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Elizabeth Joy Erwin, EdD

Dr. Elizabeth Joy Erwin is a Professor of Education at Montclair State University where she prepares graduate and doctoral students to think critically, reflect deeply and teach inclusively. Elizabeth is well known for her work on well-being, mindfulness, early childhood, and inclusive education. A solid commitment to challenging injustice (with a particular emphasis on disability), has been at the heart of her teaching and research over the past 30 years.

In pursuit of social justice – locally and globally – Elizabeth has published widely in prestigious academic journals, and has authored multiple books and chapters. Her most recent book, The Power of Presence: A Guide to Mindfulness Practices in Early Childhood,  offers educators new understandings and tools to transform their teaching practice and explore a deeper sense of inquiry. Even though the focus of this book is on partnering with young children to promote justice in the world and peace within, everyone who cares about humanity and the planet will discover timeless wisdom and contemporary perspectives threaded across these pages.

Elizabeth brings to this Balinese adventure 20 years of study as a devoted yoga practitioner, as well as her scholarly work and university teaching which embeds practices such as mindful breathing, reflective inquiry, and critical thinking.

Elizabeth currently lives in New York City where she practices yoga and meditation every day.

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Mindfulness, Nature and Climate Education Summit

Join over 25 experts and children for the 2nd FREE Mindfulness, Nature and Climate Education Summit. The best part is, it's free to attend the live summit! 

Over 25 experts share their ideas, thoughts and strategies about mindfulness and nature and the environment.

Mindfulness, Nature and Climate Education Summit Nov 14-18th.

A summit hosted by Dr. Helen Maffini and Hazel Farrer on how nature, climate change, and mindfulness intersect. 




with Dr. Elizabeth Joy Erwin

Are you ready to reflect deeply on teaching, learning, and well-being from a unique educational, cultural and historical perspective? Join us for this unprecedented mindfulness and education experience, carefully designed to intimately engage us with the exquisite land, culture, traditions, and people of Bali

Created with educators in mind, psychologists, therapists, leaders, and other practitioners will also delight in this captivating adventure which promises to awaken a deeper sense of inquiry, insight and imagination.  The lasting effects of this magical retreat are sure to transform our own reflective teaching practice and will also touch the lives of students that we care deeply about.

Expect to spark playfulness and elevate well-being in body, mind, and spirit. 

WHEN: July 5-14, 2023

WHERE: Bali Institute



Books by Elizabeth Joy Erwin, EdD

The Power of Presence
4 Stars
Price: $34.95

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