Are you an educator, school counselor or leader who’s passionate about your job and work with young people, but you’re feeling overworked, out-of-balance, or burned out? Is your experience being overworked and living a hectic life starting to impact your mindset, feelings, attitudes and/or work with your students, team, and school community? 

If this sounds like you and you want to make changes in your life then a coaching package may be perfect for you. I offer wellness and mindfulness coaching packages to support and guide educators, counselors and school leaders on mindfulness, wellness and self-care practices that nourish and sustain your personal and professional, especially your work with students. I’ll coach and support you to learn and establish your own personalized mindfulness, self-care, and wellness practices and routines that can help you live more open-hearted in your personal and professional life.

Whether you're new to mindfulness, meditation and wellness practices, been practicing for a while, or are having challenges with sustaining your wellness and mindfulness practices at this particular point in your life I can provide the personalized support you need to develop and  deepen your wellness and mindfulness practices. 

In these sessions we’ll develop a wellness and mindfulness goal and plan for you. Throughout our sessions together we’ll discuss your practices, make any changes in the goal and plan to better fit your needs, and continue to guide you in your wellness journey.    

There are two coaching packages you can choose from. 

  • Option 1: This package includes four weekly or biweekly, 1 hour coaching sessions. Each session will include a check-in conversation, a guided meditation, in-depth discussion about your experience, concerns, and challenges, and practice(s) for you to work with throughout the week to support your wellness, self-care, and mindfulness. 

  • Option 2: This package includes eight weekly or biweekly, 1 hour coaching sessions. Each session will include a check-in conversation, a guided meditation, in-depth discussion about your experience, concerns, and challenges, and practice(s) for you to work with throughout the week to support your wellness, self-care, and mindfulness.

Note: Coaching does utilize some of the same tools as therapy, however it is NOT therapy nor should it be used as a replacement for such.

Pricing Options

4 weeks of coaching sessions

Single payment of $360 (save 10%)
2 payments of $200 (total $400)  

8 weeks of coaching sessions 

Single payment of $720 (save 10%)
4 payments of $200 (total $800)

Hi, I’m Dr. Paula Cristina Azevedo!

I’m an experienced teacher educator, mentor, certified mindfulness teacher and yoga instructor. I was a high school history teacher and currently teach pre-service teachers at George Mason University. I believe that working with children and teens should bring joy, curiosity, and passion for both the adult and child. Sadly, this is not always the case due to many external and internal pressures and stresses that impede our work of supporting, teaching and raising children. That’s why I created The Meditating Teacher where I support parents, educators, counselors, and school leaders interested in incorporating mindfulness into their teaching and/or parenting practices. However, mindfulness isn’t a set of strategies or tricks that can be imposed on young people. I believe that mindfulness starts with you.

FREE Introductory Coaching Session

It's understandable if you're hesitant to purchase a Wellness & Mindfulness Coaching package from a stranger. That's why I provide potential clients a free, no-obligation 20 minute coaching call. In this call you’ll learn a bit more about wellness and mindfulness; how mindfulness coaching works; and discuss what kind of support you need. After this call you can decide if coaching is right for you and if I'm the right coach for your journey.

If you're interested in learning more about my coaching services please fill the intake form below, which will lead you to the scheduling page where you'll schedule your FREE introductory coaching session.


Dr. Azevedo has been an exemplary figure since day one of my journey in the field of education. Through her guidance I have better understood my teaching as an art form and a vocation. 

As a mentor she has been present, kind, and unafraid to speak uncomfortable truths that gave me perspective when I needed it most. 

In her teaching, I witnessed her  message of mindfulness gently ease its way into the pedagogy of my cohort - even the most resistant or worried!

Dr. Azevedo’s teaching was the best introduction to the field that I could have asked for. It keeps me continually aware of my personal purpose in the classroom and never fails to renew me when I get lost in the stressors, trials, and tribulations of the school day. 

  • Alexander Abdelwahed, Special Education Teacher

What can you expect during a coaching session?

Mindfulness coaching sessions are tailored to you and your specific needs. A typical mindfulness coaching call may include the following:

Check In

How is your wellness and mindfulness practice? What’s going on in your life that you think I should be aware of?


Brief grounding meditation or breathing exercise that is intended to set an intention and focus our session together.


This is a time for you to ask questions about your wellness practice or about something in your life or work that you’re working to be more mindful of.


You’ll learn and deepen wellness techniques that meet your needs and the demands of your life.


Based on our conversations and your wellness goal I’ll guide you through a wellness practice.


After the meditation I’ll guide you through a reflection about the guided practice.

Next Steps

Together we’ll develop a plan that can guide you through your practice and help you integrate the information from the session.

Follow Up

I’ll send you a follow up emails between sessions.

Continue & Practice

See the fruits of your practice unveil itself in your life.


When I reflect upon the development of my teaching practices, I consider the foundations provided by Paula to expand beyond Merriam-Webster’s definition of a teacher as “one whose occupation is to instruct.” Paula encourages teachers to not shy away from the difficult and complex topics in content areas and the social-emotional well-being of students, because all students could learn with the proper strategies and scaffolding in place. But to also reflect and challenge their own views about the world and their place in it as teachers of the future generations. Paula is a true Mentor because she is “a trusted …guide”. Teachers trust Paula’s methods because she first challenges her own beliefs and practices against the current evidence-based data to “lead or direct” by modeling best practices. As I consult with Paula about challenges that I encounter, I feel secure and trust that her advice is based upon her concern for my well-being and those of my students. 

  • Amber, Secondary Social Sciences Teacher

Pricing Options

4 weeks of coaching sessions

Single payment of $360 (save 10%)
2 payments of $200 (total $400)  

8 weeks of coaching sessions 

Single payment of $720 (save 10%)
4 payments of $200 (total $800)


If there was ever a mentor to dispel the common phrase, “those who can’t do, teach,” it’s Paula Cristina Azevedo. In fact, her experiences emboldened me to trust her after an engaging lecture that kicked off my graduate academic career. From that moment on, if Paula was teaching a course, my name was on her roster. Paula is, undoubtedly, the epitome of leadership and mindfulness. This is evidence by the way she gives herself space to identify and acknowledge how her thoughts, emotions, and actions intertwine to create the current moment. This way, she is able to appreciate the present and better address how she can help any student who crosses her path, whether now or in years to come. As someone who was ignorant to the power of being mindful, Paula has enlightened me to ground myself more than I ever thought possible. With her patience and expertise, my personal practice has started to blossom as she consistently encourages me to understand the interaction between my mind and body through her guided meditations and reflections. To learn from Paula is to learn peace - both within yourself and the world surrounding you. 

  • Rebecca F. Sponga, Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Before you purchase a coaching package...

Please fill out the form below before purchasing this coaching package. I will contact soon after. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase a Wellness & Mindfulness Coaching package?

I'm so excited that you're ready to book coaching sessions with me. But first, fill out the intake form above telling me what you'd hope to get out of your coaching sessions. After submitting the form you'll be able to schedule your free introductory session with me.

This introductory coaching session will last about 20 minutes and gives us an opportunity to learn more about each other, you'll learn more about my coaching style, and then we'll decide if I'm the best coach for your needs.

If you decide to purchase coaching sessions I'll accept you as a client and you'll receive an email about next steps on purchasing and scheduling your coaching sessions.

How do I know if mindful coaching is right for me?

If you're not sure one-on-one mindful coaching is right for you, no worries. You can schedule a no-obligations, 20 minute introductory call with me. In this call you’ll learn a bit more about how mindfulness coaching works and discuss what kind of support you would like to receive. In this call you can decide if I'm the right coach and if coaching is right for you.

Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Due to the nature of coaching sessions and the preparation prior to each session there is a no refund policy if the client chooses to cancel a session. Please see policies and agreement form for more information.

How do I schedule my appointment?

After you submit the intake form you'll be able to schedule your introductory coaching session immediately.