A bold new vision for educaiton

Transformative Educational Leadership

Mindfulness-Based Social, Emotional, Academic and Ethical Learning for K-12 Systemic Change


A first-of-its-kind, year-long training for educational leaders to integrate mindfulness-based social, emotional, academic and ethical learning into schools and school systems worldwide.

With a compassionate learning community and leaders in the fields of education, research, contemplative neuroscience, and resilience, we will be accessing the best evidence-based practices, curricula, and strategies for systemic educational transformation. With this year of training, both on campus and online, educational leaders will be better equipped to:

  • Cultivate self-care and community-care, utilizing practices for developing resilience, focus, and wellness.

  • Interpret and integrate decades of research and theoretical knowledge in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness practices and neuroscience for practical application.

  • Understand and more skillfully work with stress and trauma in students, teachers, and communities.

  • Hold an equity lens by integrating restorative and culturally sustaining pedagogical practices into one's work.

  • Engage in a cycle of continuous improvement and data-driven decision-making.



Core Faculty

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Linda lantieri, ma

Senior Program Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Teachers College.

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daniel rechtshaffen, ma, lmft

Author of The Mindful Education Workbook, and founding director of Mindful Education, leading mindfulness in schools trainings worldwide.

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meena Srinivasan, MA, NBCT

Author of Teach, Breathe, Learn, works with CASEL to implement SEL system-wide in the Oakland Unified School District.


Guest Faculty

Program Details


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Key Dates & Program Structure

Retreat Dates:  July 27-29, 2018, July 14-19, 2019. Retreats will be held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.

In this year-long program within an experiential learning community, you will journey through:

  • Two intensive in person retreats at the Omega Institute

  • Small ongoing virtual cohort meeting groups

  • Monthly webinars with a core teaching team

  • Monthly webinars with expert guest lecturers

  • Ongoing mindfulness training throughout the year

  • Online platform with weekly content

  • Group-supported implementation of a strategic and systemic action plan unique to one’s context.  

  • Direct experience with experts in the field of SEL, mindfulness, and contemplative neuroscience, including various approaches and best practices in these fields.

  • An experience of embodying social, emotional and ethical development in the company of a like minded community.

This Program is For...

  • School Administrators
  • Teachers who are or aspire to be educational leaders
  • Social Emotional Learning personnel in districts/schools
  • Instructional coaches and Other Specialists
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support coaches
  • Mental Health Personnel and Special Education Providers
  • SEL, Mindfulness, Restorative Practices, & After School Program Providers


Tuition for the yearlong Transformative Educational Leadership program is $3495, plus accommodations at the Omega Institute purchased separately.

A limited amount of scholarships will be available upon request. Please specify in your application if you are in need. 

See here for lodging details. The first in-person session for TEL (July 27-29, 2018) is a 'weekend retreat.' The second in-person session (July 14-19, 2019) is a 5-day program.