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Education and Teaching Courses

The Abiding Heart Education™️ approach is centred on experiential contemplative learning for kindergarten through to class 8 and it is also of particular interest to those who seek professional and inner transformation. ​Our courses combine contemplative studies with a transformative and experiential approach to learning that is woven through the Waldorf pedagogy and other contemporary learning approaches, such as, integrated and inquiry-based learning. We offer full-time and part-time kindergarten and primary teacher training, Contemplative Foundation Studies, and also short courses. 

The Centre offers kindergarten and primary (class 1-8) teacher education courses (diploma-level) which interweave academic lectures, practical curriculum preparation studies, heritage arts and crafts , experiential art classes, meditation, and teaching placements. We also offer parts of our teacher education as stand-alone courses which are open to all. Our curriculum fuses the live experiential and contemplative traditions,  which emphasises applying the knowledge acquired to everyday experience, with our transformative learning approach, self-awareness learning, and developmental science, giving rise to our unique and transformative children’s pedagogy. 

The Abiding Heart Education courses are for those who seek physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and inner transformation and to those involved in: teaching and teacher training (kindergarten, primary and secondary school, special and inclusive education); children’s social care, child and adult welfare; children’s health care, psychology and therapy; students and researchers of the mentioned disciplines; parents; homeschool settings, holistic based schools; contemplative based schools; and centres with a children’s programme.

Teacher Education Diploma Courses


Kindergarten Teacher Education


Teacher Education Study Format

Livestream online

In-person classes

Recorded support lessons

Independent study



Access to mentors




2 evenings a week

6pm to 9.15pm


One weekend a month:

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 9.00am - 6pm

Sunday 9.00am - 6pm


Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Nov, Dec



In-person intensive: 

Summer (August) - 12 days

Autumn (October) - 12 days

Primary (Class 1-8) Teacher Education Diploma

Short Courses


Experiential Contemplative 
Foundation Studies


 As It Is: Understanding Children with Special Needs

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Human Development


Heritage Learning: Preserving the Past Reserving the Future


Part Time Teacher Training Courses Route

The above short courses form part of our full-time two-year teacher education diploma programmes. 


We are offering these short courses as stand alone, for personal and professional development purposes.


These short courses are also catered for students who are unable, at this point, to commit to our full-time diploma programmes or would like to try some of the courses first before deciding to continue with the rest of the full time diploma route. 


For more information about this study route option or  for an informal chat, please contact our admissions coordinator


Nurturing Families 


Contemplative Parenting

The Heart Abides Study Retreats 
Bringing together insight, awareness and mindfulness meditation, the arts and heritage; for healing and transformation. 

On Tomlin Ballad Love and Relationships

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