Mindfulness: Keeping the Body in Mind at School

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Presentation includes brief history of official inclusion of yoga mindfulness in US schools since 1973. Participants will experience mindfulness a number of ways: language, calculation, arts, movement, music, food, nature, restoration, peak performance, crisis and sleep. We engage Mindful Leadership as a lifestyle choice and use theater arts to demonstrate such real-life applications as tactical breathing and non-verbal communication, and mind-body or neuro-sensory language. Varying styles and examples of curriculum will be explored including a range of specific brands and the approach of Sociological Mindfulness, useful in Circle Work, Alternative Suspension Rooms, and in School Nursing, School Social Work & School Counseling. Wear comfortable clothing for simple guided mindful movement: tai chi, tactical dance & yoga. At your own comfort & pace, you’ll be invited to experience mind-body self-regulation tools for work-life. Most importantly we will develop an arts-integrated plan for your personal practice, which is the foundation of trauma-resilience and of personal & professional development. You are welcome to bring sitting cushions and yoga mats!

Founder of the International Association for School Yoga Mindfulness, Karma Lynn Carpenter has worked with disability law & related services in schools for 30 years from a mind-body perspective. In 2014 she was invited to speak in India about the US integration of yoga - mindfulness for state-approved curriculum, for IDEA and ADA/504, for Applied Behavioral Analysis, and for RTI, juvenile justice, and diversity. Karma Lynn has provided college and professional development curriculum & instruction since 1990. An executive coach, her work is informed as much by her work in policy & clinical administration as by her training in pastoral care, arts, acupuncture & bodywork.

Lunch will be provided.

*Sponsored by the Trauma-Informed Partnership and the Foundational Services Grant


Continuing Education

5 PD Hours (CEUs available upon request)


Richland Community College - NSEC

(National Sequestration Education Center)

3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.

Decatur, IL 62521


Presenter(s)Karma Lynn Carpenter

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