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Thu 16

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 16 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 17

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 20 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 22

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 23

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 23 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 27

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 27 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 29

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 30

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 30 @ 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.

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Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators and Administrators
Yoga and Other Mindfulness Tools in the Classroom
Customized Mindfulness Programs and Workshops

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018
York Room – Birch Mansion, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Information and Registration
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.

Cost:  $15 Community/ No charge for Ramapo faculty. Please note, we are unable to give refunds if you are unable to attend for any reason.

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

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For disability-related accommodations or any questions, please contact In case of inclement weather, please check

Instructor Bios

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

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.

Yoga and Other Mindfulness Tools in the Classroom
Presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Thursday, November 8, 2018
9-2pm Workshop
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of New Jersey


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.

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.

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
  • 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
Cost and Registration

$149 / $99 for Consortium members

Tuition Includes:

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

Please check back for registration.

Continuing Education Credits

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.

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.

What Participants Have to Say

“Thank you for taking the time to speak to our students at our second school wide Wellness Day. We know your time is valuable, so your participation at an event like this speaks volumes of your commitment to helping individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle. The feedback we have received from students was extremely positive. We attribute this to your passion, professionalism and desire to improve the health of our students and school community. As we continue the pursuit of our goal to improve student wellness, we hope you will continue to be active partners with us to make students aware of the various methods of coping with stress and anxiety.” – Northern Highlands High School

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

“Honored to have been the keynote presenter yesterday on Mindful Yoga in the Classroom held at Krame Center for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. If you didn’t know about this amazing center and their offerings, do check it out… MBSR, yoga teacher training, educator professional development and so much more… and a beautiful campus. Inspiring to see contemplative education such a big focus and with so many students involved!”

-Lisa Flynn, presenter of Mindful Yoga in the Classroom 

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

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact

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