Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI)

DEVELOP FOCUS, CLARITY AND PEACE OF MIND in a lighthearted day devoted to the fundamentals of mindfulness. Learn from a highly trained team led by Henry Shukman, John Braman and other faculty.  The program is informed by ancient wisdom, neuroscience, and deep school experience. Restore your connection to the joy of the present moment and learn ways to manage stress. All ages, stages, abilities and identities are welcome.


Elements of daylong training programs, such as the Heart of Teaching, (8 hours) are as follows. However, we customize our approach to meet the needs of schools, districts, and other learning organizations:

  • Hands-on training with concentration practices as a way to access the present moment
  • Addressing “mind wandering,” one of the dominant features of mental stress
  • Trauma-sensitive approaches to difficult emotions
  • Identifying body sensations and mental experiences that go with stress
  • Individual plans to carry the training forward into one’s personal life and the classroom
  • Practicing mindful dialogue for transforming interpersonal stress into a support system
  • Playful approaches to mindfulness and present moment awareness
  • All participants receive a set of resources including guided mindfulness practices, samples of classroom cufficula, and more

Our upcoming Heart of Teaching dates are:

     Saturday, April 4, 2020

     Saturday, May 9, 2020

Please click here to pay tuition and register.

Please click here to apply for a scholarship.

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