Mindful Educator Retreat

with Caverly Morgan, Founder and
 Guiding Teacher Of PEace in Schools

July 11-14, 2019 | still meadow retreat center damascus, OR

About this course

This retreat is a revitalizing, immersive, deep-dive into mindfulness. Ground yourself in mindfulness practices that foster self-awareness, compassion and connection, learn mindful teaching skills, and connect with a passionate community of youth-serving professionals.

This retreat will explore how having your own mindfulness practice can assist you in working with youth who have experienced trauma, as well as unpacking the neuroscience that explains why mindfulness can be transformational for individuals who have experienced trauma. We’ll also explore the conditioning that influences our biases so that we can create and contribute to more inclusive, equitable classroom environments.

This retreat is designed for youth-serving professionals. Mindfulness practitioners of all levels are warmly invited to attend.


  • In a supportive retreat setting, learn the practice of mindfulness to foster personal well-being and increase your effectiveness as an educator.

  • Learn the beneficial effects that meditation and other mindfulness tools have on the brain and body.

  • Ground yourself in skills that reduce stress, build emotional resilience, and increase connection to your students and young clients.

  • Explore concepts and practices of relational mindfulness to improve communication, engagement and trust in the classroom.

  • With a thoughtful community of educators, explore shared challenges and the personal/professional conditioning that can block inspiration and fulfillment.

  • Understand and explore a mindfulness-based pedagogical paradigm based on self-awareness, conscious communication and compassion.

  • Learn trauma-informed, evidence-based tools that improve teaching outcomes, particularly in work with vulnerable, marginalized and underserved youth.

  • Identify strategies and practices for self-care that cultivate presence, calmness, equanimity and joy.


  • Registered participants can earn 24 CEUs and 24 clock hours toward professional development units upon completion of the training.

  • Certificate of completion provided.

  • Please consult your licensing board if you have questions about whether specific trainings will meet your particular licensure and continuing education needs.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.


Early Bird Tuition (good through June 11th)
$645 - Course only, with lunch provided  
$945 - Course with a Shared Room and Board  
$1045 - Course with a Single Room and Board

Regular Tuition (June 12th - July 3rd)
$695 - Course only, with lunch provided  
$995 - Course with a Shared Room and Board  
$1095 - Course with a Single Room and Board

New! Bring a Friend Discount
Bring a friend who is new to Peace in Schools and you’ll each receive $50 off your tuition. Please register, then email gentiana@peaceinschools.org to receive your discount.

New! Returning Participant Discount
Have you attended a previous Mindful Educator Retreat with us before? If so, we want to offer you a $50 discount to say thanks for being part of our community! Before you register, email gentiana@peaceinschools.org for a discount code.

Need a payment plan? Contact gentiana@peaceinschools.org for details. 


Location & Details

  • The retreat will run from 10:00am-5:00pm each day.

  • Accommodations at Still Meadow Retreat Center are available at additional cost — please see details on the registration page. You may book a three-night stay with meals provided on the registration page.

  • Location: The Still Meadow Retreat Center (30 minutes from Portland) 16561 SE Marna Rd, Damascus, OR 97089


Your teachers


Caverly Morgan

Caverly Morgan, founder and Executive Director of Peace in Schools, is a contemplative leader with almost two decades of experience in designing, developing, and teaching mindfulness-based curricula for adults and youth. She leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, created our mindfulness curricula, and works directly with teens. She formerly worked for nonprofits serving people with special needs. She brings insight, passion and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages. Caverly has been practicing mindfulness since 1995, including eight years in a monastic setting.  Caverly is recognized as a pioneer in the field of mindfulness education, has twice been featured on the cover of Mindful magazine, and presents at mindfulness conferences nationally.


Maggie Steele

Maggie Steele, MSW, is the lead instructor for this course. Maggie is the Training Coordinator for Peace in Schools and develops and facilitates our mindfulness-based professional development trainings for educators. She teaches Mindful Studies at Franklin High School and is a certified provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T). Maggie is a licensed school social worker and holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work for children, youth, and families. She is also a training facilitator and practicum supervisor at the Youth Coaching Institute. She has been a mindfulness practitioner since 2003.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to the event start date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).

  • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to the event start date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee and any non-cancelable charges levied by the venue, such as room and board), will be held for one year from the date of issue. The credit can be applied to any Peace in Schools event.

  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the event start date, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.

  • If Peace in Schools cancels: on rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, we may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.