Center For Mindful Living’s Catalyst 2019 Fundraiser To Feature PechaKucha Format

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Center for Mindful Living’s annual fundraising event on Wednesday, April 3, will bring together individuals interested in the possibility of health and well-being through positive change.

Catalyst 2019 will take place at The Peyton of Stratton Hall on 3146 Broad Street from 5-8 p.m., and will feature drinks and delicious food as three community leaders use the engaging, fast-paced presentation style of PechaKucha to share their personal stories of how they have incorporated mindfulness practices into their busy lives.   “We hope the Chattanooga community will enjoy experiencing an event focused on helping them learn how to incorporate small mindfulness practices throughout their day to transform their experience of personal well-being and stress levels,” said Center for Mindful Living board president Rev. Katharine Toledano.

Tickets are $75 per person and all proceeds support the Center for Mindful Living’s programs and its mission to empower people to decrease their stress and increase their well-beingFor more information or to www.centermindfulliving.org or Facebook@CenterForMindfulLiving.

Featured event speakers are: 

Dr. Mukta Panda is the Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Dean for Wellbeing and Medical Student Education at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. As a physician, educator, scholar and leader, she strives to build medical and healthcare talent in a collaborative, forward-thinking environment while advancing humanistic, holistic and quality patient care and education. 

Scott Downes is a veteran of the tech startup world, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer for Bellhops.  His own meditation practice grew out of an experience with professional burnout while managing a global team for a rapidly growing software company. He now provides coaching and consulting services to business leaders to create healthy, vibrant company culture and to help them avoid the pitfalls associated with high stress work environments.

Jennifer Knowles is a literacy coach at DuPont Elementary, as well as, the Schools Based Program Manager for the Center for Mindful Living. Jennifer came upon her mindfulness practice after her second child was born, realizing that she needed a tool to engage with the stresses of balancing motherhood, being a wife and a working mom. She has had a personal mindfulness practice for four years, and is dedicated to sharing the power of mindfulness with others in the education community.


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