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The Mindfulness First Community Circle

A place for Mindful Educators to network, learn and grow together.

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Mindfulness First is an Arizona 501(c)3 non-profit, and our mission is to offer scientifically-informed programs based in Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning which provide children and adults with tools to manage stress and navigate life’s challenges.


The Mindfulness First Community Circle

Our Community Circle is an online meeting space for Mindful Educators to network, learn and grow together. Once a month we meet online via Zoom (meetings are recorded for your convenience) and at other times we talk online via our private forum. Our monthly online meetings always include a guest speaker who shares about their field of expertise; CEUs are usually available.

2019 Line up:

  • January: Anna Luna discussing her Mindfulness Center for drug and alcohol prevention, at Mesquite High School.
  • March: Dr. Blair Braden of ASU discussing her research around Autism and Mindfulness.
  • April: Breon Michel discussing mindfulness, families and resilience.
  • May: Nicola Harvey discussing her book "Mindful Little Yogis", a book about mindfulness for special needs children.
  • June: Sophia Towne of ASU discussing her "Mindful Leadership" research results.
  • August 15, 2019 @ 6:00pm (AZ time): Timothy Warnock discussing Suicide Awareness.
  • September 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm (AZ time): Susan West discussing M2 Mobile Mindfulness.
  • October 10, 2019 @ 6:00pm (AZ time): Angie Cooper discussing Childhood Trauma.



Cost and Benefits

For just $10 a month, active members of the Community Circle receive the following benefits:

- Monthly, live online gathering (via Zoom the meeting platform) hosted by experts in our field. Opportunities to learn, ask questions and network.

- Access to all archived recordings of gatherings.

- 10% discount on all Mindfulness First "Modular Classes" and live events

-10% discount on select teaching tools from our Mindfulness First Store.

- Permanent access to private online forum, moderated by Mindfulness First.

*You must be an active member in order to receive all benefits.

All proceeds fund mindfulness in education. Disclaimer: The information provided and examples given during our presentations and live calls is designed for educational and informative purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or legal/financial advice.


Your Instructor


Sunny Wight
Sunny Wight

What We're Working On:


  Live Monthly Meetings Log In Instructions
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  UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS LISTED BELOW
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  October 10, 2019 - Community Circle Gathering - Childhood Trauma w/Angie Cooper
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  November 14, 2019 - Community Circle Gathering - Part 2 Ho'oponopono / Neuroscience w/ Dona Morgan
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  December 12, 2019- Community Circle Gathering -TaikoMind w/ Holly Cluff
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  ARCHIVED RECORDED CALLS
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  Archived Recording: August 15, 2019- Community Circle Meeting- Suicide Prevention w/Timothy Warnock
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  Archived Recording: September 12, 2019 - Community Circle Gathering- Susan West, M2 Mobile Mindfulness
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  Archived Recording: July 11, 2019- Community Circle Meeting - Ho'oponopono w/ Dona Morgan
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  Archived Recording: June 13, 2019 - Community Circle Meeting - Research Discussion: Mindful Leadership - Sophia Town
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  Archived Recording: May 9, 2019 - Community Circle Meeting - Mindfulness and Special Needs - Nicola Harvey
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  Archived Recording: April 11, 2019 - Community Circle Meeting - Resilient Families - Breon Michel
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  Archived Recording: March 14, 2019 - Community Circle Meeting - Mindfulness & Autism - Dr. Blair Braden
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  Archived Recording: February 21, 2019 - Community Circle Meeting - Circle Work - Dave Trachtenberg
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  Archived Recording: January 10, 2019 - Mesquite High School's Mindfulness Center - Anna Luna
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  Archived Recording: December 8th Community Circle Meeting- Mindfulness in Schools Part 3 - Kathy Hegberg
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  Archived Recording: November 10th Community Circle Meeting - Mindfulness in Schools Part 2 - Elizabeth Frias
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  Archived Recording: October 13th Community Circle Meeting - Mindfulness in Schools Part 1 - Emily Saunders
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  Archived Recording: September 8th Community Circle Meeting - Teaching mindfulness to youth as a mental health therapist - Emmanuelle Giumelli
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  Archived Recording: August 11, 2018 - Community Circle Meeting- Mindful Techniques/Activities for Kids - Melissa Paganini
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  Archived Recording: July 14, 2018- Mindful Art - Cheryl Sosnowski
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  Archived Recording: May 12, 2018- The Science of Mindfulness - Sunny Wight & Dr. Debbie Baldemor
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  Archived Recording: April 14, 2018 - An Introduction to Mindfulness in education - Sunny Wight
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Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unable to make it to the monthly Community Circle online zoom meeting?
We will be recording all of our online meetings and uploading them for your review, at your convenience.
How long do I have access to the Community Circle's meeting recordings?
You have unlimited access to all archived recorded meetings as long as you are a subscriber to the Mindfulness First Community Circle.
How will I be billed?
You will automatically be billed monthly once you enroll.
Can I cancel my subscription?
You may cancel your subscription at any time. You are responsible for the full subscription fee in the monthly billing cycle in which you cancel. Once your account has been billed, all sales are final and there will be no refunds.
How do I cancel Subscription?
To cancel your subscription. please send an email to [email protected] with the following subject line: Cancel Subscription [insert first and last name here]. We will respond to your emails as soon as possible.
Do you offer Professional Development Credits?
Yes, we offer Professional Development Credits (also known as PDC's or CEU's) on some of our educational online live session calls. If an educational session offers PD credits it will be listed along with the topic information.
How do I receive my PDC Certificate?
To receive a PDC Certificate you must either be present for the live call or complete a short questionnaire that will be provided on teachable after viewing the recording. If you are present on the live call we ask you to message us on the chat box while on zoom session letting us know you will need a completed certificate.
Can I ask questions during the live calls?
Absolutely! We love when our members engage and ask questions.
How long do the live calls last?
Each live call is scheduled for 1 hour. Due to active participation we sometimes may go past the 1 hour time limit.
Do you have an affiliate program that I might be interested in?
Yes! We call it our Ambassador program. Mindfulness First Ambassadors who share our online classes with their friends, family, and colleagues will receive up to $25 per referral by using the unique Ambassador Code assigned to you. Mindfulness First Ambassadors will receive a 4.1% commission of earning from all sales using their unique code. Codes cannot be used on enrollees who are awarded scholarships. *Affiliate Program Commissions are only for our online educational courses.
How do I become an ambassador?
To become a Mindfulness First Ambassador, simply follow the steps and directions found on our Ambassador webpage. Or email us at: [email protected]
Can I support Mindfulness First with a charitable gift?
Yes! Gifts help us continue to develop outstanding courses and offer reduced tuition and scholarships to students in need. You can donate here at: www.mindfulnessfirst.org If you would like to support particular student enrollments, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
Can I sponsor a student in taking one of your courses?
Yes! If you would like to sponsor a student or a group of students, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

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