June 23, 2024 – August 11, 2024

Mindfulness in the Museum: A Series Practice Inspired by the History of the Canterbury Female Boarding School

The Prudence Crandall Museum will host a series of mindfulness programs to explore deeper source connections between relevant aspects of the Canterbury School story and the individual lives of participants through breathwork techniques and introspective readings of primary sources.  Join wellness educator Robin Thompson, RN, and museum curator Joanie DiMartino as we gather together in the museum for an eight-week summer series of mindfulness sessions inspired by themes of peace, community, strength, and more related to the 1830s events at the Canterbury Female Boarding School.

The Prudence Crandall Museum will host a series of mindfulness programs to explore deeper source connections between relevant aspects of the Canterbury School story and the individual lives of participants through breathwork techniques and introspective readings of primary sources.  Join wellness educator Robin Thompson, RN, and museum curator Joanie DiMartino as we gather together in the museum for an eight-week summer series of mindfulness sessions inspired by themes of peace, community, strength, and more related to the 1830s events at the Canterbury Female Boarding School.


Robin Thompson, RN, has spent over 35 years in the nursing field, including serving as director of an Integrated Medicine Department and Employee Wellness program at a community hospital.  She has studied at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and her certifications include Holistic Stress Management, Mind Body Medicine, and Integrative Health Coaching.  Thompson brings extensive practices from the UMASS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in Worchester, MA.


Dates: June--August,  Sundays, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am (first and last sessions will begin slightly earlier)
Cost: $80 for series; generous sliding scale available. Contact the museum with inquires. The cost of the program includes guided tour of museum at 11:30 am on 6/23, handouts, optional assignments, & weekly readings.

Location: Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 S. Canterbury Rd., Canterbury, CT 06331
Contact us at (860) 546-7800 or [email protected]


NOTE: This program is limited to 12 people; a wait list will be created if necessary. Participants sign up for all eight sessions in the series, and registration is required.

Admission

$80.00 with generous sliding scale fee. Contact the museum with sliding scale fee inquiries.
Location Prudence Crandall Museum

1 South Canterbury Road
Canterbury CT, 06331

Times
Dates: June--August, Sundays, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am (first and last sessions will begin at 9 am)