Stacey Mandel

Stacey dedicates her time to sparking “mindfulness and beyond” in individuals and groups throughout greater Philadelphia, PA. She is the mindfulness teacher for a special project called ESEL to help schools reduce punitive practices and combat the school-to-prison pipeline. She is particularly passionate about sharing mindfulness concepts with those who feel the most challenged. “If I had been exposed to these concepts starting around age eight, I know I would have suffered a lot less, and shined a whole lot more,” shares Stacey.

Stacey spent 14 years teaching grades K-8 in urban and suburban schools and four years as an instructional coach in the most underserved schools in the country. She holds a master’s degree in Social Foundations of Education, and a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Stacey serves as the Pennsylvania facilitator for Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM).

Stacey takes a truth-loyal, eclectic approach to her work as she identifies best practices and interweaves them to create customized, attuned services. She started meditating in her early twenties, and is a lifelong student at Clearlight Meditation Institute. She completed Amy’s Saltzman’s The Still Quiet Place teaching practicum, the MBSR Professional Practicum at Jefferson’s Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Daniel Rechtschaffen’s Mindful Education Teacher Training and several Mindful Schools courses and yoga trainings. She is certified in Sam Himelstein’s “Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth”, is a certified Trauma-Competent Professional through Lakeside Global Institute, and is currently working towards certification in David Treleaven’s Complete Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Training.

Stacey is based in Philadelphia, PA. In-person speaking engagements beyond 120 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.

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