Special Events

Mindfulness for Educators

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Jul 17 (Mon) - Aug 7 (Mon)
10:30AM - 12:00PM (4 weeks)
Santa Monica
We ask an awful lot of teachers these days. Beyond just conveying the curriculum, teachers are supposed to provide a nurturing learning environment, be responsive to students, parents and colleagues, juggle the demands of standardized testing, coach students through conflicts with peers, be exemplars of emotion regulation, handle disruptive behavior and generally be great role models. Though, teachers rarely receive training aimed at personal development, and the level of social and emotional competence required to perform ideally is simply not possessed by the average adult.

Neurobiological research suggests that personal training in mindfulness skills can increase teachers' sense of well-being and teaching self-efficacy, as well as their ability to manage classroom behavior and establish and maintain supportive relationships with students.

This 4-week class, intended for PK-12 educators, will blend direct mindfulness instruction and experiential activities, with time for reflection and discussion. We will explore the fundamentals and benefits of mindfulness as a personal practice, as well as a key pedagogical tool, with strategies to integrate mindfulness into work with students at different developmental stages.

InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $75 to $125 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
25 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Comfortable clothing - journal/notebook
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.