NFLPA / MVP Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation Class
In the spirit of our ongoing efforts to provide Wellness Opportunities to all members, MERGING VETS & PLAYERS(“MVP”) and the NFL PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION (“NFLPA”) are proud to partner with THUNDERBIRD PERFORMANCE LLC, (“TBP”), to offer this Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation class.
WHEN/HOW: The class will run for 4 sessions, 1 time per week each Monday evening starting March 14 to April 4 beginning at 5:30PT/8:30ET. The class will be held via zoom and will run no more than 45 minutes.
COST: The class is free to all former/current NFL players and their partners, and MVP members and their partners.
Professor Rhonda Magee
A leading thought and practice innovator of mindfulness-based social justice concepts and practices, Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. Magee has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices. She is the inaugural recipient of the Reed Smith Excellence in Wellbeing in Law Award (2022), awarded after an independent, national selection process by the Institute for Wellbeing in Law. A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she is a global/international Keynote speaker; mindfulness teacher and teacher trainer; practice innovator, storyteller, and thought leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. She is student of a range of Buddhist traditions and mindfulness masters, and is a lay teacher in the Peacemaker Order led by Upaya Zen Center founder Roshi Joan Halifax.
Rhonda’s award-winning book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness (Penguin RandomHouse TarcherPerigee: 2019; paperback edition 2021), was named one of the top ten books released for the year by the Greater Good Science Center
Partner in TBP and Director of Mindful Awareness & Performance program, a meditation/mindfulness based mental prep program for athletes. He is also a criminal defense lawyer, ordained pastor, certified Life Coach, former college football coach, and father of George Kittle of SF 49ers.