Mindfulness Practices en Español & in English with Zayda Vallejo & Bertha Elena Rojas

Facilitadoras/Facilitators: Zayda Vallejo & Bertha Elena Rojas

Fecha/Hora (en Español):
Lunes, Junio 7 de 4:00-6:00 PM (Hora Local de Boston)
Workshop link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5894220657


“Despertando a Nuestro Conocimiento Cultural y Racial”

Todos tenemos un compás interno de nobleza y justicia. Nuestro trabajo es despertar y activar esos recursos internos para trabajar por el bien común en servicio y beneficio de la humanidad.

Date/Time: (in English)

Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm (ET)
Workshop link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5894220657


“Awakening to Cultural and Racial Literacy”

We all have an internal compass of nobility and justice. Our work is to awaken and activate these internal resources to work towards the common good in the service and betterment of humanity.

Presentadora  Biografias/Presenter Biographies:

Zayda Vallejo, MLitt. es Instructora Certificada, Mentora, y Entrenadora de del Programa de Reducción del Estrés Basado en Mindfulness (MBSR), del programa de Entrenamiento en Mindfulness para Primary Care, y co-creadora de currículo basado en Mindfulness. Zayda dirige retiros en silencio de 5 y 7 dias.

Zayda Vallejo, M.Litt. is a faculty member at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance. Since 2006 Zayda has been training professionals who aspire to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, and conducting MBSR supervisions and mentoring for other institutions.

Zayda is second author of the Mindfulness Training for Primary Care (MTPC) curriculum developed by the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance. In 2015 she co-authored a manual for mental health clinicians “Treating Co-occurring Adolescent PTSD and Addiction: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents with Trauma and Substance-Abuse Disorders”. In 2008 she co-authored “Moment-by-Moment in Women’s Recovery: A Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Program,” (available now as a free download), published by SAMHSA and Northeastern University.

Zayda was born in Colombia, South America – completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and a master’s degree in Political Economics at Oxford University in England. She holds a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu School of Yoga. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1978.

Bertha-Elena Rojas, Psy.D.; M.Ed., es Neuropsicóloga, Educadora y practicante de Mindfulness. Bertha-Elena utiliza su experiencia en la aplicación de modelos de equidad en educación, de competencia cultural y apreciación racial, para diseñar currículo y facilitar programas que promueven la justicia social.

Dr. Bertha-Elena Rojas is the President of Humanity Advanced, LLC and Co-President of the Center for Relational Mindfulness and Cultural Literacy. She focuses on the capacity building of diversity, equity, cultural and racial literacy across multiple dimensions within schools and organizations, through innovative frameworks that integrate Neuroscience, Education, Psychology, Social Justice, Equity and Wellness paradigms. She also uses her experience in school leadership and management to support school districts with English Learner and Dual Language Education programs in multiple capacities, including program evaluation, professional development for teachers and school leaders, and family/community engagement. Dr. Rojas is also the New England Representative of the California based Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE). She is a Board Member and the Advocacy Chair of the Multi-state Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) and also a Board Member of the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University.

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“Passageways: The Place of Possibility Within Us” is a 2021 Spring/Summer workshop series offered free of charge by the Transformative Action Project. TAP is an initiative of Violence Transformed and the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law. TAP is supported by funds from the Federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984. These VOCA funds are awarded by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance.