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Yoga and Mindfulness Practices

By Amira Hachem
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices

What makes Sundays and Mondays special at Beacon Private School (BPS)? …Yoga and Mindfulness. 

BPS’s vision focuses on enhancing our learners’ personal development as well as their intellectual skills, so they are able to thrive in this challenging world.  Therefore, and to better equip our learners with tools to promote focus, greater self-awareness, emotional regulation, and compassion, BPS has been implementing a Yoga & Mindfulness Program since September 2018.

Mindfulness, as defined in research, is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations and surrounding environment. And because we carry our school’s vision and the importance of Character Learning to heart, we offer Mindful Sundays for Secondary School and Mindful Mondays for Elementary.

On Sundays and Mondays, BPS learners engage in mini-mindfulness techniques such as heart and belly breathing, mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful listening, guided visualizations, body scans, chair yoga, vinyasa yoga poses and mindful journaling! We believe these weekly mindfulness practices help promote improved attention, emotional regulation, positive behavior, skillful interactions, empathy, reduced stress levels, and improved resilience. 

Moving onward into this new academic year, we continue to cultivate mindfulness in our classrooms and aim to extend it to the entire school community, too!


Amira Hachem is an educator with over 20 years of experience, BPS’s Curriculum & Training Coordinator as well as Yoga & Mindfulness instructor. Certified by Yoga Alliance, Amira is a 95-hour Kids Yoga Teacher and a 200- Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Vinyasa Instructor. Furthermore, she has successfully completed an 8-week ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ certification course and “The Mindful Teacher” certification program with Mindful Schools.

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