Anchored Minds & Bodies provides wellness-based programs with an emphasis on education, training, and practice in mindfulness skills for children, teens, adults, and families through classes, workshops, retreats, school/sport programs, and private sessions. Weekly, adult, yoga and mindful meditation classes (with guided relaxation) are available, as well as weekly yoga and mindfulness classes, created specifically for tweens & teens, are offered in an effort to be proactive and help ease the effects of daily stress, to prevent illness and injury, and to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
*Integrative Occupational Therapy services available upon request.
* Maria was recently recognized by the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association (NJOTA) with an Award of Merit for Innovations in Treatment Facilitating Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga Practices.
Initially I came to mindfulness to manage chronic back pain; but now I've discovered it helps me to be my best self, with my family, my students/families/clients, and with my colleagues. It's now an integral part of my life and it's my passion to share it with others with whom I work.
Mindfulness is a natural extension of OT, as it is a life skill, (significantly based in science - neurology, physiology, and sensory processing) that can be cultivated through understanding and practice, much like many of the life skills developed and strengthened by OT; therefore, I was very excited to further my training in this field of study. Tap the button below to learn more.
Although mindfulness has therapeutic value, mindfulness training does not discriminate! You don't need to have a diagnosis or a problem....mindfulness benefits EVERYONE...Teaching these skills in wellness centers, businesses, homes, and schools for all to benefit, eliminates the stigma associated with any form of mental training. Many corporate executives, professional athletes, and celebrities promote mindfulness mental training.