Teach from Within: Embracing Being over Doing – A Transformative Workshop for Educators

In this immersive and thought-provoking workshop, educators will explore a groundbreaking approach centered on the power of their emotional state and presence in the classroom. “Teach From Within” focuses on how the state of being that teachers bring to their teaching environments significantly impacts student learning.

Participants will delve into the crucial concept of prioritizing their internal state over mere pedagogical actions. By understanding the impact of their emotional and mental presence on student receptivity and engagement, educators will learn practical strategies to cultivate a more relaxed, open, and effective version of themselves during teaching.



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If you have additional questions, feel free to email Angela or Heidi at: [email protected] or [email protected]

The self-nomination form to apply to participate in the Mindful Edge for Teens teacher training program can be found at: https://mindfulnesseveryday.org/machform/view.php?id=176433

You can sign up for Heidi’s online Mindful Community Gatherings on Sundays at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdu2urjkvG9atlxtRBNQIYM44VoTT0a_r#/

An excellent book resource to enhance your knowledge on mindfulness practice is Doing and Being by Farahana Surya Namaskar.


Angela Ventrice is an Ontario certified high school teacher with over 28 years’ experience. She also is an instructor for higher education with the Ontario School Counsellor’s Association where she teaches continuing education to certified teachers. As an advocate for self-care, Angela is a trained SMART teacher (Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques) and an MBSR-T teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens). She has completed training in Non -Violent Communication and Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness. Angela leads professional workshops not only to build capacities but to support a trauma aware integration of mindfulness practices and resiliency strategies in the classroom. She is committed to broadening the mindfulness culture and invests her research in the areas of stress reduction, burnout and building resilience.


Heidi Bornstein, R.P., Founder and Executive Director of Mindfulness Everyday, a registered Canadian charity, has an extensive background in mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. Heidi is trained as yoga and meditation teacher and received intensive training at the International Meditation Institute while living in India. She is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Level 1 teacher, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Meditation and Level 2 SMARTeducation – Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators and an Instructor for University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.
Heidi is certified in Yoga Ed for Elementary Schools, High Schools, and for Working with Those At-Risk; Mindfulness for Kids at Risk with Vinnie Ferraro; Street Yoga training for Kids at Risk; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens: Interventions and Strategies to Use in Clinical Practice with Gina Biegel, MA LMFT and has completed the Certification in Applied Mindfulness Program at the University of Toronto Factor Inwentash School of Social Work. She is the co-creator (with Heather Elson) of the Yoda-Yoga Program for kids, a program specifically designed for use in the 20-minute DPA (Daily Physical Activity) in elementary schools and the co-creator and teacher for The Mindful Edge (Stress Reduction and Life Strategies for Teens) program in high schools.