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Mindfulness Monday: Daily Recommendations for Recreation

Take a breath, share some gratitude, care for your inner self today.

  • Date: 05/18/2020 (all day)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be providing recommended activities to do within the comfort of your home through the Virtual Recreation Center.

Mindfulness Monday Activities

Mindfulness means being present, aware of your actions, and not feeling overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. Here's some recommended activities related to mindfulness:

 Link to Activities  Description
LIVE Morning Stretch

Monday, 5/18 at 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Stretching and breathing exercises have shown to reduce anxiety and stress. This daily class will guide you through 30 minutes of simple stretches and breathing meditations to help you start your day with a sense of calm. We start promptly so please try to join at least five minutes early, if possible! This class is offered as part of Team Senior Planet program. Click here to join Zoom meeting. 

LIVE Zumba Gold Class Monday, 5/18 at 10:00 a.m. 

Join us every Monday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom with Volunteer Instructor, Jamie. Dance, socialize, and burn lots of calories with this fun modified Zumba option for active older adults. Zumba Gold recreates all the same Zumba moves you know and love with lower intensity and lower impact while still focusing on balance, range of motion, and coordination.  More information on how to join here

Parenting can be joyful, stressful, uplifting and frustrating – all in one day (hour?!). The journey to, through, and beyond a special needs diagnosis can make the parenting experience all the more intense. Join an intimate circle of fellow travelers on Monday evenings for sharing, listening, and supporting each other with practical advice. For parents and caregivers of babies, preschool or early-elementary aged children with any diagnosis. Due to sensitive sharing between the participants, this group is not appropriate for observers – parents/caregivers only please. Co-sponsored by the Los Gatos JCC and Parents Helping Parents. Facilitated by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, JCC Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator. Jewish wisdom will be used as a framework for discussion prompts; however, no Jewish background or affiliation is necessary. This group is compassion-based and meant to build connections to others who understand your family’s unique journey.
San Jose Coloring Book  Coloring can be relaxing for all ages. San Jose made a coloring book of iconic landmarks in the City.

Share what you're learning and how you’re having fun at home by tagging our Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlattenTheCurveSJ. We appreciate your input on ways we can keep growing this page!

We all have a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Let's continue to build community through fun during shelter-in-place!

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