In light of the Christchurch tragedy, Jase is contributing 10% of M3's subscriptions to the Christchurch "Give-a-Little Page'.

Email jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren.com for more information or join the mailing list below.

“Research has shown that since 2006, the use of anxiety and anti-depressant medicine for children has increased in Aotearoa by 80%.” 

What is M3? - Kaupapa

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

Why do we do it? - He aha ai?

To create mindful primary school aged children - robust, resilient, present, calm, happy and grateful. Mentally healthy humans!

M3 is fun, accessible, modern and interactive!
It employs 3 components...

Taha hinengaro/ Taha wairua

Mindfulness

Through breath techniques and visualisation, tamariki gain a sense of presence. Each session works with a takeaway theme such as peace, calm, happiness, gratitude.

Taha
tinana

Movement

We take the strengthening and stretching elements of yoga to teach tamariki connection to body through storytelling.

Taha
whānau

Māori Stories

The telling of our Māori stories and legends enable tamariki to connect to our rich Aotearoa - based culture. A sense of belonging is instilled.

Creator - Kaiwhakahaere

Jase Te Patu is from Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa. He has been teaching in the health and wellness sector for 27 years. All of his life’s work has led him to sharing yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3-Mindfulness for Children aged 5-10 years. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes.

Jase was a presenter and trainer for Les Mills. He has also taught dance in schools throughout Aotearoa and travelled Australasia as a professional performer.

Jase was the winner of the NZ Exercise Industry Awards- Body/Mind Teacher of the year in 2018. He won a NZ Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention and was also the recipient of the Regional Local Hero medal as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018. He is about to receive the Absolutely Positively Wellington Award 2019 and is a speaker at Ted Talk Wellington.

Yoga has been a beautiful space to utilise ALL of the tools in Jase’s kete and he’s intent on sharing it all through the lens of Hauora and Te Ao Māori.

M3 is dedicated to the passing of Jase’s brother, and to his nephew and nieces.

Feedback - Urupare

“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!”

STACEY MORRISON, TV/RADIO BROADCASTER.

“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!”

JOSH MCDONALD, TEACHER, ST TERESAS KARORI

“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.”

ESSIE RUSSELL, TEACHER, RATA STREET PRIMARY

“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.” 

Kate Seales, Teacher, rEMUERA PRIMARY

“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.”

Zoe Ferguson, 9 year old, Crofton Downs School

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.

Mother, Anna, and daughters, Hataitai Primary


FAQS

How do I get M3 at school?

The M3 videos are available for purchase here on the website. One LOGIN per 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.
 
Here’s how –
1. Click here on the website
 
 
2. Create a LOGIN and a SAMPLE video will be available for access
 

Who is it for?
ALL primary school children. All religions, all deciles 1-10. M3 is non religious.

Can we get Jase at our school?
The North Island Tour was a huge success and the South Island Tour from May 13th-18th is filling fast. Please email Jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren.com to book in your school.

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?
The children selected for videos have participated in M3 trial schools. Jase will be selecting more tamariki over 2019, throughout the New Zealand Tour.

Can M3 be delivered in Te Reo Māori at Kura
Jase is currently upskilling his Reo and working with Reo advisors to develop the programme to be delivered fully in Te Reo. Watch this space!

Thanks to the financial support of

Jase Te Patu
jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren.com
027-7529001
Wellington 6021