Starting with You: Mindfulness for Teacher Self-Care
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What You'll Learn
Learn why the best thing you can do to support your students is to take care of yourself first
Hear how classrooms that foster compassion and inquiry lead to more academic learning
Follow along in an embodied mindfulness practice to bring you to the moment right now
About Crystal McCreary
Crystal McCreary is a yoga, mindfulness and wellness educator, speaker and writer. Crystal participates as a curriculum developer, consultant and lead teacher for research studies on yoga and mindfulness conducted by CUNY-Hunter’s public health department and also serves on the Yoga Alliance Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee. She is involved with organizations that impact youth including Mindful Schools, New York based Bent on Learning and Little Flower Yoga, and the Lineage Project. Crystal’s programs emphasize the importance of self-care as the gateway to social justice and community healing in the world. Crystal graduated from Stanford University with a BA in African and African American studies and completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500 and RCYT and works full-time at The Dalton School in New York.
You can connect with Crystal on her website.
About Rona Wilensky, PhD
Rona Wilensky is Director of Mindfulness Programs at PassageWorks Institute where she teaches SMART in Education, a mindfulness program for educators. From 1992- 2009 she was founding principal of New Vista High School, an innovative public high school of choice in Boulder, Colorado. She is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and was member of the Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplative Teaching and Learning. Rona holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and taught that subject at Williams College and the University of Denver in the early 1980’s.
Check out Rona's work at PassageWorks.