Erin Reed

Certified Wellbeing, Healing, and Resilience Educator

Erin Reed, ACTP, RYT 500, is proud to serve communities, families, and children as a Well- being, Healing, and Resilience Educator for Starr Commonwealth. Erin has a background in education, and healing arts. Before Erin came to Starr, she spent 7 years working as an academic and behavioral interventionist in elementary and middle schools. She is passionate about creating experiences, and nurturing practices that best serve children, families, and communities. Erin lives by the deep belief that all people are inherently whole and sacred, and she is honored to hold space for people to experience truth and compassion. Erin is trained in school based mindfulness practice, and has developed curriculum for mindfulness practices in the classroom and leads workshops in mindfulness for adults and children. Erin began her journey with yoga and mindfulness 22 years ago. In 2018, Erin earned her 300 hour trauma sensitive yoga teacher certification, and in 2020 she earned an additional 300 hours of training in yoga/somatic therapy from the Body Mind Being Institute. Erin has guided trauma sensitive yoga practices for trauma survivors in both group and individual sessions. For the past 3 years Erin has lead 200 hour yoga teacher trainings. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied mind/body practices, and multi-cultural counseling. Erin has dedicated herself to developing and facilitating experiences that support whole well-being and provide experiences of resilience for helping professionals, educators, children, and communities. Erin is passionate about supporting Starr Commonwealth’s work in equity, diversity, and inclusion through Glasswing: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion experiences, workshops, and trainings. Erin was certified as a Glasswing Facilitator in 2019, and continues to develop content, coordinate programming, and lean into Starr’s unique approach of trauma-informed diversity, equity, and inclusion. Erin is honored to hold space for individuals and organizations on their transformational journey to realize equity, and foster cultures of accountability, belonging, and compassion. Holding hope always, she dreams of a day when we may realize Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of beloved community.


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Day 1
September 20, 2023
3:30 pm

The Courage of Transformation Through a Curriculum of Caring [DEI]

Michigan E/F
20 September
Time:  3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:  Michigan E/F

This session will address the question, "How do we continue to provide quality education in our rapidly changing society, with cultural "norms" being challenged, traditions being upended, people talking at each other instead of with one another with the only voice being heard is their own?" Presenters will propose that one way to address this is by developing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focused curriculum of caring that can impact all students. Through a DEI focused curriculum of caring, we can transform our schools so that they are culturally responsive, where students can experience a felt sense of belonging, whether they are students of marginalized communities or students in majority groups. This better prepares all students to live in an ethnically and culturally diverse world and society.

Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.

1) Introduction to the Five Shifts of Transformation to help shift school culture so that all students feel seen and heard.
2) Re-righting history - allows all stories to be told.
3) The value of developing a curriculum of caring, (not learing about caring, but participating in it) in order to belong more quickly.

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