Mindfulness: Personal Practice to Pedagogy by Elissa Ballard, Dubai

Date 30-31 October 2020
Location UAE, Dubai,
Hotel Holiday Inn Barsha, www.hialbarshadubai.com (special room rate for event)
Price USD 450

“An education without educating the heart, is no education at all”. (Aristotle)

This experiential-based workshop is an introductory inquiry into the practice of mindfulness, and what it means to develop a mindful presence.  Participants will be equipped with an understanding and skillset to develop a personal practice; with an ultimate goal of sharing a heightened capacity for presence, openness and alertness with students in classrooms and school communities at large.  Practicing mindfulness, teaching mindfully, and teaching it to our students is a segue to educating the heart.

Elissa Ballard is an experienced classroom teacher, spanning ages and countries; esteemed Yoga teacher, wife and mother. As an inaugural student of the Insight Yoga Institute, studying with world renowned teachers of Yoga, Mindfulness and Transpersonal Psychology, she speaks from a place of personal depth and practice. Elissa seeks to integrate awareness practices and mindfulness into every facet of daily life in order to live and teach with creativity, reflectiveness, meaning, and purpose. She is passionate about connecting her two worlds; education and awareness practices, as she believes it is what teachers, students, and school communities around the globe need to fulfill their untapped human potential.

Language : English

Audience : Educators K-12

Day 1

8:30 – 9:00 Participants arrival

9:00 – 11:00

Session 1: Being Mindful

  • Developing an understanding and cultivating a Mindful Presence

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00

Session 2: Being Mindful

  • Essentials of Mindfulness and it’s applications for managing difficulties


1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30

Session 3: Teaching Mindfully

  • Mindfulness and it’s applications for enhancing Heartfulness

Day 2

9:00 – 11:00

Session 4: Teaching Mindfully

  • Connecting Mindfulness practice and psychological wellbeing with classroom practicality

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00

Session 5: Teaching Mindfulness

  • Methods, tips and techniques

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30

Session 6: Teaching Mindfulness

  • Best practice for classrooms and schools
  • Practical application, action planning, and reflection

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, 4 Generations 4 Education will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, 4 Generations 4 Education will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us

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