Guest Teachers and Advisors
Sybille Tezzele Kramer (* 1974) is a freelance artist and innovative teacher from South Tyrol, Italy. She offers workshops and private tutoring for kids and adults on creative learning and home-made didactic materials. In the last few years, she has created a number of games and learning materials, which are used by homeschoolers as well as schools in Italy, Austria, and Germany. Sybille co-founded a Montessori-and Rebeca-Wild-based elementary school for her two sons and homeschooled them for middle school. For many years, she has been active in the currently emerging Italian homeschooling scene, which grew from 50 to 1000 homeschooling families over the last 10 years. She supports families individually through consulting, offers public lectures, and provides her unique, effective learning materials in her online shop.
Daniel Rechtschaffen, Marriage and Family Therapist, is the author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education)
He founded the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education conference. He leads mindfulness in education trainings and conferences at institutions such as the Omega Institute, Esalen, and California Institute of Integral Studies. He has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and The Mindful Mothering Project. Daniel leads mindfulness trainings for schools and communities around the world, such as the South Burlington School District, The Paideia School in Atlanta, and Phucket International Academy in Thailand. He has had amazing results teaching mindfulness to high-school basketball and baseball teams. Daniel also has a private psychotherapy practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.danielrechtschaffen.com
Mar Oscategui, aka The Mompreneur Yogini™, is a green holistic lifestyle, health, fitness and business coach with more than seventeen years of experience coaching individuals, groups and businesses. Mary loves to coach, teach, inspire, and empower people to awaken their inner guru, build confidence in their personal and professional lives, and to have and own their financial freedom. She is the author of two books: “Green Body Green Birth” and “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need to Know”. Her qualifications include over twenty three certifications in the health, fitness, yoga and maternity fields. www.maryoscategui.com
Chris White, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician, parent educator, and life coach. He is the creator and director of Essential Parenting, an organization that emphasizes the psycho-emotional development of children and their parents.
Over the past 15 years, Chris has committed himself to mindfulness practice, meditation, inquiry, and many other somatic practices. He says that it’s these practices—more than any textbook—that have taught him the most about human behavior and guide him in his work in supporting people to continue growing across their lifespan. www.essentialparenting.com