I help hard-working teachers manage their stress, integrate mindfulness and meditation into their lives, and find the balance that allows them to be at their best. 

What began as a quest to reduce my own stress and be a happier, healthier teacher has evolved into a mission to bring mindfulness-based strategies and self-care to my educator colleagues.   You are in the right place if you love being a teacher but are tired of feeling stressed out and exhausted by the challenges of the job. 

The information you will find on this site is a reminder of what you already know in your heart:

You must prioritize your own self-care in order to enjoy your work and life with a sense of happiness and ease.

Teaching Balance is about incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life so you can truly embody these qualities.  Through my blog posts, workshops, Mindfulness Membership, and personal coaching, I address the different challenges teachers face and how to use mindfulness to best engage with those challenges. 

Since meditation is the foundation of mindfulness, my work with you will focus on making meditation a regular, daily practice.  My free, seven-session "Learn to Meditate" email video course can be used by beginners as a jumping off point, or can help experienced meditators to refresh their practice.

As a result of attending my workshops, classes, or membership sessions, educators who have integrated mindfulness and meditation into their lives are more fully present with others and less reactive to circumstances that would normally cause stress.

As a result of attending my workshops, classes, or membership sessions, educators who have integrated mindfulness and meditation into their lives are more fully present with others and less reactive to circumstances that would normally cause stress.

I know first-hand how difficult and stressful teaching can be.  As a way to reduce my own stress, I learned mindfulness meditation and it profoundly impacted my life.  Due to my ever-growing passion for bringing mindfulness to my peers, I have trained through several programs, including the Mindful Education Institute, Mindful Schools, and SMART in Education (you can check out my CV below).  You can also find several of my mindfulness-centered posts published at Holstee.com and PassageWorks.org

 

Curious to read about how mindfulness and meditation can help you reduce your stress? 

Sign up for my newsletter to learn more about the habits of mind associated with mindfulness and meditation.  

Interested in jumping in and developing a regular meditation practice?

Take a look at what's included in the year-long guidance and support of the Mindfulness Membership

Ready to take a deeper dive into prioritizing your self-care and bringing a customized approach to integrating mindfulness and meditation into your everyday life?

Contact me to set up a consultation call for One-on-One Personal Coaching

I look forward to learning from and being of service to you!

- Kristin


Mindfulness Trainings & Conferences - Participant
  • Mindful Education Institute......................................................................2012
  • Mindful Schools Curriculum Training.......................................................2013
  • Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth.........................................2014, 2016
  • Symposium on Mindfulness and Contemplative Education in CO............2014
  • SMART in Education - Course Facilitator Training...................................2014
  • Colorado Social Emotional Learning Forum..............................................2016
  • Mindfulness in America Summit (Wisdom 2.0).........................................2017
Mindfulness Presentations, Workshops & Classes - Facilitator
  • Saturday Mindfulness Mini-retreat for Teachers, sponsored by the Colorado Educators with Contemplative Practices Network

  • "Mindfulness in Education: Reducing Stress and Increasing Mental and Physical Wellness in Educators and Students" workshop at the 2015 and 2016 AP for All Summer Institute, sponsored by the Colorado Education Initiative

  • 8-week SMART in Education course for Cherry Creek School District educators

  • Co-facilitator with Andra Brill, "SEL, Self-Care, & Equity: Preparing for Teaching in Demanding Learning Environments" workshop for pre-service teachers

  • "Make Time, Make Space, and Make Connections:  The Value of Self-Care for Educators"  address to teachers new to Cherry Creek School District, sponsored by the Cherry Creek Education Association

  • "Less Stress in 2017-2018:  Mindfulness Strategies to Help You Have Your Best School Year Yet" workshops for middle school assistant principals in the Cherry Creek School District and Overland High School staff

  • "The Synergy of Ethics, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion" workshop at the 2017 Ethics Boot Camp sponsored by the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver



photo credit:  EJ Dilley