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Teaching from the Heart--A Day of Mindfulness for Educators

  • Seekers Church 276 Carroll Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20012 United States (map)

Teaching from the Heart

A Daylong for Educators

In this daylong for educators we will learn and practice tools for taking good care of ourselves, so that we can be truly present for those we teach, and bring the best of ourselves into the classroom. We will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing mindful sitting, walking and eating silently together, as well as deep relaxation, a mindfulness talk, and group discussion. We will also use the tools of InterPlay—improvisational movement and storytelling—to access the wisdom of the body, and touch our inherent grace and ease.

The unwritten curriculum in the classroom is the teacher's presence.

~ Meena Srinivasan, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn

We can’t transmit mindfulness in our work as educators if we don’t embody it ourselves. Therefore the focus of our day will be on nourishing ourselves as educators, yet we will also explore secular mindfulness practices and exercises we can share with our students.

The focus of the day is on secular applications of mindfulness and is therefore appropriate for educators of all faith traditions or none.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

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Teacher: Kaira Jewel Lingo has been offering retreats and day of mindfulness internationally for educators since 2008. She helped to initiate and develop Wake Up Schools, a program cultivating mindfulness in education. She also edited Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She teaches teens and young adults with iBme and with Minds, Incorporated and other organizations, she teaches mindfulness in DC public schools to students, teachers, staff and parents.