Join "Mindful Explorers"

from Mindful Kindful YOUniversity

Guided, self-paced mindfulness-based social-emotional life skills program for busy teachers

*no-prep *ready-to-go

*pre-recorded *self-paced

Implement *school-wide *classroom *Individually

Initiate a mindfulness-based SEL program with "Mindful Explorers" OR supplement an existing program/curriculum in your school, classroom, or learning venue.  

The word "university" is derived from the Latin word universus, meaning “whole, entire.” 

"Mindful Explorers" is the elementary school version of "Mindful Kindful YOUniversity" where students study their "YOU" for whole-being & well-being: your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, intentions, and how to respond to life moment to moment in a healthy, balanced, and positive way.

The "Mindful Explorers" program provides a rich experience for elementary school students, and staff, through learning and engaging in evidence-based practices of trauma informed mindfulness and social-emotional learning (SEL) to support social, mental, and physical health & well-being, while laying the foundation to succeed in school and in life. 

"Mindful Explorers" is a unique school program which offers an essential education for responding more skillfully to life in the 21st Century, including this ongoing global pandemic! We know this pandemic has exacerbated the challenges with social-emotional skills and mental health. Where do we begin? We begin within. Help your students discover their inner "Superpowers" or resources for resilience, happiness, and well-being.

I'll guide and support you along the way to help you establish a program and provide the ready-to-go curriculum for you to support your students!

-Dee DiGioia, Your Guide and Founder of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity

Open House on Zoom - Wed Jan 26 at 5:30pm PST - Join me for a behind the scenes tour to answer any questions you may have! Drawing for a free 6-mo membership! And we'll close with a guided relaxation practice just for YOU!

Grow skillfully with us!

Let me be your guide!

Over the last few years, resources on mindfulness and social emotional learning have proliferated and you may feel overwhelmed with where to start. That's how I can guide you. If you're going to invest, go with the best - start your program off under the guidance of a trained, certified, and experienced specialist. I have spent many years exploring and training (and continue to train) in the sciences of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Movement & Yoga, Eco (Nature) Psychology, and more. This proprietary program blends each of these to empower Explorers with emotional intelligence life skills, or “Sm’Heart skills”, that will support mental health and well-being, now, and throughout life. 

Thematic Learning Module Themes

Each learning module has a different mindfulness-based social-emotional learning theme that will be the focus of exploration around emotions, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors:

* Attention * Emotions * Thoughts (metacognition) * Cultivating Positivity * Compassion * Nonviolent Communication, and more!

Through a cohesive program, your students will explore and practice the essential life skills for working with negative emotions and experiences, while also increasing the capacity for positive emotions and experiences! Students learn to develop resilience, while also developing the skills for empathy and compassion. Many of the themes and lessons draw from the mysteries, metaphors, and magic of nature, and the nature of ther own minds, to help students learn about themselves, as well as their relationships and connectedness to others and the world around them. 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our emotions, and to understand and respond effectively to the emotions of others. These are internal and interpersonal skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. According to CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to:

  • understand and manage emotions
  • set and achieve positive goals,
  • feel and show empathy for others,
  • establish and maintain positive relationships, 
  • and make responsible decisions.

Well-being is the most important education we can give to our students and ourselves! 

Well-being is a skill, and like all skills it must be learned and practiced. Through the Mindful Explorers program, we cultivate the core competencies of emotional intelligence and essential life skills through exploration, regular practice and repetition to empower and equip students with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to move through the everyday challenges which arise in school, at home, and in life. The more our children/students practice healthy ways of responding to life in times of calm, the more prepared and available they are to take in higher learning and flourish.

Learn, practice, and grow skillfully with us -- mindful, kindful, peaceful.

Our student’s social-emotional development is nurtured for growing wise minds, compassionate hearts, and peaceful relationships in school, at home, and in life, as we practice the skills to be mindful, kindful, and peaceful. Students will experience resilience and a sense of mastery as they explore and develop the foundational skills for emotional intelligence to flourish socially & emotionally.


Words from a 4th grader:

"I learned that sometimes taking a moment to take a deep breath and reflect can feel very good and make all your stress and worries go away."

Words from a 1st grader:

"My favorite mindfulness practice is sending "kind wishes"! May you be safe. May you be happy. May you feel love and peace."

Words from a 3rd grader:

"Mindfulness helps people get out of trouble. When I was getting mad, I stopped and breathed and I walked away so I can avoid a fight between me and my sister."

Teacher Testimonial

"I think this is beautifully made. You did a phenomenol job with your illustrations - you're very talented. I think people are going to be really excited to use it and think the kids are really going to benefit from it. I'm really excited that my daughter is here and that she will get to enjoy it."

First impressions from Assistant Principal, Plato Academy - Palm Harbor, FL following an orientation for their whole school.

[Whole school memberships have the option for Staff Zoom sessions, including an on-boarding orientation.]

Join as "Seed Member"

Now through Jan 31

This special invitation goes out to teachers, counselors or other mental health professionals, home-school teachers, parents, after-school instructors, caregivers, or anyone else who works with youth!

For a limited time only, I am offering a significant early-bird membership discount to join as a "Seed Member" while this pilot program is under construction.

Access to this self-paced pilot program opens January 10, 2022. It will be an evolving program as I transform my in-person curriculum and years of resources and experience teaching into a pre-recorded format that will be conducive for virtual learning. I am in production mode and excited to have you join me in this formative pilot year as I roll out "Phase 1" of 10 core thematic modules.

The vision and foundation are there. The seeds have been planted, the production gears are in motion, and it's already beginning to grow. You can watch the seeds grow and harvest the fruit of it! 

Here is the planned schedule of module unveilings of "Phase 1" (10 core modules) for 2022:

When our doors open mid-January, members will have access to a Welcome & Orientation Center and also the first learning Module 1.

By the end of each month you can expect the doors of a new module to open. It's possible the schedule will go more quickly, especially over the summer, but I want to be realistic since I also work part time in my local schools. You'll have plenty to explore and practice across the month!

The goal is to have "Phase 1" - 10 core modules available hopefully by September, but certainly no later than December 2022. Of course these dates are projections and subject to change. I will not rush projects for a deadline as I prefer to be mindful of putting together quality resources for you as I transform my in-person curriculum and years of experience teaching in-person into a pre-recorded format that will be conducive for virtual learning. Also there is no "completion" on my end - as things develop, additional resources and extended activities will continually be added to each module. Once Phase 1 is completed, I will let you know what's in store for "Phase 2"!


Early-bird Discount

Ends Jan 31, 2022

ENROLL NOW for a 50% discount of only $75 (paid annually). That breaks down to $6.25 a month!

Don't miss this early-bird "Seed Member" invitation because it simply will not be offered again!

DISCOUNT OFFER ENDS January 31, 2022.

Pilot Program Feedback

In exchange for this extremely reduced enrollment rate, all I ask in return is for your feedback at the end of each module (at least 1x monthly). Your input will be valued while developing this program. Don't worry - I know you are busy so it will be very brief surveys or questions that shouldn't take more than a few minutes at a time. 

Seeds Member Lifetime Rate

As an individual "Seed Member" your annual membership rate is guaranteed "for life". That means each year when your membership rate renews, your rate will not increase!


click "Enroll Now" button (below + at top)


Contact Dee DiGioia

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"Seeds Membership" for Individuals

Early-bird discount thru Jan 31, 2021


Here is what you will be agreeing to when you join as a Mindful Explorers "Seeds Member" (SM) by January 31, 2022:



  • I understand and agree to the terms that my SM Mindful Explorers membership is $75.00. This is a subscription product billed on a yearly basis until I cancel it. understand and agree to the terms that my discounted SM rate is locked in for "lifetime" and for as long as I remain a member which means my annual rate will never increase! I understand there can be no breaks in payment – for example if I cancel my membership, and then re-enroll at a later date, I will need to re-enroll through a "regular" membership (these rates will be higher than the SM rate).
  • I understand and agree to the terms that if I cancel my membership, I will have access to the program through the end of my current paid-up subscription term and that there are no refunds or partial refunds. I can cancel anytime from the account management page.
  • I understand and agree to the terms that, as a SM, I agree to provide feedback at least once monthly (for example, via surveys or questions at the end of a module). I understand that some of my feedback may be shared but my name will not be used unless I give permission.
  • I agree to the terms that I will NOT share or let others use my membership log-in. I agree to the terms that I will not share my membership access, videos, or resources with anyone other than the students/children I provide direct services with. 
  • I agree to the terms that the Mindful Explorers program is proprietary and I will not copy or download any of the contents.
  • I understand and agree to the terms that this is a pilot program still in production and evolving throughout 2022 for "Phase 1". I have reviewed the projected dates for availability, and understand that these dates are projections that are subject to change. In January 2022, I will have access to the onboarding "Welcome & Orientation Center" module for teachers, and to the first learning module "Introduction to Mindfulness - Awareness & Attention". New modules will be added regularly until there are 10 core modules.



Dee DiGioia

[email protected]


This is a subscription product billed on a yearly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.

Sampler video - Introduction to Mindful Explorers

This video is a sampler of our student introductory video to the "Mindful Explorers" program ~ I introduce myself and the program -- the who, what, and why of it all -- including helping students make connections as to how mindfulness might be relevant or helpful for them through the examples given.


Video - Peek inside the modules

Are you wondering what it looks like as a member? Here is a peek into the "Mindful Explorers" program on "Teachable." Feel free to contact me for a live personal tour.


Your Mindful Explorers Guide, Dee DiGioia

As an educator in schools, the skills I am passionate about sharing with youth are the ones I see are missing from our school curriculums and the missing piece (and peace) in educating the whole child. Personally, I wish I had learned these skills as a young child who struggled with severe anxiety and complex childhood trauma.

As an educator in schools, I understand, firsthand, the challenges of stress and burnout working in public education and know far too many fellow educators who feel the same. I am equally passionate about sharing these skills with educators and parents to support them in their challenging roles. 

~ Dee DiGioia (di JOY uh) 

Certified Mindfulness Educator, Life Skills Coach, and Founder of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity

[Click here for info about my journey, experience, & credentials]


Nourished by Nature Self-Retreat

"Into the Forest, Into Me"

A course from Mindful Kindful YOUniversity for the caretakers of children! Take yourself on a nature retreat for your well-being. I'll guide you along the way. Includes journal (pages to print or do online), guided practices, guided relaxation, and more!

See Mindful Kindful YOUniversity Homepage