A Personal Development Experience for TeachersFree to the first 20 teachers who pre-register by e-mailing email@example.com; free journals and materials provided.
This workshop features safe small group experiences that include gentle movement, mindfulness, and journaling in Weatherspoon’s galleries and courtyard.Instructors:Melinda Waegerle
is a full time Assistant Professor of Dance Education at UNCG. In addition to dance education, her work focuses on integration across the curriculum. She has been an A+ Fellow for the A+ Schools Program (a nationally recognized school reform effort) for twenty-four years. She provides professional development for educators in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Texas and is a project director for a Department of Education grant focusing on creating an authentic arts integration program in Guilford County that includes classroom teachers, arts educators, and administrators.Celeste Chaney Hill
began her yoga journey in 2007 as a quest to find stillness. What started out as a weekly practice evolved into a deep passion and a way of life. In 2015 she completed her three week immersion teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center and continues with intensive training in Yin Yoga, a practice that emphasizes a slow pace and holding poses longer. Celeste’s classes at Radiance Yoga combine breath and movement, music and stillness, poetry and laughter. When not in a yoga studio, Celeste can be found in the pottery studio, hiking with her husband and fabulous puppy, or volunteering in our local arts community.Terri Dowell-Dennis
is the associate curator of education at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. In addition to her work as a museum educator, Terri has long been a practicing visual artist.Workshop Agenda:9:45am:
Weather-permitting, this workshop will begin in the Weatherspoon's courtyard.In case of rain, we will gather in the museum's spacious atrium. Bring your own coffee and enjoy time to gather and socialize.10am:
Grown-up journals will be provided for 20 teachers. In small groups participants will move through three areas of the museum, spending 15-20 minutes in two different movement sessions led by Melinda and Celeste, and one journaling session, led by Terri. The pace will be relaxed with 10 minutes between sessions for exploring the galleries, visiting with colleagues, journalling, or taking a break.11:30am:
Participants regroup for discussion and intention-setting for a relaxing, reflective, and recharging summer. 12pm:
Information on box lunches to come.
Parking for the workshop is free and available directly behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum.This program is made possible by the Charlotte W. Toler Education Endowment.
Image: Slow Looking/Deep Seeing
, Weatherspoon Art Museum, installation photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications, 2021.