Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
It is taught through simple practices that foster awareness, compassion, and acceptance, and makes a "peaceful place" inside more accessible.
Classroom Mindfulness is a collaborative classroom enrichment service dedicated to bridging mindfulness with curriculum goals in order to meet the needs of your students. Instruction strategy is centered on enabling students and teachers to use mindfulness independently.
Have only one or two groups of students in your school, or want mindfulness specifically tailored to a couple of groups? “Focus Classroom” mindfulness curriculum involved movement and art projects around mindfulness practices.
Sessions last 45mins-1hr per classroom and are typically held weekly.
Want to offer mindfulness practices to 4-8 classrooms through “mindfulness moments”? Multi-classroom mindfulness sessions teach students and teachers a variety of practices that can be used both at school and at home.
Sessions last 10-15mins per classroom and are typically held weekly or twice weekly.
All classroom mindfulness lessons are offered in 5 week modules. Some flexibility is possible to meet the needs of your school calendar. Modules themes are selected to the specific priorities of your school.
Preschool Yoga Field Trips
Field trips are avaliable at Soma Yoga & Dance (Ballard) for preschools in the Greater Seattle area, and offer a movement and mindfulness filled experience!
Explore animated yoga poses through song, game, and story!
Open and close class time with simple mindfulness practices that preschoolers love!
Engage children’s senses and motor skills as we make mind/glitter jars, movement streamers, or lavender calming pillows together! All materials included.
At schools that have a gym or movement room, a “traveling field trip” visit is also possible.