Embodied Teaching™ at Unified Mindfulness

A Groundbreaking Training Program for Educators, Teaching Professionals, and Leaders in All Modalities...  

Embodied Teaching™  

 Embodied Teaching is practical and tangible - offering strategies, resources, and customizable activities that can elevate any interaction to a truly mindful, productive, and rewarding for experience for everyone involved...
even when people you work with have no interest in establishing their own mindfulness practice!

For Teachers, for Parents . . . for Kids

Discover how to train yourself and your students concurrently in three core attentional skills that are foundational to ALL social-emotional learning.

Introducing Embodied Teaching™

Embodied Teaching™ (E.T.) is an innovative, practical approach to relational mindfulness, deeply informed by mindfulness classroom interventions that offer teachers maximum flexibility with minimal additional time investment.
E.T. is not a substitute for other mindfulness, wellness or social-emotional learning training programs or curricula; rather, it is a complement and catalyst for successful implementation of such programs.
This foundational course in the Embodied Teaching™ approach is taught by E.T.'s founder, developer, and former school board President, Marcy Crawford.

What is Embodied Teaching™?

The Embodied Teaching™ approach was designed by mindfulness in education expert Marcy Crawford after decades of work with all stakeholder groups related to education and a pilot study in multiple grade levels over an entire school year.
As a mindfulness trainer, parent, and school board president, Marcy noticed that teachers were regularly unsatisfied with their social-emotional and mindfulness curricula. As a Senior Teacher of Unified Mindfulness, she realized something was missing and set her sights on bridging the gap in understanding what was preventing educators from getting the results from their mindfulness training that research has shown are available - results such as reduced burnout, improved academics in students, and lower stress levels reported for all stakeholder groups.
Through continued consulting to educational institutions and ongoing training of teachers, administrators and support staff,  it quickly became apparent that focusing on integrating fundamental mindful awareness principles into personal interactions is highly effective.  But the biggest surprise has been how strongly this approach resonates with experienced mindfulness practitioners across diverse professional fields. 

As it turns out, any professional in a leadership position who also has an establish mindfulness practice can struggle to understand how to effectively share the benefits of their mindfulness practice with others who may not have an interest in cultivating a practice themselves. 

These professionals intuitively know that their mindfulness practice should help them connect and communicate effectively at work, but they aren’t clear on how. This training program explains the foundational attentional skills and shows you how to leverage these three skills effectively for the benefit of all. The Embodied Teaching™ approach can transform any interaction into a mindfulness practice period for you and others...training and elevating everyone's attentional skills, and yielding benefits to everyone involved, even if your participants have no interest in mindfulness practice.

Embodied Teaching™ has enabled teachers and other professionals in the US and Europe as well as countries such as India, Vietnam, and China to improve their work environments, relationships, and student outcomes through the principles and customizable strategies offered in this robust training program.  

We'd love for you to be our next success story.
This class reinforced some instincts that took me a long time to develop and provided much needed clarification and reassurance on how to develop those instincts for my students. It was invaluable to talk about mindfulness in the classroom with other experienced educators and mindfulness practitioners. I have rewatched several of the classes when things get sticky or stressful so I can stay focused on my students and meeting them in a respectful and appropriate way. "

Margaret Phillips
Associate Professor, Director, Paralegal Studies, 
Daemen College 
Buffalo, New York

Everything you say during your classes is so chockful of wisdom. I’ve taken many, many, many trainings over the years, and these classes are definitely at the top of the list. I especially like how you’re not giving us a million strategies each class. It makes the strategies and content so much easier to digest, especially for those less familiar with Unified Mindfulness. Thank you for doing this, and I'm so looking forward to using all these strategies and meeting with you throughout the year!!! 

Emiko Torrion, Ed.S., 
School Psychologist, 
San Joaquin County Office of Education SELPA, 
Stockton, California

How is the Embodied Teaching™ training different?

Rather then receiving a curriculum and lesson plans to implement, you learn exactly how to inhabit your mindfulness lessons so you are embodying the core principles of all successful wellness programming, social-emotional learning and mindful communication, leading to better outcomes for you and your employees or students, regardless of where you wind up on any given day, in any given conversation.

Special Bonus Resource included with Embodied Teaching™

2 months free in the Unified Mindfulness Private Group Coaching Program with expert coaching support for questions and daily, live 10 minute guided meditations to support your practice.

Embodied Teaching™ Is For...

Professionals in Any Field 

Learn how to embody the foundational attentional skills mindfulness develops for your own benefit while learning how to share this approach with others in your wellness programs and staff development.

School Psychologists & Special Education Professionals

Get specific strategies to work with students who are resistant to traditional mindfulness approaches.

All Educators

Equip yourself to creatively iterate on tools you already have to customize your approach for various group sizes, abilities, and age groups.


Whether you homeschool or are supporting children in a traditional schooling environment, you’ll acquire tools to reinforce and deepen their learning in both academics and relational skills.


Beyond classroom management, this training will enable you to effectively support your students’ ability to self-regulate through the systematic development of attentional skills.


Understand the basis of all effective SEL so you can make informed decisions about curricula and budgets; effect schoolwide culture shifts by understanding how trainable attentional skills are at the root of good citizenship, critical thinking, and well-being for all stakeholder groups.

Mindfulness Coaches

This training will increase your effectiveness working with young people, but also help you to communicate your processes and results with clients of all ages and in other domains where you can customize this approach with Marcy’s support.


Don’t identify with any of the above groups, but have a feeling this is for you? Send us an email and we’ll help you sort it out! This course is not for everyone, so we want you to be confident about your decision.
As educators know, being clear about what something is not can be helpful to a more complete understanding of what it is, so here’s what Embodied Teaching is NOT:

Embodied Teaching™ is not a...


It’s an approach that is supportive of and complimentary to any other social-emotional, wellness, or mindfulness curriculum.

Panacea for All Challenges

Embodied Teaching™ is realistic about the dynamics of multiple factors that impact learning environments, which enables you to be clearer about where and how you can directly affect change.

Collection of Platitudes and Ideas that Only Sound Good in Theory

Embodied Teaching™ is a pragmatic approach that provides effective strategies and adheres to the ethical principle of only addressing those areas in which we have expertise.

Passive Learning Experience

In addition to learning guiding principles and strategies each week, your Embodied Teaching™ modules include interactive activities, discussion, and Q&A. The winter/spring bonus also includes ongoing monthly mentorship directly from Marcy. You also have the opportunity to learn and connect with others via UM's Private Group Coaching program.

Replacement for Other Mindfulness Courses

Your favorite mindfulness course will be much more effective thanks to your understanding of Embodied Teaching™.

Quick Fix

Most SEL and mindfulness curricula can have immediate desired impacts, but real change takes time. The Embodied Teaching™ perspective supports equanimity with complexity and appreciation of incremental changes that lead to elevated attentional skills, and builds connection over time, yielding long-term benefits for everyone involved.

The Embodied Teaching™ Training Program

Just $247

Discounts available for groups of more than 7

Syllabus Overview

In each module you’ll learn an Embodied Teaching™ perspective on learning, a principle of attentional skill development, and a strategy you can customize for your students. Each module will also include an interactive activity to facilitate understanding of the principles, a practice recommendation for yourself and/or your students, and a printable handout for your reference.

Topics by Module:

What is Embodied Teaching™, Mindfulness, and Social-Emotional Learning? 

Focus on core attentional skills as the foundation for any successful implementation of SEL curriculum, and introduce the concept of Embodied Teaching™.

Sensory Clarity - cultivating emotional intelligence is both individual and communal

Discover how self-awareness is better cultivated with interactive processes when working with people of all ages.

Focus on Kindness, Community, and Leadership

A student-centered, deeply effective approach to cultivating caring and inclusiveness in any community.

Concentration - attending to the focus range facilitated by the educator

Learn why and how to flip a traditional model of student understanding to one of adult/teacher understanding in order to improve focus for all learners.

Equanimity - building resilience for facilitators and students with emotional contagion

Hone the balancing act of allowing for student empowerment and discovery while maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.

State to Trait:

Infusing more of ongoing daily life with mindful awareness. Learn how daily reinforcement and growth can happen for you and your students simultaneously and without requiring extra practice outside of the work day.

The Embodied Teaching™ Training Program

Just $247

Discounts available for groups of more than 7
Embodied TeachingTM is an incredible program which helped me break through my teacher's block. The block came from the fact that I believed I have something important to give my student, and that somethingness without Concentration, Clarity, and Equanimity - the attentional skills Marcy teaches as both a Unified Mindfulness Senior Teacher and Founder of Embodied TeachingTM - eventually became the blockage. The Embodied TeachingTM program helped me see the contour of the teaching process and the interrelationship between my mindfulness level and my students' mindfulness level. Approaching teaching through embodiment brings in the fluidity that allows knowledge transfer to happen freely. I started from thinking that I’d come to learn how to teach kids mindfulness techniques and ended up realizing it is more important that we embody mindfulness in our interactions with others. Thank you so very much for such a powerful program!

Huaying Zhang, PhD, 
Beijing, China

The major areas in which Embodied Teaching helped me have been in negotiations with staff and interpersonal relationships rather than actual teaching. Just had a lovely moment with my son. We went running today, and rather than talk about speed and distance, I asked what he had noticed. We were running by the beach and I thought he might mention the sea or sky…but got a blank on both of these. So I asked what were you thinking of? He said…various scenes from Star Wars. So we talked about the visual images and the sounds he would hear from the various scenes. He did not notice any body feeling, but did notice how he ran faster during various scenes. It was a lovely moment of awareness. I am trying to make “embodied teaching” meaningful to my own experience... and so have come up with a phrase that resonates for me, that I can easily remember and hopefully apply to my interactions. As I grow I am sure the phrase will change: “Embodied teaching is the co-creation of mindful awareness that embraces both student and teacher in the present moment.”

Head & Neck Surgeon
United Kingdom

This was so great. I totally felt like I was self parenting listening to your words of wisdom, kindness and experience. Your presentation said outloud what I have been doing, that I could never quite voice, but knew somehow that it was happening. Since starting my meditation journey and particularly with UM, creating my own path and carving out my own unique meditation experience, I have grown so much, I want to teach this to others, especially at work. So thank you so much for stating what I want to do, but with adults. I am on a committee, at work, where we are looking at cultivating employee skills and of course, at the top of the list: emotional intelligence (agility, critical thinking, decision making, etc) but again, we are trapped at "yes, we need this, but how?"Our work is very stressful (Healthcare IT). Clients are high demanding, very siloed work, lots of red tape and the stress levels with covid are through the roof, and my employer wants an emotionally intelligent and agile workforce. I want to help; how do I help? How do I take this to a broader audience like you are with teachers (in the traditional educational setting)? Whatever the answers are, this was extremely helpful for me personally and many concepts are transferable to adults in the professional setting. I'd love to help teachers become skillful with CCE. If I can do it for them, I can do it for anyone. I'd want to help other high stress employment situations too (any healthcare worker, police, fire, teachers. I'd love to go to prison systems and teach this there - so many ways to help and serve and teach people how to self regulate better. I can't thank you enough for this class. Really opened my eyes to how to infuse vs 'direct'. Thanks again!

Sam DeLeon
Unified Mindfulness Lead Coach
Tampa Bay, FL

Thank you Marcy, this was an excellent course. I felt it was great for myself as someone who is already very engaged in mindfulness and the Unified Mindfulness approach. I thought you did an excellent job blending the introductory and advanced material. Your own embodiment of the principles was evident from day one! I'm excited to implement the approach and continue learning and sharing in the support calls. My intuition is that there is much more to discover with the Embodied Teaching approach. I appreciate that it is a paradigm shift and not just new techniques or explanations.

Chase Greist
IB Educator
Hanoi International School

The class showed me how to better connect with my piano students by soliciting more detailed feedback about their experience. This has made my teaching both more fun and more effective. 

Christine Olson 
MM @the Forbes Studio

Just wanted to say that I've taken a number of your suggestions and are really enjoying them! My co-teacher and I have been giving our students "Anthropology" homework over the past few months. They basically go to a place (room in their house, favorite park, tourist location, shopping mall, etc.) and do very short sensory mindfulness practices, then write down what they notice. Then they bring to mind a memory of a similar place in Japan and write what they see in their memory, and any emotional reaction. I've been using some of the questions you introduced to us ("How do you know that you're happy? Do you feel it somewhere?") to give them some suggestions about how to reflect further. They've been written comments, so I'm not sure how they've been taken in, but they're good questions anyway! I also adapted your activity See Hear Tell to something I’m calling Speak Hear Tell. We use it during conversation activities. I'll ask one student a couple questions in front of the whole group, and then call on another student and ask them, "What did Hanako say?" Then I'll confirm with Hanako (I don't actually have a student named Hanako). I've noticed that the students listen way more carefully to what their classmates say when they may have to report back : ) It creates a sense of togetherness.

 Chad Frisk
MATESOL ESL Instructor
Seattle, WA

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