Contemplation at the School of Education and Human Development



Contemplation at the School of Education and Human Development


Mon., Feb 15 2016 - 3:30 PM to Wed., May 4 2016 - 2:30 PM

A collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development School and the Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA.
Sessions are free for all students, staff and faculty.
Mindful Yoga
with Marian Matthews
When: Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30
Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation Practice
With Tish Jennings and Lynne Crotts
When: Wednesdays from 2:00 - 2:30
Location: Bavaro Hall, Room 306 (formerly the CLIC)
Lynne Crotts (Educ '15) is a doctoral student and instructor in the Curry School of Education. She holds certification in the Mindfulness Curriculum through Mindful Schools and has been trained in MindUP, a research-based program for educators and children in mindfulness. She's been practicing mindfulness for years and teaching for 2 years at U.Va. She's taught students from age 3 to adults. She has also taught mental health care agents in Haiti.
Tish Jennings is a Associate Professor in CISE and a former preschool and elementary teacher. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemplative teaching and learning. She co-developed the CARE for Teachers professional development program that combines mindfulness and emotion skills training to reduce teacher stress and promote resilience. She has been practicing mindfulness for over 40 years.
Marian Matthews is a Hatha based yoga instructor employed by the Contemplative Sciences Center to bring yoga and mindfulness into the local schools. Marian’s teaching focuses on breath work, mind/body awareness, practicing postures, relaxation, and meditation. Her approach is informal, beginner and advanced are welcome and the only requirement is an open heart, open mind, and a mat. Even if you think you can't do yoga, come anyway.