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Thu 22

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 26

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

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

Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 29

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

November 29 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Thu 29

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 Summer 5-Day Intensive.  We offer an Educator discount and CEUs for both. Click here for more information.

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Free Introduction to Mindfulness for K-12 Educators and Administrators
Yoga and Other Mindfulness Tools in the Classroom
Customized Mindfulness Programs and Workshops and Event Inquiry Form


Free Introduction to Mindfulness for K-12 Educators and Administrators

Thursday, January 17, 2019
4-6pm
Anisfield School of Business room 420

Information

Mindfulness is a purposeful way of focusing attention in the present moment. It promotes a presence in the here and now that is often lost in today’s fast paced society. Research indicates that mindfulness practices decrease anxiety and stress while enhancing the ability to concentrate and pay attention. The physical and psychological benefits have been well documented.

This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and instructional aides/support staff who are interested in learning more about developing a personal mindfulness practice.

Registration

To register and receive your parking pass, please click here.

Instructor Bios

Carol Bowman

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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.

Joseph 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.

Professional Development Credit Hours

Educators will receive two Professional Development credit hours.


Yoga and Other Mindfulness Tools in the K-12 Classroom
Presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Thursday, February 28, 2019
9-2pm Workshop
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Information

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
    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
Cost and Registration

Tuition:
$149 / $99 for Consortium members

Tuition Includes:

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

To register and receive your parking pass, please click here.

Instructor Bios

Carol Bowman

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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.

Tiffany Spizzo
Tiffany is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher with additional trainings in both children and yin yoga and completed Jon Kabat Zinn’s Mindful Based Stre

ss Reduction course. She places great importance on guiding her students of all ages to reduce stress, find their strength and discover a sense of peace and tranquility

Tiffany is the proud founder of Little Love Warriors, a yoga company for children ages 2-12 years old, that offers yoga, meditation, and mindfulness programs. She and her teachers connect children to their emotions, and those of the people around them, spark moments of creativity, guide them to be inclusive of all people, inspire them to support their community and create opportunities to help foster a shift of mindset.
Tiffany is also an independent consultant for Zensational Kids, an educational company that brings yoga and mindfulness practices to schools, where she co-wrote the pre-K program Young Explorers: Yoga and Mindfulness in Early Childhood Education, leads trainings for educators, school support staff and administrators, and teaches in the classroom to support those teachers.
Tiffany lives in New Jersey with her husband and four daughters.
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

Ramapo

Event Inquiry Requests

If you are interested in having the Krame Center host or be part of an event, please complete our event inquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you.  Thank you for your interest!

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“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 mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

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
201.684.6855
mindfulness@ramapo.edu