Learn simple meditative exercises to improve mental clarity and be more responsive and less reactive to daily challenges, big and small.
You'll learn some quick-hitting skills, practice them, and get feedback. Then enjoy a longer guided meditation using those skills. You'll be able to incorporate these tools into your daily life right away!
You'll more readily adapt to adversity with greater emotional resilience as you rebound much faster from life's challenges. Your sense of calm will permeate your personal life as well as your classroom.
Learn the basics of the SIMPLE practice of modern meditation that will profoundly shift your life and the art of your teaching.
" I learned how to bring meditation into my classroom one minute at a time. My students’ reaction was so positive. Now, this daily minute opens and closes our time together and they never let me forget!"
- Marny Hyde, Tunkhannock School District, PA
"The meditation session was fantastic. I was able to let go and relax and had the best night of sleep I’ve had in a long time."
- Suzanne McClung, Lakewood School District, Denver, CO
"Tears welled up in my eyes the first time I said "I give myself permission to rest." What a concept for educators. We aren't use to putting ourselves at the top of any lists."
- Denise Yassine, Congressional School, Falls Church, VA
Certified Meditation Coach & Former Biology Teacher
Cape May County, NJ
During my 25 years in education, I taught science, coached several sports, served as an advisor, and even lived in a boarding school dorm. After a period of severe grief and health issues, I discovered meditation as a tool to help me be at my very best, both professionally and personally.
I learned how to reverse the very real and devastating impact of stress through simple and easy techniques. And then I started sharing these strategies with my students.
Now, as a certified meditation instructor, I am passionate about helping teachers to restore and sustain balance in life, starting with getting over the guilt of taking a rest.
I'll share the best quick-hitting practices to help you reduce stress and overwhelm. You'll be surprised that meditation doesn’t take a lot of time or discipline in order for it to “work." See you in class!
-Based in Cape May County, NJ, Berni spends her free time watching sunrises and walking on the beach.
Mindfulness training improved a teachers’ ability to manage difficult emotions and lower psychological distress and a sense of time urgency.
Teacher social-emotional competence has been correlated to positive classroom climate and student academic outcomes
Flook, et al.; Jennings, Frank, Snowberg, Coccia, & Greenberg, 2013
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Modern Meditation?
Modern meditation uses a combination of mindfulness, meditation, and an understanding of the biology of the relaxation response.
What will a typical class look like?
The first part will cover teaching points. In the middle of class, there will be skill practice and a longer guided meditation. The end of class will be for questions and reflections.
Do I have to sit cross-legged on the floor?
Nope! There are no rules in this type of meditation. Find a comfy spot and bring pen and paper to take a few notes before practicing the meditations.
What happens after I register?
You'll get a confirmation email with log-in information. We'll send you a reminder the day before the session.
What resources will I have access to?
You will be sent a recording of the Zoom class. The follow-up email will also include notes and a guided meditation recording.
Is there more after this class?
Yes! There will be a 12-week series on Modern Meditation that will focus on self-care first and then give you practical strategies for sharing with your students. Click here for details. The cost is $297. Full and partial scholarships are available. Inquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.