EMPOWERING FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES.

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The program is wonderful! As an educator, I am so happy to have had it as part of VIS. In my opinion—what Hi Five For Life is teaching is so important.
— Jamie Milroy - Principal at Voice Integrative School

WHAT WE OFFER

HI FIVE FOR LIFE PROGRAM

Grades 5-8

Our 5 week program shares our 5 Seeds life skills. It has been specifically developed for school settings and/or private groups.        

PRE-EXAM MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

Grades 7-12

Help your kids to prepare for pre-exam jitters, or instil mental mastery for difficult situations. This specially designed workshop is ideal for tackling exams and managing school stress.

TRANSFORMATIONAL TRIPS

Grades 7-8

We take our spark of inspiration to the next level with our transformational trips. Come, live and breath the Hi Five for Life program for 10 days in Italy!

ACROYOGA WORKSHOPS

Grades JK-8

Explore the benefits of teamwork and trust by performing flying yoga postures. Acroyoga workshops are perfect for school settings, weekend activities or birthday parties. 


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WHY HI FIVE FOR LIFE?

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I believe that health is more than merely the absence of disease. It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being.
— Dr. Mark Hyman

The WHY behind developing Hi Five For Life is simple. We are parents. We are teachers. And we are shocked by the statistics reporting the bleak future for the next generation.

Our children's future is threatened by the complex global epidemic of chronic disease.

  • Lifestyle caused disease is now the single biggest threat to global economic development. - World Economic Forum.

  • Without action, the world risks failing to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, and today’s children will inherit a planet that has been severely degraded and where much of the population will increasingly suffer from malnutrition and preventable disease. - EAT Lancet Commission.

We could go on sharing a stream of negative facts, but instead believe there's a need to shift to a more positive approach. Hi Five For Life has been developed by drawing on research and evidence based practice to enable kids to help themselves via our 5 Seeds. By encouraging kids to understand the power in making their own lifestyle choices, we know we can prevent illnesses—both mental and physical.

Here are what we consider 5 important life skills for setting a path to overall well-being.

 

"We are part of a movement of passionate people around the globe who are standing up for a sustainable, healthier, and loving world." 

-Karen & Paola


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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to guide students to discover and define their own answers around wellness by sharing 5 simple life skills:

Sleep Better, Move More, Eat Smarter, Relax & Recharge, Share Love&Gratitude.

By incorporating the practice of mindfulness and writing, students will put their thoughts to paper which will take them on a journey of self-discovery.

As a result of our programming, our students feel empowered to develop their own healthy habits. They feel fuelled for further exploration and become active participants in their own positive behaviour loop. The more they feel great, the more they want to feel great. Our programs are developed with school settings in mind, but the remarkable learning seeps into all areas of their life.

"It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings"

- Ann Landers


 
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OUR IMPACT

In a world where kids are observed (ok, helicoptered), monitored and worried about, we understand the best way to impact growing spirits is to support them to hop into the driver's seat of their own life. To support this jump, Hi Five For Life plants inspirational seeds for life impact. Our 5 Seeds are powerful programming sparks designed to weave into kids every day life. We believe when children are supported on all fronts to develop healthy life-long habits like: rest, mindfulness, movement, community and healthy eating, not only are we enabling a resilient and empowered generation of kids but families, communities are stronger societies.

 


“You may be the miracle that helps my Mackenzie sleep at night!  She’s having a bath with your Epson salts and listening to meditative music in the tub.  She said you suggested it.   She gets very scared at night so hopefully this helps!  Thank you!”

- Mackenzie's mother, Grade 4

 

 OUR WAY

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  • We learn by sharing.

  • We believe our students are as much the teachers as we are theirs.

  • Being real, enthusiastic and powerfully positive is our mantra.

  • Our programs are designed to foster a sense of community and respect for everyone's voice. 

"A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood."

-Unknown

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