Dr. Joseph Breton has been a naturopathic physician for over 23 years. His experience as a holistic healer and teaching artist has inspired him to create Mindfulness, Music and Connection - a youth enrichment program focused on mind, body and the human spirit via big drums, call and response songs & chant-dance. Themes of nonviolence, unity and peace are the foundation to this program's teachings. Dr. Joe works with indigenous cultures of both central and north America as a singer, supporter and drum maker. Over the years, Dr. Joe has taught courses at the University of Bridgeport which include Nutrition, Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics and Oncology. He has been facilitating wellness workshops for both adults and children since 1996 in the New England Area and is a founding member of Wolf's Moon Medicine Drum.
Dr. Joe does an amazing job of creating a positive and energetically learning environment where kids are encouraged to actively participate from the second they walk into the room. Students are able to move, sing and laugh as well as think and reflect in this completely interactive class that focuses on total wellness as it weaves through high energy, heart rate elevating, music and dance and finishes with calming and relaxing mindfulness exercises. An outstanding combination of physical, mental and social-emotional health centered around movement and music. Dr. Joe was a perfect choice for our third and fourth grade physical education and music classes. We highly recommend this program and will be looking to bring it back to our school in future years!
Brian Osterhout, Physical education teacher
Ramon E. Betances School – Hartford, CT