What is MYndful Movement?

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Strengthen the Body * Calm the Mind

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MYndful Activities for Students & Educators

  • Monthly, weekly or occasional workshops are designed for elementary & high school students, as well as teachers and CYC's. 
  • Breath Work and visualization is used to set positive intentions, to let go of the negative and to relax the mind.

Kids are talking about it! Parents too!

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Feedback from the program has been overwhelmingly positive!

In-Class session feedback from Grade 4 students of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary, Milton

  

How did you feel when you participated in the MYndful Movement activities?

“Calm”   “Great”    “Energetic”    “Happy”

“I felt better about myself”     “Peaceful” 

“Focused in our next class”    “Relaxed”   “Awesome”


What did you learn at the MYndful Movement workshop?

“Everyone is different and that’s a good thing”

“I can be really observant” 

“I like to drum”

“I can control my emotions”

“I should think before I act and be calm first”

“Good ways to calm myself”


A few of their favourite activities:

playing the drum

stretching to music

listening to the bell

16 year old teen from Oakville says,

"This mindful practice has really been helping me, and I am definitely going to keep it up.

I'm starting to do some of the movements at home on my own and it's helping me have better days." 

Parent's Testimonial

We are all very excited to welcome Ms Taylor back...

  

By Kelly Dodson, Member of Fern Hill Parent Association (FHPA)


As a member of our Parent Committee at Fern Hill School in Oakville, I was thrilled to invite Ms. Deb Taylor to visit our campus and conduct Mindful Meditation sessions for all of our students ranging in age from Preschool to Grade 8. During my first conversation with Ms. Taylor, I was struck by her passion and enthusiasm for working with students, and her flexibility and accommodation for working with both large and small groups. Not only did she accommodate our limited schedule, but she assured me that she would create personalized sessions for each of our grade levels. Ms. Taylor spent a full-day and a half working with our students and the feedback from her sessions was incredibly positive. The students loved Ms. Taylor’s enthusiasm, and the interactive nature of her sessions. She had the students up and moving, answering questions, and participating in a number of interesting exercises! The teachers especially enjoyed learning about practical tools that they could use in the classroom to keep their students calm and focused, and how to include Mindfulness in their classroom on a daily basis. We also had many parents participate in the sessions and they could not believe the ease in which Ms. Taylor connected with the all the children at the school, especially our senior students in grades 6-8.  In the weeks following Ms. Taylor’s sessions at Fern Hill, I had parents, teachers and students regularly tell me how useful these MYndful Movement sessions were, and how they used many of Ms. Taylor’s techniques at home, in the classroom and in their personal lives.  Personally, I loved how Ms. Taylor incorporated the science behind Mindful Movements and Meditation in her sessions and how she explained to the students how and why these techniques really work.  

We are all very excited to welcome Ms. Taylor back to Fern Hill again this year!

I would highly recommend Ms. Taylor as a speaker! 

Mindfulness in Schools, Mindful Schools, Mindful kids, Mindful Games, Social and Emotional Learning

Mindfulness in Schools, Mindful Schools, Mindful kids, Mindful Games, Social and Emotional Learning

MYndful Movement for Social & Emotional Learning

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Gentle Stretch and Tone with all the ingredients to help you get through your day with strength and peace.


MYndful Movement is for everyone who feels the need for more peace and calm in their lives and would benefit from 3 dimensional, intentional movement for neurological strengthening, physical strengthening and mental health and cognition enhancement.

Think Walking Meditation. The movements are meant to practice awareness to self, as other forms of meditation and yoga do, while enhancing the physical body's tone, posture, flexibility and balance. These simple movements are calming for the body and the mind.

* Open-Hearted * Peaceful * Strong *

 MYndful Movement includes: positive intentions set with calming breath-work, basic physiotherapy exercises, gentle stretch, QiGong, gentle toning and gentle strengthening movements to support your full body and strong mind. 


MYndful Movement provides many benefits:

Increased Energy

Calmer State of Being

Breathing with Awareness

Compassion to Self and Others

Improved Range of Motion

Stronger Core

Improved Posture


Neurological Benefits

Cross Hemisphere and Three Dimensional Movements to create stronger neural networks in the brain

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MYndful Movement MY.M. on Site

High Schools

MY.M. module is taught in  Grade 12 Leadership, 

Human Dynamics Class, Phys. Ed./Health, 

Drama Classes.

After-School program: 6 or 8  weeks


Elementary Schools

In-Class session

Wellness Day

After-School program 

Parent/Child Mindful Games After-School program


Teacher's MYndful Movement program: 6 or 8 weeks


Transitional Age Youth (T.A.Y.) Hospital & Medical Clinics: workshops and presentations


Schedule a MYndful Movement presentation at your school

deb@debtaylorlife.com