London Educators Retreat 2012: Deepening the Practice, Building the Community
Non-residential mindfulness retreat for teachers, youth workers and all who work with young people.
From Saturday, 27 (8am) to Sunday, 28 October (5pm) 2012 (non-residential)
The Educators Retreat is an opportunity to develop mindfulness both in ourselves and in our work with children and young people and to practice ways to cultivate mindfulness in educational contexts such as classrooms, college and universities, staffrooms and communities. We will explore the workings of our bodies and minds and learn how to use the power of silence, appreciation, self-care and compassion for others to increase clear and ethical thinking and action. During the retreat, we will share our lived experience of working with young people. We will also consider how we may use the techniques and practices of the retreat to help us form and sustain more mindful communities at school and at home.
This retreat is part of a wider long term initiative by Plum Village which is attempting to help school staff and students to develop mindfulness using Plum Village principles and practices. This initiative seeks to help teachers and other school staff to:
You are warmly invited to help shape this initiative by sharing your experience and thoughts.
While the retreat is non-residential, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and refreshments are included. It is our intention that this retreat is accessible to the widest possible range of people involved in education. A Reduced rate is offered for student teachers, teaching assistants and low-waged youth workers.
Standard rate £128: full time teachers
Registration is limited to those who can participate in the whole retreat. Participants are encouraged to attend the whole of the programme, and recommended to spend their time away from the retreat on Saturday evening in a spirit of mindfulness to provide continuity of experience.
International bookings and payments
Please book and pay online by credit or debit card in Pounds sterling. We do not have facilities for accepting foreign currencies. Your card issuer will pay us in sterling and charge you in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate.
Who should attend
This event is for teachers, head teachers, teaching assistants, youth workers and all others who work with children and young people.