Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Water and Fire Breath Experience

Fire and Water: Breath + Cold Exposure techniques to calm the mind, heat the body and ease the transition to winter

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Co-founder Erin Henshaw spent the summer in Bali, practicing applied breathing techniques, such as "Breathe-Up" for free diving and the Wim Hof method for cold exposure.

"I wanted to learn these techinques because I have been uncomfortable under water and in the cold my entire life. I thought that Free Diving and Cold Plunges would be a fun challenge, but they actually changed my entire relationship with fear and anxiety."

Join Erin on Sunday, Dec 3rd at The Yellow Door for an introductory workshop that will include breath to calm the nervous system, underwater visualizations and heat-building techniques to decrease inflammation and enhance our ability to withstand fear and cold. Boom!

Time: 10am-Noon
Location: The Yellow Door, 110 Goodman St, Belmont neighborhood, Charlottesville Virginia
Cost: $39 (bring a friend for 50% off)

RSVP: erin@themindbodyproject.com or by submitting payment to https://www.paypal.me/themindbodyproject

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Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Review. Reset. Reinvigorate your Business.

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Former Beijing expats, great friends and female business owners, Aveleigh Gateman of Nametag and Erin Henshaw of The Mind Body Project are teaming up to offer an international collaboration for women leaders in Cape Town!  (You don't need to have your own business, just an open mind and willingness to share.) Aveleigh and Erin combine experience in the worlds of mindfulness, start-ups, company culture and leadership to create a balanced and inspirational day of programming. Join a group of inspiring women to review the year, reset our minds and bodies, and reinvigorate our passion for 2018. 

Schedule for Sunday, Dec 17: 
10am: Business Review + Personal Reflection
1pm: LUNCH
2:30-4pm: Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs + Visioning for 2018

Attire: Comfy, as we'll be breathing and gently moving throughout the day. (No experience necessary!) 

Location: Electrum Payments HQ, 29 Sir Lowry Rd

Registration + Questions: aveleigh@nametag.co.za or
https://www.quicket.co.za/events/36931-review-reset-reinvigorate-your-business/#/

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Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

Recharge in Cape Town

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Former Beijing expats, great friends and female business owners, Aveleigh Gateman of Nametag and Erin Henshaw of The Mind Body Project are teaming up to offer an international collaboration for women leaders in Cape Town!  (This is an all levels program for all humans!) Aveleigh and Erin combine experience in the worlds of mindfulness, start-ups, company culture and leadership to create a balanced and inspirational day of relaxation and goal-setting. Join a vibrant group of fellow evolvees to review the year, reset our minds and bodies, and reinvigorate our passion for 2018. 

Schedule for Saturday, Dec 30: 
10am: Yoga + Meditation
Noon: LUNCH
1-4pm: The Science of Mindfulness, Setting Intentions + Deep Relaxation

Attire: Comfy, as we'll be breathing and gently moving throughout the day. (No experience necessary!) 

Location: Electrum Payments HQ, 29 Sir Lowry Rd

Registration + Questions: aveleigh@nametag.co.za OR https://www.quicket.co.za/events/36932-personal-recharge/#/
*limited to 20 guests

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Aug
18
11:30 AM11:30

Beijing Breathwork + Brain Basics

Long-time Beijing expat and Co-Founder of The Mind Body Project, Erin Henshaw has spent the past two years in the US, teaching yoga and mindfulness in elementary schools and companies.  She currently teaches for the University of Virginia and recently completed a year of entrepreneurial studies at the Darden/Batten iLab incubator. Erin is back in Beijing for a month and excited to share her unique programs which are influenced by her yoga, neuroscience and breath-work studies in India, China, America and most recently, Indonesia.  Thursday, Aug 17, 7-9pm: Basic Breathwork Plain and simple, breathwork changed my life.  As a busy start-up manager and general over-achiever, I never took the time to slow down.  Breathwork helped me gain control over my mind, body and life in a radically new way. In this workshop, we will practice: -Basic Neuroscience (why we go into fight or flight vs. rest and digest in daily life) -3-Part Breathing for Clarity and Relaxation -Alternate Nostril Breathing for Balance -Forceful Exhalations for Energy -Simple applications for breathwork in everyday life "Never give up, always let go." -Guru Roshan Thursday, Aug 24, 7-9pm: Extreme Breathing for Adventurers and Athletes After practicing years of breathwork for yoga, meditation and endurance sports, I decided it was time to test my skills.  This summer in Bali, I learned breath preparation techniques for surfing, free-diving and climbing Mt. Everest! I unlocked parts of my brain that continue to infuse my every day life with less fear and more calm, clarity and happiness.  In this workshop we will experience: -The Wim Hof Breathing Method for Cold Exposure -The Breathe Up Technique for Free Diving + Triathlons -The Box Breathing Technique Used by Navy Seals -General discussion about how to get safely involved in adventure sports "Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt Sunday, Sept 3, 4-7pm: Mindfulness for Active Entrepreneurs + Changemakers Co-founders Erin Henshaw and Brittany Dunn will combine forces to offer the ultimate mind body experience. Come in your sports clothes and get ready to participate in an event that will challenge your perceptions as a leader.  This experiential program will help us analyze self-talk, healthy habits, stress response, brain plasticity and resilience in the face of daily challenge.  Please bring exercise clothes, sports shoes, water and a towel.  "Entrepreneurs are the only people that work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40." -Lori Greiner  

Long-time Beijing expat and Co-Founder of The Mind Body Project, Erin Henshaw has spent the past two years in the US, teaching yoga and mindfulness in elementary schools and companies.  She currently teaches for the University of Virginia and recently completed a year of entrepreneurial studies at the Darden/Batten iLab incubator. Erin is back in Beijing for a month and excited to share her unique programs which are influenced by her yoga, neuroscience and breath-work studies in India, China, America and most recently, Indonesia. 

Thursday, Aug 17, 7-9pm: Basic Breathwork

Plain and simple, breathwork changed my life.  As a busy start-up manager and general over-achiever, I never took the time to slow down.  Breathwork helped me gain control over my mind, body and life in a radically new way.

In this workshop, we will practice:

-Basic Neuroscience (why we go into fight or flight vs. rest and digest in daily life)
-3-Part Breathing for Clarity and Relaxation
-Alternate Nostril Breathing for Balance
-Forceful Exhalations for Energy
-Simple applications for breathwork in everyday life

"Never give up, always let go." -Guru Roshan

Thursday, Aug 24, 7-9pm: Extreme Breathing for Adventurers and Athletes

After practicing years of breathwork for yoga, meditation and endurance sports, I decided it was time to test my skills.  This summer in Bali, I learned breath preparation techniques for surfing, free-diving and climbing Mt. Everest! I unlocked parts of my brain that continue to infuse my every day life with less fear and more calm, clarity and happiness. 

In this workshop we will experience:
-The Wim Hof Breathing Method for Cold Exposure
-The Breathe Up Technique for Free Diving + Triathlons
-The Box Breathing Technique Used by Navy Seals
-General discussion about how to get safely involved in adventure sports

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, Sept 3, 4-7pm: Mindfulness for Active Entrepreneurs + Changemakers

Co-founders Erin Henshaw and Brittany Dunn will combine forces to offer the ultimate mind body experience. Come in your sports clothes and get ready to participate in an event that will challenge your perceptions as a leader.  This experiential program will help us analyze self-talk, healthy habits, stress response, brain plasticity and resilience in the face of daily challenge. 

Please bring exercise clothes, sports shoes, water and a towel. 

"Entrepreneurs are the only people that work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40." -Lori Greiner

 

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Jul
14
to Jul 22

Innovation + Inspiration Retreat, July 14-22 in Bali

TMBP on Retreat!

Our intention: To facilitate an incredible week of learning and sharing with an international community of inspiring people (yogis, teachers, expats, explorers, entrepreneurs and more) who want to practice mindful habits to enhance their lives and the lives of everyone in their presence.

"Collaboration is not about gluing together existing egos. It's about the ideas that never existed until after everyone entered the room."

Daily: Morning Yoga (Hatha + Breathwork), Breakfast, Evening Meditation, Beach Access

Scattered: Group Lunch (1-2) , Creative Innovation and Thriving Sessions (2-3), Cardio Sessions, Group Welcome + Closing Dinner (2)

Optional: Day Trips to Ubud, Rice Paddies and other nearby areas (additional charge for driver) + Cooking Classes (self-pay) 

Price: 
$110/night including all activities, breakfast and some additional meals. 
$40/day for day programs without accommodation.

The Mind Body Project isn't seeking profit from this event, but rather covering our costs to organize and collaborate. You may stay for a flexible period within the July 14-22 time frame. Invite friends! Families and children ages 12+ welcome.

To secure your spot (limit 20 guests):
1. Email erin@themindbodyproject.com for a pre-program survey and any outstanding questions.
2. Send $110 times number of desired nights: https://www.paypal.me/themindbodyproject 
3. Book your flight to DPS (Denpasar Airport) in Bali

VIDEO from past retreats.

*This program is being brought to you via a collaboration with our partner and friends, Nuts and Bolts Speed Training for Powerpoint! https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/

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Jul
14
1:00 AM01:00

Bali Retreat Schedule

As part of our Karma Yoga, all classes are free and day programs are self-pay.  Friends welcome.  We don't have mats, but bring a towel for comfort, and feel free to stay after at the cafe for lunch. 

Please RSVP definitely for yoga therapy and tentatively for classes. (erin@themindbodyproject.com) We are happy to meet people at a known location and guide you back to us!

Location: Canggu, Bali (about 2.5 miles north of the Beach) RSVP for exact location

      Fri July 14: 11am Welcome, Noon lunch in town

      Sat July 15 Morning: 9-10:30am Morning Hatha Yoga with Erin

      *Optional Afternoon Surf Outing

Sun July 16 Morning: 9-10am Pilates with Lyn-Dell

Afternoon Yoga/Massage Outing

*Option to sign-up for 90-minute Yoga Therapy sessions with Erin

Mon July 17: TaiChi for Self-Defense with Warick

*Optional Group Outing (Biking/Hiking)

Tues July 18 Morning: Free Diving 9am, strong swimmers join Erin at local pool

*Option to sign-up for 90-minute Yoga Therapy sessions with Erin

Wed July 19 Morning: 9-10:30am Somatic Dance with Lyn Dell

Thurs July 20 Morning: 9-10am Pilates with Brittany

Day 1: TMBP Year-End Review, Setting the Stage (Erin)

Personal + Professional Reflection.  What did we do?  What did we learn?  

Fri July 21: 9am Free Diving Class

11am TMBP Year-End Review (ALL Welcome) Applying the Effectuation Framework + Setting Goals

July 22 Morning: 9-11am Hatha Yoga/Meditation + Wrap-Up (Erin)

Canggu, Bali.

Canggu, Bali.

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Jul
1
to Jul 21

REAL Rebels Practice Kindness

The Mind Body Project: REAL Rebels

Wear this shirt to remind the world that a mindful world begins with kindness. 

 

Over the past three years, The Mind Body Project has offered mindfulness programs to schools, companies and communities from China to the USA. To date, we have worked with Lululemon, Bloomberg, the University of Virginia, Ivy Schools, The Langley School and more. We personalize science-backed breath, movement and intention programs to help people stress less and live more. Our focus is to enhance resilience and focus, and plant seeds for better mental health.

This year, we will continue incubating our programs at The Yellow Door in Virginia and The Red Door in Beijing, create instructional videos and curriculum, and broaden our scope of offerings.

Inspired by Sharon Salzberg, our 'REAL Rebels' campaign was created to spread awareness about how we can re-wire our brains for kindness. We'd like you to buy a shirt (or a few) to fund development of a mindful future, and to remind everyone that kindness towards ourselves and others is essential towards creating a more peaceful world.

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Jun
16
8:30 PM20:30

Wonder Woman Meet Up

It's time for a gathering of wonder women.
As you may know, co-founder Erin Lee Henshaw is off to Indonesia and China for the summer, but would love your company and inspiration before she goes. Come for any/all.

4pm: Meet in lobby of Violet Crown (suggested to pre-purchase tickets)
4:10: Wonder Woman Movie Begins
6pm: Pick up food from downtown mall.
6:30-8:30pm: Eating, Movement and Fierce Discussions at The Yellow Door

Questions? erin@themindbodyproject.com

ALL ages and genders welcome.

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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Mindful Mornings @IX Art Park

The Mind Body Project is teaming up with Mindful Mornings to offer their first Charlottesville-based, heart-oriented meet up!

Mindful Mornings is a one-hour forum that invites a mission-driven community to convene, collaborate, and listen to a local thought-leader who will both inspire and teach. It's short. It's powerful. And it exists to provide you the people and ideas you need (and those who need you) to more effectively and efficiently make the world a better place. (There's also local coffee, kombucha, and breakfast treats -- a fact too important to leave out.) 

The Specifics: Friday, June 16th
8:00 a.m. // Doors Open. Grab Coffee, Kombucha & Breakfast.
8:20 a.m. // Speaker Introduction. Keynote. Compelling Conversation.
9:15 a.m. // That's a wrap!
 

STUDIO IX
969 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA

Questions? Email, Becky. 

SAVE ME A SEAT!

It takes a village. (Well... maybe a village, and coffee, and kombucha, and food.)

If you join us on June 16th you can expect to enjoy a delicious breakfast array from the local food advocates and craftspeople at Carpe Donuts, coffee from Carpe Cafe inside Studio IX, and kombucha to tantalize your taste buds and plant good bacteria in your gut from the kind humans at Mountain Culture.

Then kick back and enjoy the beautiful co-working and event space provided by the kind folks with Studio IX

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May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Embodied Storytelling Recharge

Humans of all ages learn through story; it’s the easiest way for our brains to integrate diverse experience into personal balance and well-being. We usually think of story as a function of the mind, but our personal narrative is also accessed through the wisdom of the body.

Join the Mind Body Project to relax and recharge while using mental and physical storytelling frameworks to help us understand: How can I use somatic tools to create an authentic version of my personal story and purpose?

Jess, Erin and Maggie bring their unique backgrounds in personal and corporate storytelling, professional writing, start-ups, international travel, mind body experience and real life fun to an afternoon of reflection on our personal narratives. Through thought-based and embodied frameworks, you will walk away with a personal story that describes where you’ve been, who you are, and where you want to go.

Learn more about your hosts!
Erin Henshaw 
Maggie Lemere
Jess Glendenning

Location: The Yellow Door, Charlottesville VA
Cost: $39, https://www.paypal.me/themindbodyproject
RSVP: erin@themindbodyproject.com/ 703 517-2028
*Want to host us in DC or another location?  Email a request!

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Yoga + Juice Brunch

Mother's Day Yoga + Juice Brunch

Second Sundays, The Mind Body Project and The Juice Laundry present:
Cville Yoga Brunch! REAL people. REAL food. REAL good. 
MARCH 12, APRIL 9, MAY 14 (Mother's Day) + JUNE 11

10am: Beginner Yoga
11:30-1:30: Brunch and Tea Chats
2-3pm: All Levels Yoga

$25/advance prior to Thursday at 5pm
$29/day of includes choice of ONE yoga class + tea, cold-pressed organic juice and healthy bfast bowl
$39 for both yoga classes/$75 per family
*Percentage of proceeds benefit Juvenile Alzheimer's Association of Charlottesville (JAAC)

Location: The Juice Laundry (next to Kardinal Hall + Blue Ridge Cyclery off Preston)
*All ages. Limited to 20 guests per class.
RSVP to: erin@themindbodyproject.com, 703 517-2028

Mother's Day Yoga + Juice Brunch
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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Co-Founder, Erin Henshaw, at the Tom Tom Youth Summit

Co-Founder and Mindful Programs Facilitator, The Mind Body Project and The Yellow Door

Erin Lee Henshaw is an international start-up consultant specializing in corporate culture, digital marketing and community building. Erin founded The Mind Body Project in Beijing in 2015 to bring mindfulness to REAL people.

Events Featuring Erin Henshaw

Want to meet the whole Charlottesville team?!  We'll also be outside of the Founder's Summit at the Paramount from 9am-4pm Friday, April 14th!  Come say hello.

For more information about the entire week of Innovation at Tom Tom:  Click Here

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Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Brunch with The Juice Laundry

Sunday Jan 22 The Mind Body Project and The Juice Laundry present: Cville Yoga Brunch!
REAL people. REAL food. REAL good. 

10am: Family-friendly Beginner Yoga with Shawn
11:30-1:30: Brunch and Tea Chats
2-3pm: Advanced Vinyasa with Shell

$29/person includes choice of ONE yoga class + 
warm herbal tea, cold-pressed organic juice and healthy bfast bowl
$39 for both yoga classes/$75 per family

Location: The Yellow Door (www.yellowdoorcville.org) in Belmont
110 Goodman St A3
*All ages. Limited to 20 guests per class.
RSVP to: erin@themindbodyproject.com

The Mind Body Project and The Juice Laundry (www.thejuicelaundry.com) feel like there aren't enough healthy community events where people can come to be themselves, connect and smile.  We're hoping to change all that with a bit of movement, clean food, and an inviting space to make brains and bodies feel real good.

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Jan
2
10:00 AM10:00

Jan 2, 2017 Charlottesville Recharge with Barre.d

Join us Monday, Jan 2 from 10am-2pm for our signature one-day Recharge Retreat with Barre.d.

Never give up, always let go:
-Welcome Meditation
-Barre
-Yogic Intention-Setting
-Healthy Lunch
-Deep Relaxation

$49/person, $99/family, bring a friend for 50% off
Mats, lunch, and tea provided.

RSVP: erin@themindbodyproject.com

Location: www.yellowdoorcville.org

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