Search Inside Yourself November 2024

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Shannon Jordan & Jakey Toor
This program will be offered at Great Hall at UC San Diego.

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Based on neuroscience and recommended by hundreds of thousands around the world, Search Inside Yourself offers tools and practices for resilience, essential self-care, connection and mental well-being. The interactive and transformational SIY program shares practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and self-compassion tools, enabling you to put yourself first and show up the way you want to.

We are proud to partner with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. This program is open to all humans, from all backgrounds. We also strongly encourage individuals from the public sector (e.g. working in healthcare, education, civil service, justice, social activism) to join.

Join the emerging movement of organizations integrating evidence-based mindfulness for greater impact.

Emotional Intelligence - Studies have shown that emotional intelligence helps us show up with greater wellness for the causes we care about most.

Neuroscience - Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.

Mindfulness - Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth and wellbeing: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

Program Objectives

By participating, you will:

  • Develop your emotional intelligence skills
  • Build healthy habits to support your mental well-being
  • Identify your personal motivations and determine how they can support you in your work
  • Explore how to navigate difficult relationships with more ease
  • Strengthen your interpersonal skills, like empathy with supportive boundaries
  • Cultivate your capacity to be a compassionate and effective leader
  • Learn practical stress-management techniques
  • Find joy and fulfillment at work and in life
  • Connect with a global community

Program Journey

This transformational experience begins with a 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey, concluding with a virtual capstone as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and leadership with heart.

Live Training (2 days) - Begin with an interactive program where you'll learn from teachers and fellow participants, engage in experiential-based learning and connect with a global change-making community.

Virtual Practice (4 weeks) -  The live program is followed by an online learning period where you'll receive daily practices to help you integrate what you learned at the live sessions. 

Capstone Session (1 hour) -  Reconnect with fellow participants, share your experience and gain additional tools to continue to apply your learnings.

Course Expectations

To fully participate and get the most out of the program, we recommend that you:

  • Attend all live sessions
  • Minimize distractions and unplug from other devices so you can give your full attention
  • The program is experiential and includes both group discussion and guided meditations.

The program costs cover the in-person venue, light snacks, and beverages on both days. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you can get more information here.

Note: if cancellations are needed, you may request a full refund up to one week before the event (due to Humanitix policy, processing fees will not be refunded). Have questions? Reach out to


November 8 & 9, 2024

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

General Registration

$650: Early-bird rate available for those who pay 30 days in advance.
$575: UC San Diego Employees/Students rate (You must register with your UCSD email address.)
$745: General admission rate. (Your ticket purchase helps pay for others to attend.)
$730: Group discount available for groups of 3 or more people.

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Shannon Jordan, M.A. has spent 30 years helping people thrive in their professional and personal lives. Her work has spanned executive coaching, talent management, leadership development, and academic teaching. She specializes in mindfulness in the workplace and has consulted across the private and public sectors. Working closely with her client organizations she’s observed the positive effects science-based mindfulness interventions can have on performance, resilience, and well-being. Shannon was one of the first to be certified as a Search Inside Yourself teacher, is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and serves as the co-director of workplace programs for UCSD Health. She also serves as a program designer with the Potential Project, a global research and consulting firm. Shannon has taught for the UCSD Rady School of Management, and on the evening faculty at USD School of Leadership. She holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, is a Board Certified Coach and a National Certified Counselor. Shannon lives in Solana Beach, CA.

Jakey Toor is a SIY Global (Google, 2007) certified mindfulness teacher, ICF / Strozzi Institute Somatic coach (in training), and used to be a professional dancer, and dance teaching artist — working with the public sector for 7 years, teaching dance to thousands of San Francisco Unified's underserved students, earning the Dream Catcher Award for inspiring San Francisco’s youth. An avid blogger & studier of culture (the Artists In The Classroom blog series), she went on to found a company of the same name, devoted to cultivating conscious leadership, and wellness, in individuals and organizations. Jakey practices TM, and is a contributing member of the Conscious Leadership Guild, a professional organization committed to furthering the practice of Conscious Leadership world-wide, as well as an active participant in the Bay Area Wisdom 2.0 community, and long-time practitioner of Strozzi Somatics. She graduated with honors from UCSD, with an M.Ed. in 2008, and a bachelors in 2002, and was featured on Hera Hub’s Flight Club Podcast: Meaningfully Breaking the Rules in the Public Sector, in 2018. She has taught the SIY Program at a variety of educational and health care institutions including La Jolla Country Day School, Marin Academy, Marin Country Day School, Cal Poly, and a 5-Program series for the Mayo Clinic.

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It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CE content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review.

Note: CFM requires a minimum of 10 registrants per program. Classes with fewer than 10 registrants will be cancelled and provided a refund. Please be aware of this when making arrangements to attend this program.