MORE THAN MINDFULNESS
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 2017
8:30- 9:00 am VIP Registration: Light breakfast 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 Break: 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
3:00-4:45 Workshop Session 1
4:45-5:00 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 (RCS) piloted its very first holistic education conference. The More Than Mindfulness (MTM) conference was an extraordinary success. This event sold out and RCS staff, faculty and students was able to host over 50 private, public and higher education educators, mental health professionals, community members and parents. Thank you to Mountain Express and Asheville Citizen Time for your reporting on this transformative learning experience.