2013 Mindfulness Workshop
Teacher Training*

The Mindfulness Teacher Training is designed to provide you with a comfortable grounding in the work of sharing mindfulness with others and of being of service to the legal community. The training also offers a deeper immersion into the practice of mindfulness, as an end in itself.

It is one thing to understand what mindfulness is,
another to practice it,
and another still to share it with others.

And when we do share it,
we wish to do so skillfully, with wisdom and an open heart.

Along with the growing interest in mindfulness across the legal profession, there is a growing demand for legal professionals to discuss and explore mindfulness and its relationship to the life of the lawyer. Historically, non-attorney mindfulness teachers have introduced attorneys to mindfulness practice.

While this remains a potent and important source for mindfulness training, at present there are attorneys and law students interested in mindfulness who may be more receptive to trainings by lawyers, judges, and law faculty. And indeed, well trained and experienced legal professionals may be in the best position to offer them a relevant and accessible mindfulness training.

The workshop will provide:

  • the building blocks for guiding others through foundational mindfulness practice, focusing on breath and body awareness exercises.
  • one-on-one and small group training in guiding mindfulness exercises.
  • mindful sitting immersion to help deepen one's practice and establish a stable platform upon which to cultivate a deeper understanding of mindfulness insights.
  • discussions on the challenges and opportunities inherent in teaching mindfulness.

Training prerequisite:
The only prerequisite to participating is a genuine interest in learning more about the practice of mindfulness, and sharing it with others.


Time:
1:45pm-4:15pm, (following the May 17th Mindfulness in Law Workshop).

Location:
University of Miami School of Law
Faculty Meeting Room--4th Floor

Open To:
Members of the DCBA/FBA Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force

It is not necessary that participants commit to continuing the journey beyond the training through ongoing practice and the sharing of mindfulness with members of the legal profession.

If you would like to participate in the teacher training, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or by calling us at 786-239-9318.

*This training is provided free of cost to members of the Mindfulness in Law Task Force.


Teacher Training Facilitators

A lawyer by training, Alice Lash is founder of Mindfultime, which has offered mindfulness trainings in South Florida since 2009. Alice has been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation for more than a decade, having been trained in teaching mindfulness meditation through the Residential Training Retreat for Professionals taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness (CFM). She has also participated in CFM’s Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.

Alice has provided mindfulness meditation trainings to a wide array of organizations and individuals, from publicly traded companies to cancer survivor groups. Alice has appeared on local television and lectured to national and local non-profit groups regarding the range of benefits achieved through mindfulness meditation.

Alice continues to deepen her meditation practice and broaden her experience by participating in mindfulness meditation retreats and programs with international leaders in mindfulness, including Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabat–Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Tara Brach, Sylvia Boorstein, Dan Siegel, and James Baraz as well as other notable teachers.

You can learn more about Alice by
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Scott Rogers is founder and director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies and of the University of Miami School of Law's Mindfulness in Law Program. He has practiced mindfulness and other contemplative practices for more than 22 years.

A co-founder of the DCBA/FBA's Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force, Scott is a regular speaker on mindfulness at law schools, legal organizations, and bar programs across the country. He has appeared on television, National Public Radio, and been interviewed for magazines and newspapers across the world.

Scott's mindfulness journey draws on over two decades of personal practice and the guidance of Fred Eppsteiner, a much beloved mindfulness teacher and student of Thich Nhat Hanh's. Scott has trained with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction founder, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Saki Santorelli, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy founder, Zindel Segal; he has been on retreat with MBCT founder John Teasdale; and received training in Insight Dialogue with its co-creator Gregory Kramer, and Vipassana meditation with teachers Fred Eppsteiner and Sharon Salzburg. He has participated in mindfulness programs with a variety of teachers, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Ram Das, Norman Fischer, Dan Siegel, and Joan Halifax.

You can learn more about Scott by
clicking here.