A Year of Mindfulness

Year Two of Mindfulness

Setting aside some dedicated time to pause and explore a personal mindfulness practice, creates unexpected ripple effects into all areas of our lives…

This year-long series was created to support teachers and parents, who have completed A Year of Mindfulness Workshops or the Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training, in continuing their exploration of how a mindfulness practice can impact their personal and professional lives.

While the first year focuses on self practices as well as ways to introduce mindfulness to children, the focus of the second year shifts entirely to cultivating and deepening a personal practice.

Begins Saturday, September 16th ~ details below

“A pause is a suspension of activity, a time of temporary disengagement when we are no longer moving toward any goal…We stop asking, “What do I do next?” The pause can occur in the midst of almost any activity and can last for an instant, for hours or for seasons of our life. We may take a pause from our ongoing responsibilities by sitting down to meditate. We may pause in the midst of meditation to let go of thoughts and reawaken our attention to the breath. We may pause by stepping out of daily life to go on a retreat or to spend time in nature or to take a sabbatical. We may pause in a conversation, letting go of what we’re about to say, in order to genuinely listen and be with the other person. We may pause when we feel suddenly moved or delighted or saddened, allowing the feelings to play through our heart. In a pause we simply discontinue whatever we are doing—thinking, talking, walking, writing, planning, worrying, eating—and become wholeheartedly present, attentive and, often, physically still. You might try it now: Stop reading and sit there, doing “no thing,” and simply notice what you are experiencing.”

(Tara Brach ~ Radical Acceptance)

The Year of Mindfulness workshops were born out of the passionate belief that a teacher or parent creates, consciously or unconsciously, the heartbeat of a classroom or home. Whether the heartbeat races and promotes anxiety, or beats steadily and promotes calm, can be connected back to the adult’s ability to reflect, process, and ultimately operate from a clear mind and an expansive heart.

Year Two of Mindfulness Includes:

  • Ten workshops throughout the school year on Saturday afternoons (1:00-3:15 pm):  September 16th, October 14th, November 4th, December 2nd, January 13th, February 10th, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd
  • A workbook including suggested home practices and relevant articles
  • A short booklist to support your work and your personal development
  • Small and large group discussions to foster community and connection
  • Regular emails with inspiring quotes, articles, and resources
  • Unlimited private Yoga Therapy sessions at a discounted rate ($60/hour) to support you in developing a personal practice
  • Unlimited Reiki sessions at a discounted rate ($60/hour) to encourage self-care


Group sessions will be held at the Roots Yoga Studio (1073 Yonge Street)

Private sessions at home office (Davisville & Yonge area)


$300 + HST

Please note: this course is limited to 20 participants. Please contact me at danachapman@beebirch.com to ensure there is space.

Pre-registration instructions:

Please use the Paypal button above or send an email money transfer of $300 + HST ($339) to: danachapman@beebirch.com. Once it is received, you will receive an email confirming your enrolment. Space is limited so please register early if you are interested.

For more information:

Contact me at danachapman@beebirch.com  ~ 647.308.9123

Bee Birch | Yoga Therapy
Dana Chapman

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