Mindfulness Practices to Support Healthy Work-Life Balance
Participants: Leaders, managers, principals, assistant principals
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the demands of work and your personal life, especially given the current pandemic? Are you wondering how you can achieve a sustainable balance – filled with both effort and ease? Are you finding it difficult to manage the stressors encountered working with staff, young people, and communities with a history of chronic stress and trauma? This course is for you.
Course will launch August 2021. Reserve your spot now!
What's included here?
Discussion board community
Handouts and links
Mindfulness for Leaders
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed. It helps us to create the space, the breathing room, necessary to be clear and focused, to listen deeply to ourselves and others. Our experience will be enriched by connections with those we lead and who, in turn, support our educators, families, and young people. They deserve mindful leaders!
Develop mindfulness practices and an easy-to-follow plan for how you can support emotional and mental well-being by tuning into your breath and body. In doing so, you can be more focused, proactive and present in supporting the staff and youth served, while modeling and achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Meet the instructor
Aileen was born and raised in the South Bronx and discovered her passion for education and social justice during her years as a teacher and coach at her alma mater, Aquinas High School. She received a BA from Georgetown University in English with a minor in Theology and Theater and an Ed.M in the Education Policy and Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
After years of reflection, Aileen was called to complete her 200hr yoga certification with Grace and Glory Yoga in Philadelphia. There, she fell in love with Baptiste Yoga and completed her Level 1 and Level 2 training with the Baptiste Institute. Aileen believes that yoga not only builds strength of body, but strength of mind, which transcends to all areas of life. She enjoys sharing this practice of breath and movement with educators, young people, and families that don’t traditionally have access.
Currently, Aileen works as a yoga teacher and DEI consultant with DWL, supporting education and corporate organizations in developing equitable wellness solutions for their teams.