True North Youth Foundation: Project 11 Mental Wellness Program

 

Check out our event from July 21, 2019 at Camp Manitou in honour of International Yoga Day & National Indigenous Peoples Day in support of Project 11! 

In the feel-good month of June, we joined True North Youth Foundation Project 11 in their effort to bring mental wellness up to a priority for our children.

Project 11 educates students in grades 1-8 about mental wellness, how to be aware of what you're feeling, and how to communicate that to others, how to cope with what they're feeling. They teach relaxation techniques through programs like fun with fitness and mindful moments. Most importantly, they teach students how to build positive relationships.

Mental wellness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing, and it means healing throughout our community. It takes a conscious effort to open your heart and mind and to listen to what they have to say to you, to what they are telling you about yourself. TNYF Project 11 is helping our younger generations how to be the type of energy that adds value to the spaces and lives around them.

On June 21st for our 11th Pop-Up Yoga event, we helped our future leaders about mindfulness and inner strengths. The practice began with a smudging ceremony by Luana Moar and Mitch Bourbonniere followed by drumming. Katja Holzhei from Neuland Yoga led a mindful class incorporating the seven Indigenous teachings. Thank you Katja for such a deeply reflective class!

If you'd like to incorporate Project 11 Wellness programs in your classroom, visit www.projecteleven.ca