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MAHWAH, N.J. – The Krame Center for Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey has added sessions to its schedule for Fall 2019. For the complete listing of courses and sessions and for more information, visit

*Thursday, September 12, 4-6 p.m.

Introduction to Mindfulness for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

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. This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and instructional aides/support who are interested in a more mindful school culture and learning about developing a personal mindfulness practice, as well as basic steps to begin to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom. For more information and registration, please visit

*Saturday, October 5, 2-5 p.m.

Qigong and the Science of Resilience: Ancient and Modern Tools for Inner Strength with Bethany Ryker, LMT, IIQTC

Qigong, China’s ancient system of energy medicine, often referred to as “Meditation in Motion,” promotes balance and flow of Qi — life force energy. By combining Qigong practices with evidence-based tools from Cognitive Neuroscience, the body can fortify its capacity for resilience: the foundation for durable inner strength in a challenging world. Ryker is a certified instructor through the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. For more information and registration, please visit

*Sunday, October 20, 9 a.m.-noon

“Four Foundations of Mindfulness Practice” Half-Day Retreat

(For MBSR graduates or those with a meditation practice)

The four foundations of Mindfulness can be described as Body, Feeling Tone, Thoughts/Emotions and Contemplations. In this workshop we will explore, both experientially and conceptually, how these four foundations present themselves in our lives and how we can practice with them skillfully to support our well-being and deepen our practice of awakening to each moment. For more information and registration, please visit

*Saturdays, October 19-December 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CMSC Mindful Self-Compassion Eight-Week Course

Research is showing that self-compassion correlates with greater happiness and well-being, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat themselves more like someone they love; befriending themselves; cultivating a gentle curiosity about inner experiences; motivating with encouragement rather than punishment; and coping with difficult emotions with greater calm and ease. The course consists of eight weekly 2.5-hour classes plus a half-day retreat. For more information or registration, please visit


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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