Mindfulness for Students
FernLeaf Community Charter School
Starting in 2018, we will be exploring mindfulness practices with all the students and faculty at FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher, NC. For more information on this beautifully unique learning community please visit www.fernleafccs.org
Buncombe County Schools
Since 2015, in collaboration with Asheville Mindful Living, we have been implementing 8-week research-based Mindful Schools curriculum in numerous schools and classrooms within the Buncombe County Schools in order to support their mission in growing resilient and compassionate schools. To find more about Mindful Schools curriculum visit www.mindfulschools.org
To find more about Buncombe County mission for resilient and compassionate schools visit https://www.ednc.org/2015/12/15/building-resilient-children-creating-compassionate-schools/
In collaboration with Asheville Mindful Living, Jelena taught Mindful Schools 8-week Curriculum to all 9th grade students at this premier boarding high school in the Southeast. For more information about Mindful Schools curriculum visit www.mindfulschools.org. To learn more about Asheville School visit www.ashevilleschool.org.
Mindfulness and Teacher Wellness
Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina
Faculty of several BCS schools have participated in the Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators 6-week class.
During 2016-2017 school year, Jelena facilitated implementation of the Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators 6-week class. Faculty of Asheville School participated in this specifically designed course for educators that focuses on the basics of mindfulness, role of mindfulness in the classroom and practices that foster peace and productivity in the classroom.
Mindfulness and Wellness Retreats
We believe that affordable, secular local mindfulness and wellness retreats are essential for expessing our deepest purpose into the world, help us explore, deepen and develop connections to self, others and our vocation as educators. Hope you join us soon!
Community of Practice
The Community of Practice blended learning model we created is a unique way to build intentional and sustainable mindful learning communities. It focuses on developing educators expertise and leadership in mindfulness within school communities or districts with eventual independence from outside providers as the goal. The model is designed to foster intentionality and sustainability of mindfulness in education programs and it's a form of blended learning that includes online coursework and in person community building. The participants trained in this model become skilled mindfulness practitioners, facilitators, collaborators and leaders in their school community & beyond. For more information on this model please get in touch with us to explore how might we work together.
Buncombe County Schools Community of Practice
For the past two years, we have been facilitating monthly Community of Practice meetings for Buncombe County educators trained in Mindful Schools curriculum to deepen their practice and support them in fostering sustainable, embeded school mindfulness communities within their schools.
Greenville Mindfulness Group
In the fall 2017, we started facilitating Greenville Mindfulness Community of Practice Group and have witnessed an amazing dedication, courage, and openess within this growing community.