Motivational speaker and educator Curtis Smith has transformed thousands of lives by using music, movement, art and writing to activate the science-based benefits of mindfulness. Now the founder of Moment of Mindfulness, Smith has expanded his portfolio of clients to communities that benefit from culturally responsive mindfulness tools.
Los Angeles California United States
- Special Education
I am so grateful and thankful I got to be a part of this workshop. To see someone who looks like you and has knowledge and skills to help you be better, it’s like nirvana. Curtis Smith is phenomenal; he is creating a safe space with techniques to handle emotion, stress, anxiety, trauma, etc., all through meditation techniques that WILL WORK! I recommend all my brothers to give this a chance at least once. And I am sure you will be coming back every month. Informative, fun, real, and ENLIGHTENING.
Mindfulness for Men Workshop, Heal Haus
Your service in public education has been outstanding and deserves to be celebrated on numerous fronts for numerous reasons.
Director of Mindfulness in Education, Office of the First Deputy Chancellor of NYCDOE
Mr. Smith is extremely intelligent, gifted, grounded, enthusiastic, and committed to supporting scholars to achieve at high levels. He is a great mentor and role model that exemplifies strength, integrity, and support for the community.
Superintendent, NYC District 19
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A Modern Guide to Mindfulness
Mindfulness says the most important part of building healthy habits is staying present, here are seven practices that teach you how to be in the now.
3-Day Beginner's Meditation Challenge
Learn the foundations of starting a meditation practice in just three short sessions.
The Key to Success in Mindfulness
In his mindfulness practice, Curtis Smith uses the same skillset that made him a highly effective basketball player.
Why Paying Attention Is Powerful
When we give something our attention, we give it power. Here's how to spend yours wisely.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & HealthRISE for Educators Jun 2018 - Present (5 years)
Nalanda Institute for Contemplative ScienceMeditation Teacher Training in Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Apr 2018 - Present (5 years)
The College of Saint RoseMaster of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration 2013 - 2015
City University of New York–Brooklyn CollegeMaster's Degree in Special Education and Teaching 2009 - 2011
University of MichiganBachelor's Degree in Political Science and Government 2001 - 2005
Director of New York GeoThe Contentment Foundation Jun 2020 - Present (3 years)
Chief Executive OfficerMoment of Mindfulness Jan 2018 - Present (5 years)
Founding Dean of Culture and Educator (Special and General Education)NYC Department of Education Sep 2013 - Jan 2020 (6 years)