Embody – Empower – Educate
Social Emotional Wellbeing Program to support Kimberley communities in 2022
Research shows that young people in the Kimberley region aren’t doing enough physical activity and often face many barriers. Yogazeit is excited to have been successful in being announced as one of four Western Australian organisations be supported by The Heart Foundation.
This grant will be used to empower young Australians in the Kimberley region to include mindfulness and yoga in their daily lives. Project Mindful Hearts will provide a health and wellbeing program to remote Kimberley school communities and support teachers to use brain breaks and mindful movement to encourage physical health, mental wellness and mindful education.
“We’re very excited to continue our support for remote and regional communities in the Kimberley. With seed funding from the Heart Foundation, we’ll be able to empower young people at school and in the community with culturally relevant sustainable mindfulness and movement. Our education programs and classes are planned to predominantly be held at schools, helping teachers to understand and learn the skills to independently facilitate curriculum-aligned, easy to use mindful movement brain breaks to support mental and physical health, social-emotional learning and connection.” Regina Cruickshank, Executive Director Yogazeit Ltd.
Mindful Hearts will build upon Yogazeit’s culturally relevant Yoga and Mindfulness Education project, completed in June in the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands region. Mindful Hearts will be fun and engaging while providing two-way learning activities supporting breathing, movement and relaxation to foster awareness for mental health and joy of movement for all classrooms from Kindy to Year 12.
“I bend so I don’t break”
GET INVOLVED – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
We’re seeking expression of interest to maximise impact in the community. Please let us know how we can support YOU and your community with customised Mindfulness and Movement so support social emotional wellbeing for growing bodies and minds. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
If you have questions or wish to discuss potential involvement opportunities, please contact:
- Regina Cruickshank, Project Manager, 0405 551 635/ Regina@yogazeit.com.au
- Sharnell Avery, Outreach Coordinator 0433 383 076 / Sharnell@yogazeit.com.au