The Art & Science


Slowing Down 


Communal Workshop 

May 1st, 2022 














There is a palpable collective feeling of the intensified nature and accelerated speed of our personal and professional lives. This learning experience aims to provide space to process the clip at which we live and work. Drawing on the Slow Work and Gentle Living movements, alongside the neuroscience of mindfulness & compassion, this interactive journey aims to enable us to practice shifting the pace of our lives. 


With the unprecedented levels of burnout, loneliness and despair, this work invites educators, consultants and anyone interested in transforming their relationship to work to slow down. Together, we will create the space for participants to process burnout and develop contemplative-based resilience. 

Core Objectives

  • Explore a variety of healing-centered practices that support with slowing down in our personal & professional lives 

  • Examine the science and theoretical underpinnings of slow work, gentle living and their connection to social change 

  • Carve out time to a a self-inventory on the degree of burnout one experiences 

  • Network and build community with others who are eager to engage in this work & practice

What To Expect

  • Space to reflect 

  • Community building activities 

  • Rejuvenating & invigorating educational experience 



Anyone interested slowing down!

Date & Time 

May 1st 2022 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Eastern Time











For the last decade, Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice and mindfulness. He recently received his doctorate in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Angel has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explores healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, he began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development, conversations about inequality and healing to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former Trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. Angel continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others.


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Price & Registration

We want to make this experience as accessible as possible. We offer the tiers below and encourage you to contribute based on your relative financial needs & standing. We were able to receive a generous gift to be able to reduce registration back to Early Registration rates. 

Tier 1


Originally $149.99

  • Reduced rate for admission 
  • Access to live session & recordings 
  • Access to networking and discussion Mighty Network platform with over 300 educators, consultants and practitioners

Tier 2


  • General admission & registration
  • Access to live sessions & recordings  
  • Pay-it-forward to subsidized registrations 
  • Access to networking and discussion Mighty Network platform with over 300 educators, consultants and practitioners

Multiple Registrations

Would you like to purchase multiple tickets for a group?