“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Maya Angelou

The more we approach life with a sense of wonder and adventure, the richer our lives become.

Activities that stimulate our curiosity, increase our awareness and expand our horizons, foster lifelong learning, continual improvement and personal growth. 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 nourish your soul and enrich your life.... And you’ll have fun along the way!

Workshop topics include:

Workshops can be customized for your specific needs.

Practicing Mindfulness, Compassion Toward Ourselves and Others, Focus on Kindness, Gratitude Changes Everything, Meditation Techniques, Intercultural Understanding, Compassionate Communication, Active Listening, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Encourage/Empower/Excel, A Time to Reflect, Building Trust, Unconditional Positive Regard, Brain-based learning, Work-Life Balance, Laughter is the Best Medicine, Yoga for all Levels






(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.

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Practicing Mindfulness

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.

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Compassionate Communication Toward Ourselves and Others

The Dalai Lama said, “The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being.” Self-compassion is the desire to alleviate our own suffering and promote our well-being. Integrating greater compassion toward ourselves and others begins with awareness. Paying attention when critical or judgmental thoughts arise is the first step. Kindness and understanding naturally follow. The hands-on activities in this workshop include several techniques and strategies to incorporate compassion into your life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Intercultural Understanding

We interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds on a regular basis. Through the exploration of personal and group cultural identities, investigating similarities and differences, and considering the reasons behind certain cultural practices, participants gain greater insights and a deeper understanding for the richness of diversity in our lives. The language of tolerance and the celebration of diversity make this workshop a personally and professionally rewarding experience for all. Join this experiential workshop to promote inquiry, develop curiosity, experience cultural nuances, and find commonality among different groups.

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Because of the mindfulness, awareness, breath work and self-compassion exercises we were all practicing throughout each of the four days, participants in the workshop were noticeably calmer, more grounded, more compassionate with themselves and others and better able to hold space for challenging or painful emotions in themselves.” Katrina, Executive Director, Santa Fe, New Mexico