Meet the Couple Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

For nearly 10 years, Natasha Rix, 46, and her husband Grant, 44, have been the leaders behind Pause Breathe Smile. They first met in 2001, on a 10-day mindfulness retreat that shaped their whole lives. “We spent our twenties intensively practising, studying and travelling to learn from some of the best mindfulness teachers in the world including training as teachers …

Tūpuna Inspire Tamariki

Rāwiri is a kaiako and ngā toi facilitator and began working with the two small rural schools in term 1. A dramaturgy process with teachers saw them drawing and sharing pictures to shift the story from literal to abstract and metaphoric, thus opening different ways to tell the story.

Increasing Wellbeing and Reducing Stress for Kiwi Youth

The good news is that in an initiative delivered by the Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) Trust, supported and fully funded by Southern Cross Group, teachers are being trained to teach mindfulness practices in Aotearoa New Zealand schools and kura, with results already looking overwhelmingly positive and pointing towards continuing positive outcomes in future.

Dominic Bowden is a Big Fan of Pause Breathe Smile

Dominic Bowden speaks to experts from around the world, local legends and our own Grant Rix, to help people feel good and ultimately lead healthier and happier lives. See full show 22/10/22 one hour into the show.

PBS Director Grant Rix Interviewed on Radio NZ

A home-grown programme teaching mindfulness to tens of thousands of school children around the country is bringing more calm and less anxiety to the classroom, according to an independent evaluation.

Boys will be Boys Mindful

How can we help mindfulness resonate with young boys, especially if they’re bored, resistant, or suspicious of their feelings?

Teaching Mindfulness to Our Tamariki

Pause Breath Smile is a special programme which teaches the basic mindfulness and gratitude teachings with children aged 5 – 12 years of age. Grant Rix co-founder of Pause Breath Smile shares the background of the kaupapa, its progress and goals.