the Quality standards for courses under Key Action 1 (learning mobility of individuals.

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Upcoming dates & bookings

8.1.-12.1.2024 – Confirmed, 5 places left.

We work in co-operation with Interact. Bookings for the above dates with Interact. 

We can also arrange a course for minimum of 6 people upon request. Please contact: info@lumiawellness.fi

We are happy to provide more information regarding the course content, venue and Rovaniemi. 


400€ / 5 day course


  • Course program (total 26 hours)
  • Course book
  • Meditation recordings
  • Cultural and social programme
  • Nature Activity
  • Coffee and tea during breaks

    Upon request for groups: 
  • School visit to local school (during the school year, excluding holiday periods. Additional fee might apply)

Price does not include accommodation, flights or meals.

Questions related to Erasmus+ program and financial aid, contact the National Agency responsible for Erasmus+ programme in your country here.



We (Sini and Piia) are sisters whose passion is to help people to slow down, be present, feel better in their body & mind, and offer moments of calm & tranquility. We are secondary school teachers and teachers of Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation, and Pilates. We have made our dream come true and started our Wellness Studio Lumia Wellness in the Actic Circle, Rovaniemi. 

Piia Mustikkamaa-Jokelainen

Piia is a teacher of Physical Education and Health Sciences. She has over twenty years experience of teaching in high school. Piia has a long experience in both practising and teaching Mindfulness and over the years, has successfully incorporated Mindfulness in teaching with her own students. Piia has also taught Mindfulness, Yoga and Pilates for the school staff, as well as her own clients.

Piia wants to help people to feel better, and to find gentle ways to manage stress, sharing the teachings she has learned and used herself. Piia meets both her students and clients with warm heartedness and compassion,  She enjoys using humour in teaching- “one shouldn’t take life too seriously!”    


Sleep Coach 2022
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher RYT®  200 2021
Certified Brain Relief®-trainer 2021

Certified Brain Relief®-therapist 2020

Mindfulness Teacher 2019
Mat Pilates Teacher 2018
Masters-‘s degree in Sport and health Sciences (Elementary, Upper Secondary and adult education teacher) Jyväskylä University, Finland 1999

Sini Mustikkamaa-Kelly

Sini is a Psychology and Religion Sciences Teacher, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach and Mindfulness and Yoga teacher. She has over a decade experience in the Wellness Industry and teaching Yoga and Mindfulness in both Finland and the Canary Islands. 

Sini is interested in positive phycology and improving holistic well-being; “How we can improve our health and live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.” Sini is a gentle and compassionate teacher, passionate about Yoga, Mindfulness and Nature. Sini also has several years experience working in multicultural environments in Finland, Australia and the Canary Islands and she loves to learn about different cultures and to meet people from all over the world.


Vinyasa Yoga Teacher RYT® 300 – ongoing – 

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher RYT® 200h 2021 
Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher 2020 
Hatha yoga teacher 200h 2017 
Personal Trainer 2015 
Wellness Coach 2014
Master’s degree in Religion Sciences  (Upper Secondary and adult education teacher) University of Eastern Finland 

Rovaniemi northern lights


Rovaniemi is the northernmost City of Finland and locates at the Arctic Circle. You can travel to Rovaniemi from Helsinki by plane, bus or train.

The pure arctic nature offers wonders in all seasons. The dark long nights during winter are often lit by northern lights, which you can witness when the skies are clear from September until March. After the long winter the Arctic bathes is 24 hour daylight from May until July. Autumn colors paint the landscape in September. We will take you on nature trip during all seasons to enjoy the nature  mindfully. 

There is plenty to see and experience in Rovaniemi, and we are happy to suggest additional activities during your stay!

Lumia Wellness Studio

Lumia Wellness is a Yoga and Pilates Studio in the city centre of Rovaniemi, Finland, owned by the course teachers and sisters Sini and Piia.

Our warm and cozy Studio is 129m2 including Yoga room, kitchen, changing room and wc.

Our capacity for hosting courses in our studio is 12 participants. For bigger groups we use a conference room in the city centre.



Rovakatu 24, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland



Phone & Whattsapp

+358 449 868 015