The Facilitators

HEIDI BORNSTEIN, R.P.
founder and director of Mind- fulness Everyday, has an extensive back- ground in mindfulness, yoga and meditation. She is the co-creator and teacher for The Mindful Edge®— Stress Reduction and Life Strategies for Teens delivered as as part of curriculum in secondary schools. Heidi is certified in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), Hatha Yoga, Meditation, SMARTeducation – Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators (SMART) and is an Instructor for University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.

STEPHEN CHADWICK, M.Ed.
founder of Mindfulness Everyday, is a retired public school teacher with three decades of teaching experi ence with the TDSB (Toronto District School Board), specializing in working with Children with Special Needs and ESL. Stephen is certified in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), SMART, Yoga Ed Instructor for Working with Those At-Risk and teaches mindfulness for Jewish Family Services.

NATALIA FISTER, M.Ed.
is a retired high school teacher, with 30 years experience. Natalia pioneered a credited yoga and mindfulness course in high school for the York Region District School Board (YRDSB): grade 11/IDC3O “Mindful Yoga and the Art of Happiness” course and a grade 12/IDC4U “Mindful Yoga and the Philosophy of Wellness” course. She is a certified facilitator for SMART.

She has facilitated numerous professional development workshops for educators and is an Instructor for University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.

Arts & Culture

SARA ESCOTT MEd, BFA, MBSR

Sara has been facilitator and educator for over 15 years. She is the co-director of In Forma Theatre (iftheatre.org), a community-based arts and education company in Toronto. Her work is grounded in the theory and practice of community-based transformation and peace-building.  Sara has a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development (OISE/UT), and an Honours BFA in Theatre Directing (York University).

Sara is a qualified instructor for MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Techniques). She facilitates mindfulness programs to adults, youth and children in community and educational settings.

REBECCA NICHOLSON, BFA, Certified Yoga Teacher

Rebecca is a graduate of the York University Acting Conservatory, and has worked extensively in the theatre and film world in Toronto and Vancouver.search of more mindfulness, she completed her 250 hour certified yoga teacher training, and is recognized by The Yoga Alliance.

She also completed her prenatal and postnatal yoga training while she was pregnant with her second son.now teaches public, private, corporate classes and also runs her own online yoga business. As a yoga instructor and actor, Rebecca understands the deep importance of breath/body connection, awareness and becoming more grounded.

SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is:

"... a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."

Mindfulness is an evidence based approach that supports positive health and well-being.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The program offers a variety of options as per the Ministry requirements of 3 electives in the SHSM Health and Wellness Program Sector. The program is composed of 5 Modules:

CORE MODULES

Each module actively engages the students in an experiential method that can provide students with a skill set relevant to the exploration of career opportunities in the health and wellness sector.

The program uses mindfulness-based stress reduction skills and practices, including mindful movement, communication and relationship building with self and others, as well as positive psychology activities exploring well-being.

Each module is delivered in a 3-hour period with a 15-minute break to a maximum of 30 students, customized to accommodate school schedules.

OVERALL PROGRAM GOALS

Through mindfulness practice, activities and discussion, students learn to use simple and accessible tools to:

A PRACTICAL TOOLBOX FOR CHALLENGING WORK ENVIRONMENTS

Mindfulness training allows individuals to learn skills that are invaluable in highly pressurized working environments.

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ARTS AND CULTURE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

There has never been a more important time to engage in the issues that our planet and populations are facing. These modules help students develop arts-based skills and techniques to express their unique student voice while making meaningful connections to current social movements.

Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.
~ Augusto Boal

The program offers a variety of options as per the Ministry requirements of 4 electives in the SHSM Arts and Culture Program Sector. The program is composed of 4 Modules: 

Core Modules

Each module actively engages students in an experiential method that can provide them with a skill set relevant to career opportunities in the arts and culture  sector.

The program uses applied theatre and mindfulness-based skills and practices, communication and relationship building with self and others, as well activities exploring social change. Each module is delivered in a 3-hour period with a 15-minute break to a maximum of 30 students, customized to accommodate school schedules.

Theatre is Mindfulness.

Mindfulness cultivates a skill set that supports self-awareness, self-compassion, authenticity, mindful speaking, deep listening, attention, and empathy.  These skills are embedded in the Theatre for Social Change approach.

OVERALL PROGRAM GOALS

Theatre for Social Change uses applied theatre, movement, mindfulness, and the Theatre of the Oppressed, to explore social change on personal, community, and global levels.
The program aims to promote inclusion through interactive team-building to:

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Fee per Module includes: