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A Year-End Pause: Pause, Reflect, Reset

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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As the holiday season approaches, let's take a mid-year pause together and reset. Join us to take time out of your day to pause, reflect and reset. This session is open to all in need of some space in the day to reflect on this year’s accomplishments, reset your energy and think about some goals for the quickly approaching new year ahead. For this experience, you will have the opportunity to engage in a meditation/mindfulness exercise to deliberately have a pause in your day. You will be guided through a values exercise designed to support people in identifying and aligning with what is most important to them and have time for reflection on the last 10 months via prompted questions and conversation in breakout rooms. We will end the session with a discussion on how to align your desires to complete the year and move into 2024 with clear aims and intentions that are rooted in core values. We believe that what most of us need is simply time and space to pause and reset. It's not that we don't know what we need, want, or what's important. It's that we need the space to remember and reconnect. 


Kira Espiritu is an International Educator with over 20 years experience creating opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in global experiences. She enjoys mentoring others, especially those new in the field as evidenced by her work with the NAFSA Academy, the Forum on Education Abroad and AIEA. When not in the office, Kira enjoys spending time with her son introducing him to new cultures and perspectives. Kira currently serves as the Assistant Provost for International Affairs at the University of San Diego. 

Danielle Barbeau is the owner and CEO of The River Yoga, an independent studio with three locations in Denver, CO. Danielle is passionate about creating spaces for connection, community, and belonging via yoga, mindfulness, retreats, and workshops. She cares deeply about developing leaders and strives to ensure her team, clients, and guests feel seen, heard, and lovingly challenged. Danielle has been an avid practitioner of yoga for 20+ years, a teacher since 2010, and a studio owner since 2012. She holds an M.A. in Leadership Studies from The University of San Diego, where she previously worked as an Exchange Program Advisor. Her background in study abroad and passion for mindful movement blossomed into a thriving retreat business. Danielle's retreats, called "The Reset", take place in the US and internationally throughout the year. When she's not in the studio, you will find Danielle adventuring with her two young sons in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and beyond. To learn more and connect with Danielle here and follow @danielle.barbeau.


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