Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training
July 2017

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Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training

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July 23, 2017 – July 28, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Daniel Rechtschaffen, Morris H. Ervin, Jr., Rachel Brown
Plus accommodations
SM17-3205-902Daniel Rechtschaffen, Morris H. Ervin, Jr., Rachel Brown,

Schools worldwide are turning to mindfulness and social and emotional learning as antidotes to rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit. Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated, and less impacted by stress. What school would pass up a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful learning environment?

Led by Daniel Rechtschaffen, Morris H. Ervin, Jr., and Rachel Brown, this training helps us gain the skills and confidence to bring the benefits of mindfulness to children in grades K-12. Educators, counselors, parents, and child-care providers have the opportunity to deepen their own mindfulness practices, and discover tools to incorporate them into daily life and work.

Throughout the week, we balance professional development with personal development, and information with transformation. We experience an in-depth training in the Mindful Education Workbook curriculum and explore how to apply these teachings to children of different ages, populations, and special needs. We also examine current research and look at how schools and organizations are already successfully integrating these transformative practices. All the while, we cultivate our own mindful awareness, open-heartedness, and connection with colleagues who share an inspiring vision for education.

Continuing Education
  • WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) +$50
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the founding director of Mindful Education, a mindfulness and social emotional learning platform for educators. He teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, and games and is inspired to utilize mindfulness to help us become more conscious, compassionate, and committed to taking care of this miraculous world we live in. He organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at the Omega Institute and speaks and teaches at conferences, schools, communities, and businesses worldwide. mindfuleducation.com

Morris H. Ervin, Jr., is a mindfulness instructor at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and actively teaches mindfulness, nonviolent communication, and restorative justice in schools and after-school programs to disenfranchised youth. therealmansa.com

Rachel Brown is a mindfulness and social-emotional learning educator. She trained at Bank Street School of Education and currently works at the Teaching Empathy Institute in Stone Ridge, New York. teachingempathyinstitute.org.