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BODY-MIND-NATURE CONNECTION: WELL-BEING FOR A FULLY AWARENESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. 

OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL SESSIONS.

COURSE INFORMATION

This is a practical, dynamic, fun and unconventional course that seeks to connect Body-Mind-Nature (BMN) from different approaches which are applicable both inside and outside the classroom.

Much of the BMN training is done outdoors, such as the aquatic environment (beach or natural park), the mountains and urban parks in the city such as Reykjavik, Alicante, Tenerife, among others. These locations are the scenarios where the practical sessions are carried out that range from the body - and the awareness of movement through physical activities that range from the most subtle to the most demanding and all of them always adaptable. (trekking, ocular gymnastics, shodō, orienteering, )-, breathing (through different systems and apnea work applied to health), the mind (with introspection exercises, lateral thinking and mindfulness), nutrition (while you enjoy healthy breakfasts you will learn the new trends in healthy eating and how the microbiota interacts with the brain.) and nature (learning about grounding, sustainability...).

During this course the participant will re-learn, experience techniques and healthy body patterns focused on personal development, promoting cognitive, motor and physical development along with social development. All the concepts and tools of the course have been based on experience, advances in neuroscience and integrative systems of health and well-being.

Body-mind-nature connection and well-being for a fully awareness healthy lifestyle course is aimed for teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff. Non-native English trainers expect participants to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

METHODOLOGY

The methodology has focused on the practice of various activities, so that the participant experiences first-hand the benefits of each exercise.

The method used goes from the individual to the group. The individual part promotes autonomy and personal skills (observation of the world, self-improvement, personal awareness). On the other hand, group dynamic group practices foster cooperativeness, leadership, group support, and healthy guidelines. All this in a natural environment that enhances the adherence of what has been learned.

In addition, participants will work and receive a huge amount of documents to improve their knowledge in the different areas integrated in the course. At the end of the course, the company will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

Our outdoor adventure begins by learning to listen to our body and mind in a noisy society. In this way we create better personal and interpersonal bonds. In detail, the specific objectives of the course are:

 

  • To create the union between culture, health and well-being.

  • To have a more efficient and healthy vision applicable to the classroom, to sports...

  • To be able to transfer BNM benefits to any subject (biology, music, physical education...)

  • To acquire and expand knowledge of mindfulness focused on the school and sports environment.

  • Tog get acquainted with the key elements and growing trends related to outdoor education and teaching outside the classroom.

  • To enjoy movement while acquiring practical knowledge about body mobility in order to know how to transmit it to students.

  • To improve mind-body connection through breathing practice.

  • To learn how to use outdoor education for personal, social and relational development (e.g. self-confidence, team building, leadership…)

  • To acquire knowledge to improve memory on a physical and mental level.

  • To learning, practicing and executing creative thinking (lateral thinking).

  • To understand the relevance of how we are and what we eat in order to have an emotional, physical and mental well-being.

  • To learn how to design, plan and deliver inspirational outdoor education activities.

  • To strengthen European collaboration among –past, present and future– participants.

Thanks to this course the participants will:

  • Learn through the enjoyment of discovering new methods and tools.

  • Discover new techniques and healthy teaching methods.

  • Discover areas of great cultural interest in the country.

  • Learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

  • Realize healthy, sustainable innovative activities.

  • and discover Japanese techniques to improve self awareness.

  • Make contacts with new partners interested in developing European Projects through specific networking activities.

  • At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

-Create dynamic practices that interact with body, mind and nature and implement them outside and inside the classroom.

- Encourage students to engage in outdoor activities.

- Bring nature closer to the classroom through innovative ways.

DAILY PROGRAMME

The manager of the company usually welcomes participants on Sunday afternoon and gives them all the information about courses and Erasmus week. The main training activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. Moreover, participants will be able to explain their own school and Erasmus project to the rest of participants in the beginning of the week and, after that, work all together to set up future eTwinnings or even Job Shadowing. On another note, participants will be involved in cultural activities held by the company during afternoon time. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation on Friday or Saturday morning, depending on the participants' departure time, and the delivery of the certificates of attendance. Here you have below the standard indicative daily programme of the course.

 

DAY 1 – SUNDAY. LET’S MEET US!

- Meeting and greeting.

- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.

- Introduction and brief information about the local culture

- Round up presentation and networking between all participants.

 

DAY 2 – MONDAY. GOING TO THE ROOTS.

- Welcome and presentation of the course

- Movement and breathing session

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your Erasmus project.

- Inner word. How to connect body and mind (theory and practice exercises)

- Balance, breathing and strength (Volunteer training outdoors)

 

DAY 3 – TUESDAY. FLOW LIKE WATER (outdoor session).

 - Nutrition: Healthy breakfast and how to nourish

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your Erasmus project.

- Body awareness activities. Connecting with others.

- Water activities, contrast baths, breathwork and apnea

 

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY. GROWING (outdoor session).

- Body awareness activities. Connecting body-mind-nature

- Mountain activity (nature bath, orientation and endurance training)

- Beyond trekking.

 

DAY 5 – THURSDAY. “JUGAAD” CHALLENGE (outdoor session).

- Nutrition: Healthy breakfast and food, society and sustainability

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your Erasmus project.

- Breathwork and visual memory

- Jugaad Challenge: lateral thinking, memory, balance, strength and more.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY. TO THE FULLEST //Indoor session + Outdoors training //

- Shodō, Japanese calligraphy. Breathing, concentration and mindful movement through the brush

- Review and practice: Movement and breathing session

- Workshop: how to design, plan and deliver BMN sessions

- Team working: creating your own BMN teaching style

 

DAY 7 – SATURDAY. CONCLUSION.

- Course evaluation.

- Releasing official course certifications.

- Participants departure.

BODY-MIND-NATURE sessions:

Body-mind-nature connection and well-being for a fully awareness healthy lifestyle will attend courses during 2023 and 2024 in the following dates:

 

2023:

ALICANTE – SPAIN:

  • From Sunday 15th January to Saturday 21st.

  • From Sunday 12th March to Saturday 18th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 8th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 21st May to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th.

  • From Sunday 10th September to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th.

  • From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.

  • From Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November.

  • From Sunday 26th November to Saturday 2nd December.

REYKJAVÍK – ICELAND:

  • From Sunday 12th February to Saturday 18th.

  • From Sunday 23rd April to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 20th August to Saturday 26th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.

MARTINIQUE – FRANCE:

  • From Sunday 9th April to Saturday 15th.

MALTA-VALLETTA:

  • From Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th August.

TAHITI – FRANCE:

  • From Sunday 13rd August to Saturday 19th.

 

2024:

SPAIN – TENERIFE:

  • From Sunday 2nd January to Saturday 7th.

  • From Sunday 11th August to Saturday 17th.

  • From Sunday 20th October to Saturday 26th.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 7th January to Saturday 13th.

  • From Sunday 21st January to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 25th February to Saturday 2nd March.

  • From Sunday 17th March to Saturday 23rd.

  • From Sunday 24th March to Saturday 30th.

  • From Sunday 21st April to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 28th April to Saturday 4th May.

  • From Sunday 26th May to Saturday 1st June.

  • From Sunday 2nd June to Saturday 8th.

  • From Sunday 9th June to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 23rd June to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 7th July to Saturday 13th.

  • From Sunday 14th July to Saturday 20th.

  • From Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 4th August to Saturday 10th.

  • From Sunday 18th August to Saturday 24th.

  • From Sunday 25th August to Saturday 31st.

  • From Sunday 6th October to Saturday 12th.

  • From Sunday 13th October to Saturday 19th.

  • From Sunday 27th October to Saturday 2nd November.

  • From Sunday 3rd November to Saturday 9th.

  • From Sunday 24th November to Saturday 30th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 18th February to Saturday 24th.

  • From Sunday 24th March to Saturday 30th.

  • From Sunday 21st April to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 23rd June to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 14th July to Saturday 20th.

  • From Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 18th August to Saturday 24th.

  • From Sunday 25th August to Saturday 31st.

  • From Sunday 13th October to Saturday 19th.

  • From Sunday 20th October to Saturday 26th.

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 31st March to Saturday 6th April.

MALTA - VALLETTA:

  • From Sunday 28th July to Saturday 3rd August.

FRANCE – TAHITI:

  • From Sunday 11th August to Saturday 17th.

COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 640€ and includes course fees, healthy breakfast almost every day, outdoor sessions, free cultural activities in the city during the week and certification of attendance. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen the relationship between all participants.

 

The training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that covers all the costs of the course.

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