It's critical that you model calm before you start sharing these tools in your classroom by focusing on YOUR practice and well-being.
Find your calm place.
Learn to meditate in a way that helps you stay profoundly calm in the face of overwhelm. This will impact your students as well as your life at home.
Deal with a Racing Mind.
We live complex lives in a complex world. It’s no wonder that our racing minds join us for meditation! Learn how to slow down the pace and even sleep better at night.
Meditate More Easily.
Discover a no-rules approach. You don't have to sit cross-legged on the floor, wear certain clothes, or practice for a long time to get results.
Flexible, Affordable, Practical
ACCOMMODATES BUSY SCHEDULES
Educators have extremely busy lives. This asynchronous model creates flexibility while also allowing for regular interactions with the instructor and other participants in a digital community.
WORKS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
Investing in employee wellness pays for itself with employees who are more resilient, have fewer sick days, and experience less burnout. The cost per person is $175.
BY A TEACHER. FOR TEACHERS
With 25 years of experience as a Biology teacher, Berni understands the inherent joys and challenges of teaching and brings a grounded, accessible approach to meditation based on research.
Each module is research-based and includes practical mindfulness and meditation techniques based on the physiology and neuroscience of the relaxation response. Each module is about 1 hour.
Making Meditation Easy
Developing Body Awareness
Cultivating Delight in the Sense of Vision
Breathing with Greater Ease
Cultivating Delight in the Sense of Hearing
The Art & Science of a Gratitude Practice
Building Emotional Resilience
Certificate of Completion
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, Chemistry Teacher, Lakewood Schools, 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, 5th-grade teacher Congressional School, VA
"Not only did meditation help me cope, I learned ways to share these tools with my students. Talk about a win-win situation! I highly recommend her classes for a modern approach to meditation."
-Jen Muriel, Oley Valley School District, PA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We've got A's for your Q's
How much content is there each week?
There will be about 60 minutes of weekly content broken into bite-sized segments: instructional videos, readings, skill practice, and guided meditations.
Does it matter if I'm new to meditation?
All levels of experience are welcome! If you're just getting started, we think this is the best way to start building a regular practice that you look forward to.
When does the course start?
The course has rolling enrollment. You can join and get started at anytime!
What happens once I register?
We will send you a confirmation email and log-in instructions. Please check your spam or promotional folders if you don't see it in your inbox.
Is the class interactive?
Yes, participants will be invited to engage with the instructor and each other in the digital community.
Am I required to finish the material by a certain date?
If you are signed up as an individual you will have 6 months to complete the course and earn a certificate of completion.
If you are signed up as part of a school, there may be a different time frame determined by your school.
How do I earn a certificate of completion?
Watch all the videos and participate in some discussion prompts. A certificate of completion will be emailed to you within one month of when you finish.
Can I ask Berni questions?
You can ask questions anytime in the digital community within the course or by emailing Berni directly.
"During my 25 years in education, I taught Biology, 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. With a master's degree in Biology, I bring a practical research-based approach.
You'll be surprised that meditation doesn’t take a lot of time or discipline in order for it to “work."