“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Smile. Enjoy. Relax. Laugh. Love. Celebrate.
Spending more time experiencing positive emotions is good for our physical and emotional health. The best part is that your body doesn’t know the difference if you genuinely feel like smiling or laughing or practicing self-compassion or if you’re simply going through the motions, you reap the same health benefits! As a successful educator, mindfulness and yoga instructor, and international trainer, I promise to engage, motivate, and inspire you during my workshops. You will gain insights and learn techniques that foster personal exploration and growth…. And you’ll have fun along the way!
Workshop topics include:
Workshops can be customized for your specific needs.
Laughter is the Best Medicine, Practicing Mindfulness, Gratitude Changes Everything, Meditation Techniques, Focus on Kindness, Stress Management, A Time to Reflect, Unconditional Positive Regard, Yoga for all Levels
Laughter is the Best Medicine: Laughter Yoga
Scientific studies have revealed that laughter is good for our health. Laughter relieves stress, strengthens our immune system, and promotes well-being. Laughter Yoga helps through breathing techniques and laughter exercises. These laughter workshops have been extremely successful with professionals, teachers, students, senior citizens, cancer patients, and caregivers.Interested in this Workshop? Click here
Gratitude Changes Everything
Incorporating gratitude into your daily life has been scientifically proven to improve physical and emotional health and wellness. This workshop provides multiple hands-on activities that help you feel better by showing how to integrate the habit of gratitude into your life.Interested in this Workshop? Click here
Unconditional Positive Regard
Unconditional positive regard, a concept developed by the psychologist Carl Rogers, focuses on providing acceptance and support for people. Imagine how you might feel if you provided that acceptance and support for yourself and those close to you. By reframing experiences of frustration and criticism and transforming them into experiences focusing on our strengths and the strengths of others, leads to greater self-contentment and success.Interested in this Workshop? Click here
B.R.E.A.T.H.E. to Understand
(Breathe, Reflect, Empathize, Accept, Thank, Hearten, Engage)
Maxine has created a unique curriculum called BREATHE, using brain-based learning theories. It incorporates mindfulness, effective communication techniques, and unconditional positive regard in order to create a cooperative, collaborative community that enhances personal well-being, increases motivation, encourages creativity, problem-solving, analytical thinking and intellectual exploration, while utilizing strategies that set us up for success in all aspects of life.
Mindfulness is experiencing the present moment with awareness, acceptance, and non-judgment. Mindfulness has scientifically proven health benefits. Incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives is a gift to ourselves and those around us. This workshop uses hands-on techniques that focus on incorporating mindfulness to relax and reduce stress through breath work, visualization and movement. We will practice various, easily accessible meditation styles. Take the time to appreciate the splendor of savoring the present moment.Interested in this Workshop? Click here