I help hard-working teachers avoid burnout and find their balance so they can be at their best for their students, colleagues, and families.

I've been an educator for over 20 years, and I've been a mindfulness and meditation practitioner for the last five of them.  I only wish I had the support of these mindsets and practices when I was starting out -- I'm sure my students and my family would have appreciated it.

As a public school teacher librarian, it's not so surprising that I first explored mindfulness and meditation through books.  While these helped to explain what mindfulness and meditation is, it wasn't until I attended my first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop that I "got it" and experienced the benefits.

I only wish I had the support of these philosophies and practices when I was starting out — I’m sure my students and my family would have appreciated it.

I've been practicing ever since, and have participated in and led a variety of trainings, classes, and symposiums since then (see below for more details).   I sincerely believe that mindfulness and meditation are valuable self-care tools for educators (and anyone) that will support you so that you can get on with the job of supporting your students, colleagues, friends, and family members.

Looking forward to practicing with 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 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


all images my own
photo credit:  EJ Dilley