Mindfulness for Educators
An Introductory Weekend

Maggie Steele, Barnaby Willett & 
Janice Martellucci
March 4-5, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Damascus, OR

$270 ($295 after 2/8/17)

Mindfulness for Educators

Do you feel busy and overwhelmed?

Many educators are incredibly stressed out. Mindfulness is an evidence-based way to improve your physical, emotional and mental health.

In this introductory two-day course, you'll explore the fundamentals of mindfulness. You'll learn essential skills to reduce stress and improve your health and well-being. Designed for educators, this course will revive your life and your work with youth. 

Course Overview

Participants will learn the fundamentals of mindfulness with practices that develop compassion, calm, emotional resilience, and self-awareness. In this experiential class, participants will learn how to attend to stressful situations in the moment and discover what is possible when you bring your individual practice into your work with youth.


  • Introduction to mindfulness as a personal practice and key pedagogical tool.
  • Learning relational mindfulness practices to build connection, trust, and openness in youth-focused environments.
  • Exposure and instruction in core mindfulness practices, including meditation, cultivating present-moment awareness, reducing stress, and increasing one’s connection to self.
  • Introduction to the beneficial effects that mindfulness practices have on the health of the brain and body.
  • Understanding the importance of a consistent mindfulness practice when bringing mindfulness activities into classroom settings or one’s work with youth.

Continuing Education Credit

Offered in conjunction with Portland State University's Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education (CEED), this course qualifies for 1 PSU graduate/undergraduate credits or 1.2 CEUs (Washington State Clock hours pending approval). Certificate of completion provided.

Please Note: This course teaches foundational mindfulness skills for adults to strengthen their own understanding of mindfulness and deepen their work with youth in a variety of settings. However, this course does not certify participants as Peace in Schools instructors or allow participants to teach proprietary material from the Peace in Schools curriculum. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming teacher certification program.


March 4-5, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Still Meadow Retreat Center
(30 mins south of Portland International Airport)
16561 SE Marna Rd
​Damascus, OR 97089


$270 Course Fee ($295 after 2/1/17)
Includes delicious lunches

$60 Optional College Credit (1 PSU Graduate/Undergrad Credit) 

$50 Yoga Calm Certified Instructor Discount
10% Group Discounts (Groups of 3 or more)

Onsite lodging and additional meals available at Still Meadow. Contact Karen at (503) 658-8793.


Lynea Gillen
Maggie Steele, MSW, is a certified life coach and mindfulness instructor who holds Master in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Maggie has served as the mental health coordinator for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education adolescent retreats since 2014, and currently teaches mindful studies through the organization Peace in Schools in Portland, Oregon. Maggie is also a training facilitator and practicum supervisor at the Youth Coaching Institute. 

Kathy FlaminioBarnaby Willett is a lead mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools. He teaches for-credit mindful studies high school courses in Portland, Oregon. He also offers mindfulness instruction to adults in classes, workshops and retreats. Barnaby has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1994. He has volunteered for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education adolescent retreats since 2014, and is certified to teach a 12-week curriculum in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (MBSAT). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pomona College.

Janice Martellucci is a lead mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools. She develops curriculum for and teaches Peace in Schools’ youth and adult programming, including the for-credit mindful studies courses in Portland, Oregon, public high schools. Martellucci has been a practitioner of mindfulness since 2010. She brings seven years’ experience working with youth in classroom and non-traditional teaching environments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

Still Meadow Retreat Center
16561 SE Marna Rd, Damascus, OR 97089, United States

About Yoga Calm & Peace in Schools

​Yoga Calm and Peace in Schools are honored to join efforts toward helping youth build self-awareness, resilience and compassion. Joint offerings like this course are just one example of how we are working together to help our youth to thrive.

For more information contact:
Peace in Schools
Yoga Calm

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