Ana Tootles’ courses, often called Empower Hour or Mind Spa, are an excellent way to learn how to create mindful space for anyone at any age or stage of their mindfulness journey. With simple yet powerful techniques these courses show individuals and groups how to make mindfulness an integral part of their daily routine and render greater joy, compassion and balance in a pandemic world that is thirsty for them.
A typical class provides a guided mediation, explains the significance of an attitude of gratitude, affirmations (or how we speak to ourselves) and the impact journaling has on our wellbeing. While the steps are carefully instructed they are also meant to teach students how to apply them in daily life in order to reap the benefits and create long lasting habits that increase overall wellbeing. The intention is to empower individuals with easy procedures they can incorporate into their daily routine for themselves.
We surrender to the present moment and therein lies the magic because all form of self-judgment is removed. Like anything worth pursuing, mindfulness takes practice that will turn anyone into a mindfulness maverick before too long. Instead of focusing on our cell phones we learn to tap into our “inner technology.” Ultimately, we become a better version of ourselves and everybody wins.