Erica Marcus, MAT, is a certified Mindful Schools Instructor and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She pursued Mindful Schools training after years of teaching at a high performing charter middle school in Washington, D.C.  She has over 15 years of experience working with young people as a mindfulness educator, classroom teacher, outdoor educator, and senior wilderness youth therapy field staff member. Erica now offers mindfulness programming for students and teachers throughout New England. She also has developed workshops and curriculum around issues of screen dependency. In her free time, she paints, writes, hikes, runs, surfs, and eats ice cream.

Education and Training

Mindful Schools Yearlong Certification, Oakland, CA                                                7/2014-7/2015

  • Yearlong certification in practice, curriculum, science, and skills of mindfulness

Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC                                                      5/2012-5/2013

  • MAT in Secondary English Language Arts; 4.0 GPA

Center for Inspired Teaching, Washington, DC                                                         6/2010-8/2011

  • 15-month alternative certification program to receive District of Columbia Certified English/Grades 7-12 Level Teacher License

Kripalu 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training                                                                                    2/2010

Haverford College, Haverford, PA                                                                              8/2001-5/2005

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology; Concentration in Education


wise minds. big hearts. collaborating schools and organizations:

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Falmouth High School

Falmouth High School

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Cascade Brook School

Cascade Brook School

[Erica] integrated her work on mindfulness with students who brought a diverse array of strengths and needs, and helped her students to develop self-awareness and compassion and appreciation for one another’s unique stories.
— Elaine Hou, Two Rivers PCS principal
Erica loves her students and her students love her. She is an extremely thoughtful teacher, and all who come in contact with her feel her passion. The infusion of mindfulness into her instruction has paved the way for some of our most difficult students to own their behavior.
— Mo Chamble-Thomas, Middle School Inclusion Specialist

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