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Wellness Wednesdays | Free Workshops!
Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development invites you to attend our free six-part series on meditation and mindfulness.
Wednesday sessions will be broadcast from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom and live on Facebook.com/TexasAFT.
We will post recorded sessions on this page following each event. Please share our upcoming wellness series with your co-workers.
Dates and Sessions (All times 6-7 p.m.)
Wednesday | May 6
What is Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Breath
Recording: Click here to watch 5.6.20
Wednesday | May 13
Mindfulness of the Body: Importance of Feeling the Body & Body Scan
Recording: Click here to watch 5.13.20
Wednesday | May 20
Emotions: Exploring Emotions and Mindfulness of Self-Regulation
Recording: Click here to watch 5.20.20
Wednesday | May 27
Recording: Click here to watch 5.27.20
Wednesday | June 3
Compassion: Mindfulness and Communications
Recording: Click here to watch 6.03.20
Wednesday | June 10
Everyday Mindfulness: Fruits of Mindfulness
June 17-24 is Zumba (registration link forthcoming)
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. Aerobic exercise can reduce health risks, help maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your heart, and boost your mood.
About the Instructor: Mridula Kamra
I am an educator interested in teaching mindfulness to everyone who is interested in the subject. I hold a master’s degree in education from the University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio and a Master’s in Nutrition from Kansas State University.
This is my fourteenth year of teaching and I am currently teaching 6th grade science at the Secondary Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) with Houston ISD. I have taught several upper level science courses before this assignment. During the past decade of teaching, I have held a variety of leadership roles including serving as Department Head and have participated in a variety of teaching experiences that have ranged from analyzing data to leading campus improvement teams.
During this time, I have realized there is a need for Mindfulness training to all of us. I am also trained in yoga and Pranayama (breathing exercises). My hope is that the online mindfulness class can help our teachers and community achieve their full potential while working from home. As I am a lifelong learner, I look at this course as an opportunity to learn and grow myself. Ultimately, I hope to impart what I have learned and practiced all these years to our community of educators and supporters.