Winders Innovative Supports in Education
WISE began in 2000, when Jen Rhi Winders, MSW, began offering programs in upstate New York training teachers and counselors on ways to integrate yoga and mindfulness into their school or counseling settings. This training path branched out into teen emotional health, family planning, drug and alcohol prevention and nutrition education. She has worked with homeschool programs, county health education, NEOP, domestic violence & sexual abuse treatment agencies and in teen health clinics on uniting social work with a whole wellness approach. She currently supports Nevada County in programs in both their Public Health and Children's Behavioral Health departments.
Jen is trained in SPARK, CATCH., YogaKids and YogaEd curriculum. She is a certified YogaKids instructor and teacher trainer, a Mindful Schools Educator and a trained HIV counselor for both NY and CA. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and with Shellee Sepko, MFT, provides both Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings within Nevada County.