Mindful Thursdays | Winter 2016

Cultivating Ease and Repose
Cultivating ease and repose

How can mindfulness create ease and repose within the family unit?  In our upcoming winter series for children ages 5-10, we’ll discover how mindfulness is a gate to joyful ease within ourselves and in our homes.

In a nourishing environment, children learn mindfulness with developmentally appropriate methods including curriculum from Mindful Schools, a leader in mindfulness education.

Children cultivate empathy and impulse control and come into a healthy relationship with emotions.  This program aims to honor the inner-life of the child by entering mindfulness practice through the door of the imagination.  Content includes storytelling, handwork with natural materials, active work on the biodynamic farm, cooperative games, and play.  In each class, we share a period of mindful eating — fostering awareness for the long journey our food makes to reach our plates and the many hands whose exertion provides our nourishment.

Returning to a place of stillness

Parents and families are invited to celebrate seasonal festivals with us throughout year.  Parents and caregivers are also welcome to enjoy our outdoor kitchen to make a warm cup of tea while children  enjoy class.

As many schools in our community have early-release day on Thursdays, this class will be offered on Thursdays at 2pm for the Winter 2016 session.  If this time slot does not work for your child, please inquire about other available times or about bringing a mindfulness program to your school.

Where: Sophia’s Garden
4038 Green Valley School Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
When: Thursdays 2pm-4pm
Ages: 5-10
Cost:  Please see our enrollment packet.  Some scholarships may be available.

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