Winter

So even though it’s winter and the outside weather is cold and I don’t walk outside as much, I have to say that this winter has been bearable. Why? Because every morning I wake up looking at my daughter Fiona’s smile. What a way to start the day!  It’s the most amazing thing what a smile can do for you. Not shortly after her big smile both my husband and I start smiling too. So thankful she’s in our lives:) Fiona is now 4 months and is starting to babble a bit and it’s the cutest thing ever. Smile-babble-smile- babble. Life is good!

For the next couple of weeks I will be putting together mindful after school programs for the spring in the Fuller and the Malborough school. We will be doing mindful movements, breathing and reading some mindful stories. Really excited about that! Teaching mindfulness more than ever in my life has made my world more fulfilling and changed my perception a lot. It’s helped my relationships with my friends, family and especially my children. Even though I am still human and loose it once in a while, the freak out time lasts a lot shorter and occurs less. It’s not how long you focus on your breath but more the consistency of it. So even if you have 1 minute a day to focus on your breath, same time, place, life will improve. Some great books  to share with your kids are “Mindful Movements” by Thich That Hanh and “Mindful Games” by Susan Kaiser Greenland.

Last but not least, here’s a link to my article in the local newspaper, the Keene Sentinel: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/for-ederveen-gorman-a-deep-breath-makes-all-the-difference/article_608cb676-ca7a-5117-8954-0016856f641b.html

Look forward to seeing everybody at the Y on Tuesdays.

Wishing you all well and sending you many blessings,

Ditteke

Back at work after giving birth to my daughter

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So happy to be back teaching at the Y in Keene after giving birth to Fiona Eve, born on September 21st. She’s now 1 month old and even though I don’t get as much sleep as I would like I am so thankful she’s in our lives. So excited to introduce her to my extended family at the YMCA. Tuesdays meditation class is at 4:15pm and family yoga on Wednesdays at 4:15pm, all ages welcome.

See you all soon,

Ditteke

Mindfulness in the public school system

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I am very excited to start my mindfulness program in the public school system in Keene this year. It’s been a goal of mine for the past years to implement a mindful program for students as well as teachers and it’s happening now! We’ll be breathing, connecting and getting our brains in an optimal state for learning. I will also offer an 8 week course for teachers next year who would like to get a deeper knowledge and integrate the whole program in their class. I will keep you all up to date on when and where:)))

The other exciting news is that I will also be delivering my daughter Fiona at the end of September, which I am very excited about! I have not been writing as much in my blog as I have been focussed on my pregnancy and my program…but all is well. Just lots of good stuff happening all at once!

I have 2 of my wonderful co-workers at the YMCA: Ginnete and Priya who will be taking over my meditation and family yoga classes, while I will be away on my 2 month maternity leave.

As always,

Wishing you all well,

Ditteke

Meditation & mindful parenting at the YMCA

I will be offering a mindful parenting and meditation class again at the YMCA in Keene, NH. It starts in spring 2 (April 24-June 18th)on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. You can sign up starting Monday April 11th:)

Meditation & Mindful parenting
This class is designed to help parents, teachers, and caregivers gain insight on how our state of mind affects our behaviors, understand the benefits of mindful parenting, the negative effects of fear based discipline, and leave with parenting techniques you can implement immediately. Self-regulation is the number one skill to helping children find academic success. We will discuss mindful parenting skills that can guide you from relying on external rewards and consequences, to self regulation. We will also discuss the benefits of meditation and experience the calming and relaxing feeling first-hand.

Th 7:00-9:00pm – Spring 2 sessions

 

 

Cheshire County Holistic Moms Network April Meeting: Parenting Holistically on a Budget

Sunday April 10 at 4pm I will be doing a talk at the holistic moms meeting!

Swing by if you are around, it will be fun!!!!

At the Keene Senior Center

70 Court Street, Keene, New Hampshire

Featuring Guest Speakers: Sustainibility Blogger and Homesteader Cursty Boober & Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Ditteke Ederveen. Eating organic, attending yoga classes, buying non-toxic cleaning and beauty products can be expensive. However, it is totally possible to live a natural and healthy life on a budget. This event will give you lots of ideas on how to live holistically without spending excess money. After the talk, a roundtable discussion will take place where participants will share holistic living budgeting tips.

5 week meditation course with Ditteke

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Let’s relax and meditate is a 5 week course to connect to yourself and create bonds with like-minded people. We’ll use movement and stillness to bring our bodies in a more balanced and relaxed state and find more inner peace within. This class will reduce anxiety, relieve stress and create harmony inside your mind, body and soul.

Where? My place.
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm for 5 Thursdays. Cost:$10/class.
You can join me for an intro on Thursday March 10, same time/place by donation.
Babies are welcome!
Need: diary, yoga mat and blanket/pillow.
Look forward to enjoying this journey with you:)
To stay in touch or to message me you can connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ditteke.ederveen

Evening Meditation classes at my home

Hi Everyone,

I will be starting a meditation class at my home on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:15pm starting in March 2016. Look forward to connecting and seeing everybody. What you will need: a yoga mat, a blanket ( so you stay warm when we lay down) plus pillow if you like. Wear comfortable clothing and let’s breathe! So excited. Park at the Symonds school parking where the main entrance is and walk over to my home through the garden. Grey tutor style home next too school:) Can’t wait!!! If you have any questions connect with me!