*** GOOD NEWS ***M3 is entering into the Early Childhood Education space. Trials at Wellington centres have started, with the aim to have ECE videos available by the end of October 2019. Stay tuned for more...
“Research has shown that since 2006, the use of anxiety and anti-depressant medicine for children has increased in Aotearoa by 80%.”
M3 is an online mindfulness programme - it's fun, accessible, modern and interactive! M3 works off the Māori 'Hau Ora' model - Te Whare Tapa Whā. Children cultivate a healthy body, mind and soul, as well as learning a sense of connection to others.
To create mindful children - calm, happy, robust, resilient, present and grateful. Mentally healthy humans!
Through breath techniques and visualisation, tamariki gain a sense of presence. Each session works with a takeaway theme such as calmness, happiness, peace and gratitude.
We take the strengthening and stretching elements of yoga to teach tamariki connection to body through storytelling.
The telling of our Māori stories and legends enable tamariki to connect to our rich Aotearoa - based culture. A sense of belonging is instilled.
Rinaha is a professional dancer who has spent the past five years working and travelling abroad.
Her passion for dance and travel lead her to perform onboard cruise ships and sail around the world. One of her highlights has been working for Princess Cruise Lines as Assistant Company Manager and dancing in their brand new show ‘Fantastic Journey’. She is trained in many different styles of dance and has been lucky enough to travel to over 60 countries.
Rinaha is settling back home in Wellington and loving her new adventures on land. She is studying to be a qualified personal trainer as well as a certified Yoga teacher with Awhi Yoga and wellbeing. With a background in dance teaching and working with children, she is excited and honoured to be a part of the M3 team.
“This inspiring program that Jase has created is so important in each its elements and I cannot wait to share it with all of our tamariki.”
How do I purchase the videos?
The M3 videos are available for purchase here on the website. One LOGIN per centre/school is ALL you need. This can be used at any time, anywhere in the world. Subscription is for 12 months, upon which new videos will be uploaded.
Click here to go to the video website.
Create a LOGIN and a SAMPLE video will be available for access.
Who is it for?
ALL children. M3 will be created for 0-10 year old, starting with the ECE sector (PRE) and then a separate programme for Primary School (PRIMARY). All religions, all deciles 1-10. M3 is non religious.
Can we get the M3 Team at our centre, kohanga or school?
Email us at jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren and we can book you in with one of our Facilitators in Wellington and Auckland.
Are the benefits of M3 tested?
M3 is being researched by the Psychology Department at Victoria University of Wellington (under the supervision of Professor Paul Jose, PHD Psycholgy – Yale University). Findings will be available in 2019.
How do my children appear on an M3 video?
Jase will hand select the tamariki from partcipating LIVE schools throughout Aotearoa.
Can M3 be delivered in Te Reo Māori at Kura?
*** WATCH THIS SPACE ***
2 more Facilitators are being trained to deliver M3 at Kohanga and Kura throughout NZ. The videos (PRE and PRIMARY) will also be available early 2019 in Te Reo Māori.
“It was wonderful to see the faces of our tamariki – and teachers! – light up and completely engage with Jase’s pūrākau Māori, Mindfulness and Movement. A particular highlight was watching our young boys look up to Jase with fascination and admiration, as a tāne Māori. All the teachers commented they felt better after their session too! Pūrākau Māori and kaupapa Māori contain such wisdom, playfulness and frameworks for behaviour that are beneficial for all age groups, and Jase has weaved them all together beautifully. Jase is a shining example of energised, mindful interaction and movement, and the benefits that come from incorporating these factors into life. I was excited to see our tamariki benefit from the M3 approach, and other parents who attended commented how awesome a session it was. Mauri ora!”
“Unlike other initiatives in an educational context M3 differs to its focus on mindfulness and slowing down rather than cram more in. Adding to its appeal is Jase who is a strong, positive role model for our tamariki… One student in particular said ‘We should do that every day, right after lunch!”
“I noticed an instant change in morale after the first M3 session with Jase… They were calmer, happier, more confident and could discuss how breathing is a tool which can help them in challenging situations. One particular student who was struggling with depression began using this strategy at home and his mum informed me that it was a great support for him when he was feeling low. Feeling a sense of connection to self, and to others is extremely important.”
“Thank you so much for coming to Remuera Primary on Tuesday. Your visit was inspirational for both the children and the teachers. Helping our Year 6 children learn to take the time to ‘be present’ is beyond useful for them to learn, particularly as many of our Senior children are feeling the effects of taking on too much and putting such huge expectations on themselves at 10/11 years of age.”
“M3 – I love how relaxing it is at the end of the day. I love getting to know how some kids and Jase grew up with these amazing legends that help grow you into an amazing person. It’s cool how you sneak the exercises into the session and they lift you up and get the laziness out of you, so you can power through the rest of the day.”
Elaia said “because I really like it. It makes me feel calm, bright and confident.”
Apolline added it makes me feel “relaxed, confident and aware.” And Celeste really enjoyed it too. As their mother, I know my daughters were always looking forwards to M3 day and it made them happy and resilient.