Dina is currently a visiting scholar at MIT Media Lab bringing the InnerYoga approach to several innovative projects at the Lab, including:
INNERYOGA & THE WILDFLOWER MONTESSORI SCHOOL
The Cambridge-based Wildflower Montessori School is a pilot Lab School and the first in a new network of learning centers. Its aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between coffee shops and schools, between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between tactile, multisensory methods and abstract thinking. Wildflower will serve as a research platform to test new ideas in advancing the Montessori Method in the context of modern fluencies, as well as to test how to direct the organic growth of a social system that fosters the growth and connection of such schools. InnerYoga is being integrated into the curriculum for both teachers and students to support embodied intelligence and increased well-being and self-regulation.
WELL-BEING IN THE WORKPLACE
How can we integrate mindfulness-based embodiment practices & self-care into the workplace to support personal and professional evolution and well-being? Dina is collaborating with a research psychologist on several research projects to evaluate the benefits of various InnerYoga practices.
Providing executive coaching and leadership training that emphasizes health and well-being, Dina utilizes a unique approach to conflict-resolution to cultivate collaborative teams with creative purpose and excellent communication. In addition, Dina is focused on creating and supporting a culture of ever increasing well-being at the Media Lab and delivering innovative ways to address systemic issues such as isolation, anxiety, exhaustion, and depression in the humans who inhabit it.