Teachers' Circle

Supporting teachers of contemplative inquiry and self-development to deepen their craft

Hello there!

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:

  • private Facebook group;
  • live circle gatherings online via video conferencing;
  • this online Learning Management System with a library of resources (new material will be added to this site regularly);
  • email exchanges.

Woven into these gatherings will be:

  • peer consultation on planning and teaching programs;
  • sharing of resources about technology, research, pedagogy, articles of interest, and professional development opportunities;
  • sharing original content we create as we journey together;
  • exploration of our core values and strengths and how we can leverage these understandings to move into teaching environments that truly nurture our soul’s purpose and connect on a deeply spiritual level with our participants and our colleagues.

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 kristy@heartworks.training. 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.)

Your Instructor

Kristy Arbon
Kristy Arbon

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!"

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.