Founder of Mindful Space
A mother of a toddler, Vernessa also has more than a decade of experience as an educator in Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, connecting with both children and adults.
She believes that positive & mindful parenting is a learnable skill. She aims to empower parents to better support and accept their children well-being and emotions. Most importantly empower parents to enjoy parenthood!
She loves hiking (hiked Mount Everest B.C), camping (no-man land, hunt for own food), and sailing. She hopes the next generation has the opportunity to enjoy and be adventurous with mother nature, as nature can help us connect and ground ourselves. Thus, she created an edible urban farm at Mindful Space so families can explore BEING, and practise mindfulness.
" My dream was to be a teacher since young, somehow I knew I was an educator at heart. Yet I choose a Degree in Business over a Degree in Education for my university major. Even so I chose the former, I continued to dive into many different educational work and activities, such as children reading circle, special needs notetaker, childcare teacher support, relief teacher, private tutor, enrichment teacher.
My love for learning and sharing has spurred me to further pursue my Masters in Education, with a specialisation in Leadership, Policy and Change. I have always loved working with young children and I wanted a career in early childhood education.
Seven years ago, was when I experienced the turning point of my life. I was taking courses by University of Cambridge, and London Teacher Training College (United Kingdom) to become a certified trainer. I crossed path with Ms Has.A.R (Founder of Positive Focus® Programme, a.k.a "Miss Positive" on C.L.U.B MAGIC, Singapore first preschool TV programme). She was my Phonics, Early Literacy and Reading Comprehension trainer!
I was deeply inspired with her approach to teaching. From the way she mindfully engages every child, to creating a fun and holistic learning experience, she believes in nurturing life skills that last a lifetime (best gift for your child, more than just academics). I learned from her closely as a student and later moved on to worked as an educator for Positive Focus (my best decision ever!).
I have personally taught Positive Focus® programmes, witnessed success stories and felt its powerful impact on both parents and children, so I truly believe the benefits of the programme! This is how Mindful Space is born.
Mindful Space is everything I believe and love - children & education, parenting skills, continuous learning, yoga and fitness. You will find me constantly reading, learning and taking courses to upgrade myself. I look forward to hosting amazing international speakers and organising events that has been life changing for me; Mindful Space is where I can share my enriching experience.
As a mother and educator, I believe positive change starts with us. We have the power to gift to the next generation, self-empowerment, self-love, self-awareness and more.