For more programs delivered by Mindfulness Everyday Associate Teachers, see
Community Partners HERE


A) Courses for Educators: SMART and PD Workshops
B) Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops
C) MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshops, Introduction to Mindfulness, Monthly Grad Meet-ups Schedule
D) Conference Events
E) Community Courses
F) Courses for Parents and Teens
G) Retreats

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A) Courses for Educators and Professional Support Staff

SmartinEducation

SMART: Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators and Helping Professionals

SmartEducation™ is an evidence-based program coordinated by SmartUBC that specifically targets the needs of K-12 and post secondary educators and professional support staff, with a strong emphasis on the cultivation of mindful awareness including elements of self-compassion, emotional literacy, self-regulation skills, optimism and self-care.

The SmartEducation™ program involves experiential activities in mindfulness including: meditation, emotional awareness and movement.   Weekly meetings also contain presentations and group discussions that include:

Certificate of Completion: Successful participants are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from UBC Faculty of Education

Mindfulness Everyday is pleased to offer a $50 subsidy to
Educational Assistants and Child and Youth Workers who wish to take SMART.

Apply HERE: Educational Assistant / Child and Youth Wokers Subsidy Request Form


SMART Summer 2019 Intensives

Includes:

  1. 5-Day Intensive SMART Courses for Educators, Professional Support Staff & Helping Professionals

  2. 3-Day Foundational Concepts for SMART Facilitators

More information on the SMART Facilitator Training Certification Pathway HERE

SMART 5-Day Intensive (includes SMART Participant Manual): The 9-session, 20 hour SMART program delivered in a 5-day format. Schedule Details in the flyers. Requirement for the SMART 3-Day Foundational Concepts.
SMART Summer 5-Day / 4-Week Intensive format:

Monday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 1 & 2)
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 3 & 4)
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm SMART sessions 5 & 6)
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm (SMART session 7 - retreat)
Friday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 8 & 9)

SMART 3-Day Foundations (includes SMART Facilitator Training Notes): This 20-hour workshop introduces the SMART curriculum to potential facilitators and provides valuable information about how mindfulness and compassion-based approaches can help teachers and professional support staff to manage the stressful demands of their workplace, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the skill set of the facilitator in delivering the SMART program.
Requirement of the SMART Facilitator Training Certification Pathway.

Workshop Name Facilitators Summer 2019 Retreat Date Location Registration Here

Download
Flyer Here

SMART
5-Day Intensive
Toronto
- $525
Maximum 20

Ameeta Dudani

Tuesday - Saturday
July 2 - 6, 2019
10 am - 4 pm

Friday
July 5, 2019
10 am - 3 pm

Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

SMART Summer 2019 TORONTO Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 TORONTO Flyer

SMART
5-Day Intensive
Ottawa - $525
Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick
Lois Lorimer

Monday - Friday
July 8 - 12, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Thursday
July 11, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Saint Paul University
Salle MULTI Room
223 Main Street,
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4

SMART Summer 2019 OTTAWA Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 OTTAWA Flyer

SMART 4-Week Intensive
Waterloo
- $350
Maximum 25

Carla Waites

Tuesdays
July 9 - 30, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Thursday
July 25, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

WRDSB Education Centre
51 Ardelt Avenue, 
Kitchener, N2C 2R5

SMART Summer 2019 WATERLOO Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 WATERLOO Flyer

SMART 4-Week Intensive
London July
- $350
Maximum 12

Angela Scott

Tuesdays
July 9 - 30, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Thursday
July 25, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Forest City Mindfulness
190 Wortley Road, Suite LL11 London, ON N6C 4Y7

SMART Summer 2019 LONDON JULY Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 LONDON JULY Flyer

SMART 4-Week Intensive
London
August -
$350
Maximum 12

Angela Scott

Wednesdays
August 7-  August 28, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Friday
August 23, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Forest City Mindfulness
190 Wortley Road, Suite LL11 London, ON N6C 4Y7

SMART Summer 2019 LONDON AUGUST Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 LONDON AUGUST Flyer

SMART 5-Day Intensive
Guelph

$425
Minimum 12

Carla Waites

Monday - Friday
August 12 - 16, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Thursday
August 15, 2019
10 am – 2 pm

Ignatius Jesuit Centre
St. Brigid's Villa
Hwy 6,
North Guelph , ON N1H 6J2

SMART Summer 2019 GUELPH Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 GUELPH Flyer

SMART 5-Day Intensive
Victoria
- $525
Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick

Monday - Friday
August 19 - 23, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Thursday
August 22, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Crystal View Elementary School in the Library
2662 Silverstone Way,
Victoria, B.C. V9B 6A6

SMART Summer 2019 VICTORIA Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 VICTORIA Flyer

SMART Toronto
3-Day Foundational Concepts
- $525
Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick

Tuesday - Thursday
July 23 - 25, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm

NA

Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

SMART Summer 2019 3-Day Foundations Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 3-Day Foundations Flyer

1-Day Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Workshop -
$75
($50 for SMART 3-Day Participants)

Dr. Ameeta Dudani

Friday
July 26, 2019

NA

Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

TSM Summer 2019 Registration Form TSM Summer 2019 Flyer

For more information on smartEducation™ and the collaboration with smartUBC, click here
If you would like more information on how to have SMART brought to your school or school board, please contact us.


MYTT Logo Mindful Yoga Teacher Training MYTT
200+ Hour Certification
2019-2020

 

LOCATION

Blue Heron Studio
(Gerrard and Woodbine in the Beaches),
57 Devon Rd, Toronto, ON M4E 1X8

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Mindful Yoga Teacher Training (MYTT)
2019-2020
200+ Hour Certification

COURSE SCHEDULE
Saturdays 8:30 am -5 pm
Sundays 9 am - 5 pm

2019: Sept. 21-22, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 9-10; Dec. 7-8
2020: Jan. 25-26; Feb. 22-23; March 28-29; April 18-19; May 9-10; June 6-7 
Provisions will be made for missed classes

TEACHER

MarkusNatalia Fister
Email
(416) 402-4963


More Information HERE

Download Flyer HERE

Register Now

Fee: $2,850 includes $100 materials fee

Payment Details:

  • $650 deposit to secure your spot, prepaying for the first and last session plus materials fee;
  • 8 monthly payments of $275 for remaining sessions, allowing you to “pay as you learn” throughout the year.
  • Tax deductible receipt provided.

B) MSC - Mindful Self-Compassion

Danforth MSC Workshop

LOCATION

The Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Workshop

TBD

Participants are encouraged to bring a journal to the course for their reflections.

TEACHER

MarkusMarkus Bohlmann
Email
(416) 528-3595

 

More information on the Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop HERE

Download an article on Mindful Self-compassion HERE

Register Now

Full Fee: $475
Student/low-income: $400
A few partial subsidies available based on need

It is recommended that participants read one or both of following books before or during the program:
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer


C) MBSR Workshops & Monthly Grad Meet-ups

Special rate for MBSR Alumni who wish to take the workshop again $200 (+$15 if you reqiure a Participant Workbook)

Richmond Hill MBSR Monthly Grad Meet-ups


LOCATION

Canadian Academy of
Therapeutic Arts

120 Newkirk Road Unit 12
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9S7

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Monthly Grad Meet-ups

Last Tuesday of the month, beginning January 2019

7:15 - 9 pm

TEACHERS

NaomiNaomi Nurgitz
Email

(905) 884-6706

NOTES

Fee: $20

Download Flyer HERE

Please call or email Naomi to reserve your spot.


D) Conference Events

Canadian School Boards Association CONGRESS 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019 – OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS

Dr. GABOR MATÉ

Renowned specialist on addiction, depression and child development

9 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers Are Disempowered and How to Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break
10:30 a.m.  – 12:00 noon WORKSHOP: Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture
Fee: $80 plus HST to register ONLY for Dr. Maté’s sessions and not the whole conference,
includes the keynote, the workshop and a refreshment break

Register HERE:
http://www.opsba.org/EVENTS%20AND%20PUBLICATIONS/Pages/2019-AGM-Online-Registration.aspx
Select “SPECIAL EVENT – Dr. Gabor Maté ONLY under "Registrant type". Payment may be made by credit card online or cheque.  

If paying by cheque, cheques must be received in the OPSBA office no later than Friday, May 31, 2019. 
Cheques should be made out to “Ontario Public School Boards’ Association” and sent to:
Carla Garbas
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association
439 University Avenue, 18th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5G 1Y8


E) Community Courses

SmartinEducation

SMART For Everyday Life — for Caregivers

Dates: Weekly on Fridays May 31 - July 26, 2019 (No classes July 5, 2019) | 10 am—12 pm

Silent retreat: Saturday July 13, 2019 | 10 AM — 2 PM

Course Fee: $350

To Register: Forest City Mindfulness Registration | Download Flyer HERE

SMART™ (Stress Management And Resiliency Techniques) Education is a 9-session, 20-hour evidence-based program designed to:

  • Enhance physical, emotional, mental, social health and well-being
  • Increase ability to flow with the ups and downs of everyday life
  • Deepen understanding and compassion for oneself and others

This evidence-based course trains persons to better manage work-related and personal stress, in order to cultivate emotional balance. SMART integrates the teachings, practices and research from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, emotion theory, and compassion training. Each session consists of presentations, group discussion and experiential practices in mindfulness. A 4-hour silent retreat and weekly home practice is also part of the course. SMART is a secular program, delivered by SMART UBC accredited facilitators.

Successful participants receive a Certificate of Completion from UBC Faculty of Education

Facilitator: Angela Scott | Angela.Scott@mindfulnesseveryday.org | (519) 435-1219


Introductory 1/2 Day Workshop to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Everyday Life with Dawn Blessing, RN,BSN,MSN

Date: Sunday June 2, 2019 | 1:00—5:00 pm 

Location: Cliffcrest Fitness, 2967 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1M 1P1

Fee: $75 | Download Flyer HERE

For More Information or to Register, contact Dawn Blessing (807) 251-2899 | dawn@mindfultherapycentre.com

In this half-day workshop you will learn how to practice Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and experience for yourself how they may be of benefit to you in your daily life. You will leave with practices and resources that you can use right away-at home, work and even in the midst of busy days and chaos.

What Will We Explore?

  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices.
  • How to stop being so hard on yourself and why this matters.
  • How to relate pain, suffering and difficult emotions.
  • How to improve your relationship with others.
  • Getting to know your own basic goodness.

F) Courses for Parents & Teens - Spring 2019

The Radical Art of Mindfulness:
6 Week Online Group to Care for Ourselves Deeply
with Sue Hutton

Open to all levels | By Donation

Dates: Wednesdays 8 - 9 pm | May 29 - July 3, 2019

Radical: (Oxford Dictionary) Especially of change or action, relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough. "a radical overhaul of the existing regulatory framework" I invite you to explore the radical act of going deeply within.

Using Mindfulness techniques taught in a engaging, fun and supportive way you will have a 6 week experience of nurturing yourself in a new way. We will cover the full Mindfulness Curriculum taught in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs, yet in creative ways with the aim to make them customizable for you. Using everyday activities, the arts and traditional Mindfulness techniques, we will explore the act of caring deeply for ourselves.

You’ll get:

  • A tool kit of new Mindfulness approaches
  • Digital meditation links for daily use
  • Home practice workbook to help get creative in radically caring for yourself.

Fee: By donation. Please offer based on your income. Anywhere from zero - $350 is welcome. Very much appreciated, and fully honoured wherever you are at in your income right now. There should be no barriers to attend.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-radical-art-of-mindfulness-6-week-online-session-tickets-55736219533

Facilitator: Sue Hutton, BSW, MSW with over 30 years Mindfulness practice and over 20 years social work.  Sue is a social worker, a singer, a human rights advocate, a single mom who lives by Mindfulness to keep life together. She has practiced Mindfulness for over 30 years, & has completed the professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has led Mindfulness groups and programs with over 1000 amazing people in diverse communities: the cancer community, staff in the prison system, parents of kids with disabilities, teachers in trauma settings, mental health settings, the autism community, social workers.
www.facebook.com/suehuttonmindfulness/


Mindful Parenting Workshop
with Heidi Bornstein and Lois Lorimer Nunn

Invites all parents to attend a special FREE presention

Research and practice tells us that Mindfulness helps develop: social/emotional learning, resilience, self-regulation, concentration, self-awareness, kindness and compassion.Learn simple practices that can help support the well-being of the whole family including yourself.


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 pm Mindfulness Workshop | 7:30 - 8:30 pm Practice and Questions
*Light Refreshments Provided

Location: John A Leslie Public School, 459 Midland Ave., Scarborough, Ont. M1N 4A7

*Childcare available

Register HERE |Download Flyer HERE


G) Retreats

Days of Mindfulness for Educators and Helping Professionals

The day is from 10 am until 3 pm. Cost for the full day is $25.00. Parking is FREE.

Mindfulness Everyday, in partnership with Discover Mindfulness, offers day long retreats for anyone who is taking or has taken a SMART Workshop. More Information HERE

Committing an entire day to mindfulness is a wonderful opportunity to deepen practice and offer yourself some calm and joy away from the rush of daily life. The day will consist of a mix of mindful practices and introductory dialogue around best practices when teaching mindfulness to students. You will leave feeling nourished, connected to other educators and fuelled by discussions and sharing.
The event is open to everyone in education - educators, parents, professionals and for anyone who is taking or has taken a SMART training. Please arrive at least 15 min early to settle in.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket, a mindful lunch, a thermos and/or reusable water bottle and anything else you need to be comfortable. Hot water and tea will be provided. Experience the power of community while practicing mindfulness together.

Date


Location


TBD

Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6

Register HERE | Download Flyer HERE