This summer cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance, and compassion in and out of the classroom.
This 4-night residential retreat is ideal for educators who wish to deepen their personal experience with mindfulness and be in supportive community with others. The program includes:
∗ daily periods of guided and silent meditation practice
∗ one full day of silence
∗ mindful movement
∗ solitary reflection
∗ time in the natural world
∗ opportunities to share perspectives and experiences with other educators
Prior experience with mindfulness practices is desirable. This program does not offer specific instruction in strategies for teaching mindfulness practices to students.
Rona Wilensky was principal and founder of New Vista High School in Boulder, Colorado from 1992-2009. Since 2014, Rona has been the Director of Mindfulness Programs at PassageWorks Institute.
Rona began her personal meditation practice in 2005 and received her certificate as a Mindfulness Instructor from Naropa University in 2012. She was a member of the Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplative Teaching and Learning and is currently a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. She has co-led three previous Summer Mindfulness Retreats for Educators.
Lori Gustafson has been a dedicated educator with the Madison Metropolitan School District for over 30 years and serves as a Mindfulness Coach and Positive Behavior Support coordinator at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary School.
Additionally, Lori is an instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the UW Health Mindfulness Program. Lori completed professional training in mindfulness instruction through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical Center as well as with the Center for Mindfulness at UC-San Diego. Mindfulness has been an integral support to Lori in professional and personal aspects of life since 2000.
Course Schedule and Details
The schedule for the Summer 2019 Course is as follows:
4-nights starting July 28 – August 1, 2019
Arrival: 4:00pm on July 28
Departure: 12:00pm on August 1
Double Occupancy: $225.00
Single Occupancy: $475.00
Donation (optional): $50.00 or $75.00
Course fees covers all costs including tuition, room, and board. Accommodations at the Kern Lodge.
The course fees listed above are substantially lower than actual costs and are made possible by a generous grant from the Hemera Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. Please consider making a donation of either $50 or $75 to extend this opportunity to other educators.
Course Fee Refund Policy:
50% refund if cancelled before July 1, 2019
No refund after July 1, 2019
A certificate of completion will be awarded to all participants. Two graduate credits are available through Colorado State University at an additional cost of $61. Information on registering for CSU will be sent with your welcome letter to the course
PassageWorks Institute reserves the right to cancel this course if there is insufficient enrollment. You can help us avoid this situation by encouraging your colleagues to join you in taking the class.