The Mindful Educator

Mission Be’s Mindfulness Training for Teachers


Carin Winter, Sarah Cruse

July 30-August 4, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$350 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Immerse yourself in a like-minded community amidst a stunning natural setting as part of this training in Mission Be’s 12-Week Mindfulness Program, specifically designed for educators in the K–5 classroom.

Mindfulness programs have great potential to help children and teachers thrive
in school and beyond. This interactive workshop will provide you with the experiences and guidance you need to develop a mindfulness-based self-care and relaxation practice for yourself while learning how to use mindfulness practices to create compassionate and thriving classrooms and school environments.

Through group discussion, journaling, creative activities, mindful walks in nature, and more, you will strengthen your peer network and learn:

  • 12 solid weekly lessons to deliver to students
  • Mindfulness facilitation skills
  • Daily classroom practices to use throughout the school year
  • Personal practice for your own development and overall well-being so you can teach from what you know.

Each day includes dedicated time for you to sink into experiences that will leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, and inspired. You will leave with the skills, lessons, and confidence to transform your classroom with mindfulness for the benefit of your students and those whose lives they touch. We invite you to join us in building the capacity for mindfulness programming in our school communities.

Faculty Bio

Sarah Cruse

Sarah Cruse is a Certified Sound Voice and Music Healer from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  She has worked as a Behavioral Therapist with the Los Angeles School District, and as an Educational Specialist with the Foster Care department of Los Angeles Trade Tech College.  She had the fortune of partnering with the Reverence Project in Watts CA, a non-profit organization that was modeled after the Truth and Reconciliation work of South Africa’s Apartheid.

There she served as a Truth and Restorative Justice Advocate, leading workshops and conversations around forgiveness and accessing our inherent gifts.  Sarah has worked as a Curriculum Developer and Workshop Facilitator for the Transformational Art Therapy (TAT) Center in Santa Monica CA, and Currently as a Special Curriculum Educator for the Santa Cruz School District.

Sarah has over 10 years of experience as a Singer/Songwriter, Poet, Performing Artist and Public Speaker.  She believes in the power of sound, voice and freedom of expression.  It is her desire to participate in the discovery, awakening and sharing of the individual and communal gift.  She is grateful for the opportunity to be a Mindful Educator for Mission Be as and to be able to share the gifts of Mindful Education.

Why Attend

  • Expand your skills as a teacher and receive lesson plans for facilitating mindfulness practices in the K-5 classroom so students can relax and thrive.

  • Gain the information and background knowledge you need to bring administrators and parents on board with mindfulness practices for your school.


  • Let go of the to-dos of your daily routine and experience the benefits of mindfulness practices to enhance all aspects of your life and allow you to teach from what you know.

  • Strengthen your peer network as you connect and learn with educators who are integrating mindfulness into their lives and classrooms.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    The weekend is open to all K–5 administrators, teachers, school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and others working with youth in elementary school settings.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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