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Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

May 31 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

The first part of bringing mindfulness into your classroom or school is an educator’s own practice. We encourage educators to take the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course or 5-Day Intensive.  We offer an Educator discount and CEUs for both. Click here for more information.

“Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness:  A Culturally Responsive Approach” with Meena Srinivasan

Sunday, July 15 2018
4-4:30pm book signing  Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom
Location: Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of NJ

Cost :$149/ $99 for TMI Consortium members

To register for event, please click here.

This day long professional learning will deepen participant understanding of social and emotional learning and the connection to mindfulness and cultural responsiveness. Participants will experience engagement activities that can transfer to classroom practice and gain practical knowledge and strategies that support shifts in practice. Led by Meena Srinivasan, an educator, writer and innovator who’s been teaching and leading with an equity focus in the fields of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP) for over 15 years.

Educators will receive 6.5 CEU for their participation.

Schedule for the Day

·      Working Agreements

·      Welcoming Ritual: Deeping our understanding of SEL

·      How SEL shows up at a school site: Adult Practice, Climate and Culture, Integration & Infusion, Explicit Instruction

·      Making connections: Mindfulness, SEL & Cultural Responsiveness


·      How can Mindfulness, SEL & Cultural Responsiveness help us move beyond a single story


·      Three Signature SEL Practices: Creating the Conditions for Learning

·      SEL Instructional Practices Reflection Tool: What SEL Practices am I already engaging in? What do I want to focus on more?

·      Indicators of Powerful Instruction

·      SEL Video Analysis (Elementary & Secondary)

·      Teaching or Leading with an SEL Focus

·      Reflection & Action Steps

·     Closing

About Meena Srinivasan

Meena Srinivasan is an educator, writer and innovator who’s been teaching and leading with an equity focus in the fields of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP) for over 15 years. Her book, Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom (Parallax Press, 2014) was featured on Edutopia and has received endorsements including ones from Congressman Tim Ryan and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh. Meena is in her fifth year of working in partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement SEL system-wide in the Oakland Unified School District. She is a contributor to the upcoming SEL Solutions Series (Norton, 2019), served on the Board of Directors of the Mindfulness in Education Network, is core faculty for Transformative Educational Leadership and is a recipient of the 2014 Hemera Foundation Contemplative Education Fellowship. Learn more at 

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018
York Room – Brich Mansion, 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.

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

Educators will receive 3 CEU 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.

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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
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.


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


$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.

Educators will receive 5 CEU for their participation. 

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

Professional Development Credit Hours

Professional development credit hours are approved for NewJersey public school educators in satisfaction of N.J.A.C. 6A:9C-4 Professional Development requirements (minimum of 20 credit hours per year)  Please contact your individual state boards for information about reciprocity or any additional requirements.

Customized Mindfulness programs and workshops are also available.

Some of our past events at local schools:

Krame Center at Wyckoff School district presentation


educators at Wyckoff school district

Educators at Wyckoff School District

Please contact Vijosa Hoxha at 201-684-6855 or for more information.

For videos from past education workshops, please visit speaker series and past events, by clicking here.

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
Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey MBSR silent retreat mindfulness-based stress reduction