Embodying Wellness through Mindful Movement Practices

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Legal Services State Support
  • Source: Minnesota > ProJusticeMN.org
Topics:
  • Health
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Moving our bodies and regular exercise can certainly have aerobic and muscular skeletal benefits, but mindful movement can also help to mitigate the physical and psychological impact of stress and trauma on our bodies, hearts, and minds. In this experiential online session featuring gentle mindful movement (qigong, standing and chair yoga, and mindful walking), participants of all abilities will learn mindful (and fun!) movements that can be practiced anywhere, without fancy equipment or special attire. If possible, please wear comfortable and looser fitting work clothes for this session.

Presenters:

Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.  She has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor through Brown University’s Mindfulness Center.  Before dedicating her professional life to teaching mindfulness, Mariann served as an organization development consultant and mediator, working with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.  Her writings on mindful leadership have appeared in the Huffington Post and Mindful Magazine.

Chance York is a well known yoga teacher, wellness professional, rapper, and host of the TPT/Public Television Emmy award winning series, "Outside Chance."  He is a facilitator for the Mindful Mondays program at the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and leads workshops for the Bakken Center's community partners and organizations. He serves as a consultant to YMCA of the North's Integrative Health and Wellness program, and is currently working on a yoga and meditation study with the Minneapolis Heart Institute for communities impacted by health disparities.

Details: Thursday, September 21, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  1.5 CLE Credit to be applied for. Register on Zoom.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.5 CLE to be applied for