Immersive Experiences in Mindfulness and Movement
Hello! I'm Roxann Riskin, and I first began exploring mindfulness in higher education while working professionally for over 12 years, as a university library technology specialist, and writing webinars and presenting at conferences in higher ed on Mindfulness Apps, Empathy and VR Experiences with Yale, Brown University and UNH professors. During the past three years, I have presented at library conferences and HOTS ED CAMP, in CT on mindfulness, presented to Connecticut school teachers at Fairfield University on mindfulness, facilitated mindfulness in public schools for educators and preschoolers. I've completed MBSR at Yale University, Brown University instructor lead Silent Week Retreat at the Copper Beach Institute, designations and credentials for mindfulness educator certificates Mindful Schools and Mindfulness First, Psychological First Aid Certificate, and in addition became a licensed Zumba and Yoga instructor for children. My past years of experiences include public and private school Pre-K- high school teaching as a certified teacher in the State of Connecticut. Currently, I'm designing immersive mindfulness & movement experiences online for students and educators. My current interests include exploring immersive experiences in virtual reality for mindful awareness, emotional regulation, relaxation and stress reduction. I also compose, and perform mindfulness songs and design mindful inspirational creatives, and provide educators with vetted mindfulness resources in contemporary children's literature. Since the COVID-19 virus, I'm now offering online personalized experiences for individual adult students, educators, parents and children, and small groups.
Immersive Visioning Experience Session
Guided Imagery Sessions for stress reduction, focus, relaxation and awareness.
Explore different scenarios on imagery, concentration, awareness and self compassion , kindness and empathy exploratory experiences.
Resource information, Children's Contemporary Literature and Mindful Reading, and Poetry will be incorporated.
Creative Somatic Mindful Movement Experience Session
Mindful sessions, experiences focus on attention to somatic awareness, physical senses, and movements and present moment awareness.
These are differentiated body type scans to provide awareness to sensory experiences inside and outside of the body.
University websites will be referenced as resources for supporting health and wellness.
Science of Breathing Experience Session
Fun, educational sessions on breathing practices and techniques for awareness, stress reduction and relaxation. Researched Apps will be explored.