ExpiredIntroduction to Mindfulness for Educators

  • Friday
    April 1, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a specialty introduction workshop for teachers and administrators in the field of education whom are looking to bring mindfulness into their classrooms and schools. We will begin with the process of learning about mindfulness and debunking the common myths that often keep us from bringing it into the classroom setting. We will explore the science of stress and the effects it has on us as teachers, as well as on our students. The process of teaching our students how to self regulate begins with the process of experiencing it for ourselves. From this place, we can begin to develop the fundamentals of mindful practices and bring them into our classrooms and schools.

*Please note that this workshop is 2.5 hours, and is a prerequisite to enrolling in the Mindfulness for Educators Level 1 program.

$40 + GST

Friday April 6, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
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You will be refunded in full if we receive a minimum of 24 hours notice of your cancellation, or you can gift your seat to a friend.

About Tracy:
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, and reduce stress and anxiety. What began as small lessons and activities in her own classroom blossomed into a school wide mindfulness program, and Tracy 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 to 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 they 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.