Request a Custom Mini-Retreat for resilience and well-being to treat your school staff, workplace, or interest group:

Mindful Kindful YOUniversity offers mini-retreats for busy teachers to UNPLUG and to benefit from simple, relaxing, and effective mindfulness-based stress-reduction and essential self-care practices to re-set, re-balance and re-nourish your nervous system – the foundation for greater resilience, health, and happiness! I have provided retreats and workshops for schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses and this is a great way to give the gift well-being and take care 

    • Treat your employess! Let’s customize a mini-retreat to provide what you need for your staff/organization. We will have a consultation before the retreat so I can get a sense of what you are looking for. It may include: guided mindfulness relaxation and meditation, movement, subtle yoga, mindful activities, etc., depending on what you are “needing”. (I can provide suggestions and do all the planning!)

Especially for teachers:

“Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the country, but introducing organizational and individual interventions can help minimize the negative effects of teacher stress.” ~ (read more on “Well-being for Teachers”) “Toxic stress starts as decreased productivity and creativity, escalating to more serious symptoms like frequent anxiety, dissociation, frustration, and, eventually, burnout. Roughly half a million U.S. teachers leave the profession each year – a turnover rate of over 20 percent.” ~Mindful Schools

According to the World Health Organization, chronic stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century which affects physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being. And when teachers are impacted, it begins to ripple out and impact our relationships with those around them at school or home. Although we may not be able to eliminate the stressors in our lives, the good news is that we can learn how to change our relationship to them. Self-care is not selfish, it’s essential!

Perhaps your school PTA will be interested in gifting a custom retreat for staff! The PTA may want to collaborate on putting this on! Provide gift certificates for your staff to attend an upcoming retreat already planned by Mindful Kindful YOUniversity – go to main retreat page to learn more.

Location options:

  1. SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA: Provided at your school/organization site or at an outdoor location (parks, beaches, etc) in SLO County, CA — during the week or on a weekend.

  2. VIRTUAL via Zoom 

“It’s my pleasure to recommend Dee DiGioia. I have experienced Dee and the Mindful Kindful Youniversity classes as both a parent and a professional. I was so impressed by the class given by Dee at my son’s elementary school, that I knew there was a place for it in my workplace as well. I contacted Dee about hosting a Professional Workshop on mindfulness at the company I currently lead. It is a very successful software company that runs in a very high- paced and high stress environment. I was sure mindfulness practices could benefit all of our staff. Dee and I worked closely on coming up with a customized workshop that was reflective of our current environment and would be well received by our team. She conducted a one-day seminar titled “How to Break Up with Stress: Mindfulness 101” in two separate groups throughout the day. My staff and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and materials presented by Dee. She came very well prepared and had all of the materials and resources available to ensure the class ran smoothly yet also conducive and personal to the philosophies she was speaking on. I truly see that Dee and the practice of teaching mindfulness in the workplace is a valuable asset to absolutely any workplace. I found Dee to be helpful, flexible, relatable, and incredibly passionate and willing to share her knowledge on any level that suits the environment. Beyond that, I was impressed by her knowledge of the research based facts on mindfulness and her Certifications as a Mindfulness & Life-Skills Coach. Her expertise and education in these areas were a huge advantage to our entire office. Dee has clearly put this skillset and passion to work in order to better the health and well-being of all she instructs. I can already attest to the benefits and impacts that these workshops have had on both myself personally and the professional staff I manage.” ~Kristen McKiernan President AccuZIP, Inc., Atascadero CA

If you would like to host and/or schedule a custom Staff retreat with me, please reach out to me:

Contact Dee DiGioia, your mindfulness guide

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