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Mindful Bodies mission is to increase mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral health & wellness through programs, products, and services for all people.

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shawntaMindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright, MA, LPCS, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor , an AFAA group fitness instructor & personal trainer, a licensed Zumba instructor, and the owner of Mindful Bodies LLC. Shawnta has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Shawnta’s specialty counseling areas include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for weight management & obesity treatment, stress management, self-esteem, self image, adolescent & pre-adolescent issues, and wellness counseling. Shawnta has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Agency Counseling from NCCU. Shawnta is the former coach of the Durham Divas & Dude Senior Citizen Cheerleading Team.

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Have you heard about Mindful Bodies Monthly t-shirt competition? It’s easy! All you have to do is take interesting, creative and humorous pictures of your Mindful Bodies t-shirt & post the pictures in our Mindful Bodies t-shirt competition Facebook group. Please note, we also have a Mindful Bodies business page to which you can’t make posts, but you CAN post in the t-shirt Facebook group page. The monthly prize is $50. You can win every 90 days. Please submit your pictures between the 1st and 25th of the month. The winner will be announced, on the 1st day of the month on our website, in the Mindful Bodies t-shirt group & on our Mindful Bodies business facebook page.

August’s Mindful Bodies t-shirt winners (tied for 1st place) were Michele Parrish & Tonya McKee. Michele’s photo was of her in Rio with the Olympic Torch & Tonya’s photo was of her working out on vacation on a hotel treadmill. Congrats Michele and Tonya!!!

Mindful Bodies is hosting several Zumba Parties at Millennium Sports Club (3419 Hillsborough Rd Durham 27705).

Party Dates are:

Thurs. Nov 24th Thanksgiving Day from 9 am – 11 am
Sat. Dec 24th Christmas Eve from 10 am – 12 pm
Sat. Dec 31st New Year’s Eve from 10 am – 12 pm
Sun. Jan 1st New Year’s Day from 3 pm – 5 pm.

$10 advanced tickets can be purchased on www.eventbrite.com (search mindful bodies) & at the door tickets are $15 or wear your Mindful Bodies T-Shirt to our Parties & Pay Only $5 at the Door!!!
At our Zumba parties, Indulge Catering LLC will be giving away free chef-created samples & 1 lucky person will win their raffle for 1 week of FREE Titanium Fitness meals.

Friend of Mindful Bodies & Zumba instructor, Gwen Hernandez, will be hosting a Zumba Zombie Party at Millennium Sports Club on Sat. Oct 15th from 3 pm – 5 pm. Cost is $10 in advance on eventbrite.com & $15 at the door.

Mindful Bodies’ Shawnta Wright will be teaching at the Zumba Fundraiser to benefit Durham Crisis Response Center & The Durham Women’s Club on Sat Oct 22nd from 10am – 12pm at Duke Memorial Church (504 W. Chapel Hill Street Durham 27701). Event parking is on Memorial St , to the right of the playground.

Mindful Bodies Shawnta Wright will be teaching at the Zumba Fundraiser to benefit the Harambee Community Fest Inc on Sat Nov 19 from 1 – 3pm at the Dream Center at the Body of Christ Church (5626 Fox Road Raleigh NC).

Mindful Bodies is leading several FREE workshops at various Durham Public Library Branches. The Dates, Titles & Locations are:

Thurs 9/29 from 6:30 – 7:30PM at South Regional Library: “Family, Fitness & Fun”
Thurs 10/13 from 6:30 – 7:30PM at East Regional Library: “Inside Out Fitness”
Thurs 11/17 from 6:30 – 7:30PM at East Regional Library: “When Working Out Isn’t Working Out”
Thurs 12/18 from 6:30 – 7:30PM at East Regional Library: “Family Matters”

Our next rounds of 12-week Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) In-person & On-line Adult Weight Management Groups will be held during the weeks of Oct 3 -Dec 19, 2016. The in-person FM/FB groups will be held on Mon nights from 7:00 – 8:15 PM at our Northgate Mall office. The on-line FM/FB group will be held on Tues nights from 7:00 – 8:15 pm using the Webex.com website or the Webex mobile application. One weekly small group personal training session is included while enrolled in the FM/FB group or individual program. Per FM/FB group session cost is $20. Pre-registration is required for FM/FB attendance & new group members can be added to the 12-week long groups after the 3rd group session.

If the Mon night in-person group & the Tues night online groups won’t fit into your schedule, we also offer individual in-person & individual on-line FM/FB sessions . Per individual FM/FB session cost is $100.

We offer the 10 week Shapedown (SD) Child/ Teen & their Families Weight Management Program in a group setting & in individual family sessions .We offer SD groups at various locations such as schools, day-cares, churches & community centers. Per group session cost is $50 & per individual family session cost is $100.

We have a Groupon available for 2 sessions of small group personal training sessions. Check out the link for more details. https://www.groupon.com/deals/mindful-bodies

Please remember that all of Mindful Bodies programs and services qualify for our sliding fee scale so please let us know if our prices are barriers to your being able to participate in our offerings.

Mindful Bodies, Shawnta Wright is an LPCS & she offers clinical supervision to LPCAs. The cost is $35 for group supervision & $50 for individual supervision sessions.

For more information about any of Mindful Bodies programs and services, contact Shawnta Wright at swright@mindfulbodies.net or at (919)812-3172.

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We are so excited to have been named an American Small Business Champion by @SCOREMentors and @SamsClub ! BIG THANKS to our clients, supporters and friends for voting for us in February & for the other numerous ways you have helped us achieve this recognition. Find out more about our win at www.championship.score.org ‪#‎BizChampion‬.
On behalf of everyone at Mindful Bodies, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and patronage!