BEST OF 2020 ACTIVITY HERO AWARD WINNER OB TOWN COUNCIL 2019 BEST PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
Good Day! My name is Jenny Blackwood. In 2014, I created The ZenTotz Program: Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga for Youth! I am the wellness curriculum's curator & lead facilitator. I seek to share the essential practice of mindfulness with young humans so they will grow and thrive beyond their academic successes!
I am a certified elementary school teacher & Mindful Schools Graduate with MBSR (Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction) accreditation. Past professional roles include: classroom manager, teacher mentor, SEL resource teacher, professional development coordinator, meditation/mindfulness facilitator & education project specialist.
There is a twinkling light inside of each human being. The practice of mindfulness encourages a person's light to glow! When we teach children to be resilient & compassionate, they will grow up to shine their lights with greater consciousness & love for all other beings.
The ZenTotz Program presents the building blocks of mindfulness, meditation & yoga. Participants will be encouraged to observe thoughts in order to be free from negative emotions including depression, anxiety, attachment/addiction & excessive stress.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to something consciously, which empowers us to understand our inner experience & how we interact with the world around us.
ZenTotz participants will be better able to fend off negative thoughts & behaviors. The uplifting & inspiring program will encourage them to treat others & themselves with respect, compassion & appreciation!