Mission & Benefits


Roots2Mindfulness was founded in the spring of 2018 by Janet Rudzroga, a Yukon Educator, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Instructor. Yoga and meditation have drastically improved Janet's physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Combining her passions of yoga, meditation, and teaching, Janet hopes to help others in Yukon discover the benefits of yoga and mindfulness. 

As part of her Master of Education thesis research, Why Mindfulness Matters: How Mindfulness of Paraprofessionals Affects Personal and Professional Well-being, Janet provided professional development opportunities to Yukon Educational Assistants during the fall of 2017. The benefits of the training were transformational and 100% of participants said they would recommend the training to others. It was clear that more training and practice in self-care were priorities of the Yukon participants.

Roots2Mindfulness offers individual and small group yoga and meditation sessions and travels to your personal residence or workplace. All materials and equipment for yoga and meditation sessions are provided. Search under the programs and services tab for a description of all available services.

Fall in love with taking care of yourself.

Mind. Body. Spirit.

My favourite PD [professional development] by far. The highlights of the sessions were when we really focused on ourselves. I found that the most useful for sure. It’s just always focused on the kids. Always, and I think we again forget about the people that are taking care of those kids and how demanding those children can be and how hard that is on the people dealing with them. So it was really nice to see that change. I think we need to do that more often. More training in how to take care of ourselves.
— Mindfulness Research Participant, 2017
Janet – thank-you so much. I found your sessions really enjoyable. I walked away realizing I do not take care of myself and I need to start. You gave some skills to start and [I] am hoping there will be future classes.
— Mindfulness Research Participant, 2017

Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Improves:

o   Body awareness

o   Emotional regulation

o   Concentration & attention

o   Confidence & positive self-image

o   Compassion & empathy

o   Relationships & social skills

o   Positive outlook on life

o   Health & well-being

  • Reduces:

o   Stress

o   Anxiety, worry, rumination

o   Physical & mental health illnesses

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Benefits of Yoga

  • Improves:

o   Body awareness & self-awareness

o   Stress management

o   Emotional regulation & self-control

o   Mental health & well-being

o   Flexibility, strength, & muscle tone

o   Respiration, energy, & vitality

o   Concentration & attention

o   Confidence & positive self-image

o   Mental clarity, calmness, & relaxation

The body benefits from movement.  The mind benefits from stillness.
— Sakyong Mipham
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