CANCELLED: From Imbalance to In Balance

Strategies for a Healthy Academic Work Life

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Learn practices to move you toward balance, even amidst the unbalanced aspects of academic culture, including inequitable racial and gendered expectations and labor.

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Your Instructor

Beth Berila
Beth Berila

I am the Director of the Gender & Women's Studies Program and a Full Professor in the Ethnic, Gender & Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. Having taught in academia for more than twenty years, I too have struggled with balance. On the verge of burnout, I turned to mindfulness, yoga, and meditation for some practices and insights into how to engage in teaching and scholarship that I so deeply care about while still taking care of my well being to live a full, well-rounded life. In fact, I became a 500-hour registered yoga teacher in order to deepen both my own journey to wholeness and learn more about teaching yoga. I have also completed trainings with Generative Somatics and in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Curvy Yoga. I draw on all these experiences, alongside my deep familiarity with academic culture, to offer strategies for bringing our work into balance.

My teaching and scholarship has also grown from this journey. My book, Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education, was published by Routledge in 2015. I am the co-editor, with Melanie Klein and Chelsea Jackson Roberts, of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis (Lexington Books 2016). My work is located at the juncture of mindfulness, feminism, and embodied social justice. Learn more here. Photo Credit: Rita Farmer Photography.

Class Curriculum

  From Imbalance to In Balance: What to Expect
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I am committed to making this course affordable, accessible, and sustainable. Choose the rate that is most appropriate for you:

• Sustainer rate: $105
• Pay for yourself: $75*
• Discount rate: $45**

Note: 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gender & Women's Studies Program at St. Cloud State University.

*Use discount code BALANCE75
**Use discount code BALANCE45

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I can't make the live event?
Don't worry! We will record the course and make the recording available to you soon after the live airdate.