BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER
Edi Pasalis is an experienced social impact leader who cultivates mindful, resilient organizations. She is the driving force behind RISE, Kripalu’s evidence-based initiative that trains individuals in high-impact, high-stress organizations and helps create more people-centered, emotionally intelligent workplaces. Edi has overseen the training of thousands of educators, health and human services providers, law enforcement personnel, business leaders, and middle and high school students. Scientific documentation of her work has been published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Edi has presented at the American Academy of Management; the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society; and the Symposium on Yoga Research. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Harvard Divinity School, and certificates in Kripalu Yoga and positive psychology.
The Inner Landscape of Resilience
Resilience is the capacity to bounce back – but where are we bouncing back to? How do we know when we’re there? In this highly experiential session, you’ll gain a cognitive map of the inner landscape of resilience, a personal felt sense of this optimal state, and a simple tool to center in this place in moments of crisis and simple busy-ness, as well as during the pleasures of life. This session is rooted in the wisdom of the yoga tradition, insights of modern neuroscience, as well as the presenters twenty years of work empowering individuals and organizations toward wellbeing and optimal service.