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The Innerwork Center Provides Mindfulness Tools for Teachers

In April, 14 teachers from Richmond Public Schools (RPS) began the first online mindfulness program created and facilitated by The Innerwork Center. This six-week session was led by The Innerwork Center faculty members, Korantema Pierce-Williams and Amanda Lynch. For the cohort at RPS to participate in these mindfulness-based stress reduction practices for both their personal and professional benefit, RPS is using mindfulness as a vital link between trauma-informed and restorative justice practices in their classrooms. The Innerwork Center will provide full donor-funded scholarships for all RPS school teachers across the division.

The mission of The Innerwork Center is to be a catalyst for well-being through programs that inspire curiosity, cultivate mindfulness and awaken the spirit. They envision an individual and collective human experience rich with compassion, authenticity and meaning. The Innerwork Center offers programs in mindfulness to adults in the Richmond region, led by certified and experienced mindfulness facilitators.

For more information, call Executive Director Rachel Douglas at 804-359-0384 or visit

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