Thank you so much for the thoughtful reply. It was wonderful hearing from you.
I discovered Inner Explorer after looking into the Hemera Foundation to find a retreat to deepen my personal meditation practice.
Our work is very much aligned! I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Children's Yoga teacher working to bring mindfulness to teachers and children in North Dakota. I'm finding it is quite an uphill battle to get this into the schools being so few have heard of it. And those that have heard of it consider it somewhat "new agey" or "progressive". My training has been with Mindful Schools and I am looking at becoming certified as an MBSR teacher.
A few schools have invited me in and love it! I also incorporate Growth Mindset to my work and I have seen such positive results with the kids and classrooms I have worked with. As you know, kids are under so much stress and come from all different backgrounds. When kids are stressed, they can't learn. I want to change that by leveling the playing field to offer mindfulness tools so these kids are ready to learn each day.
Mindfulness meditation has had such a profound impact on my life that I know my calling is to share this with others, specifically children and teachers. I know on a very deep level that this practice and this work can change the culture of schools, communities, and the world!
I would love more information on how I could work with Inner Explorer. I'm not asking for a job (but are you hiring?!) I would love to join an organization whose vision aligns with my own. I am currently working independently. Please let me know if you would be open to a deeper discussion or if you can offer some insight into how I could offer Inner Explorer to kids in my area.
With deep gratitude,