Abingdon, VA (May 24, 2019) In anticipation of Global Wellness Day (GWD) 2019, Universal Companies partnered with Moonflower Montessori School in Abingdon to host wellness circles for students. Students were broken into two groups, by age, and were led through a series of mindfulness and breathing activities. Cory Scott, RYT 500 yoga instructor and licensed child and family therapist led the circles with Breece Bryan, RYT 200 yoga instructor leading the breathing exercises.

The circles are a result of the GWD and Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness for Children initiative which aims to create awareness of the need for children and young people to be actively involved in their own wellness. Through holistic practices of mindfulness, meditation, energy medicine, movement, and nutrition, the hope is to teach children in the formative years the benefits of being healthy. Three primary areas of focus are: self-love, breathing, and mindfulness.

“We want to encourage children to integrate wellness practices into their lives on a daily basis and to carry on those practices throughout their lives,” GWD founder Belgin Aksoy recently explained.

“It is our hope that this idea will stick and even spread to other schools,” Universal Companies’ CEO, Karen Short, states, “We’d love to continue our partnership with Moonflower and are so grateful to be able to lead wellness initiatives that impact future generations.”

Global Wellness Day is an international celebration of wellness. Saturday, June 8, 2019, will mark the eighth annual event with the Cayman Islands, China, Peru, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Dominican Republic taking part this year. To learn more, check out http://www.globalwellnessday.org.

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