More about the Practice Deck
One of the most powerful things you can do for your physical and mental health is to build (or maintain) your strength.
Building your capacity doesn’t mean long hours in the gym, weird diets, or pushing past pain. Our approach blends the research on strength and exercise with mindfulness and compassionate cueing. We believe strength is a feeling, not a look.
If you are brand new, follow our 60-card program to gradually build your strength over time. This progressive series starts with the basics of exercise and mindfulness.
More experienced practitioners are encouraged to create their own sequences and strength programs using the cards. This deck makes for an incredible teaching tool as well. Hello visual learners!
Included are six 35-minute video classes taught by Kathryn for even more instruction and motivation.
Practice along with us!
The Mindful Strength Practice Deck provides motivating prompts for holistic exercise. This tiny deck imaginatively and clearly supports an inquisitive embodiment into mindfulness, strength education, and movement creativity in 60 beautifully designed cards. Pick a card, any card and you’ll transform your day into meaningful motion.
The Mindful Strength Practice Deck supports you along a steady journey of physical challenges and awareness activities that inspire you to stretch beyond your comfort level and into the realm where adaptation occurs. Each card reflects Kathryn’s accepting nature and captures the importance of whole-person care in any exercise program. You’ll feel remarkably supported through gentle words of wisdom and insightful self-inquires that guide you to a stronger you.
I love how The Mindful Strength cards teach you strength-building exercises, vestibular drills for improving coordination, somatic movements, and breath practices. The pain and exercise science nuggets in the cards bring everything together for a well-rounded and embodied learning experience. There’s also wonderful versatility in that you can learn by randomly “picking a card from the deck” or following 30-40 minute video practice taught by Kathryn. You need these cards!
The most practical strength and mindfulness tool
It's easier than reading a book! Our deck will get you up and moving immediately.
Build bone & muscle mass to decrease the risk of injury and feel stronger in everyday life.
Mindful and compassionate prompts for those who struggle to sit still and settle their mind.
“I really love Mindful Strength and Kathryn’s awesome teachings. I have strengthened my body SO much and I love all the brilliant movements and sequences Kathryn creates for each part of the body. It is truly a remarkable, life-changing program.“
“Thank you for the amazing classes, as always! I had a baby in April, and my body and capacities changed SO dramatically. It has been so great to take your classes as I started moving again — the emphasis on what you feel instead of what you do really helped me reconnect to a body that felt foreign to me.“
Build Your Own Program!
The cards were designed to empower and inspire your strength practice. You can mix, match and combine cards to build your personalized strength journey. With so many exercises to choose from, you’ll easily find exercises that meet your goals and create a well-rounded routine.
Gift the deck to a loved one
The deck makes an incredible gift! If you want us to send the deck to a friend as a gift please email us after placing your order.
How we approach strength…
Building up, not breaking down: When you think of strength training what do you imagine? Bodybuilders, fitness classes, dieting, getting yelled at in the gym? We combine the powerful exercises of strength training with a mindful and compassionate approach.
Slow progress over time: If you are looking for a quick fix, this isn’t the program for you. Just like the plants in your garden grow slowly over time, you can’t rush your own progress and adaptation. The cards have been intentionally sequenced to provide you with steady and consistent exercises.
More than the physical: Strengthening your muscles and bones will affect more than your physical structures. When people feel strong they feel more capable, empowered, and grounded in their own selves.
Dumbbell or kettlebell weights
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The Mindful Strength Practice Deck was designed by Christopher Bourke and photographed by Kyle Pichie.
A special thank you to Linda Norton (Paper Fox Oddities) for watercolour and artistic coaching.
Thank you to our local models, Jessica Fobert, Linda Norton, and Heather Pasco.
Interested in carrying the deck at your studio or store?
Save 30% when you order 10 decks or more. To set up a sellers account please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Running your own YTT and want to include the deck as a resource? Email us to get the sellers discount for your custom order.
Kathryn (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement since the age of 17. Growing up in her mother’s (Diane Bruni) yoga studio she has been learning about mindful movement her entire life. In 2012 Kathryn started exploring other modalities including powerlifting, gymanstics, and various forms of strength based exercise. She has completed a professional pain science mentorship with physiotherapist Neil Pearson, has interviewed some of the worlds top researchers and teachers for her podcast, and has taught workshops in over 10 countries. Kathryn has completed strength certifications with PICP Poliquin Level 2, she has worked with Ido Portal, has won the Ontario Provincials in raw powerlifting and has a passion for helping people understand their own capacity and confidence.