Mindfulness in Education Equity and Social Justice in the Classroom

About This Event

IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners

In a world of increasing distress and disruption, what is the use of mindfulness in education? Join us for a weekend retreat devoted to the practice of compassion-based mindfulness for self-care and for the work of equity, inclusion, and mindful social justice in education. Together we’ll form a community of learning and practice, exploring ways to bring presence and compassion for self and others into difficulties we face on personal, interpersonal, and systemic levels. We’ll explore ways to create spaces for inclusive and community-based work to address and repair harm as the need arises.

This retreat provides educators with practical exposure to mindfulness tools as well as an evidence-based framework for understanding the impact of mindfulness. It fosters a mindfulness practice that is personally and professionally transformative. It is intended for those seeking to enrich and revitalize their relationship in education and systems change.

Upon completing this retreat, educators will be better equipped to:

Cultivate personal well-being and community-care, utilizing practices for developing presence, resilience, equanimity and joy

Bridge Ivory Tower to Main Street by translating and applying modern-day academic research to the accessibility of the self-help movement on Main Street

Understand and explore a mindfulness-based pedagogical paradigm based on self-awareness, conscious communication and compassion

Learn trauma-informed, evidence-based tools, particularly in work with vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved students

Understand and more skillfully work with stress and trauma in students, teachers, and communities

Open and hold an equity and inclusion lens by integrating culturally responsive practices

Engage in ongoing commitment to improvement and data-driven decision-making.

Regardless of level of previous experience, and whatever your background or heritage, we welcome and look forward to being with you for this special retreat.

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  • Charles Longo   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Dinner Dueling Pianos.

    As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.

  • Kevin Ryan   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Celebration 2018

    As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!

  • Marilyn Vatteroni   November 11, 2018

      A Great Night Out

    I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.

  • Louise Cornetta   September 17, 2018

      A Magical Place

    The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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