Guest Speaker: Bernie Clark
Bernie Clark author of the best selling The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor degree in Science from the University of Waterloo and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific approach to investigating the nature of things. His ongoing studies have taken him deeply inside mythology, comparative religions, and psychology. All of these avenues of exploration have clarified his understanding of the ancient Eastern practices of yoga and meditation.
He conducts yoga teacher training and workshops. The other books Bernie has written are:
• Released, October 2018: Your Spine, Your Yoga: Developing stability and mobility for your spine
• Your Body, Your Yoga: Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best Suited To You
• The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
• YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga
• From the Gita to the Grail
Guest Speaker: Cindy Maxted
Cindy has over 25 years of experience working with children and families as a registered nurse in the neonatal ICU, Operating Room, and School Nursing with a degree from Georgetown University.
As a certified Mindful Educator/Yoga Instructor in conjunction with Johns Hopkins D-stress Baltimore, she has taught hundreds of young people, teachers, and parents across the country in the benefits of mindfulness. The Art of Mindfulness is an inclusive practice that is applicable to everyone, and our primary interest is advancing the health and well-beings of individuals and communities by bringing awareness, compassion, and joy by providing tools and strategies to be present in our lives, with ease.
There are many benefits of mindfulness in the schools, from decreased stress, improved attention and focus, emotional regulation, and compassion. Mindfulness can also not only lead to reduced stress in the workplace, but also increase employee retention, and health.
During challenging times such as physical health problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and grief mindfulness can help one accept their experiences and gain perspective on their self-defeating thoughts.