From meditation to mindfulness to motivation, these activities will better connect with your inner life by refreshing your mind and spirit.

Deep Quietude

Turning your focus inward through deep relaxation of the body and quieting of the mind.

Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Exploring the Changemakers’ Toolkit

Short talks on specific tools from the Changemakers’ Toolkit, explaining the core tools provided in participants’ Upswell package. Kashi Atlanta staff will also be available to answer participant’s questions individually about the Changemakers’ Toolkit handout.

Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Guided Meditation

Guided meditations each day to bring participants into spaces of calmness, openness, connection and inspiration

  • Guided Meditation to Create Calm and Open Space (Wednesday)
  • Guided Meditation to Open and Connect to Your Inner Heart (Thursday)
  • Mindful Breath Practices to Open and Inspire You (Friday)

Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Wednesday, November 13

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Learn Brain Science for Burnout Prevention

Our brains are more overloaded than ever, and making societal change is harder than ever, too. Restorative breaks and stress management are crucial for preventing burnout in (what’s called) a VUCA environment. This talk is a new take on brain breaks and nervous system management for the Independent Sector community. Each participant will learn neuroscience, design their own brain-resiliency break, and practice nervous system management.

Presented by Nonprofit Wellness

Mindful Breath Practices

Pranayama or Yogic Breath Sessions each day, beginning on Wednesday with basic breath principles and practices, moving on Thursday to breath practices concerned with consuming and digesting the intensity of the world, and closing Friday with breaths focused on creating calm and open space within.

Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Mini Mindfulness Bootcamp

Bootcamp and mindfulness. Not two words you’d put together, right? Just think of it as an intense learning experience, but with softer edges!

Presented by Deva Seed LLC

Thursday, November 14

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Nurture Your Soul and Organization through Servant Leadership

Too busy for 30 minutes of yoga or 10 minutes of daily meditation — so important for reflection and self-awareness? Accept this 60-minute gift of reflection to consider why and how you lead, and who you choose to be as a leader. While Servant Leadership isn’t new, our rapidly changing and contentious world needs servant leaders more than ever. Explore exercises to rethink and clarify how you can take your leadership to a higher level.

Presented by The Association of Junior Leagues International

Pain Free Body

One-on-one and group classes on how to create optimal posture, health and wellbeing thorugh the practices of yoga and the Egoscue Method (full body therapy and postural alignment). Participants will learn simple poses and exercises to do in their offices, and even at that desk, to relieve and prevent knee, hip, back, shoulder and neck pain, as well as TMJ and migraines.

Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Thursday, November 14

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Philanthropy and the Public Good: Can Spiritual Values Move the Needle?

On its face a noble mission, philanthropy is under scrutiny as diverse voices ask whether it serves the public good, who gets to define and shape that good, and whether private generosity is the substitute for public justice. These concerns call for deeper reflection and searching conversation by those doing “good” work. Can our moral and spiritual values help us think them through, and what is the impact on our own giving and receiving?

Presented by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving / Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Thursday, November 14

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Thread that Ties Your Work

In the whirlwind of daily life, high goals, and commitments, it’s easy to lose our grip on the central reasons for our work. Using poetry and movement, this session will help you find that central thread, connect to it, and leave with a firmer grip on it to sustain your leadership in months to come.

Presented by Macalester College