with Andrew Nance
In this highly interactive and participatory three-hour training we will briefly review the principles of Mindfulness and then we will familiarize ourselves with the Mindful Arts San Francisco (MASF) curriculum, a literacy and arts-based program. Participants can expect to learn how to lead “a mindful minute,” play mindful theater games, use arts activities, implement movement exercises, and incorporate storytelling (including the book “Puppy Mind”) and utilize mindful props to teach the principles of mindfulness to youth in kindergarten through third grades. Participants will be given free access to the comprehensive and easy to follow 20-week MASF curriculum at the training, which we will go through together step-by-step. The training will be very interactive so dress comfortably and be ready to explore your artful and mindful selves. Time permitting, participants will share additional mindful activities with the group.
Andrew Jordan Nance has been an educator for over 25 years. He is the founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco, whose mission is to provide volunteer mindful educators to teach at underserved San Francisco Schools. Mr. Nance is the author of Puppy Mind, and is an award– winning actor and director. For almost thirty years he taught performing arts to students from diverse backgrounds, and for 18 years he was the Conservatory Director at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center. His theater training comes from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (BA in Theatre). His Mindfulness training comes from Mindful Schools, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and is a longtime member of Spirit Rock Meditation and retreat Center’s Wednesday Sangha. He is on the Board of Directors of several educational based non–profit organizations including The Mindful Life Project in Richmond California, San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theater Center, and Arts Ed Matters, a California– based arts– integration organization. Andrew Jordan Nance lives in San Francisco.