by LDAYR and Evoke Learning
This workshop is for students in grades 5-8.
The practice of intentional, nonjudgmental awareness of moment-to-moment experience has been around since ancient times in both the East and West. Now science is confirming these benefits; mindfulness practice is good for your health. Mindfulness meditation can develop concentration, strengthen attention, reduce anxiety and stress, increase information processing speed and enhance empathy and compassion.
Many students experience significant stress and anxiety throughout their academic careers. This can affect learning, memory and self-esteem. Just like adults, children and youth need to unwind, refocus and learn to manage stress and anxiety.
This academic year, LDAYR and Evoke Learning have teamed up to offer MINDFUL PA DAYS. Students can join us on their PA Days for some exercises in mindfulness, open discussion, light yoga, outdoor mindfulness walking, and afternoon traditional tea. During the retreat, students will learn:
- all about the practice of mindfulness meditation and its benefits
- the science behind stress and how to manage it
- how to increase their own self-regulation, attention, and self-awareness
- how to begin their own mindfulness practice
Students are required to bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Snacks will be provided. In the afternoon we will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, January 16, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
9am — 2pm
11181 Yonge St. Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1L2
Room: B13 (Basement)
$75/day LDAYR members
$85/day Non-LDAYR members
Workshop fees are transferable, but non-refundable. Fee includes snacks and afternoon traditional tea.