Mindfulness For Better Classroom Learning: NYSAIS PD

Mindfulness Practices for Better Classroom Learning

Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018

Time: 10:15 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: Avenues, The World School

259 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Between 25th and 26th Street
Facilitator: Daniel Lauter

Back by popular demand, this is a practical,  experiential and fun introductory workshop on differentiated practices for the teaching of Mindfulness.

We will learn very accessible methods to practice and teach, with break out groups to try each out. Focus will be on basic tenets to help you mindfully breathe, see, listen, speak, vibrate and teach. These will be age appropriate through lower, middle and upper divisions; evidence based practices you and your students, families, can do in the classroom or at home. The workshop also includes ways to embed and customize Mindfulness practices into your curriculum.


  • Mindfulness Meditation, Relaxation
  • Experiencing Stillness and Calm
  • De-stressing and Lessening Anxieties using Focused Breathing
  • Generating Awareness through Seeing Deeply and Being In The Moment
  • Awakening Your Sound Body through the Use of Sound Tools and Vocal Toning
  • Mindful Storytelling and Empowerment
  • Working With Positive Energy and Affirmations
  • Transforming Negative Emotions Through Compassion Circles
  • Mindful Listening to Develop Empathy for self and others
  • Zen Motion, The Use of Mindfulness In Walking, Sports Warm Ups and Preparation
  • Mindfulness and Connectivity through Media and App Technology
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Immersive Sound Baths Coming to Your Area!

How can you best use sound to reduce stress, deeply relax and for mind/body wellness? Musician and Integrative Sound Therapist, Daniel Lauter, will help get you started! He uses a practice called Immersive Sound Baths.  

What’s an Immersive Sound Bath?  Sound Baths are super fun and very soothing immersive sound meditations that use instruments and objects d’sound specifically for deep relaxation, reduction of stress, lessening of anxieties and for many, as a means of self healing, mind/bodywellness and personal transformation.  Sound meditations are based on one of the fundamental threads in the universe, that all things vibrate. These vibrations travel, creating beautiful melodies, harmony and resonance. The sound waves are absorbed through the mechanics of the ears, the skin, through bone conduction, and also can be felt on a deep molecular level through the strong vibrations. The whole body "listening" to these sounds creates sympathetic vibrations that are felt in our central nervous system.  You awaken and stimulate what is referred to as your 'Sound Body’.  It is like you are tuning your body and mind.  This process reduces cortisol levels, stimulates the production of beneficial nitric oxide, lowers blood pressure, reduces your heart rate and allows you to quickly reach relaxing brain waves states. These sounds when combined with meditative breathing, on a neurological level, allow a circuit to switch in your brain that helps you go into deep relax mode.  I offer interactive workshops to allow you to explore and delve into these sounds to see what they feel like and experience their positive effects! 

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