Elissa Ballard

Grade 5 Teacher & Mindfulness Leader

Elissa Ballard is an experienced classroom teacher, spanning ages and countries; esteemed Yoga teacher, wife and mother. As an inaugural student of the Insight Yoga Institute, studying with world renowned teachers of Yoga, Mindfulness and Transpersonal Psychology, she speaks from a place of personal depth and practice. Elissa seeks to integrate awareness practices and mindfulness into every facet of daily life in order to live and teach with creativity, reflectiveness, meaning, and purpose. She is passionate about connecting her two worlds; education and awareness practices, as she believes it is what teachers, students, and school communities around the globe need to fulfill their untapped human potential.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2019 | 10:30 - 11:00 | English | Mindfulness: Personal Practice to Pedagogy

“An education without educating the heart, is no education at all”. (Aristotle) This experiential-based workshop is an introductory inquiry into the practice of mindfulness, and what it means to develop a mindful presence. Participants will be equipped with an understanding and skillset to develop a personal practice; with an ultimate goal of sharing a heightened capacity for presence, openness and alertness with students in classrooms and school communities at large. Practicing mindfulness, teaching mindfully, and teaching it to our students is a segue to educating the heart.