The Whole Teacher™ Wellness Experience
Educators, join us for an evening of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection!
Two local, female-founded businesses are teaming up to offer The Whole Teacher Wellness Experience. Keen, a waterless, non-toxic nail studio, and Livable Learning, a wellness company dedicated to teachers, both believe in the power and significance of self-care.
*This event is open to anyone who works in a school setting!
Tuesday, January 23rd
5:00pm* | Keen Nail Studio | 3001 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201
- A Whole Teacher Weekly Wellness Guide
- Serene Sound Bath Experience
- A Keep It Simple Keen Manicure
- Charcuterie and Custom Tea Blends
Price: $55 per person ($140 value!!)
*IMPORTANT: Please arrive to Keen at 5PM sharp as the event will kick off no later than 5:10PM with the sound bath.
2500 Clarendon Blvd. #107
Arlington, Virginia 22201
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Whole Teacher Testimonials
“I’ve so appreciated that this cohort helped reteach me this concept and motivate me to proactively combat [burnout]…I already feel the difference in how I handle my stressors and how I build and maintain relationships.”
“The guidebook has really helped me find a better balance and happiness again in teaching and helped me to re-envision my future in education (which I thought was over).”
“This past month of trying to be more mindful has helped tremendously. I want to move forward prioritizing myself and my health. It’s good to know I’m not alone.”
“I am doing my best to make it a firm habit to stop, hit pause, and breathe when I feel anger/annoyance/stress rising. I feel better and I am more the person I would like to be.”
“Since beginning this journey of wellness, I have started to think more deeply about the way I breathe while at school and at home. I have started to use the breathing techniques from Week One almost this entire month. Being prepared the night ahead for the next day definitely helps in terms of having lunch prepared, etc. Listening to quiet, reflective music has also helped ease into what can be the craziest of days.”
“I feel the suggestions have made me think more about the little things that can cause stress. Being prepared with lunch etc., has helped with the morning and getting out on a positive foot to start my day. I’ve also been more mindful of taking a breath when something is getting to me. I’m trying to take time for something that I enjoy.”
Hear From Whole Teachers Across the Country
I am over halfway through the guide. Since it is organized into weeks, I complete the activities during full weeks so I do not miss any content days (I skip the guide on 3 or 4 day weeks). I also repeat some of them 2 weeks in a row sometimes if I really like that target area or if I missed some of the activities. I really feel that this guide has helped me lower my stress level at school and better manage my time overall. I have renewed my energy and mindset toward my job. It honestly saved my teaching career. I wanted to quit and had actively started looking for a job outside of education. I recommend it to everyone I know who was in the same place that I was earlier this year, ready to give up on the career that I used to love so much. I have renewed my love for this job but it has also helped me renew my love for myself. This book has helped me find and incorporate small moments into my day and focus on myself as a whole person, not just a teacher or a mom/wife. My physical and mental health has improved, my joy has returned, and I am inspired at work and at home.
There are so many great things I could say about The Whole Teacher Weekly Wellness Guide. It is visually appealing- from the calming colors and pretty font to the meaningful graphics and tabs. When I see it on my desk or nightstand, it makes me want to dive in.
It is so obvious that the author put so much thought into the way the Wellness Guide was written and organized. It can be frustrating as a teacher to get advice from people that have never been in the classroom.. they just can’t understand what it’s actually like on a daily basis and what is really needed to help teachers. But this tool is different- the Wellness Guide was written for teachers by a teacher. Lauren knows how a “teacher brain” works and the Wellness Guide was written in that way. I love that there is a “why” for each week- it is more motivating to implement the tips when you know the benefits beforehand and exactly how it will positively impact your health and happiness. I also love that the small daily actions are simple and quick. Teachers have so much on their plate already- but I can assure you, these daily actions and prompts don’t feel like “one more thing.” They are sustainable, powerful, and easy to implement into your daily routine.
Ever since I started using the Wellness Guide, I have genuinely noticed that I am happier in all areas of my life. I’m more intentional about the way I breathe, how much water I’m drinking, how having an organized environment helps me feel better and more productive, realizing it’s okay to take time to rest.. just to name a few.
The Weekly Wellness Guide is amazing and I wish every teacher had it. Teachers- prioritize yourself and buy the guide today! And if you’re not a teacher and you stumbled upon this page, buy it for a teacher you know!! It is the perfect teacher gift. 🙂
Founder Lauren Girgash has laid out a really great plan to address the Whole Teacher in the Weekly Wellness Guide. The writing is relatable and straightforward and validating - I can tell it was written by a former teacher who understands! The exercises are simple and flexible, but powerful. Making just small shifts in perspective and habits can help tremendously. I agree wholeheartedly with the concept that there is huge value in prioritizing your own darn self to be the best you can be for your students. Put your own oxygen mask on first!! Care for the Whole Teacher. I love it.
The wellness guide has quickly become an essential part of my morning routine! From the calming colors to the easy reads, this guide is approachable, well organized, and realistic. Each exercise only takes a few minutes and each week provides you with small suggestions that you can start implementing in your life now. It’s amazing how little changes can make such a difference! Educators- this wellness guide is your daily reminder to take care of you!
I love the Weekly Wellness Guide.. it is full of easy-to-implement suggestions that will make a huge difference in a teacher’s physical and mental health. Created by a teacher - for teachers - so it is realistic and encouraging. You will not regret this purchase!
great little workbook - seems easy to navigate
Truly appreciate the Whole Teacher Weekly Wellness Guide and the resources included to support the well-being and mental health of educators!
I’m an elementary special education teacher I’m so glad I found this journal! I always try on my own to have all of these healthy habits, but to have a journal geared toward healthy TEACHER habits has been a game changer! I love the different sections in the guide. The prompts are great! The guide is well made and beautiful! I definitely recommend this.
The passion behind this wellness guide is apparent on each page from start to finish. Everything is beautifully said and well thought out. The tips and tricks for making healthy choices have helped me approach my mindset about wholistic living in a brand new light. Taking care of myself first builds a strong foundation to help me better assist others. Thank you, the Whole Teacher for helping me become a Whole Me!
This is such an incredible, easy-to-follow tool. I've made it part of my morning ritual when I get to school. It's really helped me center myself and prepare for my day of teaching. As a working mom, it's sometimes hard to "take a moment" and having a guide makes it so much more doable. The daily wellness opportunities can be done in 5-10 minutes, making it so I can focus on my own wellness, and then get right into my work for the students. Would highly recommend!
I haven’t worked through the whole wellness guide yet but I love love love the whole process. The book is not only so neat and organized, but it’s also really helped me to work on healthy habits that keep me sane and well as a busy teacher. It has reminded me to prioritize myself, my happiness, and my wellness and given me strategies to try that are understandable and realistic. It’s completely worth the time and effort! Highly recommend!
Table of Contents
Tab 1: Consistent Stress Management
Week 1: Utilizing Deep Breathing
Week 2: Maximize Your Morning Routine
Week 3: The “S” Word
Tab 2: Livable Nutrition
Week 4: Drink Up
Week 5: Nourish Your Brain
Week 6: All About Blood Sugar
Tab 3: Intentional Rest
Week 7: The Evening Is Everything
Week 8: Rested and Ready
Tab 4: Sustainable Finances
Week 9: Fueling Your Finances
Tab 5: Maximizing Joy
Week 10: Fill Your Joy Tank
Week 11: Gratitude Is a Gift
Week 12: Celebrate You
Tab 6: Inspiring Movement
Week 13: Movement Is Medicine
Tab 7: Enjoyable Social Life
Week 14: Social Butterfly
Tab 8: Activating Creativity
Week 15: Don’t Look Back
Week 16: Outside the Box
Tab 9: Adaptable Mindset
Week 17: Shift Your Mindset
Week 18: Quality Over Quantity
Week 19: Self-Trust
Week 20: Legacy Language
Tab 10: Comforting Environment
Week 21: Uplift Yourself & Others
Week 22: Your Surroundings
Tab 11: Meaningful Relationships
Week 23: Deepen Connections
Week 24: Examine Relationships
Tab 12: Passionate Teaching
Week 25: Prioritize & Normalize Boundaries