"As a K-12 school teacher I quickly realized my role was more than just teaching the curriculum...kids were stressed and anxious as young as 7 or 8 years old, many kids in my classroom were labelled ADD or ADHD, unable to focus, concentrate or even sit still, there was bullying, depression, anger issues, insomnia and the list goes on and on. Many of the teachers and parents too were dealing with this. I wanted to do something. I wanted help. So I developed a TIME OUT Mindfulness Training & kit specifically for teachers, students and parents. The Mindfulness kit includes mindfulness exercises as well as meditation and mindfulness techniques (3-11minutes) for relaxation, stress reduction, self-regulation, memory, concentration, focus and depression. It's simple and easy to do. All you need is you! Over 1400 teachers, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, parents, business people, athletes etc. have been trained with the Mindfulness Kits and over 7000 adults and school kids have taken her 40 Day Mindfulness Challenge. Will you be the next?"
With over 2 decades of experience teaching in schools Agrios has a solid understanding of what it's like to be in the classroom. What makes Agrios unique is she is also a fitness trainer, multi-sport gold medallist and world master games record holder in weightlifting, cycling and badminton as well as Level 2 International Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher with advanced training in Yoga Nidra (guided meditation). This combination enables her to skillfully work with both your body and mind.
"During this workshop I will teach you a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques for both you and your students. I will show you how you can intergrate this into the classroom to create a calmer more relaxing teaching environment. In particular I'm super excited to share with you a meditation I was taught by a Yoga Master in India which is backed by research showing more blood flow to the frontal lobe...the area responsible for focus, concentration and memory. Today we will also begin Day 1 of the 40 Day Mindfulness Challenge so you too can join our Mindfulness Movement of over 7000 adults and kids. Hope you can join us".
"Susan Agrios, the incredible woman who inspired me to start mindfulness at Callingwood! School! I began with the basics as you taught us during your time with us...Our principal informed me that a parent of a student in my classroom was truly inspired by her son's ability to practice mindfulness and literally said it has changed his life. She wanted to learn more about it and so our principal passed along to her the mindfulness toolkit that you presented us with...Thank you Susan for all you do to bring peace to our bodies and for sharing that peace with the world! Much respect"
Jennifer Fedor, K-6 School Teacher
"I have had the good fortune of taking the TIME OUT: Mindfulness workshop with Susan on a number occasions. It is so simple to do and has had such an impact on the quality of my life. My relationships within my family and circle of friends have reached new levels since using these techniques consistently.
I have seen my students use meditation to achieve a positive, healthy state of mind before on-stage performance or classroom performance. I have seen anxious students achieve a sense of calm in a hectic day of school. This is a skill that will help them throughout their life".
Jodie Schwartz Junior High Teacher
“Sue’s Yoga Nidra class was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. As a type-A, over-achiever, I often find it difficult to relax and unwind. It took me a few classes to get the full experience of Yoga Nidra, but once I did it was completely exhilarating. At the end of the class I was glowing like a light bulb! I felt rejuvenated, refreshed and I became a true believer in meditation and how it can benefit my overall well-being.
I teach a Holistic Health Class at Ross Sheppard High School and I have introduced my students to Yoga Nidra. They find it very relaxing and a perfect break from their hectic schedules. I highly recommend Sue’s class. Her energy is contagious and you will leave the class feeling relaxed and refocused.”
High School Teacher