Teacher-created lesson plans with helpful resources to make it easy to learn and teach.
As a classroom teacher and wellness coach, I’m focused on mental and physical health from the inside out.
If it's not working for me, I won't be teaching it. So, yes, I love this practice in my daily life. It's been the thing to shift my life from 'meh' to 'Ahh!'
I am a teacher first. I'm also an author, mindfulness facilitator, yoga instructor, trainer, and a learning fiend committed to helping people feel better, in body and in mind. My special interest in trauma-informed mindfulness comes from my own life experiences with understanding of its importance in education.
As a Canadian with a modern family of 7, I feel a passion for helping people love their life. I know it can be done, and I can’t not share it.
I seem to have a unique connection with my students of all ages that stems from my own personal journey toward wellness. I’ve been a classroom teacher for over 20 years at the primary, intermediate & senior levels. For several years, I was simultaneously a wellness coach trained in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Body, Mind & Spirit considered, it's all connected.
As my experience and understanding has grown, I have developed The MYndful Movement Program that addresses our whole health like nothing I have ever done.
This program was created with the insight and input of social workers, CYC's, principals, teachers, parents and students.
Through our MYndful Movement practice, we develop SEL skills and set intentions to enhance our life experience.
I made the shift in my professional life to take a holistic approach to health and wellness that involves all aspects of living well, including mindfulness, yoga/fitness, nutrition, behavioral changes, all with self-compassion.
By sharing a new and improved philosophy that broadens our goals of good health to encompass mindfulness as an equally important part of our health, we'll feel empowered, defining and reaching our personal goals, both physically and mentally.
There are now thousands of studies showing the benefits of mindful games and techniques for stress management and self-acceptance. Parents and teachers alike are now more open than ever, to these practical tools that show benefits in the child's mood, energy and outlook.