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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 has experience providing counseling for general weight management, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bulimia, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, stress management, self-esteem, self image, body image, domestic violence, sexual assault, family/ adolescent/pre-adolescent issues. Shawnta currently uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy & Wellness Counseling to treat adult, teen, child and families whose presenting problem is general weight management, Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia and co-existing mental health concerns. 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048052735275668/

Mindful Bodies appreciates your continued support of our brand. Please use #mindfulbodies when making posts about Mindful Bodies on social media sites.

Mindful Bodies offers the Fit Kids/ Fit Teens program which includes 5 class types (Fit Games, Fit Stations, Fit Drills, Zumba Kids & Kids Yoga). Please contact us if you need Fitness classes at your summer camp, after-school program, day care, church program, birthday party, etc.

Join Mindful Bodies instructors, Shawnta Wright & Matthew Thompson at the GAINS Fit Retreat on Fri May 5 – 7, 2017 in Myrtle Beach for a weekend full of fun, fitness & fellowship. Register at www.gainsfitretreat.com and use Matthew or Shawnta’s names as the people who referred you to the retreat and you automatically become part of TEAM MINDFUL BODIES & will be given a Mindful Bodies tshirt and other prizes.

Mindful Bodies will be a vendor on Sat Jan 28 from 2 – 4pm at The Embracing Holistic Living Health Fair which is sponsored by the JEWELS organization. The event will be held at East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham NC). The event is FREE to the public.

Mindful Bodies, Shawnta Wright, along with Jessica Mazyck, Derek Ross, & Britney Johnson will be co-teaching at the GLOW Fitness Explosion on Sat. Jan 28th from 5:30 – 8pm at Bull City Sports & Fitness (1101 E Cornwallis Rd. Durham NC 27707). $20 in advance for people who are 18 & older. Limited Kids Fitness Tickets for ages 12 – 16yrs. Free Childcare is available. purchase tickets at ttps://squareup.com/store/anacre-entertainment-llc

On Sat Feb 4th from 11:30 – 12:30, Mindful Bodies, Shwanta Wright will teach a 30 min Zumba segment then lead a 30 min interactive & fun discussion about fitness motivation, body image & self image at Diamonds & Pearls Leadership & Mentoring Program for girls ages 9 – 15 yrs at Stanford Warren Library (1201 Fayetteville St Durham). For more info, visit www.bossladyenterprise.org or call 919-443-9207.

Mindful Bodies is hosting several Zumba & Mixxed Fit Parties at Millennium Sports Club (3419 Hillsborough Rd Durham 27705).
Party Dates are:
Sat. Feb 11th, 2017 :I Love Zumba/ Mixxed Fit” from 3pm – 5pm
Sat. March 18, 2017 Spring Zumba/ Mixxed Fit from 3pm – 5pm
Sat. April 15, 2017 Easter Zumba/ Mixxed Fit 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!!!

FOR ZUMBA INSTRUCTORS ONLY: Upcoming Instructor ZIN Jam sessions At Lakewood YMCA from 1 – 4 pm (Please note that Jam sessions can’t be confirmed with Zumba until 10 weeks prior so some of the dates that are more than 10 weeks away may change. The Jan 21, Feb 25 & March 11 dates are CONFIRMED) Register on Zumba.com for the confirmed sessions.

Sat Jan 21 with ZJ salsa Sabrina Lawrence
Sat Feb 25 with ZJ choreo from NYC, Kendra Dewinde
Sat March 11 with ZJ choreo Erica Dixon
Sat April 29 with ZJ cumbia Von Stanley
Sat May 20 with ZJ reggaeton Jeffrey Florence
Sat June 24 with ZJ choreo Jamie Wiley

On Sat July 29, Candice Torain of GAINS Fit & Shawnta Wright of Mindful Bodies will be co-hosting a Masterclass from 10:30am – 12pm & a ZIN Jam session from 2 – 5pm with ZJ Meladie Capers-Adams at Campus Hills Recreation Center in Durham.

Individual Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) & SHAPEDOWN (SD) sessions can be scheduled at the convenience of the FM/FB client or SD family. Pre-payment discounts & sliding fee scale (pay what you can afford) options are available.

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

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!