‘ Movement, Art and Mindfulness is a holistic system that connects you to your senses, and are not just for the flexible, creative or religious. ’

I’m Jolie, founder and director  of Canvass. Since 2003, I’ve been facilitating a combination of Movement, Art and Mindfulness to special needs, local and international schools and corporations to build balance and harmony in the body and mind. My accreditations are in Psychology, Art therapy, Sand Therapy, Holistic Education and Social Enterprise. Through these studies and with my experience in designing programmes and teaching special needs of all ages and categories, with research and case studies with the psychologist team at National University Singapore, I designed a holistic model and curriculum that delivers a simple yet effective approach for children and adult to tap onto their own potential and to become a higher and greater sense of themselves. I’m still a consultant and teacher for special needs schools, and advice learning centers, museums, and corporations in their bonding activities and projects.

Movements bring upon body awareness. Art teaches history, origins and production. And Mindfulness trains the mind to be present and clear. These modalities are timeless, complementary, and life transforming activities that awaken an empowering self discovery that brings upon a happy mind and healthy body.
I want to share with as many people as possible. This is very relevant now that it’s
so easy to get distracted, stressed and disconnected.

 

I believe this method in Movement, Art and Mindfulness teach reflection and emphasize growth and evolution.
By engaging your senses and emotions, you will improve your interpersonal skills, perception, mental
focus and resilience. By doing so, you find your body and mind is in sync with your goals and achieve the things you set out to do.
Every individual is just that – an individual, and you don’t have to be a movement specialist, with a fit and slim ‘body’
or an ‘artist’ of any prescribed standard to participate in what I believe are rather
life-affirming activities. I found a positive sense of confidence and peace, clarity and strength in the mind and healthier body and skin through these and I believe
it will do the same for everyone.
I’ve had more than a decade’s worth of teaching experience, working with people
who have grown together. Through tailoring
and developing programmes in schools for children and teachers, the clients expanded their interest to learn and have supported in this vision of holistic wellness, in which I founded Canvass in 2005.

 

The programme grows and evolves as our students and the world around them do.
I believe there isn’t just one way of  doing things, but different paths which we
should open our minds to. I am constantly learning from other like-
minded providers locally and overseas, and I am always open to invite speakers, specialists and trainers to complement Canvass – so do drop me a note if you’re interested!