TIME in Maine

TIME 2017 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in 2018.

Teachings in Mindful Education (TIME In Maine) is a four-day, three-night professional opportunity for educators seeking to shift the nature of the teaching and learning culture in schools to one that values wellness and renewal. Designed for educators at every level of service from classroom teaching to administration and higher ed, TIME offers participants a rich experiential immersion in mindfulness practices, training in self-awareness, and development of strong collegial relationships as the foundation for positive school culture.

FMI: time@waynflete.org

TIME offers:

  • Teachings on the social neuroscience of education
  • Practical paths to extending wellness programming in your school
  • The simplicity of rustic lodging and fresh food made from scratch
  • Free time in a stunning coastal setting with forest, field, farm, and miles of trails
  • A collegial exploration of what matters most in our work as educators

We highly recommend participation of two or more colleagues from your school. 3 CEUs available.

Join us if you would like to discover a more balanced and sustainable approach to working in education.


Katie Byrnes PhD: Board President of the Mindfulness in Education Network
Bernie Hershberger PhD: Director of Counseling and Wellness Program at Bowdoin College
Sarah Macdonald MA: Middle and Upper School Advisor and English Teacher at Waynflete School
Lydia Maier LCSW MBA: Director of Student Affairs at Waynflete School
Carol Wishcamper: Organizational Development Consultant to schools and non-profit organizations


Participants will enjoy three nights and four days on Chewonki's beautiful 400-acre shorefront campus, with waterfront, forest, field, farm and miles of trails. Chewonki offers simplicity and comfort in its lodging, with rustic, dormitory-style cabins designed to support your experience without the disruption of televisions or telephones. These accommodations provide an opportunity to get to know people and strengthen the community experience. Each single-sex cabin allows for 4-6 guests and offers simple beds and nearby bathrooms. Each bed has sheets and shelves for your belongings. Guests bring pillows and bedding or a sleeping bag.


Enjoy the bounty of the late-summer harvest with fresh food made from scratch in Chewonki's contemporary kitchen. Whole grains, fresh vegetables, legumes, natural meat and dairy products are all part of the repertoire. Mealtime is a special experience at Chewonki, and the food is prepared by people who care deeply about the planet and our bodies. Food allergies are happily accommodated with advance notice.

Travel information can be found here.

For more information email Lydia Maier and Keith Crowley (time@chewonki.org).

What others have said about TIME in Maine:

"Every single piece of this was a gift. In particular, the faculty made this experience by not only bringing your practices, understandings, and wisdom but by bringing your whole selves. What a tremendous and powerful model!"

"I gained valuable insights into mind and body and their effects on my own well-being. I acquired some new skills and attitudes to support myself. I gathered valuable resources to utilize in my lesson planning and I am making connections with this work with what I already do in my classroom. I really value the concepts of 'enough' and living the change I want to see happen."

"I love the whole person, whole community, whole world aspect within the training. The self-care, restoration, and communal respect of the natural surroundings really reminded me of how important this is for me as a part of self-care. I didn't know how much this was missing in my life until this weekend here with all of the teachings, practices, and connections. Self-care and care for the natural world has been re-ignited for me and it reminds me of the connection we all have with each other."

FMI: time@waynflete.org

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