Serving Schools and Communities
Creating Mindful Communities has been designed to offer well-being tools to students, parents, educators, and any one in need of a more balanced life.
Studies find that learning mindfulness benefits participants in terms of improved attention, emotion regulation, behavior in school, empathy and understanding of others, social skills, test anxiety, and stress.
Our 9-week, 18-week, or year-long program based on the Mindful Schools curriculum trains participants' ability to be self aware and focus. It offers strategies to create pauses during which thoughtful responses can replace impulsive reactions.
Combining mindfulness practices with movements, we pay attention to the body, the mind, and the emotions. Once aware of our own feelings and the way it impacts us, we are ready to interact with empathy and compassion within the framework of Non-Violent Communication.
The goals are to provide participants with concrete tools for:
Some examples of how we will use mindfulness are noticing and naming our feelings during specific exercises, using mindfulness of breathing before test taking to calm anxiety and improve focus, or pausing when feeling frustrated or impatient.
A few words about the founder:
Nathalie developed “Education & Arts For All” programs in France for many years before coming to New York. Her passions for yoga, social justice, and harmony, led her to offer services to foster inner peace.
Involved in online teaching, she supports teachers with effective mindfulness practices. She guides adults and educators online in Mindfulness Foundations and Mindfulness in The Classroom courses with Mindful Schools (the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to bring meditation in schools).