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Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 21

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 22

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

February 22 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Thu 22

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 23

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 24

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

February 26 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 28

Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Creating a Mindful Classroom featuring mindfulness in education expert, Linda Lantieri, MA
Presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
4-6pm
Student Center rooms 156-158

This workshop, Creating a Mindful Classroom, is open to K-12 educators and administrators who are interested in learning more about how to incorporate Mindful Awareness Practices into their classroom. This workshop provides educators with the opportunity to expand their understanding of mindfulness practices andl introduce hands-on strategies for use in the classroom.

This workshop features mindfulness in education expert, Linda Lantieri, MA, author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Practices to Cultivate Inner Resilience in Children and Senior Program Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University. She will be giving a presentation and leading a panel of local educators who have integrated mindfulness into their classrooms. A question and answer session will follow.

Cost:
$69/$49 for TMI Consortium members

Teachers will receive 3 Professional Development credit hours for their participation.

For registration and to receive your parking pass, please visit http://bit.ly/2yNxef3

Linda Lantieri, MA bio

Linda Lantieri, MA has been in the field of education for over 40 years in a variety of capacities: classroom teacher, assistant principal, director of a middle school in East Harlem, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. She is a Fulbright Scholar and internationally known speaker in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning and Mindfulness in Education.

Currently she serves as the Director of The Inner Resilience Program whose mission is to cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers and schools by integrating social and emotional learning with contemplative practice. Linda is one of the co-founders and presently a Senior Program Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of Columbia University, Teachers College teaching in a special Master’s Degree Program through the Mind-Body- Spirit Institute at Columbia University, Teachers College.

Linda is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and coauthor of Waging Peace in Our Schools and author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Practices to Cultivate Inner Resilience in Children.


Krame Center Educator Weekend Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery  (K-12 Educators and College and University Faculty)

April 20-22 2018
Blue Cliff Monastery. 3 Mindfulness Rd., Pine Bush, NY.

We invite all educators, K-12 and College faculty to share a weekend of mindful living with the Blue Cliff monastery monks and nuns this spring.. Arrival is around 5:00 pm on Friday Evening til 1:00 on Sunday. The weekend will focus on developing our own practice through sharing sitting and walking meditation, silent meals, and dharma talks and discussions with our own group and with the monastics. This weekend provides an opportunity for us to unplug, live in a mindful community and find some peace. Our personal practice is a necessary foundation for our mindful teaching. For those who are Ramapo Mindful Fellows, the weekend is covered by the program. We encourage educators, both experienced and novice, to take advantage of this opportunity!

This retreat is for all educators K-12 and College faculty and will be led by  Carol Bowman Ed.D and the Blue Cliff monks. This retreat will focus on mindfulness practice, not pedagogy.

Blue Cliff Monastery is located in Pine Bush NY, an hour northwest of Ramapo College. This monastery was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, a venerated Buddhist teacher, in 2008. A movie has been made about his work called “Walk with Me” which you might want to see as an introduction to this weekend. To learn more about the monastery please see https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/ .

To learn more about the retreat expectations see https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/about-our-retreats .

For cost information, see https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/about-our-retreats

Two step Registration:
Step 1
To register for this event, please email mindfulness@ramapo.edu

AFTER you are accepted into the retreat (based on space availability) then proceed to step 2

Step 2
Visit the Blue Cliff website https://bluecliff.squarespace.com/register-for-a-retreat/ and click on the link
Group Registration Ramapo Educators’ Weekend (below themed retreats) to register and pay for your room and board.

NOTE: RAMAPO MINDFUL FELLOWS, PLEASE JUST EMAIL CAROL BOWMAN AT CBOWMAN@RAMAPO.EDU DIRECTLY AND DO NOT REGISTER OR PAY ON THE BLUE CLIFF PAGE.

We look forward to sharing this special experience with you.  Space is limited, so please email us soon.

If you have further questions please direct them to Carol Bowman at cbowman@ramapo.edu or miindfulness@ramapo.edu


.b Mindfulness in Schools Project: Teacher Training

Trainers Ted DesMaisons, Charisse Minerva Spencer, to name a few
4 Intensive Days of Training.
Tentative dates: August 4-8, 2018

What is .b ?

.b is a fun, engaging and useful ten-session mindfulness course for young people, adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. It has been evaluated positively by the University of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes, and can be used in a wide range of contexts and age ranges.

What makes .b distinctive?

.b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers to engage everyone, including the most cynical of student audiences. It is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching.

Who can teach .b?

.b must be taught by teachers who themselves practice mindfulness regularly. An adult 8-week MBSR is a good start, followed by 6 months of developing a minimum daily practice of at least 20 minutes. Then, sign up for the Teach .b Certification Course, which gives the skills, confidence and materials to teach .b effectively to young people. See http://mindfulnessinschools.org/ for more information.

The prerequisites for Teach .b are:

  • An 8 week secular mindfulness course (approved courses are .b Foundations*/MBSR/MBCT/MBLC/ Breathworks).
  • At least 6 months of a minimum of 20 minutes of mindfulness practice per day (such as sitting or body scan practices), starting from the end of the 8 week mindfulness course. Exceptions to the qualification period may be made for applicants who have a long-standing mindfulness practice in other contexts(Vipassana/Shamatha/Insight meditation).
  • Reading (Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Mark Williams) and either Full Catastrophe Living or Wherever You Go, There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
  • We would also like to encourage applicants to attend regular mindfulness practice days to deepen understanding of mindfulness.

Cost:
The Course Fees
Commuter rate
residential rate (shared room)
residential rate (single room)

 

Registration: For more information or to register for .b, please check back.

 

Sample Daily Schedule and More information

Bed linens, blanket, a bath mat, hand towel are provided. Please bring extra blanket, bath towel, pillow, as well as your own toiletries.
Wednesday, 
4-6pm Registration Opens. Bischoff Hall 1st floor lounge tables
6pm Light Dinner Trustees Pavilion room 3
7:15-9pm Training Anisfield School of Business building (ASB) room 327

Thursday, 
7:45am Meditation ASB room 420
8:30-9:15am Breakfast Trustees Pavilion room 3
9:30am -1pm Session 1-What is Mindfulness, Classroom challenge ASB room 327
1-2pm Lunch York Room, Birch Mansion
2-5:30pm Session 2 – Lesson 1 in ASB room 327
5:30pm Dinner York room, Birch Mansion
6:30-7pm Group sit ASB room 420

Friday
7:45am Meditation ASB room 420
8:30-9:15am Breakfast Trustees Pavilion room 3
9:30am -1pm – Session 1-Lesson 2 & 3 ASB room 327
1-2pm Lunch York Room, Birch Mansion
2-5:30pm Session 2 – Lesson 4 ASB room 327
5:30pm Dinner York room, Birch Mansion
6:30-7pm Group sit ASB room 420

Saturday
7:45am Meditation ASB room 420
8:30am Breakfast Trustees Pavilion room 3
9:30am -1:00pm Session 1-Lesson 5 & 6 ASB room 327
1-2pm Lunch Trustees Pavilion room 3
2-5:30pm Session 2 – Lesson 7 ASB room 327
5:30pm Dinner Trustees Pavilion room 3
6:30-7pm Group sit, ASB room 420

Sunday
7:45am Meditation ASB room 420
8:30am Breakfast Trustees Pavilion room 3
9:30am -noon Session 1-Terms & Conditions, IT Intro, Lesson 8 ASB room 327
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Trustees Pavilion room 3
1:30-3pm Session 2 – Lesson 9 ASB room 327
3:00pm training concludes 3-4pm – Check Out Bischoff 1st floor lounge


The Way of the Mindful Improvisor: Connected Presence Through Interactive Play In Collaboration with .b Mindfulness in Schools

Friday August 3, 2018  

9:30am registration 10am-4pm workshop

Location:

Registration location:

Workshop location:

Why Mindfulness and Improvisation?

Woven together, the two practices cultivate the kind of charismatic, creative, connected presence that helps anyone respond more artfully to the gifts, challenges, and opportunities of any given moment.

The workshop will o er an experiential taste of this learning lab to introduce exercises that:

kind of creative freedom. We’ll build a safe

decrease social anxiety

change relationship to so-called “failure” improve connection with ourselves and others demonstrate healthy collaboration

increase exibility and adaptability in the face of uncertainty

  • ease stage fright
  • sharpen self-awareness • improve spontaneity
  • train playful attention
  • develop resilience
  • boost self-con dence

And we’ll do all that while laughing a lot.

This workshop is appropriate for:

The workshop is designed to include those with little-to-no prior experience with improvised or scripted theatre and no one will be put “on the spot” to perform in front of the room. Those with more substantial theatrical chops who are curious about nding deeper levels to their work will also nd it fruitful.

Registration: For more information or to register for .b, please check back.

Tuition: Check back for pricing information. includes lunch

Workshop Leader:

Ted DesMaisonsTed DesMaisons

Since completing his graduate work at Stanford (MBA) and Harvard (Master’s of Theology), Ted DesMaisons has studied, performed, and taught improvisation internationally. He is the founder and principal of ANIMA Learning and a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. He serves as the U.S. Partner for the UK-based Mindfulness in Schools Project and co-hosts the Monster Baby Podcast (www.monsterbabypodcast.com).

What participants have to say about “The Mindful Improvisor”

“I had expected to learn, to reconnect, to be delighted. I had not necessarily expected to be transformed.”  Sarah, drama teacher

“Your deft articulate and playful mastery is what the world needs. Transformative, wonderful.”  Rob, drama dept chair

“Many of the exercises we did I will be able to incorporate into my own teaching but more important into my own ife.  Evelyn, language teacher.

 


Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators and Administrators
Presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Check back for Fall 2018 date for this event.
4-6pm
Anisfield School of Business building room 420, Ramapo College of New Jersey

This event is part of the “Creating a Mindful School” program.

This workshop is designed for K-12 to support their teaching. The workshop will include a mindfulness meditation and discussion on how mindfulness can assist in the prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue and lower stress levels.

The next workshop on Creating a Mindful Classroom will be offered March 20, 2018  with information about how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom.

Presented by Carol Bowman Ed.D. Associate Professor of Education with guest presenter, Joe Kiely, Northern Highlands High School.

Teachers will receive 3 Professional Development credit hours for their participation.

To register and receive your parking pass, please check back.

The book Happy Teachers Change the World will be available for sale for $15.

Happy Teachers Change the World

Carol Bowman bio
Carol Bowman

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.

Joe Kiely bio

Joseph Kiely (Ramapo ’10) is an English teacher and theater director at Northern Highlands Regional High School, where he has been a member of the Wellness PLC for several years. He also developed and currently facilitates a”Mindful Teacher, Mindful Students, Mindful Classroom” PD workshop there. Since 2014, Joe has collaborated with the Krame Center, where he was a member of the mindful teacher fellowship, and has co-presented at the Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators and Administrators workshop for several years.

For disability-related accommodations or any questions, please contact mindfulness@ramapo.edu. In case of inclement weather, please check www.ramapo.edu/kramecenter


 Mindful Yoga in the Classroom
Presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Check back for Fall 2018 date
8:30 Registration and Continental breakfast
9-2pm Workshop
Location:
Trustees Pavilion

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.

Description:

Would you like to try yoga in your classroom? Have you tried it and would like to learn more? This workshop will address methods and benefits of using mindful yoga in the classroom in support of emotional and cognitive development. Methods will cover K-12 hands-on approaches in  parallel workshops for teachers. Discover the research that supports the academic and emotional benefits of Yoga in the classroom.

Participants will:

  • Understand the neuroscience of stress, and its effects learning and behavior
  • Understand the neurology of yoga and mindfulness and its benefits
  • Learn about recent studies to use as evidence in promoting yoga in the classroom
  • Leave with simple yoga and mindfulness techniques to support self -regulation, developing compassion, and cognitive development at the various grade levels
  • Facilitate learning readiness which improves student achievement
  • Improve the climate of your classroom
  • Develop techniques to be present for your students

Integrating yoga into the classroom curriculum grades K-5, 6-12 and Yoga games and resources for the classroom

Tuition:

$149 / $99 for Consortium members

Tuition Includes:

  • 4 hrs of Interactive Workshops
  • Take-away resources
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Online resources

Continuing Education Credit:

Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT (check the Trainer bio for confirmation of this designation).

Contact hours for  Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) when completing Ramapo’s 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification.

All participants will receive 5 professional development credit hours.

Mindful Yoga in the Classroom Schedule bio

8:30-9am Trustees Pavilion Lobby Registration, Breakfast 

9-10:45am Group Session in Pavilion 2/3

Carol Bowman Welcome and Introduction 

Mindful Yoga in the Classroom-Tools to improve self-regulation, learning and classroom climate 

10:45-11am Break

11am-12:40pm Session Breakouts

Pavilion 1 | Carol Bowman

Best Practices for Elementary and Middle School Yoga in the classroom. 

More Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom-Go a little Deeper with Experiential Learning.

12:45-1pm  Pavilion 2/3

Carol Bowman Closing Remarks


Customized Mindfulness programs and workshops are also available.  Please contact Catherine Magner at 201-684-7475 for more information.

Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey
201.684.7475
mindfulness@ramapo.edu
Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey MBSR silent retreat mindfulness-based stress reduction