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Mindful Moments - Offered online

Offered March 26, 2020 and April 2, 2020 |12:10 - 12:50 PM | register

We will be meeting virtually through Zoom to practice secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency, and focus. Late arrivals and early departures welcome.

Mindful Meditation - Offered online

Offered every Wednesday, 12:00 - 12:40 PM
Offered March 25, 2020 - April 1, 2020
Sponsored by ORSS

We will be meeting virtually through Zoom. These sessions provide a space intended to explore the basic practices of mindfulness, promoting a personal and non-judgmental connection with our present experience. In this way, it looks to provide tools to address the difficulties that arise in the course of life.

Mindfulness and Self-care - Offered online

Offered Tuesday 12:00 - 12:40 pm AND Thursday 4:00 - 4:40 PM
March 26, 2020 - April 3, 2020
Sponsored by ORSS

We will be meeting virtually through Zoom. This is a space to reconnect with our body, mind and emotions through the practice of various mindfulness techniques, with the purpose of increasing inner harmony and overall well-being. Everyone is welcome!

SUPPORTING STUDENT EXPERIENCE - Co-Curricular Credit Opportunity

Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness

The Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness program is an opportunity for students to become aware of, develop knowledge about, and practice mindfulness for their overall health and well being.  The program is intended to improve one's general well-being to impact both their academic and personal lives.  Successful students will have attended 10 or more of the available OISE Wellness sessions throughout the year.  Sessions can include Mindful Moments, Lunch & Learn sessions, yoga or other pre-approved activities for this program.  This opportunity is available to all OISE students.

Find out more and how to register 

REQUIRMENTS Update: We recognize that many of you have attended sessions throughout the year to fulfill your CCR requirements and that you may have been planning to complete it over the next couple of weeks.  Given the current situation, for the remainder of this session only, you can fulfill up to 5 sessions of your CCR requirements by attending our online sessions.  If you are not graduating this year, you also have the option to complete the requirements in the coming year(s) before graduation.  There is no time limit for this CCR. 

Here are some online options that you can use towards your CCR:

When completing your CCR, simply note the online sessions attended or viewed on your Reflection piece and they will be counted towards your CCR requirements.


Please note: Due to precautions being taken in response to the COVID-19 situation, all discretionary events at OISE scheduled before May 1, 2020 will be cancelled or postponed.

(NOW Online) Mindful Living and Working Lunch & Learn Series

Jennifer Baradi: iREST Yoga Nidra Tuesday, March 24, 2020 

This session was cancelled but Jennifer Baradi has generously provided a screencast (Part 1-3) of her session with 2 opportunities to practice.

You can listen to them here:

(Part 1) iRest 1 OISE MARCH 2020

  • She'll share her connection to iRest as a Yogi & Meditator, Student & Educator.
  • She offers some information about iRest as well as review some ways to integrate it into our lives.
  • There’s a handout to go along with this part of the presentation, & you can print it off or  jot / type your responses somewhere.You can download the handout here: iRest Meditation Handout
  • She invites you to explore your Sankalpa, which is one of the most significant aspects of iRest.


(Part 2) iRest 2 OISE MARCH 2020

  • You'll have the opportunity to practice together.


(Part 3) iRest 3 OISE MARCH 2020

  • And she ends with offering a guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Practice

iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra is a research based transformative practice of guided meditation and deep relaxation. Research continues to show that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, & Chemical Dependency.

During the session, participants will be introduced to IRest basic core concepts and have the opportunity to experience a practice to develop Inner Resource and to introduce Body Sensing.  Participants are asked to dress comfortably and arrive ready to relax.

Jen Baradi is an educator who works with the TDSB and TCSB. For over 20 years, she has practiced yoga, and is currently completing her certification in Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra (iRest). She teaches yoga and meditation in schools, non-profit organizations, public, and private settings. Jen aspires to promote greater well-being and be of service in schools and their communities.

Learn more about iRest at https://www.irest.org/


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