Program: Families & Children

The OmKids program is a research-based mindfulness curriculum for preschool and elementary age children, families, and organizational staff.

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Program Goals

OmKids supports children and caregivers to develop the following:

  • Social emotional skills needed to identify and balance emotions and build empathy
  • Anchored attention at will to promote learning
  • A calm nervous system in times of need
  • Compassion for themselves and others

 

Bringing yoga and mindfulness programming to children and families, OmKids seeks to promote resilience. Participants will develop a mindfulness practice, which builds strong social emotional skills and promotes learning. Too offten our emotions drive our behavior, but when we are able to connect with emotions and meet them skillfully, our reactive behavior decreases and our ability to respond thoughtfully improves. As a result, we feel more connected, at ease, and happy!

Mindfulness supports emotional balance and learning. It builds compassion and empathy. OmKids engages children and caregivers in activities that allow them to connect with themselves, each other, and their community. In doing so, we ingrain acceptance and understanding of ourselves and one another.

Yoga shapes are introduced in fun ways to help release pent up energy, find grounding energy, and learn techniques to calm the nervous system. Yoga also supports physical well-being including strength, flexibility, and balance.

Check back regularly for upcoming class offerings. I look forward to nurturing you!

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