"Brain Vacation" and "peace and light" generated at ACE Inspire Academy
60 minutes into moving, meditating, and breathing, 13 sleepy teachers lay in savasana, just 14 days prior to hundreds of students filling the halls. "What did you get from this practice?" I asked them. Here's what they said:
"A brain vacation"
"Peace and light"
As a former schoolteacher, the weeks leading up to the first day are notoriously filled with anxiety, anticipation, and that ever-weighing feeling that there is no such thing as being ready for your students. And yet, on a Friday afternoon, after a week of professional development sessions and the big day looming, these teachers were able to enter this state.
Then, I asked them something unconventional, considering the two-week countdown to students: "What do you see as possible by the end of next year?"
This is what they said:
Positive culture and positive attitudes
If you are a teacher reading this, my hope is that you feel empowered to advocate for the mental and physical health of you and your colleagues! Reach out to me to schedule a yoga and mindfulness-based professional development for your school at your earliest convenience.
If you are a principal, my hope is that you feel empowered to advocate for your teachers not only sustaining their profession, but also flourishing in their profession and having a school that works. Schedule a PD session with me!
If you know a teacher, principal, or someone in the education system, my hope is that you feel empowered to share this post and work with me to connect, inspire, and empower others!