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Our purpose:

Empower

 
 
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Our Mission

To provide volunteer-facilitated mindfulness instruction to SFUSD students through a partnership with the San Francisco Education Fund. Using storytelling, as well as visual and performing arts activities, students learn focusing techniques to cultivate the skill of present moment awareness to improve attention, self-regulation, and social-emotional learning so that all students can have the opportunity to thrive.

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What We Do

·Provide volunteer Mindfulness Instructors to teach the MASF curriculum to TK through 5th Grades.

· Provide trainings of MASF Curriculum to volunteer Mindfulness Instructors.

· Lead one hour to daylong Professional Development trainings for primary teachers interested in implementing MASF curriculum.

· Provide interactive student assemblies for individual classrooms and entire school populations.

· Provide and mentor elementary school teachers, with a mindfulness practice and the MASF curriculum.

Get in touch to work with us

Partner Schools

 
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A few of our participating schools:

Alvarado Elementary, Bessie Charmichael Elementary, William Cobb Elementary, Bret Harte Elementary, Commodore Sloat Elementary, Charles Drew Academy, Creative Arts Charter, Harvey Milk Academy, Leonard Flynn Elementary, Hoover Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Juniperra Serra Elementary, George Mascone Elementary, Rosa Park Elementary, Sherman Elementary, Tenderloin Elementary.

This curriculum is so thorough and complete!

It covers everything that a Mindful Educator needs to know in terms of content, presentation, potential student responses, positive reinforcement, behavior issues, primary teacher tips, resources and so on!
— Retired Educator, Cartwright School District, Phoenix, AZ

A Big Thank you to Our Funders:

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Our Impact

Mindful Arts San Francisco has been serving the community since 2014. In that time we have served the following schools, their students and teachers:


Alvarado Elementary, Bessie Charmichael Elementary, William Cobb Elementary, Bret Harte Elementary, Commodore Sloat Elementary, Charles Drew Academy, Creative Arts Charter, Harvey Milk Academy, Leonard Flynn Elementary, Hoover Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Juniperra Serra Elementary, George Mascone Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Sherman Elementary, Tenderloin Elementary, Gratten Elementary, Glen Park Elementary, New Traditions Elementary, and Buena Vista Horace Mann.

20+


Thousand Dollars Raised

From the generous support of foundations and individuals.

 

55+

Volunteers trained

Our volunteers say that the working with MASF enriched their lives and own mindfulness practice.

 
 

15+

schools served

Reaching over two thousands students and their communities since 2014.

 

Get Involved

If you have a consistent mindfulness practice, please consider volunteering just an hour a week at a SFUSD school near your home or office. You'll teach from The Mindful Arts in the Classroom curriculum that uses storytelling, theater, and art activities to convey the principles of mindfulness.

 

Professional development

We offer one hour to daylong Professional Development trainings for primary teachers interested in implementing MASF curriculum. Click below to request a workshop for your school.

become a volunteer

Interesting in making an impact with our local youth? Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with one or two classes once a week to assist or teach the MASF curriculum.

Sign up for a training

Mindfulness Curriculum Trainings are offered two times throughout the school year so that participants will have the opportunity to assist or teach mindfulness classes.

 

 

Volunteer

If you have a consistent mindfulness practice, please consider volunteering just an hour a week at a SFUSD school near your home or office. You'll teach from The Mindful Arts in the Classroom curriculum that uses storytelling, theater, and art activities to convey the principles of mindfulness.

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Upcoming Trainings:

 

thursday,  Sept. 12

1:00- 4:00pm. Please Arrive Early

Training Location: 
SF Education Fund, 2730 Bryant St. 2nd Floor
(Between 25th & 26th St)

 

wednesday, Oct. 16

5:30 - 8:30pm.
Please Arrive Early

Training Location: SF Education Fund, 2730 Bryant St. 2nd Floor
(Between 25th & 26th St)

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

5:30 - 8:30pm.
Please Arrive Early

Training Location: SF Education Fund, 2730 Bryant St. 2nd Floor
(Between 25th & 26th St)

MASF Volunteers Receive:

  • Free 3-hour Mindfulness Training

  • Complimentary copy of 272-page curriculum

  • Swag bag filled with classroom props

  • Deck of Breathing Cards

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NOTE: While the orientation/training is free, if you decide to volunteer with San Francisco Education Fund, there is a requirement to get fingerprinted (an $80.00 tax deductible donation) and assessed for TB risk. Both can be done while at the training. Scholarships available.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with one or two classes once a week to assist or teach the MASF curriculum, using a published book, Mindful Arts in the Classroom,  which  uses stories, theater games, and art activities to teach the principles of Mindfulness to TK through 5th graders.

At the training we will briefly review the principles of Mindfulness and then start learning the Mindful Arts SF Curriculum.  The training will be very interactive so participants should dress comfortably and be ready to explore their mindful selves.

In the classroom each week The Mindful Arts SF Volunteer will invite students to do check-in, participate in “Focus Time” (meditation); read them a story; ask questions about the story, and/or participate in expressive and performing arts exercises.  You will be given a comprehensive and easy to follow published curriculum at the training which we will go through together step-by-step. 

We hope you can help bring this invaluable life skill to young people.

For more information or to visit a Mindful Arts SF class already in progress, contact Kayla Schneider-Smith , MASF Program Coordinator at kschneidersmith@sfedfund.org or 415-695-5400 x 3006

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WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE SAYING

“Volunteering for MASF has brought Mindfulness to every aspect of my life- teaching me to pause, breathe, observe my feelings and accept them for what they are. I am calmer, healthier, and happier, because of my work with MASF."

-  Radhika Roa, Mindful Educator at Charles Drew

“I feel so thankful, truly, to the vision and content of Mindful Arts.  My teaching life, and the life of my 2nd graders, has been lifted by our MASF volunteer’s presence!” 

- Kristi Jacobson, 2nd Grade Teacher, Moscone Elementary

“Volunteering with MASF is one of my most favorite things to do every week!”

- Megan Prentiss, Mindful Educator at Buena Vista Horace Mann

 

October 2017

"Volunteering for MASF has brought Mindfulness to every aspect of my life- teaching me to pause, breathe, observe my feelings and accept them for what they are. I am calmer, healthier, and happier, because of my work with MASF."

Radhika Roa, Mindful Educator at Charles Drew

 

 

Curriculum

 
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Mindful Arts in the ClassRoom

A 272-page curriculum written especially for the teacher, camp director, or really cool parent or guardian who wants to use original stories, art activities, and fun games to teach mindfulness as well as social and emotional learning (SEL) to their kids!  This book offers a complete course of study that helps kids identify and talk about their feelings, self-regulate and self-soothe when stressed, and learn from easy mindfulness practices. 

Note: All MASF volunteers receive a complimentary copy.

A treasury of creative advice, games, practices, stories, and scripts from one of my favorite and fun mindfulness teachers working today! I don’t know whether you’ll have more fun teaching or the kids will have more fun practicing!
— Chris Willard, PsyD, author of Growing Up Mindful and Raising Resilience

What Others Are Saying about Mindful Arts in the Classroom:

"As an elementary school principal, I've noticed how many students struggle to simply take a deep breath. There is nothing more important than recognizing and being able to name how we are feeling, and the stories in this book teach students this art.

Through the humor and joy of storytelling, students learn to name their feelings and notice their surroundings.  Our teachers love it as much as our students and we continue to see kids more in tune with their feelings and better able to self-regulate."

—Jeremy Hilinski, principal of Bret Harte Elementary, Bayview District, San Francisco 

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Breathing Cards

Your very own breathing cards can be yours! If you have ever wondered how to incorporate mindfulness into your school day without the help of a Mindfulness Instructor, look no further. When you purchase your very own Mindful Breathing Cards, you will receive a pack of 50 beautiful cards.

I am a big fan of your breathing cards- I have used them to teach mindfulness from 1st graders to High School Students, and Teachers!
— Andrea D'Asaro M.A.

"My teachers LOVE these cards! You have an amazing product!"  -Carol Martson, The Wesley School, North Hollywood CA

"Every time I use these in my classrooms and workshops people want to know where they can buy them!"- Madelaine W. Australia

“I am buying five for my son’s pre-school teachers!”- Shannon M. F. 

 

Practice Leading Focus Time

(Or get a student lead it too!)

PRACTICE LEADING “FOCUS TIME”:

1.   Teacher or student (whispering in their ear): “Please find your mindful posture” (Spine or body).

2.    “Please allow your eyes to close, or gently focus your eyes on a point in front of you, or put one hand over your eyes.”

3.    “Please bring your hand mindfully to your belly.”               

4.   “Please take 3 slow mindful breaths…"(ring the bell)

(Have lead student return to their seat. Invite group to sit for 1 minute, working up to 3 to 10 minutes, dependent on their age).

5.   “When you are ready, and without fidgeting, calmly open your eyes. Bring this new awareness into your next moment.”

Options for guiding students through a Mindful Minute of "FOCUS TIME" (meditation): 

  • Belly Breathe, Say “Belly”, breathe in to your belly, then out saying “Breathe”                         

  • 7/11 breathing: breath in for 7 counts, exhale for 11 counts. Or 4 in, 4 out.                                 

  • When breathing in think “Breathe”, Breathe out think“1”.  Up to 10. Repeat.                         

  • Counting to 10.  Breathe in ONE, exhale TWO, Inhale THREE, Exhale FOUR, and so on until TEN. Notice the pause between the inhale and exhale. Repeat.  Advanced: Start again if you have a thought before TEN. 

  • Body Scan, from head to toe, noticing the pulse in the neck, the beat of the heart. Option: Slow version of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.   

  • When the mind begins to daydream or the body wanders just remind the student to come back to the breath by saying: “This breath, this moment.” 

  •  “With this breath (breathe in), my mind grows stronger.” (breathe out) 

  • A great focusing tool is to send Heartfulness to yourselves or others: “May I be happy, May I be healthy, May I be free of worry.”

RESOURCES

We recommend the following webinars, websites, books and props for supporting mindfulness education in your classroom or home.


WEBINARS

MINDFUL ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM: CLICK HERE

PUPPY MIND: CLICK HERE 

MINDFUL ARTS in the CLASSROOM CLICK HERE

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) PRESENTATION: CLICK HERE

VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON MINDFULNESS

How to Use a Breathing Ball With Kids: CLICK HERE

A Game for Training Our Focus: CLICK HERE

The Rhythm of Our Breathing Affects Memory and Fear: CLICK HERE

How Can Schools Buffer Toxic Stress? (video 5:06min): CLICK HERE

(IMPORTANT READ) How the Vagus Nerve is the Key to Well-being:  CLICK HERE

Article on Why Mindfulness Belongs in the Classroom: CLICK HERE

Great article on why a regulated adult helps to regulate children: CLICK HERE

Two 2019 Studies Reveal Benefits of Mindfulness for Youth: CLICK HERE

TED TALK: Bite Sized Ways to Bring Mindfulness to School Kids: CLICK HERE

Article on 8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Family: CLICK HERE

Article on Lowering drop out rates through Mindfulness: CLICK HERE

Loving Kindness Meditation Slows Cellular Aging: CLICK HERE

How to Talk to Kids about Gratitude: CLICK HERE

Video on How Stress Changes the Brain CLICK HERE

Video on How the Brain Changes through Meditation: CLICK HERE

Article on how Early Adverse Trauma Changes the Brain: CLICK HERE

20 tips to help de-escalate defiant youth: CLICK HERE

Golden State Warriors basketball team success thru Mindfulness: CLICK

What if Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?: CLICK HERE

Strategies For Teachers Dealing With Empathic Stress:  CLICK HERE

MINDFULNESS TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS and WEBSITES:

MINDFUL SCHOOLS: On-line trainings for PARENTS AND TEACHERS as well as RESEARCH RESULTS, MINDFULNESS FACT SHEET, & the effectiveness of a Mindfulness practice: CLICK HERE

Mind UP Foundation: CLICK HERE

Mindful Life Project (direct service provider, trainings, and resources): CLICK HERE

Teachers website: A good resource for mindful teachers: CLICK HERE

MINDFUL ACTIVITY SITES & VIDEOS:

Go Noodle: A great site with many movement & breathing activities: CLICK HERE

4-7-8 Breathing (3:39 sec.): CLICK HERE

Breathing Star Folder Activity: CLICK HERE

How to Make a Glitter (Relaxation) Jar: CLICK HERE

MINDFUL ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM COMPANION VIDEOS:

Mindful Super Hero Stretch (6:51 sec.): CLICK HERE

30 Mindful Breathing Options (18:32 sec): CLICK HERE

Emotional Musical Chairs (14:34 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindful Museum (7:09 sec.): CLICK HERE

GRATITUDE PRACTICE (LOTUS OF GRATITUDE): CLICK HERE

A MINDFUL MINUTE: An easy to follow sheet for practicing "Focus Time.": CLICK HERE

SHORT VIDEOS FOR THE CLASSROOM ON MINDFULNESS:

(Hint: While watching these, write down three or more questions to ask your youth.)

Why is it So Hard to Live in the Present?: CLICK HERE

Mindfulness 101 from MLP (narrated by an 8th grader): CLICK HERE

Why is Mindfulness is a Super Power by Dan Harris (2:43 min.): CLICK HERE

The Breath and the Nervous System (2:32): CLICK HERE

Meditation 101: A beginners Guide with Dan Harris (2:00 min): CLICK HERE

How to Meditate in one Minute video: (5:35 min): CLICK HERE

“Just Breathe” (Video with young kids. 3:42 min.): CLICK HERE

"Release" and Other Videos for Teens CLICK HERE

“Belly Breathe” starring ELMO☺ (2:25 min.): CLICK HERE

"I want Cookie, But Me Wait!" starring Cookie Monster (2:53 min): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness: Youth Voices (2:59 min.): CLICK HERE

What do we have all wrong about Mindfulness? w/Dan Harris (4:10 min.): CLICK HERE

Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness (4:57 min.): CLICK HERE

"All About the Breath" parody of " All about the Base" (3:14 mim.): CLICK HERE

The Marshmallow Test: How self-regulation and delayed gratification is the the key to success. (7:14 min.): CLICK HERE

Calm Down and Release the Amygdala (6:40 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness and how the brain works (3:50 min.): CLICK HERE

Why we "Flip Our Lids" by Dan Siegel (7:27sec.): CLICK HERE

How stress affects the Brain (4:15 sec.): CLICK HERE

Prince EA How to STOP negative thoughts once and for all (2:34 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness versus Mindlessness (4:12 sec.): CLICK HERE

Smiling Mind: an Introduction to Mindfulness (3:30 min): CLICK HERE

Take a shift- funny video comparing passing thoughts to passing poops! (3:42 min.): CLICK HERE

How Mindfulness Empowers Us by Sharon Salzberg (2:21 min.): CLICK HERE

Are you a blamer? by Brene Brown (3:25 min.): CLICK HERE

Video on the difference between Empathy and Sympathy with Brene Brown (2:53 min.): CLICK HERE

WHERE DOES COMPASSION COME FROM? Sharon Salzberg (2:43 min.): CLICK HERE

Random Acts of Kindness: The Breakfast Club/Cultivating kindness (8:12 min.): CLICK HERE

All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes: (9:24 min): CLICK HERE

Mindful Eating & more great videos by Sabrina Weyeneth (5:04 min): CLICK HERE

The Meditation Olympics (Tongue in cheek video about the best way to meditate. 2:58 min.): CLICK HERE

PRINCE EA on how to live a meaningful and mindful life. (5:18 min.): CLICK HERE

Nadine Burke Harris' TED talk how early adverse Trauma Effects the Brain (15.58 min.): CLICK HERE

Video on Visitation Valley Middle School’s “Quiet Time” T.M. program in San Francisco (7:02 min.): CLICK HERE

RECOMMENDED FOR PURCHASE: 

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If you have ever wondered how to incorporate mindfulness into your school day without the help of a Mindfulness Instructor, look no further. When you purchase your very own Mindful Breathing Cards, you will receive a pack of 50 beautiful cards. On one side are stunning images, and on the other, easy to follow directions for breathing options like: Dolphin, Flower, Elephant, and Spiderman breathing, just to name a few!

COST: $15.00 (includes shipping, $25.00 for outside of USA)

Click button below to purchase via PayPal or send a check to: Andrew Jordan Nance, 4179 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

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Mindful Arts in the Classroom

s a 272 page curriculum written especially for the teacher, camp director, or really cool parent or guardian who wants to use original stories, art activities, and fun games to teach mindfulness as well as social and emotional learning (SEL) to their kids! This book offers a complete course of study that helps kids identify and talk about their feelings, self-regulate and self-soothe when stressed, and learn from easy mindfulness practices.

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Puppy Mind

In this picture book for children and adults, a young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future. He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment. Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and more caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment. Includes the following discussion guide for parents and teachers.

Named one of the BEST 50 books of 2017 by Parental Journeys.

To watch the Youtube video of Puppy Mind Click Here

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The Lion in Me

In The Lion in Me, the latest picture book from educator Andrew Nance, author of the bestselling Puppy Mind, a young boy learns to calm his ferocious anger. Using deep breaths, he realizes the lion inside--his growling anger--can be tamed. With illustrations by Jim Durk, whose work includes Puppy Mind and many of the Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books.

Additional Item Recommended for Purchase

Charlotte and the Quiet Place, a beautiful story of a young African American girl who can't find her very own quiet place, until she realizes she can go to it anytime she wants.

Sitting Still Like a Frog, ($9.00 on Kindle, $11.00 Soft cover) is a great, quick and easy to read book on the principles of mindfulness. Easy to read it in an evening.

Awakening Joy for Kids , by James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna

The Deepest Well, by Nadine Burke Harris, about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) effect the mind and the body. Click Here

A Tibetan Singing Bowl and Dowel for “Focus Time” for your students or your own personal practice.
This one is $35.00 but there are others that are less expensive. Look for one about 5 inches: CLICK HERE

Mini Hoberman Sphere ($11.99) (the regular one is too big!): CLICK HERE

MINDFUL MAGAZINE: A great way, monthly, to be inspired to keep practicing: http://www.mindful.org/

APPS:

Insight Timer (Basic/Free), Headspace (Free), Mindful Life Project (Free), Mindfulness Daily (Free), Mind Yeti, Go Noodle, Smiling Mind, CALM, CHILL (Itunes daily quotes, fee.)

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Our Team

 
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Andrew Jordan Nance

Andrew Nance is the Founder and Lead Trainer for Mindful Arts San Francisco (MASF).  Additionally, he offers trainings and assemblies around the globe for libraries, schools, and school districts to provide the principles of mindfulness to students and staff. His mindfulness training comes from Mindful Schools, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Omega and Esalen. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, for almost two decades, he was the Conservatory Director of The New Conservatory Theatre Center, providing educational theater experiences for thousands of Bay Area youth and adults.

He is the author of three Mindfulness books, the popular PUPPY MIND, & MINDFUL ARTS in the CLASSROOM, THE LION IN ME, s published by Parallax Press, and distributed by Penguin Random House. THE BAREFOOT KING is ready for pre-order (Shambhala /Bala Books. Release date, MAY 2020). Contact him at: mindfulartssf@gmail.com

 
MASF Program Coordinator

MASF Program Coordinator

 

Kayla Schneider-Smith

MASF Program Coordinator, Kayla Schneider-Smith, is a poet, musician and aspiring teacher. Born and raised in Central New Jersey, she studied English Literature and Psychology at Bryn Mawr College and recently moved to the Bay Area to pursue her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing at the University of San Francisco. In college, Kayla took a comprehensive course on Eastern and Western meditative practices and traveled with her classmates to Japan to study with Buddhist monks and abbots. She also served as the Interfaith Student Coordinator on campus, bringing people from a wide variety of faith backgrounds together in worship, service and dialogue. Kayla has several years experience recruiting and managing volunteers within the non-profit sector and most recently taught English Language and Literature to children, high school students, adults, and seniors in Rishon LeZion, Israel. She is honored and excited to combine her passions for mindfulness and education as the Mindful Arts San Francisco Program Coordinator at the San Francisco Education Fund. Contact her at: Kschneidersmith@sfedfund.org

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Jen McDougall

began volunteering in 2018/19 with Mindful Arts SF, in a first and third grade classroom at Glen Park Elementary. Teachers she’s met inspire her, modeling how to build a caring learning community. And watching kids grow with mindfulness is delicious! She’s loves listening to “The Therapist Uncensored” podcast, attending silent meditation retreats, and our SF public libraries. See her reviews of children’s books that can support discussions of mindfulness at https://tinyurl.com/SFPLmindfulness.


Suzanne Astar

Volunteers at New Traditions Elementary. She is a massage therapist and movement teacher. She is passionate about seeing interdependent community systems rooted in developing strategies for healthy living. In her first year with Mindfulness Arts, she practices engaging and enriching experiences irregardless of learning style.

 
 
 

Casey Coviello

is a yoga teacher and a writer working in the health care space. She spends her Friday mornings at George Moscone Elementary School doing science experiments on her mind with 4th graders. Casey aspires to take three deep breaths every day.

Megan Gathers has lived in San Francisco since 1999 and is a private yoga teacher and healer combining mindfulness with bodywork and movement. She has studied meditation extensively at Spirit Rock and also at Against the Stream in San Francisco. She is delighted to be working with the students of Jefferson Elementary School.

 

Erin Mariani

has a background in school counseling and is currently a heath and wellness coach at One Medical, sharing skills such as mindfulness and stress management to Googlers. She has worked with Mindful Arts for 2 years at New Traditions and loves sharing life tools with young minds. A devotee of improv comedy and yoga, she sees the strong connection of creativity, mindfulness and mind/ body connection as it relates to health and wellness of the whole person.

Megan Prentiss

is a corporate culture champion, marketing communications strategist and coach to professionals that seek purposeful growth. She has been a volunteer with Mindful Arts for nearly two years teaching first graders at Buena Vista Horace Mann.

 

Julia Schoettle

recently made the change from a long career in high tech to focusing on things that really matter….children and harbor seals! After stepping away from the Silicon Valley world, she attended UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior where she earned her Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation. This is Julia’s first year as literacy and “focus time” volunteer with Junipero Serra and Sherman Elementary. When not working with children, she is on Harbor Seal crew at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Not sure which group is more adorable but the kids are better at learning to breathe and focus!

Jasmin Flores

has been in the early childhood Education for 17 years and taught preschool at Buen Dia Family School in the Mission district for 13 years. Before joining Mindful Arts Education, she attended Mindfulness in Education workshops led by her mentor Daniel Rechtshaffen. She is excited to be working with the students of Charles Drew.

Linda Fawkes

is a native of the Bay Area and has lived in San Francisco for eight years. This is her third year as a literacy volunteer at Charles Drew Academy. She is currently studying with Mindful Schools, an online resource for teachers from around the world, to learn the fundamentals of mindfulness.

 

Radhika Rao

is an actor, storyteller, and theatre teaching artist. She was raised in India and moved to the United States to study theatre in India. She is passionate about using the performing arts to promote peaceful living, social justice, and interpersonal communication.

 

Laurel Thornton

has been an educator and photographer for over 30 years. She has worked with developmentally disabled kids and adults, was counselor in residence with teens and then later as a teachers aide for a United Cerebral Palsy program. She is inspired to teach children and adults this incredible life skill.

 

Samantha Weiss

has been working in education since 2008, as a middle school English teacher, teacher trainer in Peace Corps Cambodia and currently in building collaborations between public school districts in California. As a yoga and meditation student and teacher, she sees the value and necessity of sharing these skills with students of all ages. She is excited to work with and learn from SFUSD Students.

 
 
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MASF Receives Award


INTERVIEWS WITH MINDFUL ARTS SF FOUNDER, ANDREW J. NANCE

TELEVISION:

ABC/KGO 7 CLASS DEMO & INTERVIEW:  CLICK HERE

CBS/KPIX BAY SUNDAY INTERVIEW: CLICK HERE

News UP Now “The Lion in Me” TV interview: CLICK HERE

RADIO/WEB/PRINT:

MINDFUL ARTS SAN FRANCISCO was the recipient of A Point of Light Award by The Point of Light Foundation: CLICK HERE

KALW 91.7 Mindful Arts San Francisco radio interview: CLICK HERE

PODCAST: Hack the Process: CLICK HERE

NEWSPAPER: Bay Area Reporter Puppy Mind & MASF article: CLICK HERE

BLOG: San Francisco Education Fund on MASF founder CLICK HERE

BLOG for Mindful Schools on awareness of the body: CLICK HERE

BLOG: Mindful Kids Coaching Interview: CLICK HERE

Contact Us

Mindful Arts San Francisco
c/o San Francisco Education Fund
2730 Bryant Street, 2nd floor
San Francisco, 94110

For information on volunteering at a school or requesting a volunteer to work with your school, contact MASF Program Coordinator, Kayla Schneider-Smith:

415-695-5400 x 3006

kschneidersmith@sfedfund.org

For information on school assemblies, book readings, or Professional Development Workshops, contact MASF Founder and Lead Trainer, Andrew Jordan Nance:

415- 819-3766

mindfulartssf@gmail.com

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