School stressing?

Are you between the ages of 12-18?
Do you feel like the world is just too busy sometimes?
Do you wish you knew some healthier ways to cope with stress?
Do you wish there was a way to help with feelings of worry about the world?


Mindfulness for a Healthy Community

Applying is Amanda BY APRIL 1st with your name, school, age and WHY YOU WANT TO JOIN the program:

This is an 8-week training that meets once a week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00, April 11-May 30, 2017 to learn tools for practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness involves paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and can be cultivated through both formal and informal practices. Mindfulness practice is helpful for bringing balance to mind and body, as well as helping us cope with unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can undermine our emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health.

Recent studies in brain science have shown that a regular mindfulness practice can positively affect our nervous system by reducing blood pressure and helping us to feel less emotionally reactive to everyday stressors. And when we feel less stressed and anxious, we are better able to be positive contributors to our communities and the world.

  •  This class meets at the CENTER on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00, April 11-May 30, 2017
  • Cost is a one-time fee of $5. Scholarships are available. 
  • Applying is Amanda BY APRIL 1stwith your name, school, age and WHY YOU WANT TO JOIN the program:

 About the Instructor

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Amanda Regan Lighthiser has been teaching and guiding teenagers in various capacities for over fourteen years. Currently, she is an Upper School English teacher at Catlin Gabel School. Before discovering her love for teaching, Amanda worked as an attorney in Florida and Georgia, representing death row inmates in their post-conviction appeals. Amanda has been a dedicated yoga and mindfulness practitioner for eighteen years. She finished her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in December and has completed the Stressed Teens Institute professional training program for teaching MBSR-T. She is also mom to two awesome, yoga loving kids, five year old Regan and two and half year old Liza.