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Creating a Mindful School 2 Day Educator Retreat

August 4-5, 2017
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College

Workshop Summary

The Retreat will provide opportunities for enahncing personal practice, learning mindfulness tools for the classroom, sharing best practices in a Friday evening open session, and working as a team to create whole school mindfulness strategies. This retreat is open to all–those who are new to mindfulness or those who are experienced mindfulness educators wanting to learn more.

This 2-Day Retreat involves teachers, administrators and staff and provides hands-on personal practice as well as experiential training in mindfulness strategies and tools for use in the classrooms The afternoon of each day will be devoted to strategies for implementing mindfulness initiatives. This retreat offers both individual teachers and groups of teachers from schools or districts the opportunity to craft strategies for mindfulness programs across and school or district. Schools are encouraged to send teams of teachers and administrators for maximum impact on school culture.

This workshop is appropriate for:

K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, special educators, school counselors, school social workers, occupational therapists, SLPs, physical therapists, physical education teachers, health educators, and paraprofessionals.

Day 1 will focus on the educator’s personal practice and the research that supports the academic and emotional benefits of mindfulness in the classroom.

Day 2 will focus on creating a mindful school community. We will address methods and benefits of using mindfulness in support of emotional and cognitive development. Methods in K-12 hands-on practices will be offered in several parallel workshops. Educators will break into 3 groups K-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

Each day, we will also offer opportunity to experience classroom friendly yoga. Come prepared to move! Absolutely no yoga experience is required.

Participants will:

Understand the neuroscience of stress, and its effects learning and behavior
Understand the neurology of mindfulness and its benefits
Learn about recent studies to use as evidence in promoting mindfulness in the classroom
Leave with mindfulness and simple yoga techniques to support self -regulation, developing compassion, and cognitive development at the various grade levels
Facilitate learning readiness which improves student achievement
Develop techniques to be present for your students
Teams of teachers and administrators will create a plan to Improve the climate of their classrooms and schools
Participants will leave with strategies to present mindfulness to colleagues and parents
There will be a participant-led evening on August 4th where educators will be encouraged to share what they have done in the classroom.

There will be a group discount rate available for groups of teachers coming from one school.

Educators will receive 17 Professional Development hours for their participation.

Retreat Leaders:

Jayne Gumbel, LCSW and Carol Bowman, ED.D

Bio Jayne Gumbel

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW

Jayne Gumbel, LCSE is cofounder of Midtown Relationship Resources, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 30 years with a private practice in Midtown Manhattan. She is founder of Mindful Harlem, a 501C3 and Access mindfulness,org. organizations dedicated to mindfulness in education and in Harlem communities. She has extensive work experience improving human relationships and organizational culture thru individual and group counseling, private and nonprofit sector executive leadership development, creative workshops, seminars and business development retreats. An author of children’s books Jayne uses storytelling to inspire mindfulness practices with everyday challenges. Her extensive interdisciplinary study and world travel gives her a strong multi-culturally sensitive, and globally-minded outlook. Jayne is an advanced clinician, workshop presenter and supervisor with The Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy and works with groups, couples and individuals. Jayne is a certified mediator and collaborative coach, and an expert in several body/mind healing modalities. She is a teacher of MBSR (Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and brings this work into corporations, marriages and groups.

Carol Bowman, Ed.D

Bio Carol Bowman

Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Tuition includes:

Interactive Workshops
Take-away resources
Online resources
Followup professional development programs available upon request
Certificate of Completion- Educators will receive 17 Professional Development credit hours for their participation.
This is not a residential retreat, but for those interested in local accommodations see below:


DoubleTree, Mahwah, NJ. 201-529-5880. Website

Call the DoubleTree to book your room-single rooms or double rooms can be reserved for $109 not including breakfast. Ask for the Krame Center at Ramapo College rate or group code KRM . Rooms must be reserved byJune 23.

Check back for more information, pricing and registration.

MBSR Fundamentals: 9-day program includes 5-day intensive MBSR Tools followed by 4-day Teacher training in collaboration with the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical University

9-Day MBSR Teacher Training August 10-19, 2017
5-Day MBSR Tools Intensive August 10-15, 2017
Trustees Pavilion,
Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

MBSR Fundamentals/9-Day is a 9-day residential program for MBSR teacher trainees. This program starts with a 5-day immersion in the Mindfulness Tools™ intensive MBSR program (this program is open to all including those not training to be an MBSR teacher), followed by a 4-day rigorous professional MBSR teacher training.

Mindfulness Tools, a 5-Day Residential Intensive Program™ is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), and is offered for those who may not be able to participate in the traditional 8-week course. The program consists of 5 days (38.5 hours) of direct instruction. It is strongly recommended that you take it as a residential course to fully immerse yourself in this program. For more information about this program, please click on the link above.

Cost of the program:

*The program cost includes lunch, dinner and an all day service of snacks, nuts, fruit, coffee and tea. Lodging is separate. A continental breakfast comes with your hotel accommodations.

Fundamentals 9-Day MBSR Teacher Training: $3,360 (includes tuition fee of $2,640 plus meals and program fees)

Cancelation Policy: A refund of 50% of tuition only may be given within 30 days before this program begins.

Acceptance and Registration:

As with all CFM Oasis programs, acceptance into this course is required. Please do not make reservations or travel plans until you have received an official acceptance determination from the CFM Oasis Institute.

Step 1: Application Process:

Please click here to fill out the CFM 9-Day Fundamentals Teacher Training application. NOTE: Please wait for CFM to reach out to you with an official acceptance email before making any travel plans.

Step 2: Registration Process:
Once accepted into the program, you will receive a confirmation email from CFM with a link that will lead you to a page to process your registration and payment through the Krame Center. Once you complete the registration and payment process, you are ready to reserve accommodations.

MBSR Fundamentals Instructors:

Margaret Fletcher, BA

Margaret Fletcher teaches mindfulness for the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2013, she received certification to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the Center for Mindfulness. She is a founding member of the NH Professional Mindfulness Community. Margaret was invited in 2008 by Norman Scrimshaw to teach meditation through White Mountain Sangha, which she now leads as Guiding Teacher. Prior to teaching mindfulness, Margaret enjoyed a 20+ year career in financial services management. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College.

Lynn Koerbel, MPH

Lynn Koerbel is the Director of MBSR Education and Curriculum Development at the the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Senior Certified MBSR Teacher, Trainer. She teaches MBSR and other mindfulness-based programs, professional trainings, and presentations in the various educational pathways of the Center for Mindfulness at UMass, including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, Oasis Institute, and the community and workplace mindfulness programs.



Please make sure you have gone through Step 1 & 2 above, and have received an acceptance email from CFM, prior to making any travel accommodations for 9-Day Fundamentals.

NOTE: program registration cost does not include room accommodations, but we need to know if you are choosing a single or double room. Please indicate your choice on the registration page. If you desire a double room, the Krame Center will work with the hotel to place you. If you desire a single room, please make your own accommodations at either hotel below.

Thank you.

Single Accommodations:

Approximately $120/day. Please call the below hotel directly to reserve your single room. Please make sure to mention the Krame Center Ramapo Event to receive the discounted price.

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Mahwah, NJ. 201-529-4000.

Double Accommodations:

Approximately $60/day. The Krame Center will make these reservations for youbased upon your registration application. We will forward you a confirming email with your hotel registration information.

Transportation to and from the hotel and Ramapo College will be provided via the hotel shuttle and rides from participants with cars.

Program Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you must do so by July 11, 2017 in order to receive a 50% reimbursement of tuition. No other refunds are available.

Please click here to fill out the CFM 9-Day Fundamentals Teacher Training application.