We're BEAMING with pride about an invite we have for you this Tuesday.
For the first time ever we've invited a graduate of our teacher training program .. to guide us in meditation.
Join us Tuesday for a very special meditation
Some things will be the same. You'll be surrounded by great people, we'll be at The Standard, and you'll be invited to stay after the sit to hang and meet other mindful New Yorkers.
But what's different and SO inspiring about this Tuesday, is that we've asked Curtis Smith to guide us. Curtis graduated this past winter from the meditation teacher training program we run with Nalanda Institute and Pure Yoga.
Admittedly, Curtis Smith was amazing before we met him. He helps run and teaches at a school in the third lowest performing district in NYC. With work, care and now daily meditation, thanks to Curtis, he and the other teachers have helped transform the school into one of the highest performing middle schools in Brooklyn.
OMG so inspiring.
He's not the only one who makes us kvell (nod to my Jewish grandmother).
Kristin Westbrook from our last class of graduates created Calm City, a mobile RV (no joke) that rides around NYC offering people a moment of meditation and .. as she says .. "street food for your mind." (And she was just featured in the Wall Street Journal. Go Kristin)!
Keith Blechman, a surgeon, now teaches meditation at hospitals, medical facilities, and conferences around the country to help his fellow surgeons and doctors be more mindful (um, yes, super important).
A veteran who graduated from our program is now spreading the practice to fellow veterans and helping those suffering from PTSD.
And these are just a few of the stories...
On Tuesday, we invite you to join us for our first graduate to ever lead The Path.
And we should mention... Curtis doesn't just teach his kids to meditate, but also how to teach meditation.
The students themselves now lead daily sessions in their classrooms and for the entire school... and many share the practice with friends and family!
Since graduating from our program, Curtis also teaches meditation at two Brooklyn studios, including one called Namaste (pronounced Namas-tai because it's in Bedford Stuyvesant ... love that).
Curtis' passion for meditation and teaching is contagious, and we can't wait for you to experience it.
Join us Tuesday to celebrate our first teaching training “alum” to lead us at The Standard, East Village. As always, we'll start at 7 PM.
And if you’re feeling inspired, we’d also like to welcome you to consider our next meditation teacher training, which begins in October. If you’ve ever considered... how you can use meditation in your career or community or just to go deeper in your personal practice, this is for you. And if you have any questions about the program, we’d LOVE to hear from you. Feel free to reply to this email with your questions.
Cheers to a love for learning, making change in our community through meditation, and to being wildly inspired by Curtis,