Mindfulness practices teach us to live in the present moment. This skill can offset the constant distractions of our multi-tasking, multimedia culture and help students in and out of the classroom. Research has shown that mindfulness meditation practices contribute to increased attention and concentration and management of school stress. In this workshop, geared towards classroom educators and school professionals, we’ll explore:
• What mindfulness is
• How to create a structure and plan for incorporating short mindful moments into the school day in order to create calmer classrooms (even online)
• Specific mindfulness practices – including breathing, imagery and movement – that teachers can use for themselves and share with their students
• How to adapt mindfulness for different ages
This workshop will be lead by Meagan Estep (RYT500), an experienced museum educator who believes deeply in the power of slow looking and mindful conversation. She has worked with K-12 students and teachers via the education departments of the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Meagan has also completed a wealth of training in the fields of yoga, meditation, and human movement, including a “mindfulness in the classroom” certification from Heart-Mind Education.
This workshop costs $30. Register by Wednesday, December 2 for Early Bird Pricing of $25, $20 for members. Use coupon code EBClass at checkout to apply the discount. Members, please email Kelly for your coupon code.
Yoga meets healthy eating with our chef-led cooking classes. Join Nichole Ferrigno, a chef, integrative health coach and yoga instructor, for 30-minutes of movement followed by an hour-long cooking class and discover new ways to nourish yourself on and off the mat. For December, we’ll cook up a West-African sweet potato and potato stew with a lemon-kale salad. Both recipes are gluten free and can be made vegetarian or vegan.
This workshop costs $30. Remember, when you sign up for online classes and workshops, everyone in your home is welcome. Pre-registration is required; the ingredient list will be emailed to students on Friday, Dec. 11.
Ever wondered what it's like to work with a coach? In this session, Sunny Widmann will provide tools and support for you to coach yourself to accomplish your goals. In this session, we'll pair visioning with practical planning so you're better positioned to overcome obstacles that might block your progress. Whether your current goal is related to wellness, work or personal relationships, you'll leave this session with a framework for advancing it. We'll end the session with some wellness and time management strategies to help you work smarter not harder in this stressful time.
Sunny, a former Past Tense staff member, is a nonprofit director and coach who has worked in leadership development for over ten years. She's mom to a three-year old and calls Takoma Park, MD home.
This workshop costs $30. Register by Wednesday, January 6 for Early Bird Pricing of $25; $20 for members. Use coupon code EBCoach at checkout to apply the discount. Members, please email Kelly for your coupon code.