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Welcome to Mind, Body, Feel!

Psychology, Yoga and Mindfulness for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Meet Inga

I truly believe that our lives - with all the challenges they might bring about for each and everyone of us, be it chronic illness, "stress", relationship trouble, transitions like becoming a parent or anything else that might come up along the way - provide us with a stream of endless opportunities to learn and grow. We don't know what life has in store for us next. 'Control' might just be an illusion.

We all have vast inner resources of wisdom to help us cope with whatever life throws our way. Sometimes we get lost, we struggle, we feel hopeless, helpless, stuck, desperate and overwhelmed - disconnected from our own inner 'compass', not knowing in which direction to move, how to reach out and (re)connect to those around us or which choices to make. Gentle MindBodyFeel guidance will get you back in touch with your own intuition. It will help you reconnect with yourself, guiding you right back on the path towards confidence and serenity, bringing about a feeling of inner peace, ease and genuine happiness. You have all it takes! It's right within you just waiting to be uncovered! Let's explore and discover and re-connect!

Inga Bohnekamp is an internationally trained psychologist (Dipl.Psych., Germany) with post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. She is a graduate from the Strala Yoga 200hr Ready To Lead Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Stiles in New York City as well as a trained yoga teacher for children and adolescents (Kinderyogaakademie, Germany).

Inga is the author of 3 published Children’s Books, Jasper’s Journey to the Yoga Animals/ Jaspers Reise zu den Yoga Tieren (bilingual), Felix und die Feuerschlange ("Felix and the Snake of Fire", German) and "The Colours Of My Rainbow" (in cooperation with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, CHEO, Ottawa, Canada). She is the Mindful Parenting contributor to Attachment Parenting International(USA)’s Blog, APT’LYSaid. Inga speaks and guides workshops for professionals at international conferences and events.

Blending her academic and therapeutic background in psychology and different psychotherapy approaches with yoga and mindfulness allows Inga to create an inspiring, holistic and deeply intuitive MindBodyFeel approach which she brings into and expresses in all aspects of her work. Inga is the founder and program director of the popular MAPLE MINDS Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation for Kids and Teens with Chronic Illness program for CHEO and the founder and program director of the MindBodyFeel program for the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

Besides guiding these programs Inga offers trainings, workshops, counselling and coaching as well as targeted individual and group sessions for children, teenagers and adults in various settings including hospitals, ambulatory care centers and schools plus private sessions in her clients’ homes.

Inga is fluent in English, French and German and experienced working in multicultural settings.

Services

MAPLE MINDS

Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation Group Program for Toddlers& Parents, Kids and Teens with chronic illness

MindBodyFeel

Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation Group Program for Adults

Mindfulness-inspired Individual Counselling & Coaching Sessions

Mom, Dad & Me

Mindful Parenting Counselling focusing on attachment, parent-child relationship, parenting challenges and/ or early infant problems like excessive crying, sleep disorders and feeding problems

Mindfulness-inspired Counselling for kids, teens and adults coping with illness and pain

Mindfulness & Yoga for students, teachers and other populations

Workshops and trainings for health care professionals, yoga teachers, school teachers

Program development& implementation

Lectures, Conferences, Public Events

Writing: Books, Articles, Blog Posts

    Events, Classes and Conferences

    January 2015

    • New Years Intentions Flow
      ivivva
      Ottawa, Canada

    February 2015

    • Yoga Saturday
      Child, Adolescent, Family Centre Ottawa
      Ottawa, Canada
    • Workshop for Professionals: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Chronic Illness
      International Children's Yoga Conference
      Heidelberg, Germany

    April 2015

    • Parents& Tods Yoga and Mindfulness
      Child, Adolescent, Family Centre Ottawa
      Ottawa, Canada
    • Kids Yoga
      Child, Adolescent, Family Centre Ottawa
      Ottawa, Canada

    May 2015

    • Workshop: Mindfulness Young Leader's Conference
      The Ottawa Royal Hospital
      Ottawa, Canada
    • Open Class and Dreams & Goal Sessions
      ivivva Yoga Garden Festival
      Ottawa, Canada
    • Weekly Parents & Tods Yoga and Mindfulness
      Child, Adolescent, Family Centre Ottawa
      Ottawa, Canada
    • Weekly Kids Yoga
      Child, Adolescent, Family Centre Ottawa
      Ottawa, Canada

    September 2015

    • Weekly MAPLE MINDS Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation for Kids and Teens with Chronic Illness Groups
      For Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
      Ottawa, Canada
    • MAPLE MINDS & Chronic Pain Management for Kids Workshops
      In Cooperation with Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The Artrhitis Society (TAS)
      Ottawa, Canada
    • MAPLE MINDS & Chronic Pain Management for Teenagers Workshops
      In Cooperation with Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The Artrhitis Society (TAS)
      Ottawa, Canada

    October 2015

    • Weekly MAPLE MINDS Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation for Kids and Teens with Chronic Illness Groups
      For Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
      Ottawa, Canada

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    November 2015 - January 2016

    MindBodyFeel groups for clients of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

    Ottawa: Book Launch "The Colours of My Rainbow" by Inga Bohnekamp and Johannes Roth (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

    November 24th

    Jan & Feb 2016

    Workshops in Europe

    Diagnostic and Therapy of Early Infancy Disorders

    Diagnostic and Therapy for Children with Chronic Pain and Anxiety Disorderss

    March & April 2016

    Weekly MindBodyFeel Groups for the Canadian Cancer Foundation

    Mindfulness & Yoga for elementary school students

    April 2016

    Weekly MAPLE MINDS Mindfulness, Yoga and Relaxation for Kids and Teens with Chronic Illness Groups For Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Division of Pediatric Cardiology Ottawa, Canada

    May 2016

    Mother Infact Interaction Observation, Workshop

    June 2016

    MindBodyFeel Intensive groups (2 sessions per week) for the Canadian Cancer Foundation
    Registration via: Maplesoft Centre, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

    11th-14th August 2016

    MAPLE MINDS Intensives in Berlin, Germany
    for Toddlers& Parents, Kids, Teens Sign-up via Spirityoga

    October and November 2016

    Weekly MindBodyFeel Groups for the Canadian Cancer Foundation

    MAPLE MINDS Complete Program Peadiatric Rheumatology Edition for Toddlers& Parents, Kids, Teens in cooperation with Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Sign-up via CHEO's Laura Rivest

    Winter 2016 / 2017

    Workshops in Europe
    Details TBA

    Testimonials

    Inga Bohnekamp is an absolutely amazing woman. The care, support, and encouragement she provided during my difficult postpartum period was nothing short of a miracle in my life. Her open heart and incredible intuition, combined with her vast knowledge, allows her to tap into the needs of her clients with unparalleled awareness. She positively radiates love, and you cannot help but bask in her glow and be buoyed by it. I feel incredibly grateful and fortunate to have had her as a coach, guide, and friend.
    Margo Neely, New mom, Chief Creative Officer, Neely Ink

    Thank you, Inga, for gently guiding us right back to our intuition.
    Heather P.

    Inga is a passionate and dedicated yoga teacher who brings personality and fun to her classes. Her background in (child) psychology and mindfulness means she connects with her students in a meaningful way and is able to engage children and add value to their practice. The girls at ivivva loved Inga and we can't wait to have her back!
    ivivva-Team, Bayshore

    Working with Inga has helped me transform into a much happier, more confident, more intuitive version of myself. Thank you so much.
    Anne W. (High School Student)

    Thank you so much for the gentle guidance to our intuition. Your sunny radiance is truly missed around here, especially by me.
    A. V. , (Teacher, Western Quebec School Board)

    Thank you, Inga, for gently guiding us right back to our intuition.
    Heather P.

    Ich habe Inga Bohnekamp auf der Kinder Yoga Konferenz in Heidelberg 2015 kennen gelernt. Sie leitete einen Workshop mit dem Thema „Yoga für Kinder mit chronischen Erkrankungen“. Da ich in Österreich selbst seit 2 Jahren mit Kindern mit speziellen Bedürfnissen Yoga praktiziere, hat mich dieser Workshop besonders interessiert. Frau Bohnekamp hat mich mit ihrer einfühlsamen und authentischen Art sofort begeistert. Sie hat auf besonders natürliche Art und Weise über die Arbeit mit den Kindern bezüglich der ambulanten Betreuung in der Klinik in den Kanada gesprochen und konnte wirklich transportieren, wie wunderbar diese Arbeit geschieht. Sie hat mir wertvolle Tipps gegeben, um meine Arbeit weiter zu führen. Sie gab mir den Mut am Ball zu bleiben und Yoga auch in Österreich weiter in das Gesundheitssystem einzubinden. Für mich war der Workshop von Frau Bohnekamp eine Inspiration in Bezug auf die spielerischen Methoden über die sie berichtete. Ich wünsche Inga Bohnekamp alles erdenklich Gute und viel Erfolg für ihren weiteren Yoga-Weg.
    Marion Heilinger, Yoga Teacher for Adults and Children with Special Needs, Member of Intl. Yoga Teachers Assoc.


    Feedback from Participants
    of the Maple Minds Program

    I liked that it opened my son up to trying other experiences, and gave him other techniques for dealing with his issues. He seemed to enjoy the sessions in general and would discuss them enthusiastically!

    The Body Scan helped me bring peace to myself when I was stressed.

    I love this program and I am definitely coming back!

    When I couldn‘t fall asleep I used the technique where we focused on our breathing.

    Having another support effort in teaching and guiding my son with regards to alternative (...) therapies was most helpful. For example, when I would discuss mindfulness practices with him (before), he would disregard it as just another thing mom wants me to try. But at MAPLE MINDS, he was willing to try it out and understand its benefits, and he would then discuss it with me after the sessions.

    My kids like the open and relaxed atmosphere created by Inga. All the kids have the opportunity to express how they are feeling and to share what makes them happy. This positive approach helps them feel welcome and part of the group.

    Inga was simply amazing!

    Ca va aider tous les enfants au monde entier!

    This already helps them tremendously when they are getting their needles.

    Inga was very approachable and informative - Thank you!

    Thank you very much, Inga. We are fortunate to have this program available to us.

    (For myself, I liked) Techniques of deep breathing, relaxation and visualisation of special place. A. (liked most) seeing Inga each week!

    My children benefited from ALL (!) of it.

    I would like to thank Inga for offering the sessions. She takes the time with each child and lets each one develop at their own pace; there are no wrong ways of doing it. This takes away any anxieties kids may feel in doing the activites.

     Tuesday 29th March 2016
    5 tips for mindfully coping with chronic illness — for your child and you

    The practice of mindfulness can be tremendously helpful under all kinds of life circumstances. Today, I want to chat about how mindfulness can help your child — and your whole family! — deal with chronic illness. Read More

     Monday 22nd Febuary 2016
    My favorite part of the body

    Our young children — still — master the natural, simple and intuitive connection between body, mind and emotion. Let’s support and inspire each other to live with more ease and calm, every single day. And in case you forgot how to do this, let your kids be your teacher. Read More

     Friday 1st May 2015
    Wie ich durch Achtsamkeit gesund wurde.

    Schlaflose Nächte, jahrelange Schmerzen, bis sie sich selbst heilt. Die Geschichte der Psychologin und Yogini Inga Bohnenkamp Read More

     Friday 1st May 2015
    Get inspired with this fun children's mindfulness exercise

    Whether or not you choose to participate in Screen-Free Week with your family — and whatever your approach to this event, whether a wholehearted all-or-nothing dive into a completely tech-free week or maybe dipping in a toe or two by going screen-free for a day or two and seeing what happens. Read More

    Monday 20th April 2015
    Insight from the International Children's Yoga Conference

    Last month, I was invited as a guest speaker to the International Children’s Yoga Conference in the beautiful town of Heidelberg in Southern Germany. The main topic of this year’s conference was mindfulness, and my workshop focused on my mindfulness and yoga work with children dealing with chronic illness. Read More

    Monday 15th September 2014
    Mindful Parenting

    Mindful parenting is parenting from the depths of our hearts, rather than letting us be guided by a set of pre-fixed, often unreflected beliefs about what is right and wrong — beliefs about things having to be done or seen a certain way, standards and rules we might have been brought up by and that might even have been around for many generations. Read More

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