The Arts in Education Series
Programs that develop and enhance the Educator's ability to teach in and through the arts...
FREE SATURDAY WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS*
Meditative Mindfulness for the Classroom Teacher
Instructor: Lisa Oxley
Saturday, March 18, 2017 :: 9:30am - 4:30pm :: Cost: $99* :: .5 CEU :: Reg# 15497 :: XAED100
Meditative Mindfulness is the practice of relaxing and becoming familiar with one's own mind. By bringing attention to one's internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, meditative mindfulness trains the mind in stability, clarity and strength, and nurtures natural mindfulness and awareness. Current research in neuroscience has demonstrated that this practice can sharpen perception, creativity, and intuition, as well as increase attention and nonjudgmental awareness. In this workshop, educators explore this practice and how to incorporate it into the classroom. Participants learn through guided instruction, practice periods, group discussions, hands-on experiential exercises, and working collaboratively in pairs and groups. Topics covered include becoming familiar with the mind and being present, how to influence one's ability to listen and communicate directly, how to work with stress and appreciate our world, and the practice of mindfulness movement - "walking meditation." Meditative Mindfulness can be of great benefit to teachers and students alike in helping students focus, especially during testing times when stress levels are high.
Instructor Bio: Lisa Oxley, MFA in Fine Art, Otis College of Art and Design; BA, University of the State of New York. Ms. Oxley is an exhibiting artist and trained instructor of mindfulness awareness meditation with over 12 years of a personal daily practice. She has studied meditation in both the Soto Zen and Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Ms. Oxley's art work has been shown locally and internationally in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Madrid, and Vienna. She was a recipient of an artist-in-residency grant at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland in 2004.
*Free to Teachers!
Teacher tuition is free with a letter of confirmation on original school or district letterhead verifying teacher's current full-time employment status, signed by supervising school administrator.
Participant is responsible for $14 Student Insurance Fee.
Credit: .5 CEU per workshop
To Register for Tuition Remission
Submit the following to Continuing Education:
1. Letter confirming full-time employment as a teacher
2. Completed Registration Form
3. $14 student insurance payment
To Register with Full Payment:
Online: visit Meditative Mindfulness for the Classroom Teacher
Fax: send completed form below to (424) 207-2566
Phone: call (310) 665-6952
In person: visit the CE Registration Office (Ahmanson Room 108)
If you would like a registration form...it is attached