A New Initiative!
The Mindful Educators Alliance is a project of Mindful Schools and was formed to help mindfulness education grow in our region through warm, face-to-face meetings offered throughout the year and aimed at supporting the practice of adults serving youth.
We believe that to effectively bring mindfulness education to young people, we must have an ongoing commitment to personal practice. This includes practicing with other adults so that we can learn from one another and allow our teaching to be an authentic expression that emerges from the depth of our experience.
What’s more, we believe that as mindfulness educators we have a responsibility to bring mindfulness into to our business relationships. By supporting one another with warmth and authenticity, we model this practice to our community and to the youth we serve.
By attending one of our meetings or retreats, you will:
- Meet educators, counselors, parents, and others utilizing mindfulness in their work
- Find support for your personal practice
- Learn how mindfulness education is growing in the Bay Area
- Help create a community of practice in our region
Our first meeting took place October 28, 2017 at the Sonoma County Office of Education. Special guest speakers included Daniel Rechtschaffen, founder of the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education Conference, and author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-being in Teachers and Students.
Our next event is slated for January 2018. To find our more, contact us here.
The Mindful Educators Alliance Co-founders are:
Chelsea True, Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, Joyful Mind Project, Executive Director
Pam Walton, Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, Napa Valley Unifed School District, Mental Health Clinician
Sarah Wilmarth, Sonoma County Office of Education, Regional Program Assistant