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Mind Body Align at School’s Pre-K Program Named Finalist for Global Innovation Award

MANSFIELD, OHIO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 30, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ — Mind Body Align was recently recognized by SIIA for its newly piloted pre-Kindergarten social and emotional learning program when Mind Body Align was named a finalist for a CODiE award. The SIIA CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, and other related products for the past 35 years in an effort to drive innovation in the information industry.

All finalists are companies who developed a product within the past three years and are providing tech-based educational products to solve challenges in education. Mind Body Align moves into the next step of the competition, working with industry mentors at least once a month, and will create a five minute video for a virtual pitch fest in May. The showcase named finalists for two awards, most likely to succeed and most innovative.

“The Mind Body Align team works daily to improve the executive functioning skills for students and educators,” said Jennifer Blue, president of Mind Body Align. “The pilot program for this pre-Kindergarten curriculum is preparing the children in Mansfield City Schools for academic success. We are thrilled to be acknowledged as a CODiE award finalist and to work with such trailblazers to bring more ed tech and academic innovation to the world.” Read more here

Award-winning educator joins growing Mind Body Align team as SEL teacher & content creator

MANSFIELD, OHIO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, April 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Quietly changing the game in Mansfield City Schools is a new teacher of mindful social and emotional learning from Mind Body Align, LLC, Brenda Engelman.

Engelman teaches social and emotional learning lessons to students in the classroom. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Findlay and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. She has experience teaching in general classrooms as well as special education classrooms and is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children.

“Brenda makes it easy for students to practice mindfulness and make it a consistent part of the daily routine and culture of schools,” said Julie Braumberger, director of education for Mind Body Align. “She has an inherently positive, gentle way about her. As a teacher licensed up through grade three and with a special endorsement for early education of the handicapped, Brenda knows how to reach all the students. They love her.”  Read more here

Award-winning educator joins growing Mind Body Align team as SEL teacher & content creator

MANSFIELD — Mind Body Align (MBA) recently hired award-winning educator Caryl Church Jesseph as a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator.

An ODE licensed teacher for grades kindergarten through 12, Caryl taught for 15 years in public schools in Lake and Geauga counties, where she received multiple honors, including the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award.

“Like all educators, our life’s work is to help students be successful in life,” said Julie Braumberger, Director of Education for MBA and the creator of the MBAwareness Educational Program. “Caryl brings a passion for making teaching more impactful by using storytelling, visual art, movement, and play. She also nurtures ecological connections. Read more here

Mind Body Align Tests New Teacher Professional Development Course and Unveils New Brand

Mindful SEL adds teachable time and improves student outcomes
Mind Body Align makes it easy for the practice of mindfulness to be a consistent part of the daily routine and culture of schools, homes, and workplaces”— Annamarie Fernyak

MANSFIELD, OHIO, UNITED STATES, February 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Infusing vibrance into teacher professional development and fulfilling a critical need to provide support for educators, Mind Body Align, LLC recently launched an innovative professional development (PD) course which does both. Mind Body Align’s team took proven, experience-based mindfulness education theory and practices and created blended e-learning course offerings, giving teachers more tools to manage their classrooms and improve student outcomes. The new product is in the testing phase and pilot programs are in development. Read more. 

Mindfulness education firm names new president and COO

Mansfield News Journal- January 21, 2022

MANSFIELD –Mind Body Align promoted two of its leaders just as the company prepares to launch multiple new mindfulness-based blended educational e-learning products. Operations Director Jennifer Blue was named president and Linda Snyder was promoted to chief operating officer.

After serving as operations director for four years, Blue will lead the organization as it expands.

“Mind Body Align was looking for a leader who thinks strategically and is committed to transforming lives through mindfulness,” said Annamarie Fernyak, founder and CEO of Mind Body Align. “This leader needed to understand each market we serve, education and community, and leverage product growth for both. Jen is this leader. She is the shepherd for our global expansion, bringing mindfulness education to every person.” Read more here.

Pop-up park in Mansfield's Imagination District features natural autumn landscape, games & dining

Richland Source – September 28, 2021

MANSFIELD — It’s a great time for a trip to downtown Mansfield to visit Imagination Park, a temporary pop-up park.

 

The park has an urban garden, mindful play space, and dining areas in the Imagination District on West 3rd St., between Mulberry St. and Bowman Ave. Open through Oct. 1, 2021, there will be activities each day.

 

“This pop-up park is a fun and safe way to bring our community together. It is outside, and along the length of W. 3rd Street, creating natural social distancing,” said Korinna Goettel, Idea Works Director and planning committee member. Read more here

Life coach and author visits Mansfield on first leg of book tour

Richland Source- September 21, 2021

MANSFIELD – On Monday evening, Kristoffer Carter, executive coach and author of “’Permission To Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership,” stopped in Mansfield as a part of the first leg of his fall book tour in order to promote his book and inspire local leaders to “glow up.”

Idea Works, Mind Body Align Mindful Education and Source Brand Solutions sponsored the event, which took place at IdeaWorks located on 40 W. 4th St Read more here

Arts Festival returns to Downtown Mansfield Sept. 18

Richland Source- September 13, 2021

MANSFIELD – It’s time to celebrate the arts as the Art Festival returns to Central Park in downtown Mansfield.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., an array of artists celebrating all forms of art will gather in the park and throughout the city to entertain and dazzle the public with an extraordinary cultural experience.

Sponsors for this event are the Richland County Development Group, Park National Bank, Mechanics Bank, Mind Body Align, the Richland Public Library, and Hempy Water. The chair for this event is Victoria Hoefler, with support from the Art Sector. Read more here

Mind Body Align launches weekly 'mindfulness' practice

Mansfield News Journal- July 16, 2021

MANSFIELD – Mind Body Align launched a weekly, global, virtual community mindfulness practice called Connect In on Wednesday morning.

“We all crave community in a way that feels safe to us. These weekly experiences are for everyone, not just those who know us or are already a part of Mind Body Align’s community,” founder Annamarie Fernyak said. “This is designed for the individual who has no idea what mindfulness is, for those who already take time to practice and all the folks in between.”‘ Read more

Award-winning educator joins growing Mind Body Align team as SEL teacher & content creator

Richland Source -July 1, 2021

MANSFIELD — Mind Body Align (MBA) recently hired award-winning educator Caryl Church Jesseph as a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator.

An ODE licensed teacher for grades kindergarten through 12, Caryl taught for 15 years in public schools in Lake and Geauga counties, where she received multiple honors, including the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award. Read more

Ways To Remove Negativity From The Workplace

Richland Source – February 14, 2020

There are parts to every job that may be tedious or have someone questioning “why am I here?” but if those thoughts are an ongoing occurrence, that person may need to ask themselves if that negativity they’re bringing into the office will affect their co-workers.

CEO of Mind Body Align Annamarie Fernyak has created a system where all of her employees can voice their concerns and be able to disagree in order to have a successful work environment. Read More.

Mind Body Align Challenges You To Take 10,000 Steps A Day

Richland Source – December 19, 2020

Annamarie Fernyak, founder of Mind Body Align, power walks in place alongside her co-worker Jennifer Blue in the tiny kitchen located inside of The Butterfly House. She casually chews on a chip with some dip in hand while trying to build up a sweat.

“I’m aware of the irony here,” she says with a laugh and continues on. Read More.

Yarn Bombing Art Installation Colors Downtown Mansfield

Richland Source – June 12, 2019

Mansfield has been bombed with graffiti of colorful street art. The art lovers at Mind Body Align worked with the inmates at the Richland Correctional Institute (RICI) to create a surprise urban art installation of colorful displays of crocheted yarn in Mansfield on Tuesday.

The installation is known as #yarnbombing. Read More

Decluttering the mind through meditation

Richland Source – March 28, 2019

With the arrival of spring comes the urge to declutter the house, tossing whatever nonessentials that no longer “spark joy,” as Marie Kondo would say.

But what about clearing out the clutter in your mind?

Annamarie Fernyak, founder of Mind Body Align, says this can be done through mindfulness meditation, a secular practice aimed at bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.  Read more

Mind Body Align expands, offering wellness vacation for women

Special to Richland Source – March 19, 2019

MANSFIELD – Pack your bags! Mind Body Align is planning a small group woman’s wellness experience guaranteed to restore energy and vitality.

This luxury get-a-way is in Sedona, Arizona May 7 to 11, 2019, and features five days at a beautiful home, with thoughtfully prepared food and restorative activities led by experts in the field of wellness and energy medicine. Read more.

 

Women support each other at Mansfield business showcase

Richland Source – Sept. 12. 2018

 

MANSFIELD – The stars of the show Wednesday were all women.

Approximately 30 female business owners were featured Wednesday at the 4th Women’s Business Showcase in the Renaissance Theatre.

“The goal is to highlight their contributions to the community at large so they realize what a powerful force women entrepreneurs are,” said Richland Area Chamber of Commerce president Jodie Perry. Read more.

Giving Tree at Third and Mulberry streets filled with free hats, gloves and scarves

Mansfield News Journal  – Jan. 5, 2018

MANSFIELD – Frigid temperatures have sparked a response from four local entities along North Mulberry Street to help provide hats, gloves, and scarves to keep people warm.

Working together, Mind Body Align, the Mansfield Richland County Public Library, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce and Richland Community Development Group are providing hats, scarves, and gloves to people who face the elements each day without ample protection. The tree will continue as more donations arrive, organizers said. Read more.

 

Mind Body Align welcomes new operations director

Special to Richland Source – August 23. 2017

MANSFIELD – Mind Body Align has introduced Jennifer Blue to the community as the company’s Operations Director.

Blue will be responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of all programs and events offered at the Butterfly House as well as overseeing various aspects of operations at the company. Read more.

Blessing Box at Butterfly House provides food for those in need

Richland Source, May 4, 2017

MANSFIELD — Those driving by the Butterfly House might have noticed a new fixture in front of the building.

Jess Allred, a retired newspaper publisher, was watching the news when a 10-second clip caught his attention and inspired him to build a blessing box, which was placed outside the Butterfly House at Mind Body Align (20 N. Mulberry St.) earlier this week.

The purpose of a blessing box is to provide food and other items for those in need. People who have enough are encouraged to stock the box with nonperishable food items and other household products. In turn, those who need those items are welcome to take freely.

Read full article here.