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Mentoring Kids Through Tibetan Life Experience

Mentoring kids through Tibetan Life Experience

Everyone has a story, a history to where we are today. Here is a chapter to my story.

I travelled the world in the 90s to find a purpose and mission that would guide me to understanding what exactly I needed to do. This was a perfect time to travel solo, no mobiles, no social media and a technological free existence. This was a time when it was seriously difficult to actually find a phone box or back then an internet cafe. 

I had been living in Australia for quite awhile and my adventures took me to McLeod Ganj India. I was travelling alone and I was not exactly sure why or where I was going. I found I was in a Tibetan refugee village is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans. 

Once I met The Dalia Lama I became a practicing Tibetan Buddhist of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and an active supporter of the Dalai Lama

I then pretty much lived the Tibetan life, helping underprivileged children and sponsoring Tibetan Monks in Tibet. I lived in a monastery very humbly.

Today I use everything I learned through my approach to teaching children in my business FitKidz with Heidi. I take a very unique holistic approach in my method of teaching that focuses on every child as a ‘whole’: spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally.

While Ireland is in the grips of a third wave and the kids are home schooling, I have stayed online as an added support. All my classes involve the importance of learning from mistakes, of taking responsibility for our actions, making new adventures and cultivating compassion in school work and at home. It’s not about teaching a ‘religion’ but applying principles of values through ‘creativity’ and ‘fitness’. Other skills such as meditation during these times can be invaluable in helping kids relax and change their ‘mindset’ while keeping focussed and positive everyday.

I am online with creative clubs which include fun confidence boosting classes and more importantly these classes are a skill-based added support to help kids and parents through restrictions. My Online Classes are stylised and taught through my own life experiences attained while travelling around the world and through my own education: About Heidi. 

India was an amazing life experience and these experiences have been uniquely tailored in my approach to teaching children in a COVID culture. 

“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri. 

Heidi, Bodh Gaya, India 1998

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