A groundbreaking series for learning the SIMPLE practice of modern meditation that will profoundly shift your life and the art of your teaching.
Registration closes Jan. 21st. Sign up today for the fall class! This course won't be offered again until October 2022.
Learn to quickly and effectively bring calm to your day, even if you have a racing mind and little spare time. You'll enjoy teaching more when you improve your energy levels, mental clarity, and emotional resilience.
You'll stay calmer in chaos with greater emotional resilience as you more readily adapt to adversity. When you rebound much faster from life's challenges, your senes of calm permeates your classroom as well as your home life.
Learn practical, easy to use strategies and techniques for sharing mindful moments with your students in short spurts. Learn the art and science of using the right language for adapting techniques to your students and your schedule.
"I now bring meditation into my classroom one minute at a time. My students’ reaction has been so positive. 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 trained under Lorin Roche PhD and Camille Maurine, I am passionate about helping teachers to restore and sustain balance in life, starting with getting over the guilt of taking a rest.
In this series, 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 NJ, Berni spent her free time this past winter watching sunrises and walking on the beach and is now spending the summer in Ireland, working remotely and exploring the country on weekends.
"I've found that I'm less reactive and a better listener and noticer of the world around me. My husband has even commented on how he's noticed a difference!
I introduced meditation to my Kindergarten students. It has become part of our daily routine, one they looked forward to. They even offer ideas for "our next meditation."
Meditation is something that I genuinely look forward to and I feel confident sharing with my students. When you realize that meditation doesn't take a lot of time to be effective and that your body will actually crave this style, you unlock a lifelong coping tool that you can model for and share with your students."
-Katie Stadler, KG teacher, Alexandria, VA
"Berni helped us use our senses in meditation in a way I have never experienced. I have truly found her natural, no "one size fits all" techniques refreshing. No rules! ."
- Gail Franko, Lackawanna Trail Elementary, Factoryville, PA
"My doctor suggested adding meditation as a way to help my extreme anxiety. I am beginning to recognize myself again.
- Kathy P, Scranton, PA."
" Not only did meditation help me cope with my emotions, I learned to share these tools with my students. Talk about a win-win situation!
- Jen Muriel, Oley Valley Elementary, Oley, PA
It's critical that you model calm before you start sharing these tools in your classroom. You will start each session learning new skills and techniques focusing on YOUR practice and well-being.
You will gain the confidence to share meditation with your students by acquiring the language and specific strategies for teaching meditation in an age-appropriate way.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Modern Meditation?
Modern meditation uses a combination of mindfulness, instinctive 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.
What if I'd rather not pay online?
No problem! Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you an invoice that you can pay by check.
Are scholarships available?
There are a few scholarship spots available. Contact us by email at email@example.com for details. If you'd like to sponsor a scholarship, please reach out!
What happens after I register?
You'll get a confirmation email with log-in information. We'll send you a reminder the day before each session.
What resources will I have access to?
You will have access to a resource page with audio recordings of guided meditations for you and your students, as well as a variety of teaching tips and tools.
What if I can't attend in person?
Classes will be recorded and a link will be emailed to you. You can download it and review it on your own time.
What are the dates?
The course starts Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022, and ends on March 22nd. You'll be able to start implementing these tools in your classroom right away!