A 12-week Meditation Series
Cost is $297
A groundbreaking series for learning the SIMPLE practice of modern meditation that will profoundly shift your life and the art of your teaching.
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.
May 6 The Elements and the Senses
May 13 A Vision Meditation
May 20 A Mindful Cup of Tea
May 27 OFF
June 3 Teaching Meditation Part 1
June 10 Breathing with Greater Ease
June 17 A Body Scan Meditation
June 24 Emotional Resilience
July 1 Teaching Meditation Part 2
July 8 A Music Meditation
July 15 Welcoming Movement
July 22 A Tree Meditation
July 29 Teaching Meditation Part 3
"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 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 Cape May County, NJ, Berni spends her free time watching sunrises and walking on the beach.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA
"After attending Berni's weekend retreat and undertaking a private mentorship program, I saw my life transform. Not only do I enjoy my daily practice, but 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.
In this series, I will share practical strategies that have worked for me and my students. See you there!"
-Katie resides in Alexandria, VA, and spends her free time reading, painting, and being outside.
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
For the first three weeks of each month, we will focus on YOUR practice. It's critical that you model calm before you start sharing these tools in your classroom. You'll learn a new technique each week.
In the last week of each month, we will help you gain confidence to share with your students by giving you the language and specific strategies for teaching meditation in an age appropriate way.
During and after the series, you will be have access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and share your experiences with other elementary teachers.
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.
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.
Are scholarships available?
There are full and partial scholarships free spots available. Contact us by email at email@example.com for details. If you'd like to sponsor a scholarship, please reach out!
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.
Join us for a 1-hour FREE introductory class and learn a few basic skills that you can start using right away to bring more calm to your day.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
7:00-7:50 pm ET
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