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Educator Retreat at MorningSun Community
June 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - July 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
A Wake Up Schools Level I Retreat – Registration now open
This summer MorningSun will offer another retreat for classroom teachers, administrators, social workers, others in the field of education, and basically anyone who works with youth/young people.
Details on our lead teachers and the theme of the retreat are in the works, so check back on MorningSun’s website for those. But otherwise:
The retreat will offer participants a chance to refresh themselves and cultivate their own personal mindfulness practice as a base for any sharing of mindfulness with others. It will support them to have an experiential understanding of the practices, and develop the language and skills needed to bring the practice back to the communities they serve. They will also learn effective methods to enhance presence and connection with others, attention, kindness, and emotional well-being inside and outside the classroom.
The retreat center at MorningSun offers an intimate setting in nature that pleasantly supports our communal practice of mindfulness. The modest retreat size is a precious and powerful opportunity that allows for every participant to have personal contact with the Teachers.
We are excited to welcome you to our community of practice!
Practices during the retreat will include:
- Sitting Meditation
- Mindful Eating
- Walking Meditation
- Deep Relaxation
- Circle Sharing
- Loving speech & deep listening
- Beginning anew (conflict resolution)
- Stopping, Pausing, and Looking Deeply
- Bells of Mindfulness in Daily Life
The retreat will also include:
- Workshops for sharing mindfulness practice with youth
- Ways to support youth of diverse backgrounds and different privilege
- Inspiration to support mindfulness practice among co-workers and school staff
- And more…
Arrival for the retreat is Wednesday, June 28th, from 3pm to 6pm. Departure is on Sunday after lunch on July 2nd, at 2pm. Please provide your own transportation to and from MorningSun.
This is a small retreat and spaces are limited. Booking early is highly suggested as the retreat will likely sell out. The intimate nature of this small retreat is rare for educators retreats, and registration will likely be closed well before the retreat begins. You will receive confirmation of your space upon registration and receipt of payment.
Cost: There are two parts to the program cost:
- The Program (offered on an affordable sliding scale: $240 – 440)
- Accommodations (costs vary from camping ($50) to dormitory rooms ($180))
Please remember that if you are currently employed as a teacher you may be able to have your retreat cost covered by your employer as this is an accredited CEU program. More information on this is forthcoming, please let us know you re interested in this option.
Financial Assistance: Anyone who wishes to attend the retreat will be welcomed, no matter of financial ability. If the lowest tier is still too high for you you can self select some financial assistance from within the registration form. If you need a full scholarship please contact us.
Accommodations: We have several rooms available in “The Barn” (beds for 10-14 people depending on whether folks are alone, or couples, or in a ‘pod’), and also camping. Our campground is primitive, with flat sandy sites, outdoor showers and outhouses. You must provide your own tent and camping equipment. Campers will also have access to the first floor toilet and laundry in The Barn. You may also choose to commute in and out if you live locally (or book a hotel/airbnb).
For more questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org