Mindful & Musical Classrooms: Creating Musical Experiences to Support our Students with Lianne Bassin and Mayuri Gonzalez
Using song and rhythm in our classes is a great way to harness our students’ attention and support their mindfulness and yoga practice. Come explore how music and movement can help create a more engaging classroom. We’ll experiment with songwriting and share lesson ideas to support student learning and to develop our class themes. And most importantly we’ll help our students explore their creative identities in a fun and loving way.
In this interactive workshop, you will:
Price is inclusive of workshop, handouts, song lyrics, MP3’s class chants, and one copy of the CD "Breathe In: Children's Songs for Mindfulness and Awareness” by Lianne Bassin.
About Lianne Bassin (http://www.liannebassin.com/)
New York-based children’s musician Lianne Bassin is known as a bridge-builder between worlds. A singer-songwriter since the age of 5, she has used her background as singer, early childhood teacher, and yoga instructor to create opportunities for children to learn mindfulness. Understanding the importance of cultivating awareness and appreciation of self and others in children of all ages, Bassin started writing a few guided meditation songs. After witnessing the overwhelmingly positive effects they had on her students, she began to write more songs and share her music with other classroom teachers and parents.
In February 2014, Lianne was awarded a grant from Rodeph Sholom School to record a children’s album focused on mindfulness. Breathe In: Children’s Songs for Mindfulness and Awareness inspires mindfulness as a way of living, helping children to pay attention to themselves, others, and their surroundings. Teachers, counselors, and parents are already using Breathe In to teach children about mindfulness, in a fun and engaging way. She hopes that you too can internalize the messages conveyed in her music, and help pass them along to the next generation!
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00a-1:00p
Location: Studio 2B. (51 West 14th Street. New York NY)
Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.