To be mindful is to notice what’s happening right now and to allow it. It’s accepting what is, is. There’s a strong connection between mindfulness and physical and emotional health. As a 20-year student and practitioner, Denina is passionate about teaching others what she’s learned about mindfulness, including easy ways to incorporate it into daily life.
Mindfulness as a Tool for Recovery Support (MTRS)
Mindfulness as a Tool for Recovery Support (MTRS) is a virtual series of 6 mindfulness sessions to teach research-based coping skills to those dealing with addiction. It includes access to recordings from the series to practice later, mindfulness resources, and an optional private Facebook group for program participants to learn, share, and connect. The series is ideal for those in ANY stage of recovery, those working with people in recovery, or anyone interested in learning more about using mindfulness as a prevention and relapse recovery tool.
M&M (Mindfulness and Movement)
M&M (Mindfulness and Movement) is a 5-part series delivered in-person that teaches easy ways to slow down and relax into the present moment to manage stress and strong emotions. Lessons include breathing and relaxation exercises and easy movements that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. M&M has been well received by young people – 75% of 7th graders liked at least some of what they learned or everything they learned!
Get Mindful Series
The Get Mindful Series is a series of short mindfulness sessions for you and your team. Brief (30-minute), virtual sessions focus on different mindfulness topics and approaches to practicing and include a combination of lecture and guided meditation. The series can be offered virtually via webinar to allow your team to participate from remote locations or brought to your team onsite and customized to include M&M (Mindfulness & Movement), debriefing/sharing time after each session, etc.
Yoga and Meditation (RYT-200)
Denina is a yoga and meditation instructor at the 200 hour level registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). She believes that yoga shapes and practices can help everyone and can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime. In her personal practice and teaching, Denina explores not only the physical side of yoga (asana) but also meditation, breathing exercises, and sound healing. Denina is especially interested in bringing yogic teachings to those who don’t have easy access to them and shares ways to easily incorporate yoga teachings and principles into daily life.
Denina is a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, certified with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She guides groups through trauma-informed and healing-centered embodiment practices using dance as a form of moving meditation. Denina believes creative expression and mindful movement have the power to transform our lives and take us to deep places of recovery and healing. No dance experience required. In the words of the creator of Dancing Mindfulness, Dr. Jamie Marich, “If you have a body, you can dance.”