More Than Mindfulness Conference 2018
As a Sacred Art
About: Why More than Mindfulness?
Rainbow Institute is an arm of Rainbow Community School that seeks to inspire a holistic education movement through transformative learning experiences, resources and research. The work of RI is inspired by the holistic educational model known as the Rainbow Seven Domains approach. This approach values healthy development in all the domains and considers the spiritual domain the elixir that breathes life into the other developmental domains. RI strives to help individuals, educators and institutions nurture the spiritual identities of all community members by inviting the SACRED into the school experience. Mindfulness is just one of the sacred practices.
School based mindfulness programs are becoming increasingly more widespread in private and public schools throughout our country. Research suggests that these programs bolster mental health and well being and have the capacity to improve academic achievement. The More than Mindfulness Conference workshops will highlight ways of integrate mindful practices into your school culture but will emphasize MORE than mindfulness by expanding these practices to include a wide variety of heart centered, holistic and secular methods. The workshops will offer many transferrable and adaptable lessons and resources to aid establishing this sacred culture. Click the icon below to read about some of these methods.
Schedule MTM 2018
8:30- 9:00 am VIP Registration: Coffee and Tea Provided
9:00- 9:15 Welcome
9:15- 10:20 Observation and Reflection of Classroom Centering
10:25- 11:30 Observation and Reflection of Classroom Centering
11:30- 1:00 Lunch Provided for VIP Ticket Holders: Bookstore Open
12:30- 1:00 Standard Ticket Registration: Snacks Provided
1:00- 1:30 Opening Remarks and Group Centering
1:30-2:45 Keynote Address
3:00-4:30 Workshop Session 1 (2018 Workshops TBD)
4:30-4:45 Closing Round
I am really excited to grow as a community with mindfulness in education. I loved meeting other people who have similar interests and passions. It was great to make new connections.
-Samata Amy DeCori, K-8 Educator
On October 12, 2016, Rainbow Community School piloted its very first holistic education conference. The MTM Conference sold out! Thank you to Mountain Express and Asheville Citizen Times for your reporting on this transformative learning experience.
I will be bringing our entire staff next time! Thank you so much!!!Deborah DeLisle
Thank you and blessings to you all!Katie McDaniel
Seeing centering in action, rather than simply discussing what centering is, was really helpful for me. Engaging in the actual classroom gave me a chance to see, firsthand, how mindfulness can be integrated into the classroom (and can correlate with content!).Summer Drum
Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful school!Kim Allison
Thank you for offering this opportunity!Susan Stigall
Thank you! Please let me know if there is any way I can partner with Rainbow to be a contributing member to your worthy mission. I’ll be in touch!l!Sarah Shoemaker
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Need Accommodations While in Asheville?
Please note that Asheville is a happening place in October! The weather is incredible and the fall colors are beautiful- to that end booking accommodations ASAP is advised. There are some affordable housing options- check out these places. Sweet Pea Hostel , Bon Paul Sharky’s Hostel , Mountain Lights Sanctuary , AirBnB. Additionally, we have RCS families who are willing to accommodate you in their homes. If you have this need, please contact email@example.com directly and I will set you up with a host family.