Focusing on Mindfulness and Movement

Episode 4 of We’re All In This Together presents movement therapist Mariko Tanabe

January can be a difficult month for some so the team behind We’re All In This Together, the web series for seniors, is very happy to announce that its next episode will focus on Mindfulness & Movement and how it can help you cope with the stress of winter and the pandemic.

The episode, to be released on Friday, January 29 at 6 pm, follows Mariko Tanabe, a movement therapist and professional dancer for decades, who uses storytelling to guide viewers through meditation, relaxation and gentle, playful movements to help support the immune system.

Inspired by the work Body-Mind Centering®, Mariko incorporates therapeutic self-touch techniques while sharing her Japanese Canadian heritage to encourage us to connect with our own ancestry during the process. And let’s face it, who couldn’t use a little finger-snapping, feet tapping and hand clapping to bring a smile to our face about now? All ability levels can participate!

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Author Louise Penny – Image: Ian Crysler, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The team would also like to remind viewers that New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny will join in on the first Author Conversations episode of We’re All In This Together, in February 2021. As it is more important than ever to show support to the senior population of Quebec, this rare interview with one of Quebec’s most famous writers is sure to bring comfort and smiles to all viewers.

Each bi-weekly episode of the 18-episode web series, directed by Montreal-based award-winning filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, features entertainment, activities and conversations designed to connect with those in need of support and empathy with a gentle reminder that we are, indeed, all in this together.

Episodes released so far can easily be found on the We’re All In This Together YouTube channel and Facebook page and are available for anyone to enjoy.

This is also a great opportunity to take a moment to assure that the seniors around you can access the Internet so that they can take advantage of all the online resources available to them.

Feature image: Mariko Tanabe by Bobbi Jo Hart

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