We’ve been busy this summer working on our line up of classes for the fall. As a native to the North Bay, it gives me such joy to see mindfulness education growing here. Take a look at some of the programs we have slated…
CREDO HIGH SCHOOL: We are happy to announce a new program beginning this fall at Credo, a public charter school in Rohnert Park, California that advances critical thinking, creativity, responsibility and initiative in public school students. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens will be offered as an elective course beginning in September.
SONOMA ACADEMY: The elective course Meditation and More is returning to Sonoma Academy this fall. Sonoma Academy is a nonprofit, private coed college preparatory high school located in Santa Rosa, California that calls on its students to be creative, ethical, and committed to learning; and to communicate across cultures as they prepare to become leaders in a dynamic world.
THE HEALDSBURG SCHOOL: After-school Mindfulness is returning to the Healdsburg School this fall. This independent K-8 emphasizes global perspectives to promote a culture of understanding of the world as a place with many different opinions, voices and ideas. Mindfulness takes place on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm and resumes in September. To register, please contact Chelsea.
TLC CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES: TLC serves over 600 children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or who are part of a growing population of children facing mental health challenges. The main campus in Sebastopol, California employs over 100 staﬀ members and provides comprehensive services to six Northern California Counties. Joyful Mind Project is happy to be offering support to TLC staff and parents this summer.
SUMMERFIELD WALDORF SCHOOL & FARM: On October 7, we’ll host a morning workshop at Summerfield, an independent K-12 school in Santa Rosa, California. In this program for faculty, staff, parents, and teens we will explore how mindfulness can support us in our personal and professional relationships and within the family unit. To register, please contact Chelsea.
BAYSIDE MLK: Bayside MLK is a public K-8 school located in Marin City. 91% of students at Bayside MLK come from low-income families and 98% of students at Bayside MLK are people of color. Bayside MLK believes that mindfulness education will benefit the students, lift morale, and help the young people in this community define, understand, and reach their highest goals. We are happy to be working with Bayside MLK to raise funds for a school-wide mindfulness program, slated to begin in September.
HALF DAY RETREAT FOR A MINDFUL COMMUNITY: On October 28th, we’ll co-host an event, bringing together educators, counselors, parents, and youth-service providers interested in or already sharing mindfulness with youth. By coming together in a community of practice, we can help mindfulness grow in our region. This event is slated to take place at the Sonoma County Office of Education. Please inquire for more information.
Thank you, everybody! Together we are strengthening our communities from the inside out.