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

 

Next Year of Mindfulness begins September 2019

 

Meeting once per month on Wednesday evenings, this year's course is designed 

for people in all stages of life and professions.   

Exploring the Impact of Teacher/Parent Mindfulness with Classroom/Home Life

with Dana Chapman 

 

A Year of Mindfulness 

 

A series of six Saturdays 3:30-5pm:

Oct. 13, Nov. 24, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Apr. 13, May 11   

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

This series was born of my love for both working with children and exploring the gifts of Yoga. At first these were two separate endeavours but as my personal practice developed I became intrigued by the ripple effects I was seeing in the rest of my life, including my classroom and home. These ripples were not created because I was necessarily sharing practices with my friends, family, or students but rather sharing a more grounded and balanced version of myself.

 

This series has been running for many years and if you join us this Fall, you will have the special experience of being part of a community of like-minded teachers and parents. Each session will focus on both personal practice and simple ways to introduce mindfulness to the kids in your life.

 

This series is perfect for classroom teachers, parents, caregivers, or anyone who lives or works with children.  The course includes:

  • Six workshops throughout the school year on Saturday afternoons (3:30-5:00 pm):  October 13th, November 24th, January 12th, February 9th,  April 13th, May 11th

  • Each workshop will include personal practice (gentle yoga, conscious breathing practices, and guided meditation) as well as modelled activities demonstrating how to share yoga and mindfulness with the children in your life

  • A workbook including suggested home practices and relevant articles

  • 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 ($80/hour) to support you in developing a personal practice

  • Unlimited Reiki sessions at a discounted rate ($80/hour) to encourage self-care

 

Locations:

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

Private sessions at home office (Davisville & Yonge area)

 

Cost: $200 + HST

Please note: this course is limited to 20 participants.

 

Space limited to 20 participants.

 

$200 + HST

 

 

 

 

For more information:

danachapman@beebirch.com

or beebirch.com

Dana Chapman  

was a classroom

teacher with the

Toronto District School

Board for more than

twelve years, a seconded

teacher at the Jackman

Institute of Child Study,

and has completed her

Masters of Education.

A disciplined daily yoga

practice has inspired

and supported her work

with children and adults and has lead naturally into the study of Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. Dana completed her Children’s Yoga Teacher training through The Yoga Tree and her Yoga Teacher training and Yoga Therapist designation through Yoga Therapy Toronto. Combining the worlds of education and Yoga has become a passion. She has created a comprehensive Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training for yoga teachers and classroom teachers and runs an annual programme called Classroom Heartbeat: A Year of Mindfulness for teachers and parents who are looking to explore how their exploration of mindfulness, wellness, and balance has ripple effects into their relationships with children. It is her honour to work with people of all ages as they seek to improve their experience of life, to shift patterns, and to heal.

Year Two of Mindfulness 

 

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 15th ~ details below

  • Nine workshops throughout the school year on Saturday afternoons (1:00-3:00 pm):  September 15th, October 13th, November 24th, January 12th, February 9th, March 2nd, April 13th, May 11th, June 1st

  • Handouts including suggested home practices and relevant articles

  • A short booklist to support your work and your personal development

  • A journal to encourage self-reflection

  • 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 ($80/hour) to support you in developing a personal practice

  • Unlimited Reiki sessions at a discounted rate ($80/hour) to encourage self-care

 

Location:

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

Private sessions at home office (Davisville & Yonge area)

 

Cost:  $300 + HST

  

*Year Two of Mindfulness is open to those who have completed Year One. 

Register at  beebirch.com

danachapman@beebirch.com

Comments from past participants:

“The workshops provided me with the confidence and knowledge to infuse yoga and meditation into my Grade 4 classroom. Each time we met I received useful information that I could directly apply to my everyday routine… As a wonderful side effect to teaching calming techniques, myself, and my students, began to crave these moments of relaxation. Everyone became happier, more productive, and the sense of community was heightened.”

~Lynne  (TDSB elementary teacher)

“Classroom Heartbeat gave me a whole new perspective on teaching.  A veteran of 28 years, I wish I had taken this course when I first started out. I feel so much more compassion and patience for my “challenging” students. ALL my students LOVE and request the “heartbeat” exercises I integrate into our daily activities. No matter how tired I am, I would never miss any of Dana’s sessions. They have been the highlight of my year.  I have become a better person and teacher and feel energized all the time! Treat yourself to this amazing experience!”

~Roma (TDSB elementary teacher)

“I have gained so many valuable tools to use in my classroom and the sessions helped to ground me and strengthen my own personal practice.  I appreciated that you showed us the practices first so that we would experience them ourselves and see what they can look like and then you shared the resources so that we could practice, modify, and incorporate them in our classes.  I found the personal focus the most challenging but meeting regularly with my group both held me accountable and inspired me to be consistent (as often as possible!).  Thank you again for your beautiful space and positive presence.  It has helped shape a wonderful first year of teaching for me!”

~Emily (TDSB secondary teacher)