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Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) presents:

Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching

Naropa University – June 10-13, 2019


Learn to apply mindfulness practice to your classroom teaching. When we are awake and at home in our bodies and minds, our teaching is more sustainable, engaged, and creative. Trusting and effective relationships with students are naturally generated when we fully embody mindful awareness and compassion. This new program is the result of three decades of contemplative in-service teacher education at Naropa.

The Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching program:

  • brings mindful presence to the classroom
  • strengthens teacher self-care
  • deepens communication
  • infuses contemplative pedagogy into existing curricula
  • cultivates compassionate learning communities

All program participants will be required to have a regular mindfulness practice and to have completed SMART*, or a similar mindfulness program. It is intended that after the program participants will select from among the activities that suit them best and apply them in their classrooms. A participant packet of activities, readings, and resources will be provided. Participants should bring a lunch every day to eat mindfully with others. Participants who attend fully will receive a Certificate of Completion.

*Stress Management and Resilience Training for Teachers, a program of PassageWorks, offers a series of mindfulness trainings. Naropa’s Contemplative Teaching Initiative is a collaborative partner with SMART.

COST: $395.00 -a limited amount of scholarships are available. Please email to inquire.


Naropa welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Carla Mueller at to request accessibility accommodations needed.