*The cost operates on a play-it-forward model - where your child's fee will cover the cost of another youth to attend either the same workshop or one we hold in future. With limited spaces available, booking is essential. Please scroll to the bottom to see where your child's ticket contributes to.*
This workshop guides kids 6 years and up with practical mindfulness resources that they can utilise straight after the session.
This workshop is led by Dani Van De Velde, a qualified meditation teacher with over twenty years of personal practice and over ten years teaching experience.
Dani helps others understand and master the art of meditation through private coaching and courses and tailored programs for schools and organisations. She is also a popular speaker at networking forums and workshops.
Dani is a member of the Meditation Association of Australia recognizing the standard of her teaching and program development. Dani’s teaching is experiential. She draws from techniques and wisdom of numerous world traditions, current research into neuro and cellular biology, and her own experience to enable her students to experience their innate ability to meditate and the amazing benefits that it offers.
Dani believes that when we have a cognitive understanding of the energetic and physiological processes of meditation, we can more readily move the consciousness into a meditative state and deepen the experience each time.
Prior to teaching meditation and motherhood, Dani enjoyed an extensive career in Strategic Development, Communications and Cultural Change programming and delivery in the financial services and property sectors, based in Australia, London and New York.
Dani currently lives and teaches in Singapore. Since establishing her offering in Singapore in May 2015, Dani has facilitated meditation workshops for over 600 secondary students in international schools, developed workshops and programs for organizations in telecommunications, financial services, tax and financial advisory and manufacturing. Dani also has over 200 private students that she coaches either via private sessions or open courses and drop-ins.
About Beyond Awesome: While we are aware of the increasing pressure of students to perform well academically in Singapore, we believe it is not everything. Our definition of success is to see each student's emotional intelligence, resilience, confidence and compassion for others be developed throughout our program offerings and to ensure that compassion + empathy are the DNA of every class we run.
There is no such thing as a 'quiet classroom' at our headquarters as we believe learning takes place through communication amongst peers, collaboration and learn-by-doing (and failing)! We run programs such as mindfulness, sport + wellness, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture + Math) and provide once in a lifetime opportunities for our students to personally visit inspiring, innovative, big-name corporates and brands like Twitter.
At Beyond Awesome, students explore the world around them and discover friendships and their potential in life. Our program goals are to nurture and develop each student in our care, so that they leave with the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to be a world-ready individual in today's fast changing era. We combine uniquely big opportunities through offerings such as our 'JalanJalan' experiences with personalised care and individual attention.
Students from high-need communities attend our sessions at no cost, many of whom these opportunities would not be accessible given their families financial background.