Movement Moves Us: Gentle Yoga
Moving our bodies and exercise can have aerobic and muscular skeletal benefits, but mindful movement can also help to mitigate the physical and psychological impact of stress on our bodies, hearts, and minds. This experiential session will feature gentle yoga movement. Participants will need space to securely stand and move their arms freely. If possible, you may wish to stand on a yoga mat or on an uncarpeted floor to enhance a sense of stability when practicing standing yoga.
About the Facilitator
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.
This event is made possible through support from the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) as a Connection Creator sponsor.