Welcome to the HeartWork’s Teachers’ Circle. This circle was birthed in response to a bunch of you dynamic, creative teachers seeking support, resources and direction in developing your teaching skills, knowledge and expertise. Many of you are teachers of mindfulness, compassion, body awareness and the contemplative arts; some of you teach children; some of you teach online; all of you want to develop your craft. Let’s get together and see how we can support each other!
This circle is designed to be a supportive space for us to gather online, in-person, synchronously and asynchronously. I’m here as holder of the space, and while I am a dedicated, experienced, passionate teacher, I don’t claim to be an expert in all things teaching-related. I’m here to learn as much as you are!
Many of us do not fit the usual mold of teachers – we want to bring in contemporary advances in pedagogy, new research into the nature of learning, cross-disciplinary approaches and collaboration with other teachers whose skills and experience complements ours and could contribute to the creation of a brand new discipline! Let’s have those conversations and see what we can brew up!
Some of the platforms we’ll use to meet in circle include:
Woven into these gatherings will be:
I’m asking us to all step up and contribute in whatever way we can, and I’m also asking for a circle offering of $20, $30 or $40 per month from each teacher to maintain this group. This is a labor of love for me, but it is also my business. In setting boundaries I hope to inspire you, also, to tune into your own Radical Emergent Self-Wisdom and to set your own boundaries. Boundaries make for powerful teachers!
If you are interested in joining this circle, please enroll below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The HeartWorks Teachers’ Circle is a great companion to Radical Emergent Self-Wisdom mentoring for teachers, if you’re already a member of that program.
See you in circle soon!
(Please note, while the Frequently Asked Questions below may say that you have unlimited access to the material in this course, in fact this is a monthly subscription course and you will have access as long as your subscription is current. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Sorry for any confusion.)
Kristy is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training (www.kristyarbon.com), offering online and in-person mindfulness, self-wisdom and self-compassion courses. She is also the Coordinator for Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, online learning consultant for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a teacher with the Aura meditation app, and she worked with Susan Kaiser-Greenland to develop her online mindfulness-oriented InnerKids Professional Development Program. She previously worked as manager at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.
Kristy holds a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and the main Live Online MSC teacher for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She teaches and offers lectures and workshops on mindfulness, self-wisdom and self-compassion in the US, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Her work is grounded in Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Brené Brown's shame resilience work, feminine archetypes and Buddhist philosophy. She is originally from South Australia, and currently lives with her American husband in St Louis, Missouri.
Her motto: "I learn so that I can teach and I teach so that I can learn!"