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Mindfulness, wellness and wholeness (Singapore) 1-day Studio

April 25, 2019

Booking Closed


Mindfulness, wellness and wholeness

Workshop description

This Studio will take us a step towards a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we can practice wellbeing through drama, yoga and mindfulness. We will breathe and move together in a multi-sensorial, mind, body and heart experience. The goal for the day is to nurture and inspire teachers and other adults with fun and practical techniques on how to embed social-emotional learning into the classroom, curriculum and in young people’s lives.

Target audience

Teachers, facilitators and parents interested to integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) into their school, classroom, subject areas, curricular work or home life through play, drama, mindfulness and/or yoga. 

Learning outcomes

Learn from yoga, mindfulness and theatre expert Hannah Northcott and enjoy a unique, enlightening and restorative day that will enable you to build your ‘wholeness’ toolbox and leave with a whole host of activities and strategies to bring into your work with young people applicable to a variety of settings. The outcomes for learning will cover:


  • Self-perception: physical awareness, vocal awareness and spatial awareness
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-efficacy

Social awareness

  • Perspective-taking
  • Empathy
  • Respect for others

Relationship skills (through play)

  • Communication
  • Teamwork (collaboration)

About your workshop leader

I live in leggings and drive a three-wheeled tuktuk in Shunyi, a suburb of Beijing, where my husband, Steve, and our two daughters – Catalina Joy (6years old) and Ariella Rose (3 years old) reside. We’re a third culture family who has been living overseas for over a decade. We balance our holidays between driving through Canada in our RV and playing at the soft sandy beaches of Southeast Asia.

I received a BA in Broadcast Communication, a masters degree in Imaginative Education at Simon Fraser University, a master yoga instructor certification and drama training at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York and in Meyerhold’s biomechanics at Kuala Lumpur.

Although I’m still on the happy side of 40, I feel like I’ve lived multiple lives. I hosted a television car show, djayed the graveyard shift of a radio programme, directed and acted in theatre productions (in Manila, New York, and Kuala Lumpur), and hosted live shows like Nickelodeon’s Let’s Just Play, an event where I accidentally amputated Sponge Bob in front of thousands of people. After traumatizing an unsuspecting young audience with Sponge Bob’s flying arm, I decided to shift careers from entertaining an audience to empowering people through through yoga, theatre, and drama education.

While in Manila, I was a spokesperson for Women’s Wellness where I shared hundreds of empowering talks in various corporate settings. Couple that with over a decade of teaching and I have been communicating for 18 years and have gained more than 10,000 hours of experience in public speaking. I share my passion for drama, woman empowerment, health and wholeness, through workshops, ISTA theatre festivals, APAC Theatre and Dance Festivals, wellness retreats, and teaching conferences around the world. As an advocate for healthy living, I have recently partnered with healthy food provider, Doko Beijing, as their brand ambassador.

Steve, on the other hand, teaches art, creates graffiti murals, produces music documentaries, and plays in a band. From busking in our wedding outfits on Broadway to teaching middle school drama and art at the International School of Beijing in China, we live our art.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Keriann O’Rourke


Nexus International School
201 Ulu Pandan Road

Tel: +65 6536 6566
Host school website

Important Information

Information for participating teachers
The workshop begins at 8:30am on Thursday 25th April 2019.
The workshop ends at 4:45pm on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Registration is now open.
Registration closes on the 14th March 2019.

Please note:
Places are limited so please register early.
Teachers should plan to attend the professional development and learning experience in its entirety.

If travelling from outside of the host city, please arrange travel accordingly.


Registration fees
Teachers from member schools – GBP £175.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £192.50.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Please note:
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily.

Travel & Visas

Participating teachers
All teachers attending from Singapore will be responsible for organising daily travel to the workshop.

Teachers attending from outside of Singapore will be responsible for organising their own travel, ensuring they can attend the workshop in full.

ISTA artists
Your event coodinator will confirm final travel plans/dates with you.

Artist travel plans are due 28th March 2019.

ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the Studio and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the Studio and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.

Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Singapore.


N/A for local teachers.

For teachers attending from outside Singapore you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation. We advise you book a hotel close to the venue.


Participating teachers
Breakfast will be taken at the hotel or at home; lunch will be provided; no evening meals are provided as part of this event.

ISTA artists
All meals for ISTA artists will be provided and/or a stipend given to cover the cost of meals.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 25 April at 08:30
Finishes on Thursday 25 April at 16:45


Nexus International School Singapore
201 Ulu Pandan Rd
+65 6536 6566


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