A free Mindfulness Community Retreat will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Clark Sports Center. The event is being hosted by Cooperstown Central School with the support of the Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education, and is open to adults from the community. It is being offered in conjunction with a retreat for CCS high school students on April 13 and CCS staff on April 14.
Membership to the Clark Sports Center is not required to be able to participate. The community retreat is limited to the first 60 people. No pre-registration offered.
The purpose of these retreats is to give the community, students, and CCS staff the opportunity to learn more about mindfulness, practice together, and leave with new skills to use in everyday life. Participants will engage in mindfulness in several forms, including mindful movement, journaling, and intention setting.
Dr. Lorie Ostrander, the Coordinator of Curriculum and Staff Development at DCMO BOCES will lead the retreats. She is also a yoga instructor and former middle/high school English teacher. Dr. Ostrander has received training in Mindfulness in Schools from both the Kripalu and Omega Institutes, and has led both staff and student workshops.