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Mon 26

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

June 26 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Tue 27
Wed 28

FREE WEEKLY EVENING MEDITATION SESSIONS

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Thu 29

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

June 29 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

The Krame Center offers educator programs for Creating a Mindful School.

SEVERAL OF OUR WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH TMI EDUCATION.


Creating a Mindful School: 2 Day Educator Summer Retreat

August 4-5, 2017
Friday, August 4 from 9am-8pm
Saturday, August 5 from 9am -4pm
Location:
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Workshop Summary:

The Retreat will provide opportunities for enhancing 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

Participant-led evening; There will be a participant-led evening on August 4th where educators will be encouraged to share what they have done in the classroom.

Professional Development Hours: Educators will receive 17 Professional Development hours for their participation.

Cost:

$500. TMI Consortium members pay $399.
(Includes lunch and dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 2.)

Groups of teachers and/or administrators coming from one school can receive a 10% discount. Please email pshalit@ramapo.edu to register your group.

Cost Includes:

  • Interactive Workshops
  • Take-away resources
  • Online resources
  • Follow-up 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:

Accommodations:

DoubleTree, Mahwah, NJ. 201-529-5880. Website http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-mahwah-MWHNJDT/index.html

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 RCE . Rooms must be reserved by July 7.

Please click here to register for the 2-Day Educator Retreat.

Retreat Leaders:

Jayne Gumbel, LCSW and Carol Bowman, ED.DJayne Gumbel

Bio Jayne Gumbel

Jayne Gumbel, 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

Carol Bowman

Carol Bowman

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.


The Way of the Mindful Improvisor: Connected Presence through Interactive Play —an intensive, playful workshop for educators and mindfulness practitioner

Sunday, August 6, 2017 10am-4pm
Location:
Anisfield School of Business room 420,
Lunch in Anisfield School of Business 2nd floor lounge
Ramapo College of New Jersey

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 offer an experiential taste of this kind of creative freedom. We’ll build a safe learning lab to introduce exercises that:

  • east stage fright
  • sharpen self-awareness
  • improve spontaneity
  • train playful attention
  • develop resilience
  • boost self-confidence
  • decrease social anxiety
  • change relationship to so-called “failure”
  • improve connection with ourselves and others
  • demonstrate healthy collaboration
  • increase flexibility and adaptability in the face of uncertainty

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

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 finding deeper levels to their work will also find it fruitful.

Cost:
$264 Tuition includes lunch.

Leader:
Ted 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 past participants have to say:

“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 life.”

—Evelyn, language teacher

For more information or to register, please check back soon.
Limited space available.


Interested in taking the 5-Day Intensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course?  We offer a special educator discount. For more information, click here

This course, called Mindfulness Tools, it for those who are unable to participate in the traditional 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course.


Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers and Administrators Workshop
presented in collaboration with TMI Education

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4-6pm
Location:
Anisfield School of Business building room 420

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

This workshop is designed for K-12 that supports their teaching. The workshop with 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 in spring 2018 with information about how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom. That workshop will introduce hands-on strategies for use in 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.

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-Workshop
for Educators and Administrators presented
in collaboration with TMI Education

Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30 Registration and Continental breakfast
9-2pm Workshop
Location:
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of New Jersey

For Local Educators and Administrators presented in collaboration with TMI Education.

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 several parallel workshops for teachers. Discover the research that supports the academic and emotional benefits of Yoga in the classroom.

Workshops taught by teachers currently teaching in local schools. 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 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 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

Check back for registration and cost information.


Creating a Mindful Classroom

For Local Educators and Administrators presented in collaboration with TMI Education.

This workshop provides educators with the opportunity to expand their understanding of mindfulness practices andl introduce hands-on strategies for use in the classroom includes a faculty panel and question and answer period.

This workshop will be presented again in spring of 2018. Check back for more information and registration.

Linda Lantieri and faculty panel presenters

Linda Lantieri and faculty panel presenters Nikki Van Eck, Erin Corcoran, Kathryn Hess and Lisa Sargenti for Creating a Mindful Classroom, March, 2017.

Custom Mindfulness Programs at Local Schools

High school students from Ramapo-Indian Hills at Day of Mindfulness at Krame Center

Students from Ramapo-Indian Hills High School at a Day of Mindfulness at the Krame Center

The Krame Center’s, Jim Morley, leading an introduction to mindfulness with students from Ramapo-Indian Hills High School at their Day of Mindfulness May 18, 2017.