Mindfulness in the public school system


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,


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



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!

Mountain Meditation




Mountain Meditation—Imagine that you are a very large and beautiful mountain, the tallest mountain ever, solid, firmly fixed on a bed of rock. Take time to notice how that feels in you. As a mountain, notice all the meadows, forests and flowers that are on the mountain, also the rivers, waterfalls and streams that play on you as they flow to the sea. Notice how solid you are and how strong. As you look at yourself, notice the seasons as they change. Notice spring with its soft new green leaves peeking out from the earth, and from branches. Notice that you do not change. You remain big and strong as you reach up into the clouds and watch them come and go. The summer comes and goes as does the fall. Then winter with its white snow, covers you, but you do not change. You remain solid and firm as you reach into the clouds. Notice how it feels to be so solid, so firmly planted, so strong, so big. Feel the sense of strength that mountain feels. With all the changes around and on a mountain, it remains fixed, solid, and strong. Notice how it feels to be that mountain. Stay with that feeling and live it.—Gabrielle Lawrence, Ph.D.


Radiant Child yoga for kids with ADHD


I am very excited I completed my yoga training for kids with ADHD and learning disabilities with the Radiant child© yoga program. Here’s a picture with Shakta Khalsa and Allison Morgan. For more info go to: http://childrensyoga.com/yoga-for-adhd-add-and-differently-abled-children/

My schedule at the YMCA:

Tuesday from 4:15pm-5:15pm Meditation

Wednesday from 4:15pm-5:15pm Family Yoga (kids all ages welcome plus parents)

In Spring and Fall go to the YMCA schedule online for my Meditation classes offered Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.

See you soon,