Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
Rona Wilensky and Kristin McKeown
June 1–5, 2019
Take time to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion in and out of the classroom. Designed to support you in bringing a mindful presence to your personal life and professional work in schools, this retreat includes daily periods of silent meditation practice, one full day of silence, mindful movement, solitary reflection, time in 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 and mindsets to individuals and organizations interested in transformation.
This program is open to those with any level of experience (or no experience) with mindfulness practices. This program is not focused on bringing mindfulness practices to students.
Scholarships will be available for this program. Information coming soon.
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.
Kristin McKeown is a teacher advocate and personal coach who helps hard-working educators manage their stress, integrate mindfulness and meditation into their lives, and find the balance that allows them to be at their best. As the founder of TeachingBalance, Kristin integrates her experience as a meditation teacher with her 22 years in public education to offer mindfulness-based strategies for wellness and self-care.