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MOVE Foundation holds first meeting | 02 August 2019

MOVE Foundation holds first meeting
  • Empowering and educating our community to lead healthier, happier lives

 

A number of people with backgrounds and interest in the health and wellness industry joined together on the afternoon of July 27, 2019 at Eden Island, to attend the first meeting of the newly launched ‘Mindfulness – Openness – Vitality – Evolution’ (MOVE) Foundation.

The main aim of the foundation is to create a network of holistic health experts, wellness practitioners and fitness coaches in Seychelles; to exchange knowledge and to work together to help improve the wellbeing of our society.

The network will give people access to experts and resources that will help empower and educate them to find physical, mental and emotional balance, and to lead healthier, happier lives.

It is hoped that by teaching the community different disciplines and natural techniques, people will be further enabled to make more informed and healthier choices relating to their nutrition, fitness and mental health.

In her welcoming speech, Lucie Harter, who is also the chairperson of the foundation, introduced the Board members and explained the main reasons as to why the foundation was set up.

“People in Seychelles often don’t know who to turn to for help. There is no network for sharing ideas and for organising events that can help people improve their health,” she said. “At the same time, we [health experts and wellness practitioners] want people to get more involved in wellness”.

One of the foundation’s current and major projects is ‘Mindful Milestones’ which aims to equip local schools to be able to introduce mindfulness into their curriculum.

As part of this programme, students and teachers will be welcome to take part in a month-long, complimentary mindfulness meditation course.

“This will help infuse mindfulness meditation as a way of life,” said Ms Harter. “Anyone can take part, especially teachers, as they can learn how to apply it to their own lives and then develop custom-made trainings for their students”.

The MOVE foundation is also planning a number of future projects, including:

  • Education and information about Nutrition
  • Mindfulness-based support for drug addicts and abuse victims
  • Regular health activities/events for the community
  • Mindfulness in prisons

For further information or to join the MOVE Foundation, contact:

-           Telephone: 2 509 040

-           Email: lucie.harter@outlook.com

-           Visit: www.moveseychelles.com

-           Follow: ‘Move Foundation Seychelles’ on Facebook

The accompanying images were taken during the first meeting held by the MOVE Foundation (Photo credits: The Creative Studio – Seychelles).

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