Archive for the Mindfulness Category

The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

  “Anxiety is extremely contagious. But so is calm.” ~Harriet Lerner I have spent my professional life working with children as both an elementary school teacher and now as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I am constantly amazed at how much my ability to be connected

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Scroll down for a new Yoga Nidra recording… Also, here is a bit of an explanation about this special practice: Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through

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A resource for classroom teachers

A resource for classroom teachers

One of the lovely women who was part of my Year of Mindfulness last year, just posted this resource on Facebook. I’ve signed up and plan on checking it out. I think their goal to connect with teachers and children around the world is exciting and admirable

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Proving mindfulness works…

Proving mindfulness works…

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for good reason. While practitioners understand in an intuitive, embodied way the value of mindfulness and meditation in their day-to-day lives, there is a drive to understand why these practices are so effective from a scientific western perspective. This

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A beautiful quote about GRATITUDE

A beautiful quote about GRATITUDE

  “Can you be grateful for everything? No. No one can be grateful for war or pain or suffering of a loved one. But within every moment, there is an opportunity to be grateful for something.” ~David Steindl-Rast

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A New Bedtime Meditation for Kids!

A New Bedtime Meditation for Kids!

A few months ago, I posted a short bedtime meditation for kids and there have been requests for a new one…so here you go! This meditation was inspired by Starbright by Maureen Garth One mom wrote: “So it’s been two weeks since we started the bedtime routine

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through relaxation, intention setting, body scan, and visualization and allows us to both sow seeds of change and rest in a

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation

A Loving Kindness Meditation is a gentle way to stay connected to ourselves and people we love. It is also a powerful way to work through our more challenging relationships while we stay connected to our heart. And of course, to spend some time offering peaceful thoughts

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The Documented Life

The Documented Life

I was out for dinner with some friends (at an AMAZING restaurant called RASA on Harbord Street) and this article by Sherry Turkle was posted on the back of the washroom door. It caught my attention and I went home to find the whole piece. Here’s the

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We’re All in this Together

We’re All in this Together

We’re All in this Together: How a Teacher’s Mindfulness Practice can be a Gift for Kids By Dana Chapman  I’ve asked hundreds of children the question, “What do you worry about?” And I have hundreds of slips of paper with their honest and anonymous responses: “homework” “juggling

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