** Delicious Organic Lunch Provided
Step out of your busy day to day for a mini-retreat, either with members of your staff and begin to build a peaceful, creative and more interpersonally connected work space OR come solo and treat yourself in paradise.
This offering is open to all administrators, teachers, educational assistants, support workers, counsellors and custodians, or anyone who is or has been a teacher or caregiver in any capacity! This event will be hosted by The Sentinel Retreat Centre on Kootenay Lake near Kaslo B.C. This program is open to anyone and has is specially designed for people in the field of education to cultivate daily habits and actions to reduce the stress response and burnout, engage with self-regulation practices, boost the enjoyment of teaching.
Participants will explore and learn strategies and techniques through mindfulness to help manage in the moment and lessen accumulated stress. This also provides an opportunity to enjoy a day or more in a peaceful beautiful setting to deepen and explore the practice of resting in embodied awareness, experiencing formal and informal practice of mindfulness through sitting, mindful walking, mindful eating, and gentle restorative movement. Most of the time in this workshop will be spent in silence except for question and answer sessions or private consultation.
Participants will explore and learn the following strategies and techniques:
. Learn strategies for Top-down stress management as well as Bottom-up stress management that can be integrated into our lives every day (meta- cognitive and somatic awareness)
. Learn about what mindfulness is, and how it can benefit our whole body system in many ways over time, understand the difference between formal and informal mindfulness practice
. Strengthen health, compassion, resiliency, and creativity
. Have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the personal practice and science of mindfulness
. Explore gentle restorative movement and mindful eating
acquire strategies and skills which are transferable to working with youth of all ages
. Have the opportunity to return to The Sentinel for ongoing retreats which will offer space and opportunity for continued deepening of personal practice.
For more information, and to register, please click the following link: https://sentinelbc.secure.retreat.guru/program/mindfulness-for-educators-restore-and-reset/