Meditative Movements (TM): Mind Body Exercise Program

 Free Meditative Movement™ Loving Yourself 21 Day Challenge

Free Meditative Movement Loving Yourself 21 Day Challenge

Our free 21 Day Loving Yourself Meditative Movement™ Challenge starts on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Loving yourself means you take time to be with yourself. As you move your body, you become more in tune with your body's messages. When you say the core value affirmations, your chattering mind calms and you feel empowered. This mind-body connection energizes your spirit and you feel free to be your best self. You can affirm the universal life force and release harmful energy every day so you can be healthier, happier and feel whole. You are to practice each Meditative Movement™ for three minutes, three times a day for three days. You will receive a total of seven movements.

When you take care of your own mind, body and being needs, you connect with the source of love and goodness that exists within you. Feeling loved yourself, you give freely to others. Take the challenge and love yourself in a new and enriching way.

Sign up and join the fun.


Flower Open with Bee

I love this passage from the book, NO DEATH, NO FEAR by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Looking deeply into a flower, we see that the flower is made of non-flower elements. We can describe the flower as being full of everything. There is nothing that is not present in the flower. We see sunshine, we see the rain, we see clouds, we see the earth, and we also see time and space in the flower.

A flower, like everything else, is made entirely of non-flower elements. The whole cosmos has come together in order to help the flower manifest herself. The flower is fUll of everything except one thing: a separate self, a separate identity.

 You Matter. You Matter. You Matter, Matter, Matter!

On December 13, 2018 many local area high school students attended the Future Makers Coalition Dream Summit. They received FAFSA and scholarship information, student resources, prizes, and inspiration to follow their dreams. The event was held at the Collaboratory which houses Southwest Florida Community Foundation's new regional offices and offers meeting, tenant, and social gathering places, special event venues, and shared working and collaboration spaces.

Bobby Petrocelli, the motivational speaker, told his powerful story. His main message was that "You Matter." There is no one exactly like you. And because you are here, you have a purpose that only you can fulfill. Like Bobby, I have found that when we do harm (to our self or others) it is because we feel inadequate and are hurting inside. Healing occurs when we acknowledge the pain, forgive and move on.

When it was my turn to present, I shared the I Matter Meditative Movement™. Perhaps like many high school students today, you were never told that you mattered. While it is great to have someone else tell us we matter, it is imperative that we acknowledge this for ourselves. We invite you to give it a try. The key to living a whole and healthy life is knowing you matter even when you make mistakes.

As you start this New Year, may you affirm that You Matter. Perhaps now is the right time to begin a new practice.

 Welcome New Meditative Movement™ Teachers

Our Meditative Movement™ teachers are able to come into your facility and share the movements in a group setting or one-on-one.

Picture of Carolyn Engleson   Carolyn Engleson is a Registered Nurse with the Charles County Health Department and a certified holistic nurse who belongs to the American Holistic Nurses Association. She graduated from George Mason University. In her 33 years professional nursing career, she has specialized in Labor and Delivery, Maternal Child Health, Oncology, Urgent Care, School Health, Infectious Disease and Community Health Nursing. She currently works with the elderly, pediatric and disabled population of Charles County assessing and facilitating their ability to remain in their home environment.

   Carolyn practices Reiki and enjoys genealogy, crocheting, cats and empowering youth and women.

Picture of Patty   Patty Anderson is a lifelong learner. Her passion is sharing how to use mindfulness to achieve inner peace.

   In 2018, Patty retired from her 30 year career as a Park and Recreation Professional. She began her recreation career as an Activity Director in a skilled nursing home and so now teaching Meditative Movements™ to seniors in assisted living communities and memory care sites fills her heart.

   In 2015, she completed a Master 's Degree in Spirituality and Leadership from St. Catherine University. She will complete a 230 hour yoga teacher training certification in June 2019.

To connect with a Meditative Movement™ teacher, visit our Who Is Teaching page.

Our 2019 Minnesota teacher trainings have been scheduled: Feb 26, June 29, and Sept 25. If you are interested in obtaining a teacher certificate, contact Ellie at or call 612-710-3415 and we can coordinate a training in your area.

 Connect with Us on Facebook

To receive more frequent updates, connect with us on Facebook. Facebook

 Affirm Yourself, Move Your Body, Enjoy Your Life

Contact Ellie | 612-710-3415 | Email Ellie