Fully funded Programs to support Health and Wellbeing.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE … one breath at a time
Following our Vision and Mission and supporting Australia’s Young and Young at Heart with Yoga and Mindfulness Classes and Skills Development to empower physically and mentally healthy bodies and minds these fully funded projects below are a snapshot of our activities.
We’re very grateful for the support of partners, donations, grants, our volunteers and Australia’s strong community.
MAKING MINDFUL MOVEMENT MATTER
Supporting Youth with Tools for Life
Making Mindful Movement Matter’ is a comprehensive six month program supporting Fremantle’s Youth and their future Health and Wellbeing with the goal to establish a sustainable program in the Community.
The project’s aim is to make a lasting difference to Wellbeing for Youth. With Yoga and Mindfulness Kids and Teens will gain the tools to respond to life’s ups and downs helping them to manage life in a better way. They will learn tools to become self-aware, self-regulate and de-stress (relax and unwind), which will help them not only to become better community members but will empower Youth to become healthier and happier – mentally and physically.
‘Making Mindful Movement Matter’ welcomes all children and teenagers who live in the City of Fremantle (please note that places are limited).
Program Timing: January – July 2020
Funded by: City of Fremantle, Yogazeit Ltd.
Supported by: PCYC Fremantle, Act Belong Commit, Local Primary Schools and Community Hubs
Category: Health and Wellbeing, Skills Development
Over 120 Children and Teenagers aged 6-18 from a variety of backgrounds have benefited from Yoga and Mindfulness classes in person and online, providing Youth with essential tools to de-stress and unwind – especially during times of COVID-19.
The education, training and skills development of 8 community members further empower sustainable ongoing support for Fremantle’s Youth with Yoga and Mindfulness Programming: At School and in the Community.
We’re grateful for all participating families, our partners and supporters who have guided and empowered the journey of this project. Thank you!
Perth Metro and Regional
Held during Mental Health Week 2020, this project promoted the benefits of Mental Health and Wellbeing through a gentle and skilled introduction to Mindfulness practices for upper Primary School and High School students: Planting the seeds of mental Health and Wellbeing through school-based Mindfulness. Qualified Yoga/Mindfulness Educators visited schools across Perth to facilitate 60min
sessions of Mindfulness Introduction supporting Social Emotional Learning and Mental
Program Timing: September – October 2020
Funded by: Neami National, Yogazeit Ltd.
Supported by: Act Belong Commit, WA Health Promoting Schools Association, Think Mental Health WA
Category: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Suicide Prevention
Over 1,300 students from 9 different schools enjoyed over 16 Mindfulness Sessions during school hours.
Schools visited: White Gum Valley Primary School, Samson Primary School, Leeming Primary School, Notre Dame Primary School, West Balcatta Primary School, Aveley College, Lakeland Senior High School, Canning Vale College, La Salle College.
We’re grateful to our funding partner Neami National for their financial support and all school teachers and their administration for providing us with time and space to share the benefits of Mindfulness for Mental Health. Thank you!
MAKE YOUR MOVE (with Yoga)
In Partnership with Communicare, Yogazeit has been offering Yoga and Mindfulness based classes to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals since 8 September 2020. The Make Your Move program aims to provide individuals from targeted community groups with the opportunity to participate in flexible, community-based sport and physical activity projects to increase acceptance of diversity, build inclusive communities, and assist vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families to develop social links while building awareness and control of mental illness. This targeted program is available to:
- women and girls,
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) groups (namely newly arrived migrants and refugees),
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and;
- people with disabilities.
The Make Your Move program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Research and Health Benefits
Supported by research and evaluation of our programming, we're committed to make a difference!
Project Coming Up:
NGAANYATJARRA LANDS SCHOOL
Yoga and Mindfulness for Aboriginal Youth
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands School comprises eight campuses spread across the Western Desert of Western Australia. Although the campuses are separated by large distances they are bound together by the culture of people from groups including Ngaanyatjarra, Pitantjatjara, Pintupi and others.
Yogazeit’s Programming builds up on the foundations of mindfulness activities set out by Ngaanyatjarra Lands School and empowers staff and communities to further their skills, knowledge and confidence in teaching Yoga and Mindfulness on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond. Teachers and staff will be provided with training, classes, curriculum and ready to use lesson plans.
Program Timing: Term 2 2021
Funded by: Healthway, Here to Be, Yogazeit Ltd.
Supported by: Act Belong Commit, Ngaanyatjarra Lands School, Fairgame Australia
Category: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Skills Development, Aboriginal Health
Jan – June 2021
Mindful Freo Youth
Empowering physical and mental Health and Wellbeing for Teens+
Weekly classes held during Term 1 and Term 2, 2021 to support Young People aged 13+ with Yoga and Mindfulness tools. These classes aim to empower Teenagers with techniques to advance their mental and physical health via breathing exercises, relaxation activities, mindful movement (yoga) and reflection opportunities. Fully funded by the City of Fremantle and kindly supported by PCYC Fremantle, these classes are FREE for Teenagers. Registration is essential to meet COVID-19 guidelines. Opportunities for online participation (zoom) available.
Program Timing: February – June 2021
Funded by: City of Fremantle
Supported by: Act Belong Commit, PCYC
Category: Mental Health and Wellbeing