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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Weaving together Mindfulness & Culture: Mindfulness Moose Yoga

Presenter(s): Oki!!!Deva

This webinar inspires to weave together the healing and restorative benefits of yoga, mindfulness and the presenters own Indigenous knowledge of wellness and connectedness to land and story. Both an educational and experiential workshop which aims to discuss practical ways that mindfulness, yoga and culture can be integrated into the classroom or therapeutic counselling setting through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and through sharing stories or teaching of the students/clients own cultural background. Yoga has been proven to improve students’ mental, physical wellness and for supporting behaviour, which can all contribute towards students success and therefore can be a helpful tool for mental health professionals and educators to utilize. Yoga is also a beautiful and interactive way to share stories of culture and land based traditions with students. By combining both yoga and Students culture

into the classroom/therapy room  daily, students are given the opportunity to practice self‐regulation and strengthen their identity. An example of a yoga sequences will be shared, which shows a story of Re-living James Bay spring harvest/hunting stories. Through the practice of yoga/mindfulness activity to allows the student to re-visit past experiences/memories of connectedness to the land, community and family. This powerful combination can positively impact students’ academic success, resiliency, and overall wellbeing.  Absolutely no yoga experience is required - participants are encouraged to wear regular, comfortable clothing and if possible be in a location where participant can practice chair yoga poses (optional).


Oki!!!Deva is currently employed with Moose Factory Island District Area School Board  as a Child and Youth clinician. Since 2013 she has been living in her partner’s home of Moose Factory, Ont, to immerse her children in their Moose Cree culture and tradition to begin their journey as successful James Bay harvesters. Deva is a proud Blackfoot woman from Piikani First Nation in S.Alberta and her beliefs of wellness is guided through the Blackfoot saying “lyiikakimaat”, which tells us to try hard and encourages inner strength.  Deva holds a Master’s of Education degree in Counselling Psychology (UVIC’11) and is both a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario  and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Her role within the CCPA has recently grown with becoming the Indigenous Circle Chapter President, which works to ensure Indigenous voices and world views are heard within the Canadian landscape of the counselling profession. In her work with children & youth she draws on play therapy, expressive therapies and yoga practices as a vehicle through which children can freely explore their feelings all while feeling empowered. Recently completed Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy certificate (JIBC ’17) and a Yoga Exercise Specialist certification (YES-90) training and has been begun sharing “Mindfulness Moose yoga” programming at Ministik Elementary school in Moose Factory, Ont.

  • It's the first time I've listened to a webinar and I think I'm hooked-interesting way to get in a quick learning. I'm so glad to find out today that I can listen to it again and share it. I will definitely be doing both, including sharing it with my childrens' principal in hopes she will share with the teachers.

  • I very much value these learning opportunities - it's great to be able to access some learning in the middle of the day and when education dollars are so scarce.