Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center

A five-month training program for meditation and mindfulness practitioners and aspiring yoga teachers.

This immersive training program addresses body, mind, and heart through the study of mindful asana, pranayama, anatomy, mindfulness principles, meditation, and the wisdom teachings of yoga and Buddhism.

Fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.

Emphasis on the integration of meditation and mindfulness with movement.

Incorporates non-residential silent retreat practice and the joy and support of building community together.

Minimum of a two-year yoga and mindfulness practice required.

TEACHING TEAM: Djuna Mascall, Leslie Booker, Mark Coleman, Anne Cushman, Sean Feit Oakes, and Tias Little

DJUNA MASCALL teaches Prajna Yoga nationally and internationally. She is a leader of the Spirit Rock Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training Program and a certified yoga therapist in private practice. Her offerings combine meditation and dharma study with asana training designed to cultivate sensory awareness and embodied wisdom.

LESLIE BOOKER brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of dharma, embodied wisdom, and activism. She worked with vulnerable populations in New York City for over a decade and shares her experience nationally speaking at conferences. She has contributed to several publications. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012) and Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017) and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020.

MARK COLEMAN, MA, has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. He also leads wilderness meditation retreats, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature, and is the author of Awake in the Wild, Make Peace with Your Mind, and From Suffering to Peace.

ANNE CUSHMAN is a pioneer in the integration of mindfulness, embodied meditation, and creative expression. A member of the Teachers’ Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she founded the first Buddhist meditation training for yoga teachers. Her books include The Mama Sutra, Enlightenment for Idiots, and Moving Into Meditation.

TIAS LITTLE synthesizes classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, cranial-sacral therapy, and trauma healing. He has studied the meditative arts and Buddhism for 30+ years and has an MA in Eastern Philosophy. Tias is the author of The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, and Yoga of the Subtle Body.

SEAN FEIT OAKES, PhD, teaches Buddhism and Yoga focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice. He received teaching authorization from Jack Kornfield and wrote his dissertation on extraordinary meditative states. His current research explores identity, ancestry, and rebirth, and working with the body in contemplative inquiry.

Courses On Outlook Inbox Overhaul, MS-World Tutorial – 2020 @ Online
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Courses On Outlook Inbox Overhaul, MS-World Tutorial - 2020 @ Online

Most users don’t even scratch the surface of what Microsoft Outlook can do to help them get and stay organized. Learn valuable tools and techniques to get your Outlook inbox in shape. Keeping too many e-mails not only makes it difficult to find what you’re looking for, but can also expose your organization to risks.

This webinar will cover key techniques to manage your inbox and stay in compliance with data security and record retention policies and regulations. You will see the whole tool box at your disposal. From categories to rules and follow-up flags to folders, you’ll know how to design an email message management system that works for you and works the way you work.

This session will be applicable to all versions of Outlook from Office 2010 through Office 2019/Office 365 desktop. If you are primarily using Outlook Online, you’ll still find this session useful, as many of the tools have Outlook Online equivalents.

Why you should Attend
Email goes in, but it doesn’t seem to go out! Before you know it you’re swimming in hundreds, if not thousands of email message, not able to find the thing you need and finding things that you should have acted on days ago. How do you dig out? How do you stay that way? Not only for convenience sake, but untidy inbox management can present serious risks to your organization.

Stop wondering what ticking time bombs you might have in your email and get some solid strategies for cleaning up unneeded messages and staying on top of important follow-up items. In the first 15 minutes you’ll already have deleted dozens, if not hundreds of messages you absolutely don’t need to keep. You’ll also find out how to get out of “email jail” quickly without having to risk deleting things you might need. You’ll learn how Outlook can be tailored to suit how you organize your work.

Areas Covered in the Session
Effective use of Search and Advanced Search
Application of Folders
The purpose of Archive
Use of Categories and Conditional Formatting
Basic and advanced filtering rules for automatic processing
Mechanisms to NEVER forget a follow-up item
Who Will Benefit
All Information Workers

Event link : https://www.traininng.com/webinar/-201325live?channel=marinmagazine-APR_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Traininng.com LLC
Email: traininngdotcom@gmail.com
Phone: US: (510) 962-8903
Phone: Zurich: +41 – 43 434 80 33
Website : https://www.traininng.com

Leadership Necessity Courses, understanding Emotion Tips @ Online
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It turns out that your EQ (Emotional Quotient) is a greater predictor of your success as a leader than IQ (Intelligence Quotient). Unfortunately, far too many leaders in companies are conditioned to block out their emotions and focus on their rational thoughts. They do so at great risk to their leadership development.

Emerging knowledge of the brain is helping us understand its emotional nature. Your brain has a narrative network that makes up stories about people and events that are often untrue. Unfortunately, most potential leaders are unaware of these false narratives that drive their behavior because emotions are processed unconsciously. It is a leadership necessity to understand the emotional nature of the brain as a means of inspiring and influencing others.

This workshop will help you learn about your brain and its emotional nature and will help you take control of your brain (instead of letting your brain control you). This is an essential step in your leadership journey.

Why you should Attend
There is an exciting, new field called neuro leadership that links emerging knowledge of the brain to leading yourself and others.

This is a major advance in leadership development because it will help you better understand how your brain functions and how it often works against your best interests – impeding your development as a leader.

Most leadership development efforts fall short and peter out in the short term because they don’t take into account the emotional nature of the brain. Additionally, no behavior change is possible unless your brain is re-wired and this reality is why most leadership initiatives fail to achieve long term behavior change in the workplace. Furthermore, most emotional intelligence training is anything but emotional – relying on forms, processes, checklists and assessments instead of the expression of emotions.

In the Understanding the Emotional Brain as a Leadership Necessity webinar, you will develop an understanding of how your brain functions and how important it is to let you control your brain – not let your brain control you. It is in understanding the brain, its emotional nature and its inclination to be negative as well as its tendency to create false stories about yourself and others that will help you overcome self-defeating thoughts and develop into a self-confident and motivating leader.

You will grasp the importance of knowing and overcoming the hidden thoughts and stories that control your behavior – becoming an authentic and self-assured leader who inspires others to want to follow you.

This is a vital step in your personal leadership journey.

Areas Covered in the Session
The main purpose of the brain
The brain and the negativity cycle
The emotional brain
The concept of EQ versus IQ in leadership development
Your hidden story that could impede your leadership development
How and why the brain often works against your best interests
Taking control of your brain rather than letting your brain control you
Telling your authentic story as a leadership necessity
Learning to re-wire your brain to better understand and lead yourself and others
Who Will Benefit
C-Suite Executives
Mid-Level Managers
Senior HR Leaders
Training & Development Managers
Anyone aspiring to be a Leader and to further develop their Leadership capabilities

Event link : https://www.traininng.com/webinar/-201340live?channel=marinmagazine-APR_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Traininng.com LLC
Email: traininngdotcom@gmail.com
Phone: US: (510) 962-8903
Phone: Zurich: +41 – 43 434 80 33
Website : https://www.traininng.com

Reasons for Organization Change, Need Of Appreciative Inquiry @ Online
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reasons for Organization Change, Need Of Appreciative Inquiry @ Online

As a graduate student at Case Western University, Davide Cooperrider had access to study the organizational behavior at the renowned Cleveland Clinic. What he discovered was that the hospital engaged change management consultants who were not telling the hospital what it was doing right, rather they focused on what was wrong with the processes, procedures,
and practiced the hospital used in its daily routines. Pointing out the problems did not bring the organization any closer to a valid solution. Cooperrider decided to turn the process inside out and began observing and interviewing staff regarding what the hospital was doing right.

Cooperrider and his adviser published a paper in 1987 which posited that the overuse of “problem solving” hampered any kind of social improvement, and what was needed were new methods of inquiry that would help generate new ideas and models for how to organize.

The authors portrayed organizations as living organisms, arguing that organizations are created, maintained and changed by conversations (interchanges between people), and claiming that the way organizations evolved was only limited by people’s imaginations and the agreements among them. This theory was inclusive and encompassed every person in the organization.

The model is based on the assumption that the questions we ask will tend to focus our attention in a particular direction, that organizations evolve in the direction of the questions they most persistently and passionately ask.[11] In the mid 80’s most methods of assessing and evaluating a situation and then proposing solutions were based on a deficiency model,
predominantly asking questions such as “What are the problems?”, “What’s wrong?” or “What needs to be fixed?”. Instead of asking “What’s the problem?”, others couched the question in terms of “challenges”, which still focused on the negative, on what needs to be fixed or solved.

Appreciative Inquiry was the first researched change management method to pay attention to what works, the positive “core” in people and organizations, and on what people really care about. Today, these ways of approaching organizational change are commonly understood, but frequently not practiced. Furthermore, the focus on the positive has made its way into Positive Psychology as mapped out by Martin Segilman, at University of Pennsylvania. However, while Positive Psychology is defined as a science, Appreciative Inquiry is designed as an organization change and leadership development process. It is widely used as a basis for much solution focused exeutive coaching.

In addition to the five phases as defined above, there are five basic principles of AI. As the study of AI progressed, many other principles emerged, but below are the five original principles as outlined by Cooperrider and Dianna Whatley.
The five principles of AI are:

The constructionist principle Through the language and discourse of day to day interactions, people co-construct the organizations they inhabit. The purpose ofinquiry is to stimulate new ideas, stories and images that generate new possibilities
for action.
The principle of simultaneity proposes that as we inquire into human systems we change them and the seeds of change, the things people think and talk about, what they discover and learn, are implicit in the very first questions asked. Questions are
never neutral, they have consequence, and social systems move in the direction of the questions that people most persistently and passionately discuss.
The poetic principle proposes that organizational life is expressed in the stories people tell each other every day, and the story of the organization is constantly being co-authored. The words and topics chosen for inquiry have an impact far beyond just the words themselves. They invoke sentiments, understandings, and worlds of meaning. Storytelling has become a key element of change management as well as a discipline of its own.
The anticipatory principle posits that what we do today is guided by our image of the future. Appreciative inquiry uses artful creation of positive imagery on a collective basis to refashion anticipatory reality.
The positive principle proposes that momentum and sustainable change requires positive emotion and social bonding. Sentiments like hope, excitement, inspiration, camaraderie and joy increase creativity, openness to new ideas and people, and
promote flexibility. They also encourage strong connections and relationships among people, particularly groups in conflict.
Delving into these principles and there applications will not be explored in detail in this course due to time constraints.

Why you should Attend
Are the change management techniques you’ve used so far effective? Are you beginning your efforts with an affirmative topic, rather than a problem-solution approach? How long lasting are your change management efforts, two years, one year, six months, or worse? Now you can implement positive change in your organization by simply changing the focus from problems to solutions employees can solve by asking the right questions.

Appreciative Inquiry assists the organization in seeing the wholeness of the human system and to “inquire” into that system’s strengths, possibilities, and successes.”

The five areas of exploration in Appreciative Inquiry are: Define, Discover, Dream, Design and Deliver.

In the Define phase, an affirmative topic is determined. In the Discover phase, the team expresses appreciation for the best of “what is” by focusing on peak times of excellence – when the team has experienced performance at its most effective and its very best.

The Dream Phase is: Practical, because it’s grounded in successes of the past. It seeks to expand the teams’ potential. And it’s based on extraordinary moments from the teams’ entire history. For the Design Phase, encourage the team to generate possibility statements.

The possibility statements describe the desired qualities of the teams’ life. The Delivery Phase, the focus is on implementing the possibilities. It’s where the team creates their “will be” and takes action to make it happen.

Appreciative Inquiry as change management is a dramatic departure from traditional problem-solving methods. It develops empathy and perspective, constructive or positive change, and drastically improves communication and collaboration.

How is that accomplished? Through shifting the approach from problem focused to positive-action focused. Rather than ask: “What is that biggest problem here? “ask, ” What are you doing when things are working well?”.

If your organization is stuck in making progress toward positive change, Appreciative Inquiry can help you get there.

Areas Covered in the Session
Overview of the Course
Overview of David Cooperriders work
Brief history of the origins of the technique
Definitions of Appreciative Inquiry and Relation to Positive Psychology
Characteristics of Great AI Questions
The Five-D Process
The Five Core Principles of Appreciative Inquiry
Who Will Benefit
HR Generalists
HR Administrators
VPs of HR
HR Directors
HR Professionals
Key Personnel

Event link : https://www.traininng.com/webinar/-201352live?channel=marinmagazine-APR_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Traininng.com LLC
Email: traininngdotcom@gmail.com
Phone: US: (510) 962-8903
Phone: Zurich: +41 – 43 434 80 33
Website : https://www.traininng.com

The Often-Forgot Human Side of Project Management @ Online Event
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am
The Often-Forgot Human Side of Project Management @ Online Event

In this webinar, you will learn techniques that can have an immediate and positive impact on your current as well as your future projects and help both yourself and others be successful along the way.

Best Practices For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 – 2020 @ Online
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Best Practices For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 - 2020 @ Online

Diversity and inclusion are common buzzwords these days but few understand what they really mean or entail. In this webinar, we will explore what diversity and inclusion REALLY are as well as common myths and misconceptions.

We will discuss everything from implicit and explicit bias, diversity in areas you haven’t thought of, intent vs. impact, and calling in vs. calling out and more.

Participants will explore their personal relationship with systems of privilege and oppression and leave with actionable ways to increase their inclusive practices, both as individuals and members of organizations.

We will explore the history of diversity and inclusion, how structural inequality has led to the marginalization of communities in the United States, and the future of D & I trends.

Why you should Attend
If you have often wondered what the big deal is around diversity and inclusion (D&I) and wanted to explore the facts versus the myths of this ever-expanding field than this is the webinar for you.

We will be exploring the foundational pieces of what the history, purpose, and future of D&I is. In this exploration we will uncover often over looked components of the topic as well as putting to rest common myths and misconceptions. Participants will leave with a foundational knowledge of the topic as well as actionable tools for using D&I best practices in their personal and professional life.

Areas Covered in the Session
Cultural Humility
Best practices
Who Will Benefit

Event link : https://www.traininng.com/webinar/-201319live?channel=marinmagazine-APR_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Traininng.com LLC
Email: traininngdotcom@gmail.com
Phone: US: (510) 962-8903
Phone: Zurich: +41 – 43 434 80 33
Website : https://www.traininng.com

Trekking the Model @ Bay Model Visitor Center
Apr 4 all-day
Trekking the Model @ Bay Model Visitor Center

Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.

Pet First Aid & CPR @ Marin Humane
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pet First Aid & CPR @ Marin Humane

Presented by American Safety & Health Institute certified instructor Peter Pay, this hands-on workshop teaches basic lifesaving techniques and preparedness, including basic pet first aid, CPR training, rescue breathing, restraint and muzzling, choking management, poison response, and much more.

Included in the First Aid & CPR workshop is a first aid workbook and completion certificate.

Please leave your animals at home. “Resus-a-dog” and “Resus-a-cat” manikins will be available for hands-on training.

Cost $65

Space is limited for this workshop; pre-registration is required.

Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA Marin
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA Marin

Join SURJ Marin and the YWCAMarin as we examine our white fragility and cultivate resilience for coping with it. We’ll draw from the work of racial justice experts including authors Robin D’Angelo and Resmaa Menakem, theater practitioner and political activist Augusto Boal, activist, racial justice trainer, and psycho-therapist Katherine Roubos, and White Noise Collective’s workshop: Antidotes to White Fragility.

Sunday, April 4th at the YWCA Marin, 30 North San Pedro Road at 1pm-5pm. Please pre-register online at surjmarin.org/events.

Please be advised that we care about your health and are monitoring the situation with the Corona virus. We encourage you to register and save your space in the workshop now. As the date nears, we will reassess the county health guidelines to determine if we need to reschedule.

Advanced Night Photography Workshop @ The Image Flow
Apr 5 all-day
Advanced Night Photography Workshop @ The Image Flow

April 5, 11, 15, and 19, 2020

Challenge your long exposure night photography skills in this Advanced Night Photography Workshop.

The emphasis of this workshop will be practicing and gaining more expertise in the techniques of night shooting on-location. You will spend three separate nights shooting at classic Northern California locations: the colorful streets of Chinatown in San Francisco, the architecture and nature of Crissy Field, and the hills of the Marin Headlands, specifically Hawk Hill and the area around the Nike Missile Site, perfect for night sky photography.

Designed especially for the advanced night photographer, Hendrik will advise during these night shoots assisting you with technical night photography tips, specific camera settings, techniques of long exposure photography, and use of various filters for creating successful photographs at night.

This workshop includes a supportive and informative print critique of your night time photography to provide valuable feedback and help elevate your work to new levels.

Three (3), 11 x 17 prints on Epson Premium Luster paper are included in this workshop. Additional prints, if desired, will be discounted to $12/each.