SING TOGETHER!
Family Mindfulness Sing-A-Long

SUNDAY APRIL 15 & SATURDAY MAY 12 2018
11:00am – 12:30pm
The Village Juicery: 99 Roncesvalles Ave.

Come enjoy the health benefits of mindfulness with your family in a fun, hands-on, musical way!  Enjoy meaningful family connecting time.  We will sing simple, easy-to-learn songs written to bring people together in the spirit of wellness!

No musical background or experience necessary – just a willingness to try new things and join in!

Once a month

Children of all ages welcome to attend
along with an adult who is supervising and participating

20$ donation per family
Proceeds go to Help Record Waves of Change
Payment by Cash or Eventbrite April 15, Eventbrite May 12 (extra fee applies)

Registration required: marni@move-n-music.com

 

 “Just want to tell you that my daughter was singing the songs on Sunday at home and she knows the full lyrics I was amazed I guess what you said it’s true even if the kids are not singing they are absorbing!!! Thank-you”

-Jolanta, parent

 

“We all had a great time and Bella was singing your gratitude song tonight at bedtime! It sinks in!!! Thank you!”

-Kate Redford, parent

 


The Move-N-Music Method
MAY MINDFULNESS MEETUP

MUSIC, MOVEMENT, CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION

For: Anyone who lives or works with young kids age 4-12
(teachers, professionals, ECEs, youth workers, parents…)

SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Kula Yoga Annex – 304 Brunswick Ave.

Cost: $35.00 ($25 early bird by April 15)

 Included:
*
guided mindfulness practice and relaxation for adults*
*mindfulness for kids tools/activities*
* brainstorming, sharing + collaboration*
*music, movement, games*

Benefits: stress reduction, increased wellness, renewed spark/sense of purpose

Registration/ Info: marni@move-n-music.com  416-910-3114
Payment: E-transfer OR Eventbrite (extra fee applies)


3-DAY Training Program: The Move-N-Music Method
HOW TO LEAD YOGA + MINDFULNESS FOR YOUNG KIDS
WITH MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND CREATIVITY

AUGUST 21, 22, 23, 2018

 

For: Anyone who lives or works with young kids age 4-12
(teachers, professionals, ECEs, youth workers, parents…)

Dates: Aug.21 to 23, 2018 (Tues, Wed, Thurs.)  **3 full days**

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Kula Yoga Annex – 304 Brunswick Ave.

304 Brunswick Avenue
(South-West corner of Bloor & Brunswick/ between Bathurst & Spadina subway stations)

Cost: $540.00 (all inclusive; extensive printed training manual included)
Payment: by E-transfer or check to Marni Levitt, OR by Eventbrite (extra fee applies)

Early-Bird Bonus: Register by June 1 and receive 10% off

Registration Deadline: Aug.1, 2018
Registration Confirmed when payment received in full

INCLUDED: Guided Group Mindfulness Session (for adult participants), Creative Play and Opening up our Creativity (for adult participants), Philosophical Approach & Principles, Creative Brainstorming Process (we will build a kids program together!), Blank Lesson Plan Templates, Original Song and Chant Lyrics, Original Movement Sequences, How to Implement Thematic Programming, Integration with Multiple Curricular Areas + Daily Living, Integration/Hands-On Practice, Printed Manual with Scripts, Games and Songs & Online Resources

By the end of the program participants will have their own mindfulness-yoga plan, as well as the method to create their own programs, and new materials.

 

DAY 1 OVERVIEW – Focus: YOGA
-Mindful Management Moments
-Physical & Emotional Safety
-Most Important Elements to be Included in a Program
-Importance of Yoga/Mindfulness in Children’s lives
-Move-N-Music Program Principles
-Sample Yoga Program (Age 4-5/Age 5-8/Age 9-12)
-Create Your Own Yoga Program or Activity
-Closing Circle + Mindfulness Sing Along

DAY 2 OVERVIEW – Focus: MINDFULNESS
-Mindfulness Activities for Kids
-Sample Intro to Mindfulness Program (Age 4-5/Age 5-8/Age 9-12)
-Creative Process to design Mindfulness Activities
-Guided Mindfulness/Visualization for Kids
-Create Your Own Guided Mindfulness Script OR Activity
-Practical Considerations to Run a Program
-Closing Circle + Mindfulness Sing Along

DAY 3 OVERVIEW – Focus: INTEGRATION, Hands-On Practice 
-Complete Creation of Yoga/Mindfulness Activities + Plans
-Short Individual Consults/Coaching in Program Development
-Practice and Experiment Leading Activities with Group
-Observe, Practice and Experiment Leading Activities with Children at Camp (PRACTICUM)* To Be Confirmed
-Closing Circle + Mindfulness Sing Along

 

Registration & Information:
Marni Levitt marni@move-n-music.com 416-910-3114

 

“The training had a perfect balance between ideas and activity.  I feel left with some practical tools I can use in the classroom to support children’s well-bring, and also feel inspired to create my own tools for the future.”

-Trina Rosenzweig, RECE 

“Marni is a wonderful instructor, very informative and passionate about yoga + mindfulness for kids.  The handouts are organized and easy to understand”

-Gosia Pytkowski, RECE

“This training was an excellent foundation for introducing mindfulness and yoga for children.  It sparks creativity and adventure, while learning the mindfulness concepts.”

-Anna Durante, Parent/Facilitator 

‘I feel very reconnected and inspired today,
I feel full of gratitude for all the things we shared as educators. I feel just really enthusiastic and prepared to connect with my students in a very loving way.’

-Kim Fiocca, Montessori Teacher

‘I feel mostly motivated and inspired by the workshop itself, and all the tools and sharing that we had all together with all the people who attended the workshop.  I feel full of knowledge and full of tools to bring and share what I learned wtih a child….Lots of parts were amazing…when you played music it was very powerful, also the documents are very important, to see the yoga poses (was helpful), so it was very practical.’
-Sophie Schneider, Parent

“I have been doing some mindfulness with my students. A lot of belly breathing and ohms during transitions and to start off our day. Your workshop was an awesome help!”
-Devo Zacharopoulos (Teacher)

“I certainly came home with some great tips and activities, which I have already incorporated into my teaching. In today’s quick-paced, technology-filled world we all benefit from movement, mindfulness, and time to breathe. At school it is easy to combine this in a drama/movement class. My grade 5 Drama students were better able to focus when I took my own time to slow down and breathe as I worked with them.”
Kim Worobec
Teacher Librarian; West Prep Junior Public School

 My name is Sylvie and I’m  a professional  occasional  teacher with about 15 years of experience. I also work with children as a face painter and a clown.  I loved Marni ‘s practical  hands on approach to teaching…. I loved the opportunity  to learn and share mindfulness and yoga techniques     for working  with  children and sharing  stories with other teachers. I love the idea of a supportive mindfulness leader network/ community.  I can use what I  learned directly  when teaching  gym and drama.

-Sylvie Ducharme 
Occasional Teacher; Toronto District School Board

 

What others are saying:

“Awesome, inspiring + hands on. Good for me, good for my students”

“Amazing information/ insight – excited to implement these techniques!”

“I love Marni’s singing, hands-on style and the way she demonstrates improvising from the heart.”

SING TOGETHER! Family Mindfulness Sing-A-Long

 

Come enjoy the health benefits of mindfulness with your family in a fun, hands-on, musical way!  Enjoy meaningful family connecting time.  We will sing simple, easy-to-learn songs written to bring people together in the spirit of wellness!

No musical background or experience necessary –
just a willingness to try new things and join in!

On a Sunday, once a month
***please note new location!!

UPCOMING SUNDAYS in 2018

Jan 14 
Feb 4 
March 11

Time:

11:00am – 12:00pm

Location:

The small room at
Kula Annex
304 Brunswick Avenue
(South-West corner of Bloor & Brunswick)
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2M7

(between Bathurst & Spadina subway stations)

Phone: 416.922.KULA (5852)
Email: annex@mykula.ca

Children of all ages welcome to attend
along with an adult who is supervising and participating

20$ per family
Payment by cash only

Registration required: marni@move-n-music.com

 

 

 Renew, Recharge and Re-Imagine your many roles in life + work

For: Teachers, Adminstrators, Parents, Social Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Professors

and Leaders of any kind

Facilitated by Marni Levitt of Move-N-Music,
& Jackie Eldridge of Wren Leadership 

Friday Aug. 11- Monday Aug. 14, 2017
Lotus Heart Centre (448 Old Wooler Rd.)
in Beautiful Brighton, Ontario

 


Fill up your cup before the school year fills up!!!!!!!!

Included: delicious gourmet vegetarian meals, nature walks, campfire, saltwater pool, yoga, mindfulness, music
Investment: $650.00 (all included)
Early Bird Pricing $575.00 – limited number
Registration confirmed with payment in full
Tickets: Eventbrite (extra processing fees apply)

Registration deadline: Aug.1, 2017
Early-bird registration deadline: June 1, 2017

Refunds provided up to 2 weeks prior to retreat start, minus $50.00 administration fee
Accommodations are double occupancy. Single occupancy is available for an additional $40.00

The beautiful Lotus Heart Centre is located approximately 1 hour’s drive from Toronto, here are some directions

Questions:
Please contact recreate.leader@gmail.com 

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**SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2017 10am – 5pm**

Location: Center for Social Innovation (Room #1, 2nd Floor) – 720 Bathurst St.
Cost: $150.00 (all inclusive) pay by interact transfer or cheque or credit card (paypal)
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2017
Early-Bird Bonus: Register by February 1 and receive 10% off

Included: Guided Group Mindfulness Session (for teachers), Philosophical Approach & Principles, Creative Brainstorming Process, Blank Lesson Plan Templates, Original Song and Chant Lyrics, Original Movement Sequences, How to Implement Thematic Programming, Integration with Multiple Curricular Areas, List of Books, Video, Audio, Online Resources

Registration & Information: Marni Levitt marni@move-n-music.com 416-910-3114



  note: additional $5 surcharge to cover processing fees

INSPIRING WISDOM:
A Day of Self-Care, Inspiration & Reflection
For anyone who lives or works with young children

Facilitated by Marni Levitt of Move-N-Music and
Dana Chapman of Bee Birch Yoga Therapy

Teachers, assistants, social workers, child and youth workers, early childhood educators, therapists,yoga teachers, parents and caregivers welcome.

Silhouette of a woman relaxing on a beautiful sunset of a summer day.

Saturday April 22nd 2017 1 pm – 5 pm
Location: Roots Yoga Studio – 1073 Yonge St. Cost: $100 +HST

Questions & Information:
Marni Levitt: marni@move-n-music.com
Dana Chapman: danachapman@beebirch.com
For more details or to pay online, visit www.beebirch.com (click on Workshops and then Retreats)

We invite you to join us for a half-day of rest, rejuvenation, and inspiration. A time to invest in yourself. A space for self-care and quiet reflection. We want to offer you a chance to connect with other inspiring teachers, parents and leaders who prioritize wellness. We want to give you permission to be yourself. We will share some tools and tricks we have gathered over many years of teaching yoga and mindfulness, and working with young people. Learn to connect mind and body within yourself, and learn how to help children do the same in fun, creative ways! Resources and take-aways provided, including arts-based yoga and mindfulness activities for young children.