More than 30 years of teaching and counseling:
• Mindfulness-Based Self Expression (MBSE)
• Mind Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR)
• Expressive Arts
• Ministry / Spiritual Counseling
An experienced educator with exceptional interpersonal communications and public speaking skills, Janet has taught courses and workshops on creativity and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Self Expression (MBSE). She has been a key presenter at conferences, offered seminars to organizations, businesses, schools and universities, and has been a faculty member of the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University’s Global Village since 2004.
Teaching: Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes & Mindfulness Based Self Expression (MBSE) Workshops
2016- 2017 Jupiter Medical Center. Jupiter, FL, mindful kids Miami, Coral Gables Fl,
2016 Memorial Hospital, Hollywood FL. ▫️ Baptist Hospital Miami Fl.
Ongoing  - Lehigh University Iacocca Institute Global Village Program for Future Leaders of Business and Industry. Creative Leadership: Creativity: The Business Edge (MBSE) for students from 40 countries.
Ongoing  - MBSE one-on-one individual and group sessions.
2015 Broward College Architecture Students MBSE Workshop.
2015 AMFAB Studio workshops MBSE, Bridgeport CT.
2015 Mindful Life Poject [MLP] Workshop/Teachers training Oakland CA.
2015 Assist Teach University of New Mexico with Sandra Ladley Mindfulness and art.
2015 MBSE Workshop Heartwell Institute October.
2014 Five MBSE Workshops, Performa-Experimenta Studio, Ft Lauderdale FL.
2012 MBSE community engagement component “Simunye” a multi-media experiential installation, Flagler Art and Technology Village, Ft. Lauderdale FL.
2011 – 2012 The Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School at the 92nd Street Y, New York. Early childhood MBSE program.
2005 - Facilitated consulting project with multi-cultural team to produce business plan for International Mindfulness and Arts Program. (MBSE).
2004 - Facilitator: Ten day MBSE Art and Mindfulness Retreat in Tuscany, Italy.
2003 – 2005 - Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilton, Connecticut: four eight week MBSR programs; working with Alzheimer patients and hospice care to increase quality of life through creativity, yoga, spiritual counseling.
2003–2005 - Bridgeport, Connecticut Public School System: Teaching MBSE and yoga to children ages 8 to 14 who have experienced violence, trauma and loss.
2003 - Marlene’s Yoga Center, Westport: Yoga, meditation and MBSE.
2001–2003 - Arogya Holistic Health Center, Westport: Yoga, meditation and MBSE instruction.
Other Courses & Workshops
2000 - Conservative Synagogue High School, Westport, Connecticut: Instructor: “Life Lessons” incorporating yoga, meditation and art.
2000 - Rippawam Magnate School, Stamford, Connecticut: Facilitated large-scale sculpture project that incorporated mindfulness practices with 8th graders in Stamford, Connecticut and Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.
1992 Moving Artz: art, yoga and mindfulness taught at the Learning Annex in New York City. This program has evolved over the years and is incorporated in MBSE.
1991–1998 – Westport Connecticut Coleytown Elementary & Middle School: meditation and creativity for Grades 3 - 6.
1988–1992 - Westport YMCA and Westport Dance Center: Moving Artz.
1979 -1982 – “Janet Sloane Dance,” A syndicated daily TV program that included meditation and Yoga, distributed in 39 states.
1978 – Present: Individual and group Ishta and Hatha yoga instruction, mindfulness meditation, coaching, counseling, consulting and mentoring.
Lecture & Conference Presentations
2006 “Women’s Perspective,” Workshop Presenter.
2005 University of Massachusetts, Conference Lecture.
2004 Sacred Heart University Women’s Conference, Conference Lecture.
2002 Bridgeport, Connecticut H.S. / M.S. special program for at-risk youth.
1992-Present: Moving Artz/MBSE corporate workshops and university seminars.
2015 Advanced Teacher Training Certification track, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
2015 Mindfulness Based Self Compassion [MBSC] eight week program, Heartwell Institute Worcester MA.
2015 Teachers Development intensive ( TDI) to 8 week Practicum : Lynn Koerbel. At Jupiter Medical Center.
2015 MBSR eight week supervision CFM program [via teleconference with Lynn Koerbel].
2014 The Heart of the Matter CFM. Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
2013 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. Jon Kabat-Zinn and and Saki Santorelli, a seven day training at Omega Institute.
2013 Kundalini Yoga May 12 – 17 at Omega Institute.
2012 MFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
2010 Embodied Presence: Cultivating Wakefulness, Generosity, and Flexibility™ Training Retreat for Teachers of Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Menla Mountain Retreat, Phoenicia NY. Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
2007 Practicing Peace in Times of War with Pema Chödrön, a three day workshop at Omega Institute
2005 BFA, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
2005 Ordained Interfaith Minister, The New Seminary, New York NY.
2003 Advanced Teacher Training (TDI), Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Certification as Registered Teacher (500 hours) through Yoga Alliance.
Teacher Certification, Royal Academy of Dance, London, England.
Other Relevant Experience
Founder and director, Mindfulness-Based Self Expression (MBSE), a curriculum to enhance creativity, strengthen attention and emotional stability. Developed from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, MBSE is distinguished from other mindfulness based programs in that it incorporates experiential art-based exercises with traditional mindfulness practices in a format designed for use in the classroom.
Co-founder of the Shamballa Project a holiday hospice where mindfulness and creativity were offered to terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients.
Mentoring through ArtTable, a group of professional women in the visual arts to foster greater support, recognition and opportunities among students.
Thirty solo art exhibitions and eighty group shows; her paintings are in collections internationally, including the South Africa Parliament in Capetown, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Trump World Towers, Peoples Bank Corporate Office, Bridgeport CT.
Ongoing, Inaugural solo exhibition Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School, Worchester MA.
References upon request