Exploring Mindfulness in Schools: A Panel Discussion

Date(s) - 04/27/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Springboard Studio, a home for meditation in Mt. Airy, brings together families and educators to explore the benefits of mindfulness for school children.  With special attention to Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods, Springboard will host a panel discussion on April 27th to share information on how mindfulness and meditation can help children regulate emotions and reactivity, reduce trauma and violence, and make wise decisions. The program will include a guided meditation.

Research shows that children who learn mindfulness benefit in areas of social-emotional skills, cognition and general well-being. This may lead to long-term improvements in education, employment, mental health as well as reduction in crime rates and decreasing instances of substance abuse.*

“We believe that mindfulness and meditation can be immensely helpful for children in learning to navigate their social-emotional world. It equips them with the skills to manage stress and strong emotions and helps them become more well-rounded people”  — Pamela Freeman, member, Springboard Board of Directors.

Studies show benefits of mindfulness for teachers as well as students. Mindful teachers experience reduced stress and burnout, report greater efficacy and offer more emotionally supportive class rooms.*

April 27, 1:00-3:00pm
Lovett Library
6945 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119-2189 (Germantown Ave. & Sedgwick St.) 


Co-Sponsored by Springboard Studio and Lovett Library

For more information, contact Michelle Stortz, info@springboardsangha.org or 215-242-1366.

Amidst the bustling Mt Airy Village neighborhood, Springboard Studio offers a welcoming, restful space for meditation and yoga. Springboard offers fourteen free silent meditation periods throughout the week that are open to the public and sponsored by the not-for-profit Springboard Meditation Sangha. In addition, Springboard’s skilled team of yoga teachers provide classes for people of all ages and abilities. www.SpringboardStudio.net

Lovett Library has been serving the communities of East and West Mt. Airy since 1885. It became a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1924 and includes the Lovett Memorial Reading Garden.


*Source: MindfulSchools.org