The Toledo Mindfulness Institute provides mindfulness training to the greater Toledo area and Northwest Ohio region. As a local resource for mindfulness, our mission is to foster community and connection through education and outreach.


Certified Faculty:

Jay Weik – Founder and Executive Director
Karen Weik – Associate Director


Wes Bullock – Psychology and Mindfulness: offering specialty classes for counselors, social workers, and therapists.



Jenn McCullough – Education, Yoga, and Mindfulness: offering specialty classes for community organizations, yoga teachers, educators, and students.



Michael Leizerman – Law and Mindfulness: offering workshops for lawyers.



Anthony Fontana – Corporate Mindfulness Training and Consulting: offering mindfulness and mindful-based stress reduction training and consulting for the workplace.



If you’d like to engage Toledo Mindfulness Institute, contact us.


Mindfulness Course Offerings:

Introduction to Mindfulness

Part 1: Basic Mindfulness &  Presence

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, 1/15-2/19

Tuition: Introduction to Mindfulness: Part 1*

  • Register by 12/15 $225.
  • Register after 12/15 $300.
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Session 1: Seated Mindfulness of Breath Meditation Practice

Session 2: Mindful Walking

Session 3: Mindful Eating

Session 4: Mindful Cleaning

Session 5: Mindful Speech

Session 6: Using Ritual to Anchor Your Mindfulness Practice

Part 2: Extending mindfulness to compassion & kindness

Dates TBA

Session 1: Cultivating Self Compassion

Session 2: Cultivating Compassion for Others

Session 3: Cultivating Compassion for Difficult People

Session 4: Seeing Through Greed

Session 5: Seeing Through Anger

Session 6: Seeing Through Apathy

Part 3: Grounding mindfulness in the wisdom of impermanence

Dates TBA

Session 1: Noticing Impermanence

Session 2: Making Friends with Impermanence

Session 3: Making Impermanence Your Ally

Session 4: Understanding Non-dual Awareness

Session 5: Experiencing Non-Dual Awareness

Session 6: Integrating Non-Dual Awareness


Mindfulness in Education

Click on the links below to view the in-depth stories about the Robinson Mindfulness Program led by Toledo Mindfulness Institute Faculty.

Prerequisite:  Part 1: Basic Mindfulness &  Presence

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, 1/15-2/19

Part 1:  Mindfulness Basics for Educational Settings

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm   2/26-4/9 (skip 3/26)


Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm   3/2-3/16

Tuition: Mindfulness in Education: Part 1

  *Prerequisite:  Introduction to Mindfulness Part 1

  • Register for Introduction & Education by 12/15 $450.
  • Register for Introduction & Education between 12/16-1/15 $500.
  • Register for Education after 1/15 $300.
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Session 1: Mindfulness Basics

  • Teachers
    • Why Mindfulness for Teachers?
    • Clarify the need and scope of Mindfulness in school settings
    • General Benefits
    • General Research
    • Personal Practice
      • Self-care
      • Developing a mindfulness practice
  • Students
    • What is Mindfulness from a child’s point of view?
    • Benefits for Children
    • Research in Education
    • Routines
      • Morning Meeting
      • Transitions
      • Getting Attention


Session 2: Mindfulness Toolbox Starter Kit

  • Teachers
    • Mindfulness Meditation
    • Breathing Techniques
    • Supportive Apps
  • Students
    • Mindful Minute
    • Breathing Techniques


Session 3: Mindful Movement

  • Yoga poses for calming, grounding, and developing body-awareness
  • Mindful Walking for Children


Session 4: Body-Mind Connection

  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Mindful Eating for children
  • Mindful Coloring


Session 5: Mindfulness, Emotions & The Brain

  • Neurobiology & Mindfulness
  • Feeling, observing, & managing emotions


Session 6: Mindful Classroom Management

  • Teachers
    • Expectations
    • Engaging Lessons
    • Be responsive
    • A prepared classroom
    • Mindful leadership
    • Mindfulness break area(s)
  • Students
    • Self-directed mindfulness breaks
    • Mindfulness Corner/Area
    • Validate emotions and give tools to work through them

Part 2:  Mindfulness to Develop Compassion & Kindness in  Educational Settings


Training Dates for 2019 & Further Details TBA




Mindful Speech & Listening




Part 3:  Mindfulness to Develop Wisdom in Educational Settings

Training Dates for 2019 & Further Details TBA


Cause & Effect

Dealing with Emotions


The Toledo Mindfulness Institute is currently developing intensive year-long training programs for those interested in becoming Certified Mindfulness Educators.

     Certified Mindfulness Educator: Adults

     Certified Mindfulness Educator: Children

Contact us for more details.