2022 Celebration of Impact
Building a new future of wellness
It is our pleasure to share our 2022 Impact Report. It is a celebration of our 2022 impact and the past 5 years of growth, which includes our evolution to Wellity Education. As you know, Wellity Education leads with well-being and equity. In 2023, we will expand our reach and empower more children with tools to be well through movement, mindset, and mindfulness. We are so grateful to you, our community. We recognize that the pursuit of creating well schools is a collective effort, and we would not be where we are today without your support. Thank you for investing in the well-being of the next generation.
“Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself.”
At Wellity Education, we center emotional intelligence, empathy, and gratitude. We welcome you to enjoy this newsletter as an offering to care for yourself and others. As many of you know, Youth Yoga Project has evolved to Wellity Education to lead with well-being and equity. As Wellity Education we will expand our reach, and empower more children with tools to be well through movement, mindset, and mindfulness. Educators across the country are equipping students with mindful tools to support their mental health. In our fast moving world, the opportunity to slow down and focus on the present moment is a way to combat stress, anxiety, and depression. That is why Wellity Education teaches mindfulness in schools. It is an active stance in self-caring for your mind, body, and spirit.
What is mindfulness?
Jon Kabit-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally. It means having the presence of heart.”
We offer you this mindset: Be curious about how you experience moments in time.
As a community, we understand that mindfulness is good for us. Yet, it is sometimes a struggle to incorporate it into our lives. How can we devote time to self exploration when, as educators, we are very much anchored to the everyday? We are anchored to our school schedules, family life, and every day tasks. This is an offering to you, our community, to help you use your senses to mindfully connect with your environment.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Technique
This practice offers you the opportunity to become fully aware of the present moment by tapping into your 5 senses (sound, smell, sight, taste, and touch). We invite you to use your 5 senses to ground yourself in the present moment and enhance your experiences with the world around you.