Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
Rona Wilensky and Linda Wallace
June 3–7, 2017
Take time this summer to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion both in and out of the classroom. Designed to support you in bringing mindful presence to your personal life and professional work in schools, this retreat includes periods of silent meditation practice, mindful movement, solitary reflection, experiences in and with the natural world, and opportunities to share perspectives and experiences with other educators.
Mindfulness for educators is part of a global movement to bring research-based practices to professionals in sectors such as human services, physical and mental health care, military, legal services, and business. Person by person, organization by organization, the practices and view of mindfulness are helping to transform individual lives and social structures across society.
This program is open to those with any level of experience (or no experience) with mindfulness practices.
Rona Wilensky is Director of Mindfulness Programs and a senior faculty member for SMART in Education—a research-based mindfulness program for educators at PassageWorks Institute. She has served on the Leadership Council of the Initiative on Contemplative Teaching and Learning at Garrison Institute and has helped plan and facilitate convenings on contemplative practice and social justice. She served as founding principal of New Vista High School in Boulder, Colorado from 1992 – 2009.
Linda Wallace draws upon her 35 year career as an elementary school teacher, trainer, and coach to bring mindfulness to educators and students in the United States and Canada. As a senior faculty member for SMART in Education, she assists in writing curriculum, teaching mindfulness classes to educators and students, and training facilitators. She has also led mindfulness-based wellness programs online for eMindful.