“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life.” ~ W.E.B. Du Bois
As dedicated educators our jobs are constantly evolving, and with this change comes challenges personally and professionally. How do we manage increased class sizes, student needs, technology and compounding stress? How do we teach our students to manage these same experiences?
This two-day training is intended to allow you to go deeper into your own personal practice, beginning with the fundamentals of bringing it to your classroom.
As teachers, we see every day the growing needs of our students and the increased stress and anxiety that plagues them. Mental Health is becoming an epidemic that is taking center stage in our classrooms, and mindfulness is a universal tool that can be used to manage this epidemic within ourselves, our students, and our profession.
During this 4 module immersion, you will learn:
A deeper understanding of the background and philosophy of Mindfulness
Explore in depth the science of stress on the developing mental and emotional brains and bodies, as well as how to share this information with students
In conjunction with Lifestyle Meditation’s 4 Pillars of Happy and Successful Children, a more in depth exploration of social-emotional learning, and how it is connected to mindfulness practices
The foundations of a Mindfulness practice within the classroom setting, as well as practices to introduce to your students
Recommended Readings prior to this course are as follows: 10 Mindful Minutes, by Goldie Hawn Wherever You go There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
*Please note that our 2.5 HR Workshop, Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators, is a prerequisite to attending this training. This Level 1 training will be a prerequisite to attending Level 2.
Upcoming Dates with Tracy Montgomery:
Saturday, April 7 – Sunday April 8, 2018
10 am – 6 pm Click here to register. Full payment is required to reserve your space in the training.
$395.00 + GST
21-30 days, 50% of the tuition balance
15-20 days, 25% of the tuition balance
1-14 days prior to the start of the training, or after the course begins, no refund
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Education and has gained experience teaching kindergarten through grade 6 for the past 15 years. Throughout her professional teaching career, she has developed her own personal passions of yoga, meditation, and wellness. She considers herself to be a life long learner, and loves to share her passions of yoga and meditation through her weekly classes and workshops that she teaches.
Throughout the process of developing her own passions, she began to weave them into her classroom and share them with her students. In doing so, she very quickly became aware of the need to bring meditation and mindfulness into the education system as a way to self regulate, reduce stress and anxiety. What began as small lessons and activities in her own classroom blossomed into a school wide mindfulness program, and she created the role of Mindfulness Teacher and Coach as a teaching position at her elementary school.
This school wide program has been ongoing now for almost 5 years. In addition to this role, Tracy has taught workshops and at conferences such as ECEC (Early Childhood Education Council), as well as professional development for schools outside her own school division. She is also a facilitator of the Learn to Teach Meditation to Kids and Teens training program with Lifestyle Meditation.
Tracy firmly believes that in order for students to do well academically, they have to be mentally and emotionally healthy. Without that, they are not ready to learn and grow into their fullest potential. In our new fast paced world of technology, managing emotions, stress and anxiety, and learning to unplug has never been as vital as it is now. Teaching mindfulness in the classroom is not only beneficial in the classroom setting, but is a life skill that students will carry with them as get older and become adults. Learning how to be more mindful is about learning how to be more human, and there is no better message we can give our students than that.
Tracy has spent over 300 hundred hours studying and training in the field of meditation and mindfulness, and is passionate about sharing it within her profession. She is also a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Registered Massage Therapist, and Reiki practitioner.
Our mission is to create accessible and safe meditation studio environments, that educate and guide clients into a consistent practice. Our teacher trainings provide a transformational experience, through a balanced approach of education and spirituality, preparing teachers to share meditation with the world.